Government
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Jumps 1.9¢ to $3.226

Diesel tanker Mathew Staver/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel jumped 1.9 cents to $3.226 a gallon, while crude oil prices rose amid supply concerns.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2018
Government, Business

Elaine Chao, Local Leaders Announce INFRA Grant in Northern Kentucky

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Chao at a Senate hearing earlier this year. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao joined local lawmakers in her home state of Kentucky in celebrating a recently awarded federal grant that will be used to improve an interchange linking two interstates.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

South Dakota Approves 35 Grants for Local Bridge Improvements

South Dakota The Foster Street Bridge in Davison County was completed using the South Dakota Bridge Improvement Grant. (South Dakota State News)

The South Dakota Transportation Commission has approved 35 bridge improvement grants totaling more than $1.3 million.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2018
Government, Business

China Disputes Latest US Tariffs at World Trade Organization

Rolls of steel sit in a warehouse at a fabrication company in Chester, Va. Rolls of steel sit in a warehouse at a fabrication company in Chester, Va. (Steve Helber/AP)

GENEVA — China is challenging the latest round of U.S. tariffs against Chinese goods through the World Trade Organization.

Associated Press
August 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, TCA

New Mexico Committed to Reversing Trend of Workplace Fatalities

Car entering highway work zone A highway work zone in Bernalillo, N.M. (Susan Montoya Bryan/AP)

In 2016, the most recent year for which comprehensive data is available nationally, 41 individuals were killed in work-related incidents in New Mexico.

Marie C. Baca | Albuquerque Journal
August 27, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Bridge Strikes Vex New England Cities

Bridge hits Getty Images

Some New England cities have a problem that they want truck drivers passing through to know about — bridges may be too low for their rigs.

Brian Early | Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover, N.H.)
August 27, 2018
Government, Business

US, Mexico Agree on New Trade Deal

President Trump discussing NAFTA deal with Mexico President Trump announces Mexico agreement (Al Drago/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump said the U.S. is pursuing a new trade accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement and called on Canada to join the deal soon or risk being left out.

Bloomberg News
August 27, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Aug. 27: The LeBron James of Trucking

2018 NTDC Grand Champion Scott Woodrome (left), NBA superstar LeBron James 2018 NTDC Grand Champion Scott Woodrome (left) by John Sommers II for Transport Topics; NBA superstar LeBron James by Fruit Hoops via YouTube

2018 NTDC champion Scott Woodrome and NBA superstar LeBron James have a lot in common. Seriously.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Mexican Market No Longer a Sure Thing for US Gas Producers

US Gas Producers Sections of pipeline lie on the ground near an oil drill rig in Texas. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

For years, U.S. producers have counted on Mexico to buy enormous quantities of natural gas from the prolific shale fields in West Texas and elsewhere. The fracking boom has given rise to massive pipeline projects to carry that gas across the border, where energy production has plummeted.

Katherine Blunt | Houston Chronicle
August 24, 2018
Government, Business

US, Mexico Near NAFTA Framework, but Obstacles Remain

NAFTA Trade Representatives Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo (left), Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

The United States and Mexico moved closer toward a consensus on how to forge a new North American Free Trade Agreement even though key obstacles remain, according to several people familiar with the matter on both sides.

Bloomberg News
August 24, 2018

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