Monday, April 23, 2018
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State DOTs, industry officials urge Congress to shore up Highway Trust Fund

State DOTs, industry officials urge Congress to shore up Highway Trust Fund

Officials representing state departments of transportation, industry groups and labor urged Congress to infuse the Highway Trust Fund with sustainable new revenues, and to make additional major investments in transportation infrastructure.

Trump turns back to tax overhaul with pitch aimed at truckers

Trump turns back to tax overhaul with pitch aimed at truckers

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — President Donald Trump pitched his tax plan as a boost for truckers at an event Wednesday in Pennsylvania, saying, "America first means putting American truckers first."

Kenworth T680 to transport nation’s 53rd Capitol Christmas Tree from Montana to D.C.

Kenworth T680 to transport nation’s 53rd Capitol Christmas Tree from Montana to D.C.

KIRKLAND, Wash. — A Kenworth T680 Advantage will transport the 53rd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the November 8 tree-cutting in the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to 15 community celebrations during the more than 2,000-mile journey en route to the tree-lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., in early December.

Diesel headed down 1.6 cents to $2.776 a gallon

Diesel headed down 1.6 cents to $2.776 a gallon

It’s like two ships passing in the night. Diesel prices are headed down while oil prices are headed up.

Highway fatalities up sharply during past 2 years; 2016 large truck fatals up 5.2% over 2015

Highway fatalities up sharply during past 2 years; 2016 large truck fatals up 5.2% over 2015

WASHINGTON — Highway fatalities have crept up sharply over the past two years, numbers released Friday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduces sleep apnea bill

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduces sleep apnea bill

WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation Booker said would protect commuters, rail operators and commercial truck drivers from the “dangers” of sleep apnea.

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