Friday, January 19, 2018
The Nation
Texas group plans to push for toll roads

Texas group plans to push for toll roads

AUSTIN, Texas — An advocacy group troubled by scarce funding to ease traffic congestion in Texas’ metro regions is taking on tea party activists who oppose toll roads.

On-highway diesel prices an up-and-down proposition; national average at $2.912 a gallon

On-highway diesel prices an up-and-down proposition; national average at $2.912 a gallon

U.S. on-highway diesel prices couldn’t make up their minds Monday. The national average fell three tenths of a penny to $2.912 a gallon compared with $2.915 the week of November 13. Prices in four of the Energy Information Administration’s 10 reporting regions went up and six went down.

State highway officials group says Congress missed boat on addressing infrastructure

State highway officials group says Congress missed boat on addressing infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The trade group that represents state departments of transportation has told Congressional leaders they should use tax reform “to address the nation's transportation investment crisis,” but instead have proposed bills that not only miss the opportunity but would make it "nearly impossible" to later fund a major infrastructure package.

Seat belt use by commercial vehicle drivers rises to record level

Seat belt use by commercial vehicle drivers rises to record level

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on November 13 said that safety belt usage by commercial truck and bus drivers rose to a new record level of 86 percent in 2016, compared to just 65 percent usage in 2007, according to the results of a national survey.

Analysts agree on greatly improved trailer orders for October

Analysts agree on greatly improved trailer orders for October

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., and COLUMBUS, Ind. — The nation’s two leading transportation data, marketing analysis and forecasting firms mirrored one another on trailer orders for the month of October.

ACT Research: Hiring index highest level since March 2011

ACT Research: Hiring index highest level since March 2011

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that October’s volume reading surged to the highest level since March 2011 at 75, the company said Wednesday.

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