Daily Transportation and Logistics News – July 6, 2011

Are We There Yet?

Passage of the transportation reauthorization bill would finally shift us toward more environmentally sustainable communities. With the country mired in two major wars and millions of Americans unable to find work, improving rail lines, conducting road repairs, and building bike lanes might rank low on the list of national priorities.

House GOP expected to ax transportation funds

The next flash point in the debate over the nation’s will to live within its means may emerge this week as House Republicans present a long-term transportation bill expected to cut funding for highways and mass transit by almost one third.

ISM non-manufacturing data is down from May but up for 19th straight month

With the economic recovery stalled out to a large degree, the latest results of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business were not entirely surprising.

TransCore’s First Produce Report Tracks Rising Reefer Rates

TransCore released its first in a series of free monthly Produce Season Reports, which shows rates have been rising in most areas of the country.

Diesel Price Slides Another 3.8 Cents

Rising oil prices signal diesel decline may be running out. The average price of diesel fuel fell for the eighth time in the last nine weeks, sliding 3.8 cents a gallon to the lowest point since Feb. 28, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.

US, Mexico Sign Cross-Border Trucking Pact

The U.S. and Mexico, moving to end a seemingly intractable trade dispute, signed agreements Wednesday establishing a cross-border trucking pilot project and phasing out punitive Mexican tariffs on U.S. goods.

– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst
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