Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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National diesel sitting at $2.996, up 2.3 cents a gallon

National diesel sitting at $2.996, up 2.3 cents a gallon

Diesel prices continued their upward trek Monday, with the national on-highway average ringing up 2.3 cents higher at $2.996, right on the cusp of the $3-a-gallon mark.

L.A. city attorney files lawsuits against three port carriers alleging driver misclassification

L.A. city attorney files lawsuits against three port carriers alleging driver misclassification

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Monday said that his office had filed lawsuits against three Port of Los Angeles trucking companies alleging each has engaged in a scheme to misclassify truckers working in their employ as “independent contractors” instead of “employees” in order to evade their obligations to provide benefits and pay relevant taxes, and shift operating costs.

Trump signs bill expanding who can certify vets to get a CDL, and controversial trafficking bill

Trump signs bill expanding who can certify vets to get a CDL, and controversial trafficking bill

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump Monday signed two bills that impact the trucking industry.

CEO of state road groups wants details on funding infrastructure plan

CEO of state road groups wants details on funding infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON — The CEO of the group representing state departments of transportation said his members are waiting for details from the Trump administration on how to fund the president's infrastructure plan and how it would affect states as they seek help for needed projects.

Trade coalitions ask Congress to pass plan to increase fed funding on infrastructure

Trade coalitions ask Congress to pass plan to increase fed funding on infrastructure

WASHINGTON — A large coalition of national trade associations, all of which are stakeholders in infrastructure investment, called on Congress to pass a plan that increases direct federal project spending on infrastructure and encourages participation by states and private investors “without shifting federal responsibilities.”

North American Class 8 truck orders reported strong in December

North American Class 8 truck orders reported strong in December

Both major organizations that track trends in the trucking industry report strong North American Class 8 orders for December.

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