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Diesel Soars 16.1¢ to $3.819; Gasoline Sets Record $3.225

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The price of retail diesel fuel jumped 16.1 cents to a third straight record, reaching a national average of $3.819 a gallon, and gasoline hit a new record, the Department of Energy said Monday.

March 11, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Forward Air to Buy Houston Firm

Forward Air Corp. said it will buy transportation firm Pinch Holdings and a related company, AFTCO Enterprises, for an undisclosed sum.

March 11, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Con-way Reducing Its Fleet Speed to 62 MPH

Less-than-truckload company Con-way Freight said Monday it has turned back the speed governors on its 8,400-tractor fleet to run at a maximum 62 miles per hour, down from a previous 65 mph, in an effort to improve fuel conservation and reduce carbon emissions.

March 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology

Letters to the Editor: HOS, Crash Statistics, No Driver Shortage, Aerodynamics

I have been driving for 46 years and have been with Roadway 25 years. I think the 11-hour rule is very good. It gives you some flexibility if you have any delays.

March 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Fuel

ATA Seeks to Block Calif. Port Talks Over Clean Trucks Proposals

American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to block the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and terminal operators from discussing and entering into agreements related to the ports’ clean trucks program.

March 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Peters Urges Congress to Back Mexican Trucks Program

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Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said Monday that Congress should not halt efforts of a cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico.

March 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Sen. Dorgan Tells Peters DOT is ‘Arrogant’ for Refusing to Block Cross-Border Funding

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) told Transportation Secretary Mary Peters that her department was “arrogant” in its refusal to go along with what he said Congress intended when it prohibited funding for the DOT’s controversial U.S.-Mexico border trucking program.

March 10, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Midwest Hit By Snowstorm

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Highway and utility crews worked overtime Sunday to recover from a big storm system that buried Ohio and other parts of the Midwest in snow, the Associated Press reported.

March 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Trimac Reports Fourth-Quarter Profit

Canada-based transportation firm Trimac Income Fund said its fourth-quarter net earnings were C$2.2 million or about 9 cents per unit, compared with C$3.1 million or 8 cents a year earlier.

March 10, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

TCA Chiefs Report Little Sign of Freight Tonnage Recovery

NASSAU, Bahamas — Leaders of the Truckload Carriers Association said their members have seen no improvement in the thin freight market, despite reports that tonnage has increased in the past three months, and that their other great worry was sharply rising fuel prices.

March 10, 2008

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