Yet concerns are voiced over efforts to broaden toll road use, impact of spending on federal deficit. In President Trump’s first State of the Union address, he called on Congress to produce an infrastructure bill of at least $1.5 trillion while also easing the regulatory review process.
Though they fell 5% in 2017 year-over-year, the firm expects sticker prices for used trucks to jump in the second half of 2018.
Dry van and refrigerated load-to-truck ratios are edging down after hitting record peaks in early January, load board operator says. National average dry van and flatbed spot rates fell slightly for the week ending January 20, with refrigerated or “reefer” spot rates remaining unchanged, according to data tracked by load board operator DAT Solutions.
Diesel stays over $3 per gallon on a national basis as costs spike along the East Coast.
The national average price per gallon for diesel and gasoline remained elevated this week, though there are significant fluctuations on a regional basis in week-to-week price comparisons, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
NSC analysis indicates “accidental” deaths are now the third leading cause of fatalities in the U.S.
Based on its data, NSC said an American is accidentally injured every second and killed every three minutes by a “preventable” event, such as a drug overdose, a motor vehicle crash, a fall, a drowning, a choking incident or another preventable incident.
Hosted by Ellen Voie, president and CEO of The Women In Trucking Association, the weekly show will begin on Jan. 20.
SiriusXM announced it will launch Women In Trucking, a live, call-in show airing on SiriusXM Road Dog channel 146. The weekly, two-hour show will premiere on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. ET.
Move comes as legislation develops to give federal and state law enforcement more tools to fight trafficking. Truckstop and travel center operators this detailed the efforts they are undertaking to help fight human trafficking across the country on Capitol Hill, as Congress seeks to pass legislation that would provide state and federal law enforcement agencies with more “tools” to fight this crime.
Truckers can’t afford to ignore how autonomous technology, platooning, and electrified powertrains could alter the industry’s fundamentals.
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American Truck Business Services also offers “e-book” to guide owner-operators through new tax law changes.
The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 by Congress late last year and then signed by President Trump into law made several significant changes to U.S. tax code – changes that can impact truckers.
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