Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Louisiana GOP leaders call for defeat of gas tax increase

Louisiana GOP leaders call for defeat of gas tax increase

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana's Republican Party leaders are urging state lawmakers to reject a gas tax hike ahead of Wednesday's scheduled vote on the measure and have chastised GOP legislators who voted for the proposal.

Truck tolls plan questioned by Rhode Island GOP

Truck tolls plan questioned by Rhode Island GOP

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Republicans and the American Trucking Association are calling on Rhode Island leaders to repeal a law passed last year that allows the state to install highway tolls on big-rig trucks.

President Trump’s budget includes $200B infusion into infrastructure over next 10 years

President Trump’s budget includes $200B infusion into infrastructure over next 10 years

President Donald Trump’s recently released budget for the 2018 fiscal year includes a $200 billion infusion into transportation projects over the next 10 years with the goal of spurring a total $1 trillion in overall infrastructure spending achieved through the new federal funding and incentives to leverage private sector investment.

ATA tonnage index slips another 2.5 percent

ATA tonnage index slips another 2.5 percent

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 2.5 percent in April, following a 1.1 percent decline during March.

U.S. diesel mixed bag Monday with some up, some down; on-highway average at $2.539

U.S. diesel mixed bag Monday with some up, some down; on-highway average at $2.539

U.S. diesel prices were a mixed bag Monday, with the on-highway average dropping 5 tenths of a cent to $2.539 a gallon. Five of the Energy Information Administration’s 10 reporting regions dropped slightly from last week and four went up slightly, while one stayed the same.

Scott Manthey, senior VP safety, Interstate Distributor, presented TCA Clare Casey safety award

Scott Manthey, senior VP safety, Interstate Distributor, presented TCA Clare Casey safety award

PHOENIX — Scott Manthey, senior vice president of safety and compliance for Interstate Distributor Co. of Tacoma, Washington, has been presented the Truckload Carriers Association’s 2017 Clare C. Casey Safety Professional of the Year Award.

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