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Higher driver pay drove carriers’ costs higher in 2016

Carrier costs on the whole climbed 1.5 cents a mile last year, according to a report from the American Transportation Research Institute, with increases in spending on driver wages and benefits outpacing savings from lower fuel expenditures.

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Six states hike fuel taxes to start second half of year

Indiana, Montana, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia saw higher diesel tax rates take effect July 1.

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Jump start: Electrified truck concepts come to life, and owner-operators want in

The electrified truck concept has taken on a real life, with players large and small vying for future shares of the Class 8 market. It’s not only large fleets that are placing orders -- owner-operators, too, have shown interest in the emerging technology.

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Diesel prices dip to lowest point of 2017

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.524, the lowest diesel has been since early December. Prices have remained flat throughout 2017, not rising above $2.60 per gallon or falling below $2.53 per gallon until this week.

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Tennessee, California set to raise fuel taxes

Tennessee's diesel tax will increase by 10 cents over the next three years, while California's diesel prices will jump 20 cents later this year.

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Higher diesel taxes coming in California

California legislators last week passed a bill to increase the excise tax on diesel fuel by 20 cents per gallon to help fund a $52 billion infrastructure plan.

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Two fuel-tax measures advancing through state legislatures

A proposal to hike the diesel tax in Tennessee by the governor is tempered by the state's congress, while Utah moves forward on a proposal to change the fuels tax there annually, figured as a percentage of the average price.

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Diesel prices barely budge in first two months of 2017

The average at-pump diesel price in the U.S. has remained within a 4-cent window the entirety of 2017.

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Fuel prices flat so far in 2017

The nation's average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel on Jan. 2 was $2.586, and the average price on Feb. 6 is $2.558 per gallon, the Department of Energy reports.

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Tennessee guv unveils 12-cent diesel tax increas as part of legislative agenda, other states implement hikes

Haslam's "IMPROVE Act" proposed legislation would address a dearth of road funding in the state with the diesel hike and other taxes. Other states have moved in similar directions in lieu of any increase in federal funds for infrastructure.

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