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May 30, 2008 - Industry News

APRA HD Brake Division to Meet in Charleston

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturing Association's 2008 Heavy Duty Brake Clinic will be held June 26-27 at The Holiday Inn Charleston Airport & Convention Center in Charleston, S.C

Tags: Events

May 30, 2008 - Industry News

Shell Launches Perdido Spar Hull

The hull of one of the world's deepest oil production facilities last week embarked on an 8,200-mile journey from the shipyard in Pori, Finland, to Ingleside, Texas

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 29, 2008 - Industry News

Regulators Probing Oil Futures Trading

In response to the dramatic increases in the price of crude oil traded on the commodity market, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Thursday announced initiatives to increase transparency of the energy futures markets

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 29, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade Up Slightly From Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 1.5 percent higher in March 2008 than in March 2007, reaching $70.8 billion,

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2008 - Industry News

Frozen Food Express Lowers Top Speed

Dallas-based Frozen Food Express Industries has reduced the maximum speed of its company-operated truck fleet from 65 to 62 mph in an effort to mitigate the impact of rising fuel costs

May 28, 2008 - Industry News

Oliver Rubber Company Announces Price Increase

Oliver Rubber Company, Greenville, S.C. will increase prices for its retread rubber products by 5 percent effective June 1

Tags: Economy

May 28, 2008 - Industry News

I-5 Project Scheduled to Start Friday in Sacramento

Work is scheduled to start Friday on the Interstate 5 "Boat Section" repair project in downtown Sacramento, Calif.

Tags: Highways

May 28, 2008 - Industry News

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services to Host Free Online Seminar

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services will host a free online seminar June 19, "Mobile Resource Management - Increase Fleet Productivity and Reduce Costs.

Tags: Events

May 27, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Jump Nearly 23 Cents; National Attention on Plight of Truckers

The average price of diesel fuel jumped 20 to 30 cents a gallon this past week, depending on what part of the country you were in, with the national average at $4.723 per gallon,

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 23, 2008 - Industry News

Furniture Carriers Merge

Six home furnishings carriers have agreed to merge operations into one new organization, World Wide Logistics

May 22, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage index fell 1.1 percent in April; March Figures Revised Upward

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1 percent in April 2008. March's tonnage reading, meanwhile, fell 1.7 percent instead of the previously reported 3.2 percent drop

Tags: Economy

May 22, 2008 - Industry News

Central States Earns Fleet Safety Award

Central States Trucking, Bensenville, Ill., has earned the "2007 Fleet Safety Award" from Acuity Insurance and A.N. Ansay & Associates

May 22, 2008 - Industry News

Laid-Off Workers Sue Jevic Transportation

A lawsuit filed against Jevic Transportation charges that the Delanco, N.J.-based company violated federal labor law this week when it abruptly terminated approximately 1,200 employees shortly before it sought bankruptcy protection

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Soar to New Record

Crude oil prices shot up over $130 a barrel Wednesday, while executives from the big oil companies testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee that there was little they could do

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 20, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Hit New High, House Passes Anti-OPEC Legislation

Oil prices closed over $129 for the first time Tuesday, as the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would seek to subject OPEC oil producers to U.S. antitrust laws and investigate energy market manipulation

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 20, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider National Rolls Out Western Regional Service

Schneider National has launched Schneider Regional service, designed to meet customers' short-haul shipping demands while offering drivers a more regular, predictable schedule with increased time at home

May 20, 2008 - Industry News

Officials Lobby for I-55/I-40 Connector

The federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority is asking Congress for a new four-lane bridge over the Mississippi south of Memphis that would connect I-55 in Mississippi to I-40 in Arkansas

Tags: Highways

May 20, 2008 - Industry News

Shell Announces SuperRigs Dates

The 26th Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty competition will be held at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, June 5-7

Tags: Events

May 20, 2008 - Industry News

Road Rage Survey Reveals Best, Worst Cities

Miami drivers have been voted the least courteous for the third year in a row in the AutoVantage In The Driver's Seat 2008 Road Rage Survey

Tags: Highways

May 19, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Continue to Set Records

The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is up to $4.497, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 19, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Could Lease Turnpike in 75-Year Deal

A Spanish company and a unit of Citigroup teamed up to submit the largest bid for the right to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike for the next 75 years, but it's still up to the state Legislature to approve the deal

Tags: Highways

May 19, 2008 - Industry News

Jevic Shuts Doors

The latest casualty of high fuel prices is New Jersey-based Jevic Transportation, a 27-year-old less-than-truckload company known for its innovative approach to the LTL business

May 18, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Hit New Highs

News last week that the government would stop putting money into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and that Saudi Arabia would boost oil output appeared to make no difference to commodities traders as crude oil hit new records Friday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 16, 2008 - Industry News

Government to Stop Adding to Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The Associated Press reports that the Energy Department has canceled oil shipments into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve beginning in July when the current purchase contract expires

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

OTA Honors Con-way Freight for Safe Driving

Con-way Freight has been recognized for its safety record and practices by Oregon Trucking Associations

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