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Trucking Industry Figures Speak Favorably of an Increase in the Federal Fuel Tax

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It isn’t often that industry supports raising taxes. That seems to be the case with American roads and bridges, however, with both industry officials and the Trump administration signaling that they might be amenable to raising the federal fuel tax to pay for road improvements.

Erin Mundahl | InsideSources.com (Washington, D.C.)
May 22, 2017
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Louisiana Gas Tax Hike Comes to Life

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The drive to raise Louisiana’s gasoline tax has suddenly flickered to life, but backers now face the daunting task of rounding up a two-thirds majority in the state House amid anti-tax cries inside and outside the Legislature.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
May 22, 2017
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Bill to Hike Louisiana's Gas Tax by 17¢, Raise $510 Million, Clears House Committee

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Opening a late session controversy, a House panel May 16 approved a bill that would raise Louisiana's gasoline tax by 17 cents per gallon, increasing state aid for roads and bridges by $510 million annually.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
May 17, 2017
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Roger Penske Explores Use of Autonomous Vehicles for His Truck Fleet

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Racing legend Roger Penske once built a whole new engine just to win a single car race. That competitive urge remains strong today, whether it's on the racetrack or delivering FedEx packages through his trucking company.

John Gallagher | Detroit Free Press
May 15, 2017
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Systems Issue Disrupted Package Sorting at FedEx Express Memphis Hub

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FedEx Express reported a national service disruption May 12, citing a systems issue that affected package sorting overnight at the Memphis, Tenn., hub.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
May 15, 2017
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Meet the Straight-Faced Swede Helping Transform Mack's Pennsylvania Plant

Volvo Group

Rickard Lundberg started his career in the Volvo Group in 1989 when he was only about 19 years old. Then, in the first of what would be many jobs with Volvo, he worked on the shop floor, turning crankshafts at the truck maker's engine factory in Skovde, Sweden.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
May 15, 2017
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Louisiana's Long Shot Push for Gas Tax Hike Faces First Crucial Hearing

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Backers of a state gasoline-tax increase need something of a political miracle, and the first test is set for May 16 in a Louisiana House committee that has been killing tax bills.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
May 15, 2017
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Philadelphia Port Sees Growth in Cargo Imports

Port of Philadelphia

Containerized freight in 20- and 40-foot boxes was up 28% in the Philadelphia port in April compared with the same month a year ago, port officials said.

Linda Loyd | Philly.com
May 11, 2017
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Duke Energy to Install Anti-Idling System at North Carolina Truck Stop

Duke Energy will spend $300,000 to install a system at a truck stop off Interstate 95 in Kenly, N.C., that will let truckers plug their rigs in rather than let their diesel engines idle.

Richard Stradling | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
May 11, 2017
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South Carolina Gas-Tax Hike to Become Law After Legislature Overrides Gov. McMaster's Veto

A proposal to raise the South Carolina gas tax will become law after the Legislature overrode Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto May 10.

Cassie Cope | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
May 10, 2017

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