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Improving access to parking for the country’s truck drivers remains a priority for the Biden administration, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said recently.

The national average price for diesel marked its eighth consecutive weekly drop, shedding another 5.7 cents to dip to $4.128 a gallon, the Energy Information Administration reported.

Some carriers are using technology designed to help prevent drivers from picking up the wrong trailer, and some telematics vendors are developing tractor-trailer pairing capability.

A coalition of 238 national, state and local trade associations — including American Trucking Associations — wrote to President Joe Biden on March 24, urging the administration to take a more active role in the West Coast port labor negotiations.

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific has become the second major freight railroad in the past week to back away from the industry’s long-standing push to cut train crews down to one person.

Eric Courville’s victory in the sleeper vehicle division at the Louisiana Truck Driving Championships marked the beginning of the road to the national event in August.

State competitions that determine who advances to the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships will kick off the first weekend in March. See the 2023 state-by-state schedule. 

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White House Budget Request Remains Under Microscope

Capitol Agenda: Over the next few weeks, President Joe Biden’s latest budget request will continue to be examined by funding leaders in both chambers of Congress.

Phillip Washington

Biden’s Pick to Lead FAA Withdraws

WILMINGTON, Del. — President Joe Biden’s choice to run the Federal Aviation Administration, Phillip Washington,  has withdrawn his nomination, a setback for the administration.

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Shawn Fain

DETROIT — Challenger Shawn Fain defeated Ray Curry, president of the United Auto Workers, in a close election and vowed to take a more confrontational stance in negotiating with automakers.

Florida State House in Tallahassee

Florida Trucking Association and truckers are celebrating a law signed March 24 by Gov. Ron DeSantis that ends frivolous lawsuits filed by unscrupulous attorneys. 

Rolando Bolduc (left) accepts trophy from Jason Wing after winning the 2022 National Truck Driving Championships

Roland Bolduc, the reigning National Truck Driving Championships grand champion, is training around the clock with a goal of returning to the winner’s circle this summer.

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