James Jaillet

Senate highway bill could be unveiled soon

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) may soon unveil a highway funding bill that would direct money to the struggling Highway Trust Fund from taxes on companies’ overseas earnings, according to a report.

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President Obama skirts highway funding in State of the Union address

Departing from recent norms in his State of the Union addresses, President Barack Obama on Tuesday made only brief mention of infrastructure funding and no mention of issues related directly to trucking or transportation.

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FMCSA concludes weighting crash fault in CSA rankings would be inconsequential, cumbersome

Incorporating crash accountability into the CSA carrier ranking program would not improve the DOT’s ability to target for intervention carriers most at risk for crashes, nor would it be easy to implement or cost-effective, FMCSA concluded.

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Congress may use highway bill to challenge FMCSA’s cross-border expansion

One Congressman already says he intends to challenge FMCSA's cross-border expansion.

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Hello $2-something diesel: Diesel skids under $3 in near-five-year low

The U.S. average at-pump price for diesel dropped 12 cents in the week ended Jan. 19 to $2.933 a gallon, according to the DOE. The price is now down 94 cents from the same week last year and has fallen nearly 70 cents since the beginning of December.

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Volvo dedicates new VNL tractor for ATA’s Road Team

The truck and trailer will be used at events around the country to promote trucking’s image and teach members of the public about the industry.

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Homemade heavy hauler: ’96 Peterbilt 377 gets the job done

Corsicana, Texas, resident Randy Harris re-built this 1996 Peterbilt 377 a few years ago into a heavy hauler. He added special inserts, a new steer axle, a new transmission, a fourth axle, a double-locking fifth wheel and a nine-ton winch.

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FMCSA wants you: Agency looking for drivers for hours-of-service study

The DOT’s trucking regulator is looking for a few good drivers to participate in the field study tied to December’s restart rollback law, the agency announced this week.

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FMCSA officially opens authority application process for Mexican carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officially began Jan. 15 accepting applications for Mexican carriers to apply for authority to operate in the U.S. beyond the commercial border zone.

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Depressed diesel prices here to stay? DOE says 2015 average to be under $3

Crude oil is expected to remain low — and so is diesel. 2015's average price could be $1 lower than 2014's, according to the Department of Energy's latest forecast.

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