Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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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.

Diesel prices inch back up to $2.792

Diesel prices inch back up to $2.792

While diesel prices declined ever-so-slightly last week, they didn’t stay down, except for the Gulf Coast region. All but one of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 10 reporting regions showed small increases, with the national average on-highway price ringing up at $2,792 per gallon, 4 tenths of a penny up from last week’s $2.788.

FTR Shippers Conditions Index continues near zero

FTR Shippers Conditions Index continues near zero

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for July continued near zero, at a reading of -0.1, reflecting the dominance of contract pricing to the measure.

Chao: Policy, regulatory changes to streamline road project process

Chao: Policy, regulatory changes to streamline road project process

PHOENIX — Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao told the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) that important regulatory and policy changes are under way at DOT to help deliver infrastructure projects faster and in a more cost-effective manner.

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