Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Chief Signals Showdown With California on Tailpipe Standards

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The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator signaled a coming showdown with California, warning the state won’t dictate the future of ambitious automobile fuel economy regulations enacted by the Obama administration.

Jennifer A Dlouhy Ryan Beene and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 13, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Port Association Calls for More TIGER Grants

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Seaport-related projects should receive more attention from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program, according to the leader of the American Association of Port Authorities.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018
Government, Fuel

Diesel Slips 1.6¢ to $2.976 a Gallon

Diesel tanker with Trucking Moves America Forward banner Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 1.6 cents to $2.976 as the price of a barrel of crude slipped to $61 as analysts expected U.S. production to continue at a high level. Trucking’s main fuel has seen five consecutive declines totaling 11 cents.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

California Highway Patrol Program Catches L.A. Cargo Crooks

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The California Highway Patrol Cargo Theft Interdiction Program in February arrested 15 members of a suspected theft crew in Los Angeles County following a seven-month investigation of organized commercial burglary. The total value of the stolen cargo was more than $1 million.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2018
Government, Business

Outsize Gains in US Employment Show Scope for Economic Growth


The U.S. labor market still has plenty of room to run. That’s the message from government data on March 9, which gave multiple indications America’s jobs situation isn’t as tight as previously thought, sending stocks and bond yields higher.

Katia Dmitrieva Sho Chandra and Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
March 12, 2018
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 12: 500 Days of Summer

Speaker of the House  Paul Ryan Ryan visits The Home Depot Store Support Center in Atlanta to discuss infrastructure. (Speaker Paul Ryan via YouTube)

With the country fixated on college basketball, Speaker Paul Ryan shed light on his vision for infrastructure policy. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2018
Government, Safety

Projects in Indiana, Maine Among Winners of TIGER Grants

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The replacement of two freight rail approaches in Indiana, and the replacement of three bridges in rural Maine were among the projects recently awarded grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced March 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 9, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Optimistic on NAFTA After Canada, Mexico Dodge Metals Tariffs

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Trump followed through with imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, while excluding Canada and Mexico.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2018
Government, Logistics

Ryan Says Congress to Break Up Trump’s Infrastructure Proposals

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House Republicans will break President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan into multiple pieces of legislation as a way to make progress this year, House Speaker Paul Ryan said.

Anna Edgerton Erik Wasson and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2018
Government, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Drivers Would Pay Tax on Miles Traveled Under Lawmaker’s Plan

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Drivers could pay a tax based on how many miles their vehicles travel under a plan being pushed by Missouri Rep. Sam Graves, who’s vying to become the powerful new chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

Lindsay Wise | McClatchy Washington Bureau
March 8, 2018