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Bush Backs EPA on California Waiver Denial

President Bush defended the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to reject California’s plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, saying that a national strategy toward climate change is more effective than a state-by-state approach, the Los Angeles Times reported.

December 20, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NMFTA’s Pugh Resigns as Executive Director

Bill Pugh, executive director and general counsel of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, resigned the post he has held for the past six years, NMFTA said.

December 19, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics

UP Lowers Fourth-Quarter Earnings Forecast

Union Pacific Corp. cut its earnings forecast for the fourth quarter, citing higher diesel fuel costs and a delay in recovering its fuel surcharges.

December 19, 2007
Business, Logistics, Safety

Ontario Issuing High-Tech Licenses

The Canadian province of Ontario has issued 15,000 new high-tech driver licenses to help combat identity theft, the Associated Press reported.

December 17, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

Canadian Trucking Revenue Shows Gain

Statistics Canada said an estimated 3,579 for-hire trucking companies in that country had annual revenues of at least C$1 million in the first quarter of 2007.

December 17, 2007
Business, Logistics

YRC, Teamsters Reach Accord

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide and the Teamsters union said late Thursday they have agreed on a new five-year National Master Freight Agreement to replace the current pact that expires March 31.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
December 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

ATA, Con-way Set Holiday Safety Message

American Trucking Associations and Con-way Freight have teamed up to launch a national public service announcement safe-driving campaign for the holiday season.

December 12, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

ArvinMeritor Buying Canadian Company; Affirms Forecast

Heavy-duty parts maker ArvinMeritor said Tuesday it will acquire Mascot Truck Parts, based in Ontario, Canada. Terms were not disclosed.

December 11, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Drops 9.1¢ to $3.325

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The national average price of diesel fuel fell for a second straight week, dropping 9.1 cents to $3.325 a gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

December 11, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Storm Strikes Pacific Northwest

A storm with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall swept across the Pacific Northwest early last week, snarling transportation in Washington and Oregon and flooding a crucial freight-carrying highway.

December 10, 2007