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Diesel continues upswing, increases 2.4 cents a gallon to $2.531

Diesel continues upswing, increases 2.4 cents a gallon to $2.531

Diesel prices are on the upswing again, with on-highway diesel increasing 2.4 cents a gallon today and edging above the $2.50-a-gallon mark to $2.531, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported. It was $2.507 the week prior.

Deadly crashes spur calls for tractor-trailer side guards

Deadly crashes spur calls for tractor-trailer side guards

ALBANY, N.Y. — Fifty years after actress Jayne Mansfield died in a Buick that slammed underneath a tractor-trailer, auto safety advocates say regulations inspired by that gruesome crash need updating to prevent hundreds of similar deaths annually.

PierPass says its OffPeak program diverting 40M truck trips from daytime traffic

PierPass says its OffPeak program diverting 40M truck trips from daytime traffic

LONG BEACH, Calif. — PierPass Inc. says its OffPeak program has diverted more than 40 million truck trips out of weekday daytime traffic in the Los Angeles area since the program began 12 years ago this week.

Trucks carry 63.4% of U.S.-NAFTA freight

Trucks carry 63.4% of U.S.-NAFTA freight

WASHINGTON — Trucks carried 63.4 percent of U.S.-North American Free Trade Agreement freight and continued to be the most heavily utilized mode for moving goods to and from both U.S.-NAFTA partners, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported Thursday.

FMCSA pilot adds element of carrier culpability to CSA scores; deem some unpreventable

FMCSA pilot adds element of carrier culpability to CSA scores; deem some unpreventable

WASHINGTON — An accident is an accident is an accident — at least as far as Compliance, Safety Accountability ratings go.

New York eyes textalyzer to bust drivers using cellphones

New York eyes textalyzer to bust drivers using cellphones

ALBANY, N.Y. — Police in New York state may soon have a high-tech way of catching texting drivers: a device known as a textalyzer that allows an officer to quickly check if a cellphone has been in use before a crash.

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