The world of freight transportation is changing rapidly. The signs are there and they are unmistakable. Recognizing and responding effectively to these signals may help determine which shippers and carriers will survive in the years ahead. Let’s examine the components of the new paradigm of freight transportation. The Era is Cheap Oil is Over The…Details
WATERLOO, Iowa — At a time when gas prices are generally expected to rise, Iowa has seen prices level off and drop after having moved upward in March. This has businesses bracing for the annual rise as the peak demand season approaches. Average gasoline prices in Iowa peaked in the first week of April at…Details
If state lawmakers decide to divest themselves of the state’s school bus system, they must do so in a manner that doesn’t place an unfunded mandate on school districts. South Carolina is unlike other states in that the state owns and operates the school bus fleet. Gov. Nikki Haley and some lawmakers have been pushing…Details
Sunny Delight Beverages has put into service a fleet of compressed natural gas vehicles for distribution in southern California, in markets including Los Angeles, Mira Loma, Carson and Riverside. The move is expected to cut about 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel in 2012, and to cut well-to-wheel greenhouse gas by 23 percent versus diesel-powered engines.…Details
A couple of swindlers running a three-card monte game in the parking lot of the Petro Truck Stop on Interstate 44 in Joplin, MO, robbed two truck drivers of $5,300, according to a report in the Joplin Globe. Cpl. Chuck Niess of the Joplin police said the first victim told police that he was approached…Details
Reducing the speed limits on San Francisco Bay Area highways from 65 to 55 is an idea being considered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the regional intra-governmental body tasked with helping the Bay Area comply with a state law requiring air pollution reductions of 15% by the year 2035.