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Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Missouri Lawmakers Send 10¢ Gas Tax Proposal to November Ballot

MoDOT

Missouri voters will have the opportunity in November to vote on a tax increase that would fund road and bridge projects across the state.

Emily Younker | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric Trucks to Power Fleets’ Urban, Regional Needs First

Volvo FE Electric Volvo FE Electric (Volvo Trucks)

As truck manufacturers begin to add electric-powered models to their product lineups, they are targeting city and regional routes as early applications for these vehicles.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 23, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Illinois Town, Love’s Reach $750,000 Development Agreement

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

The Decatur City Council on May 21 unanimously approved a first-of-its-kind development agreement for a new Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store.

Tom Lisi | Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.)
May 22, 2018
Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises for 9th Straight Week, Up 3.8¢ to $3.277

Associated Press

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel rose 3.8 cents to $3.277 a gallon, the ninth straight week that trucking’s main fuel has gone up in price, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration on May 21.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

World Trade, Safety at Risk From New Fuel Rule, Ocean Shipping Group Says

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

A group representing the vast majority of the world’s ship owners said world trade is at risk if issues surrounding new fuel rules aren’t resolved quickly, providing the starkest warning yet as to the potential impact of regulations that are due to enter into force in less than two years’ time.

Alaric Nightingale | Bloomberg News
May 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Meritor Tire Inflation System Available on Vanguard, CIMC Trailers

Meritor Inc. John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Meritor Inc. announced its tire inflation system with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC refrigerated trailers.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Planning Board Wants Virginia to Study Tax Based on Miles Driven

Getty Images

With the rise of electric and other fuel-efficient vehicles, the state Virginia association of metropolitan planners is asking state Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine to take a look at a new way to pay for roads.

Jordan Pascale | The Virginian-Pilot
May 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

American Roadtrippers to Face $3 a Gallon Gas This Summer

Memorial Day 2017 traffic Northbound traffic on the Henry Hudson Parkway, leading out of Manhattan, on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend last year. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

U.S. drivers might be feeling flush after getting tax cuts amid a growing economy as they embark on the summer driving season, but road trips will cost more this year.

Barbara Powell
May 17, 2018
Government, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Paying at the Pump for Infrastructure

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao kicked off Infrastructure Week with the hopeful message that the Trump Administration is keeping its options open for ways to pay for its planned 10-year, $1.5 trillion infrastructure program. But that message — and, perhaps, the very goal of the weeklong initiative itself — was somewhat offset by the reality that U.S. lawmakers likely won’t get anything done on infrastructure this year.

Transport Topics
May 17, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Morgan Stanley Says Shipping Revolution Has Oil Headed for $90

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Brent crude will reach $90 a barrel by 2020 as new international shipping regulations take effect, overhauling the types of fuels produced by refiners, Morgan Stanley analysts said in a report.

Alex Longley | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2018

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