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Diesel Average Is Up 1.2¢ in Seventh Consecutive Increase

Trucks fueling up at a Pilot station John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The nationwide average price of diesel fuel increased by 1.2 cents over the past week to $3.286 a gallon, according to data released June 14 by the Energy Information Administration.

June 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Wreaths Across America Gears Up for 2021 Event

Wreaths Across America A scene from a past event. (Elizabeth Fraser/US Army via Arlington National Cemetery Facebook)

Six months removed from scaling back due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Wreaths Across America nationwide remembrance for the nation’s fallen military is working toward a return to full-scale operations this December.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 14, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Concerns Mount Over CN, KCS Rail Merger as Timetable Set for Regulatory Review

KCS A KCS train in Mexico. (Kansas City Southern)

The Surface Transportation Board is taking public comments until June 28 on the proposed multibillion dollar merger of Class I freight rail companies Canadian National and Kansas City Southern.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 14, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Biggest Foreign Buyers of US Fuel Are About to Step on the Pedal

Gasoline demand is set to increase as vaccinations accelerate. Bloomberg News

Brazil and Mexico are beginning to emerge from the pandemic and that’s boosting demand for road fuel in economies that buy more U.S. gasoline and diesel than any other foreign nation.

June 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Ohio DOT Study Considers Toledo-Columbus Corridor

Trucks Trucks on U.S. 23. (Breanna Badanes/ODOT)

The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking public participation as it conducts a corridor study of U.S. Route 23, a vital freight link between Columbus and Toledo.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Cabinet Secretaries Launch Roadshow to Sell Biden Infrastructure Plan

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visits the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visits the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in southeast Washington on May 19. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

Marty Walsh and a handful of other Cabinet secretaries have launched an ambitious travel schedule to promote the infrastructure plan and the larger Biden agenda.

Ashraf Khalil | Associated Press
June 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Rep. Bob Latta Reintroduces Self-Driving Vehicle Bill

Autonomous A man sits in an autonomous vehicle. “Self-driving cars have the potential to reduce traffic accidents and deaths, increase mobility and improve quality of life,” Latta said June 4. (AndreyPopov/Getty Images)

Legislation meant to facilitate access to autonomous vehicles nationwide has again come before the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2021
Government, Business

From Boardwalks to Bridges, Earmarks Find a Home in House Highway Bill

Rep. Andy Kim of New Jersey Andy Kim by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press via Bloomberg News

Whether it's $400,000 for boardwalk improvements on the Jersey Shore or $8 million to fix a freight bottleneck between two bridges in Louisiana, earmarks are part of the process of getting legislation passed. And so it is with the highway bill that is expected to reach the House floor by July 4. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

US to Seek Automated Braking Requirement for Heavy Trucks

Auto regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic braking systems on heavy trucks. Auto regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic braking systems on heavy trucks. (grandriver/Getty Images)

In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic emergency braking systems on new heavy trucks.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 14, 2021
Government, Business

US Father-Son Duo Charged With Helping Ghosn Flee Plead Guilty

Charles Ghosn sits in a vehicle as he leaves his lawyer's office in Tokyo, Japan, in March 2019. Charles Ghosn sits in a vehicle as he leaves his lawyer's office in Tokyo, Japan, in March 2019. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News)

The American father-son duo charged with helping former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee trial in Japan a year and a half ago pleaded guilty in a Tokyo court June 14.

June 14, 2021

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