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December 22, 2014: Pointing fingers over oil price drop; Winter Storm Cato takes aim at U.S.; FedEx back on the expansion trail.

Dec. 22, 2014

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:

  • Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. both plan to maintain current oil production levels, notes Bloomberg, with both blaming non-OPEC oil producers for the current decline in global oil prices.
  • Truckers take heed: Winter Storm Cato may create havoc on many U.S. roadways this week, according to The Weather Channel.
  • A letter to the editor published by The Des Moines Register wants the trucking industry to pay for widening Iowa’s interstates.
  • Rocket News 24 reports on an Asian truck driver’s quick thinking that prevents a crash on a wet highway.
  • Low gasoline prices and tax breaks are helping further spur light truck and SUV sales, according to The Daily Advertiser.
  • FedEx Corp., is back on the expansion trail with the purchase of Genco, notes the Memphis Business Journal; one of the largest third-party logistics providers in North America.
  • Lawfare magazine chronicles the fascinating story of “effective logistics” at the Kerem Shalom crossing point between Israel and the Palestinian territories.
  • Two professors publish a book aimed at boosting “sustainable transportation” at national parks across the U.S., notes Gant Daily.
About the Author

Sean Kilcarr | Editor in Chief

Sean previously reported and commented on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. Also be sure to visit Sean's blog Trucks at Work where he offers analysis on a variety of different topics inside the trucking industry.

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