Sunday, October 22, 2017
The Nation
Driver wages, benefits outpace fuel costs in 2016, ATRI reports

Driver wages, benefits outpace fuel costs in 2016, ATRI reports

ARLINGTON, Va. — Increasing driver wages and benefits outpaced lower fuel costs in 2016 the American Transportation Research Institute said Wednesday in releasing the findings of its 2017 update to “An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.”

TA Petro raises more than $241,000 for St. Christopher fund

TA Petro raises more than $241,000 for St. Christopher fund

WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, said that its annual campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) raised $241,310.58 for the nonprofit organization that provides assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship.

NAFTA talks hit snag, dashing hopes for new pact this year

NAFTA talks hit snag, dashing hopes for new pact this year

WASHINGTON — Talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled over tough American demands, dashing hopes that a deal can be reached this year.

Driver of truck packed with immigrants pleads guilty to smuggling run

Driver of truck packed with immigrants pleads guilty to smuggling run

SAN ANTONIO — The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, pleaded guilty Monday to making the deadly smuggling run.

Diesel drops slightly to $2.787 a gallon

Diesel drops slightly to $2.787 a gallon

Diesel and oil prices are often said to be “volatile,” and while diesel prices were going up and oil was going down last week, this week diesel has bounced up ever so slightly — one and one tenth of a cent — to $2.787 compared with $2.776 the week of October 9.

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.

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