Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price’s Virtual Holding Pattern Continues

Filling up a truck with diesel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

For the second week in a row, the price of diesel remained essentially flat compared with the prior week, dipping just one-tenth of a cent to $2.426 a gallon, the Energy Information Administration reported Aug. 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Ringleader Pleads Guilty in Connection With Staged La. Accidents

Gavel The accidents were staged in the New Orleans area. (Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images)

The ringleader of a New Orleans-area group that staged accidents with unsuspecting tractor-trailer drivers has pleaded guilty for his role in the conspiracy.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 7, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Louisiana Passes Legislation Aimed at Significant Tort Reform

Randy Guillot, John Bel Edwards, Chris Spear, Greg Morrison ATA Chairman Randy Guillot (from left), Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, ATA President Chris Spear, and Quality Transport Inc. VP Greg Morrison met in February to discuss trucking industry issues. (TT File Photo)

Louisiana lawmakers have passed legislation aimed at helping the state’s truckers fight off excessive jury verdicts in court.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Louisiana’s Autonomous Truck Rules Will Take Effect Aug. 1

Autonomous truck The law allows autonomous trucks to operate in Louisiana without a human driver in the vehicle as long as the vehicle meets certain criteria. (ZF Group)

Louisiana’s recently approved regulations for autonomous commercial motor vehicles will take effect Aug. 1.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2019
Business, Fuel

Tropical Storm Barry Set to Dump Two Feet of Rain on Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana The Mississippi River approaches a levee at left in New Orleans ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. (Matthew Hinton/Associated Press)

The leading edge of Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain is reaching Louisiana, where communities including New Orleans are bracing for a downpour that threatens to inundate already-high waterways. Gulf of Mexico operators have shut-in 1.01 million barrels a day of oil production.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2019

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Signs $700 Million Infrastructure Bill

1-49 exit to Shreveport john p nasiatka/Flickr

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed legislation that would direct $700 million to transportation projects across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2019
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Cameron LNG Poised for First Export Shipment With First LNG Tanker

LNG An LNG tanker (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Cameron LNG is poised to load its first export shipment of liquefied natural gas after the arrival of the first LNG tanker at its Louisiana facility.

Sergio Chapa | Houston Chronicle
May 29, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Louisiana Legislators Target Billboards That Demean Truckers

Louisiana billboard A Louisiana 3-D billboard under construction in 2014. (Gordon McKernan/YouTube)

Louisiana’s trucking industry is pushing for a state moratorium on new highway billboards, in part because truckers are angry about trial attorney road signs that demean truckers over injury claims.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
April 5, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Louisiana’s Sunshine Bridge Could Open Sooner Than January Target Date

Sunshine Bridge repair The Sunshine Bridge in Louisiana undergoes repair after a crane barge collided with it in October. The accident placed the bridge out of service. (Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development)

Despite high-profile projects in Baton Rouge and elsewhere, Louisiana’s $14 billion backlog of road and bridge needs will rise next year because the state lacks the needed resources, state Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson said Nov. 15.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
November 16, 2018
Government, Business

New Interstate Interchange Opens in Louisiana

Shreveport road map Shutterstock

Louisiana officials recently celebrated the completion of a project linking two interstate highways in the northern part of the state. The Interstate 49 North project in Shreveport creates an interchange with I-220.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2018