Oil has been inching back up and so has diesel, which was up 9 tenths of a cent today to $2.481 compared with $2.472 last week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.
An amendment that would put a stop to any future tries by states to pre-empt federal Hours of Service rules concerning wages and meal breaks took a first step toward enactment recently.
SALEM, Ore. — A $5.3 billion plan to modernize Oregon's transportation and public transit systems over the next decade has passed the Oregon Legislature with bipartisan support after a final 22-7 vote in the state Senate on Thursday.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy. Trucking alone added 1,400 jobs, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
PHILADELPHIA — A truck driver who said a medical condition caused him to black out before a crash that killed two Italian tourists and their bus driver in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains has been charged in the deadly crash.
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker put forward what he's calling a "reasonable proposal" to break a state budget impasse that may hinge on Wisconsin getting 10 times more money than usual from the federal government to pay for roads.