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Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Improves but Shows Contraction

The U.S. economy’s service sector improved, but showed contraction for a third straight month in December, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.

January 6, 2009
Business, Safety, Government

APM to Use TWIC as Credential For Workers at Virginia Facility

APM Terminals Virginia will discontinue use of company identification cards at its Portsmouth, Va., facility and rely solely on the federal Transportation Workers Identification Credential, or TWIC, a port executive said.

January 5, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Eaton Sells VORAD System to Bendix

Truck parts and components maker Eaton Corp. said Monday it has sold its VORAD, or vehicle on-board radar, system to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. Terms were not disclosed.

January 5, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: California Filters, Medical Certificates, Broker Legislation, HOS Challenge

We have to stop going to California; that’s the bottom line. First, they (the ports) put emission standards on who could go into the ports in the Los Angeles area.

January 5, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Panel Recommends Federal Fuel Tax Increases

Susan Goldman/Bloomberg News

A commission created by Congress plans to release a report this month recommending increases in the federal taxes on diesel fuel and gasoline, the Associated Press reported.

January 5, 2009
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Falls to 28-Year Low

U.S. manufacturing activity contracted at the fastest pace in 28 years in December, the Institute for Supply Management said.

January 5, 2009
Business, Government, Safety

Economic Woes Top Concerns as a Year of Challenges Begins

Trucking’s difficulties are expected to continue this year, as many carriers struggle for survival while freight volumes fall, financial market turmoil continues and a new political landscape takes shape.

January 5, 2009
Business, Safety, Government

A Less-Than-Truckload Life More Than a Bit Unusual

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — But for the vagaries of history, Earl Congdon’s family business could have been Florida motels rather than less-than-truckload transportation.

January 5, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Price Declines to $2.327

The U.S. diesel average fell a combined 9.5 cents over the final two weeks of 2008 to $2.327 a gallon, ending the year at its lowest level since June 2005, the Department of Energy reported.

January 5, 2009
Business, Safety

SoCal Ports Suspending Saturday ‘OffPeak’ Shifts

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach said they will suspend Saturday OffPeak shifts starting in January, due to declining cargo volume in a sagging economy.

December 31, 2008

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