Author: Amanda Hook

Trucking: Wholesale Prices in US Climb More Than Forecast in March

U.S. wholesale prices advanced in March by more than forecast, reflecting broad increases in the costs of services and goods, a Labor Department report showed April 10 in Washington.  Read more here.

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Trucking: ITS America’s New Board Members Include State DOT Representation

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America has elected several representatives from state departments of transportation to its board of directors.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Celadon, facing SEC investigation, says $200-$250M discrepancy in income reported for recent years

One of the country’s largest trucking firms has notified its shareholders that its reported profit for the prior four fiscal years could be as much as $250 million less than previous financial documents showed. Celadon Group (No. 31, CCJ Top 250) said Tuesday that it will reissue financial documents for fiscal years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 after an internal investigation revealed errors in its earnings filings.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump Warns He’ll Dump NAFTA if Mexico Doesn’t Stop Drug Flows

President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn’t stop people and drugs from flowing into the United States from Central America.  Read more here.

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Trucking: FMCSA seeking input on regs to help deployment of autonomous trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for public comments on existing regulations that could be updated, modified or removed to help usher in autonomous trucks, or automated driving systems (ADS) as they are referred to in a Federal Register notice published last week.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump Slaps Tariffs on $50 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

President Donald Trump took his boldest step to level the economic playing field with China, ordering sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods in a move that could escalate already tense trade relations between the world’s two biggest economies.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Special report: Day of reckoning in driver shortage saga

Anyone following the driver shortage saga for the last three decades might think trucking has been crying wolf. After all, with each economic uptick since at least 1998 has come panic over the lack of drivers. And yet freight virtually always gets delivered, and store shelves are only empty when snow threatens south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump to Promote Infrastructure Plan as Lawmakers Seek Funding

The White House says Donald Trump will campaign to pass legislation this year to upgrade roads, bridges and other public works, as members of Congress from both parties say it will only happen with a push from the president.   Read more here.

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Trucking: Business Groups Say Time Is Now to Increase Gas Tax for Roads

The largest U.S. business lobby and the trucking industry joined forces to urge skeptical lawmakers to increase federal fuel taxes for the first time in a quarter century to raise money for crumbling roads and bridges.  Read more here.

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Trucking: ATA president addresses workforce development, infrastructure at TMC

The trucking industryemploys 7.4 million Americans, including 3.5 million drivers. ‘Truck driver’ is the No. 1 occupation in 29 states and one out of every 16 jobs in the country. But it won’t be enough to keep up with the growing demands being placed on the trucking industry, said Chris Spear, American Trucking Associations president and CEO, during a town hall address to fleet maintenance executives and industry suppliers at the 2018 ATA Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.  Read more here.

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