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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed Tuesday to work together on a $2 trillion infrastructure package, but put off for later the difficult question of how to pay for it. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said there was “good will in the meeting,”  a marked departure...
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The average price for a gallon of diesel nationwide rose 2.2 cents for the week ending April 29, currently standing at $3.169 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The average price for diesel risen every week but one over the past three months and is...
So how was your weekend? It was probably better than the one employees of Falcon Transport just had, as the people who work for the flatbed truckload carrier were informed without prior warning that the company was shutting down immediately. Falcon’s nearly 600 employees received email and text messages at around...
GOLDEN, Colo. — A speeding semitrailer whose driver appeared to one witness to be "wide eyed" and "terrified" passed a truck ramp before plowing into other vehicles on a crowded highway near Denver, killing four people and injuring at least six others, according to court documents released Saturday. The truck...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s governor wants to know why gas prices are higher than in the rest of the country, blaming potential “inappropriate industry practices” rather than the state’s higher taxes and tougher environmental regulations. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom asked the California Energy Commission for an analysis of the state’s...
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis-based trucking company has agreed to pay $42.2 million in restitution to settle securities fraud charges stemming from falsely reporting inflated profits and assets to investors. The Department of Justice and Celadon Group Inc. announced the settlement Thursday for "filing materially false and misleading statements to...
A flatbed driver is in police custody and is being charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide after a fiery crash Thursday afternoon on eastbound Interstate 70 just outside of Denver that involved at least 28 vehicles, including four semis. The crash occurred just before 5 p.m. Mountain Time, on...
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Volvo Trucks North America has hosted the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as CARB presented a $44.8 million check to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project. The check presentation occurred in...
READING, Pa. — Delivering on its commitment to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure at its facilities, Penske Truck Leasing has opened commercial heavy-duty electric vehicle charging stations with 14 high-speed chargers at four of its existing facilities in Southern California. The company’s near-term plan includes adding at least six more...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System reported record first quarter diluted earnings per share of $1.58 in the 2019 first quarter on first quarter revenue of $1.033 billion. Landstar reported diluted earnings per share of $1.37 on revenue of $1.048 billion in the 2018 first quarter. Gross profit (defined as...
STEELE, N.D. — TravelCenters of America (TravelCenters), a nationwide operator of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel center networks, said the newly rebranded Steele, N.D., Coffee Cup Fuel Stop as a TA Express has officially opened. It is the first franchise to rebrand and open as a...
LOWELL, Ark. — J.B. Hunt Transport Services held its annual Million Mile Celebration event April 23 at company headquarters in Lowell, Arkansas, to recognize 53 drivers who recently surpassed 2, 3 and 4 million safe miles driven in their career with the company. J.B. Hunt awarded $750,000 in safe driver...
NEW YORK — Global oil prices are rising in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to impose sanctions on nations that import Iranian oil and could eventually climb to levels that would impact American consumers. Analysts said Tuesday that by taking Iranian crude off the market, the price of...
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Wednesday declared battery-electric vehicles as the solution to achieve emissions-free commercial transportation in North America. Speaking to a crowd assembled in Long Beach at the ACT Expo, Nielsen said, “The road to emissions-free transportation is...
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Kenworth Truck Co. broke ground April 24 to officially begin the start of construction on a state-of-the-art $140 million, 120,000 square-foot paint facility addition to its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. Kenworth will construct the new, environmentally friendly facility, expected to open in 2021,...
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Instructional Technologies, (ITI), providers of training solutions for the transportation industry, is making available On Ramp ELDT (Entry-Level Driver Training). The online training, testing and recordkeeping system helps CDL schools meet the new federal entry-level driver training standards that go into effect in February 2020. “While the...
COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, conditions in the Class 8 market are solid, while data from the medium duty sector diverged in February, with strength in backward-looking indicators, like build and sales, and some softness in forward-looking metrics, like orders. The used Class 8...