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Diesel Drops 3.2� to $2.316

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 3.2 cents to $2.316, according to the Department of Energy, while oil prices climbed out of last week's bear market.

Bison Transport Names New COO

Bison Transport Inc. has named Trevor Fridfinnson, who has been with the company for more than 23 years, to the position of chief operating officer in a move the company calls a necessary expansion. 

Tech Startup Enjoy Delivers Your Product, Teaches You How to Use It

Enjoy, a tech device set-up and delivery service, aims to make reading indecipherable instruction manuals a thing of the past. An Enjoy "expert" delivers the purchase, unpacks and sets up the device, then helps the client learn about it, in up to an hourlong visit.

UPS Expands Express Service

UPS Inc. announced it has expanded UPS Express package delivery service into new parts of the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Europe and Africa, adding a total of 52 new countries and territories.

Train Derails Into Iowa Trackside Tavern Called Derailed Bar

Police in Charles City, Iowa, say part of a freight train derailed and crashed into the side of a trackside tavern called the Derailed Bar.

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UPS Routing Program ORION Helps Drivers Trim Miles, Reduce Costs

To help drivers with the challenge of finding the most efficient route to make their deliveries, UPS has developed ORION, a program that calculates an optimized delivery order aimed at reducing miles traveled, transit time and fuel consumption.

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Redwood Capital Investments Acquires Premier Trailer Leasing 

Premier Trailer Leasing, a provider of trailer leasing and rental assets and related value-added services, has been acquired by Redwood Capital Investments from Garrison Investment Group.

Almost Half of Registered Voters Say Infrastructure Has Worsened

The country's infrastructure has deteriorated drastically over the last five years, contributing to congestion on many highways, according to a poll commissioned by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers that was released Aug. 9.

OPEC Plans Informal in September, Sees Oil Dip as Temporary

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will hold informal talks at a conference in Algiers, Algeria, next month and considers the recent decline in oil prices temporary, the group's president said Aug. 8.