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For the commercial transportation business, moving things from point A to point B is job one. This coverage explores all of those movements at a global level and focuses on everything from global trade, ocean shipping, and port activity to intermodal business, rail operations and the greater supply chain.

Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Jumps 7.5 Cents to $2.626; Gas Soars 12.2 Cents

The average national price of diesel fuel jumped 7.5 cents to $2.626 a gallon, while gasoline soared 12.2 cents from last week to $2.505, the Department of Energy said Monday.

March 6, 2007

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Contrans’ Fourth-Quarter Income Rises

Canadian firm Contrans Income Fund reported it earned C$7.8 million or 34 cents a unit, compared with C$6.3 million or 33 cents a year earlier.

March 6, 2007
Business, Logistics

Clarke Reports Higher Fourth-Quarter Profit

Canadian holding company Clarke Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of C$4.4 million or 28 cents a share, up from C$3.2 million or 23 cents a year earlier.

March 5, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government, Autonomous

More Fleets Enter China Offering Trucking, Logistics

Schneider National Inc., which recently received a license to operate as a domestic carrier in China, is at the leading edge of a growing Asian investment wave by U.S. fleets, joining both truckload and less-than-truckload companies that have partnerships or logistics operations there.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2007
Business, Logistics

Unions Reach Tentative Five-Year Pact With Freight Railroads

A coalition of seven rail labor unions said late Wednesday it has reached a tentative agreement on a national contract with U.S. freight rail lines.

March 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

EGL’s Fourth-Quarter Income Falls

Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc. said its fourth-quarter income fell to $10.9 million or 27 cents a share, from $19.1 million or 47 cents in the previous fourth quarter.

February 28, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

February Chicago Manufacturing Index Falls

A gauge of Chicago manufacturing activity fell in February, the National Association of Purchasing Management-Chicago said Wednesday.

February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Letter to the Editor: Speed Limiters

On Oct. 20, American Trucking Associations, in conjunction with “Road Safe America,” a group of nine trucking companies, submitted a petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

February 28, 2007
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Diesel Price Jumps 6 Cents to $2.551 in Fourth Straight Gain

Retail diesel fuel’s national average price rose for a fourth straight week, jumping 6 cents to $2.551 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

February 27, 2007
Business, Logistics

January Existing Home Sales Rise 3%

Existing home sales rose 3% in January, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday.

February 27, 2007