Monthly Archives: November 2010

Beets on the Highway

Sugar beet based de-icers like Ice Bite and GeoMelt could offer a less corrosive, more environmentally friendly way for states to de-ice roads. Or maybe not. "All That's Trucking" blog by Deborah Lockridge, Editor As we head into another winter season with state transportation departments spraying roads with corrosive de-icing solutions, some states are trying [...]

Plan Under Way to Renovate 44 Oldest Rest Areas in Ohio

 Updated: 11/22/2010 9:15:00 AM By Michele Fuetsch, Staff Reporter This story appears in the Nov. 22 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today. Truckers traveling on Interstate 90 across northern Ohio will find that two rest areas along the highway in the city of Mentor were closed this month. When they reopen [...]

Global Transportation Merger/Acquisition Activity Flat

The number of merger and acquisition deals announced in the global transportation and logistics sector in the third quarter remained above the pace of 2009 and is about the same as the previous quarter. There were 31 deals in Q3 compared to 32 deals last quarter and 26 deals in Q3 2009, according to a [...]

Gasoline Gains a Nickel to $2.87 a Gallon

 Updated: 11/22/2010 10:00:00 AM Falling Oil Prices Could Lower Weekly Average Gasoline’s national average price rose by almost a nickel in the past two weeks to $2.87 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations. That price was slightly lower than last week’s Department of Energy weekly survey, which showed a $2.892 [...]

Yokohama Boosting Commercial Tire Prices 6%

 Updated: 11/22/2010 10:15:00 AM Following moves by other tire makers, Yokohama Tire Corp. said Monday it will boost prices of its light- and medium-duty commercial truck and off-road tires by up to 6%, effective Jan. 1. The increase is “due to continued increases in the cost of raw materials and energy-related expenses,â€� Yokohama said in [...]

Year-end tax moves for individulas for 2010

Dear Friends of Our Firm, It's difficult to formulate a year-end plan in the current political environment. Nevertheless, following are seven sensible tax strategies for individual taxpayers in 2010. Caution: Tax rates are scheduled to go up next year, so consider the long-term implications of any year-end moves. 1. Generate energy tax credits. If you [...]

Opinion: Goodbye Hague, Hello Rotterdam

 Updated: 11/22/2010 12:00:00 PM By Jim MahoneyTransportation Attorney This Opinion piece appears in the Nov. 22 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today. Here’s a forecast from those of us who write and review numerous transportation contracts: A new international law looms ahead that will be very beneficial to truckers if we [...]

Diesel Falls From 2-Year High, Dropping 1.3¢ to $3.171 a Gallon

 Updated: 11/23/2010 8:10:00 AM Gas Declines 1.6¢ to $2.876 Diesel fell from a two-year high Monday, dipping 1.3 cents to $3.171 a gallon in the wake of lower oil prices, the Department of Energy said Monday. Gasoline also slipped 1.6 cents to $2.876 a gallon, not far below its 2010 high of $2.905, posted May [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

There will be no news posted to for Thursday, Nov. 25 or Friday, Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. In the meantime, check out our new blogs: All That's Trucking; On the Road; and Trailer Talk. Printer Friendly Version Email This Story RSS Industry : Related News11/25/2010 - Happy Thanksgiving! There will be no news [...]

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