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Capitol Agenda: Funding leaders in the House will review President Joe Biden's fiscal 2024 budget request for transportation programs on April 20.

Only 10 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will qualify for $7,500 federal tax credits after stricter battery-sourcing rules take effect and render most plug-in models ineligible.

Norfolk Southern says it has completed excavation of the impacted soil underneath the south track at the site of the East Palestine train derailment and will finish restoration of the track in the coming days.

With an approval rating of 2.2 on a 10-point scale in an American Transportation Research Institute study, it’s clear that truck drivers do not hold driver-facing cameras in high regard.

“Diesel demand can act as a leading indicator for broader growth as an early sign that spending by households is waning,” said one expert.

Suhash Harwani of Quest Diagnostics writes: the emerging evidence propels an argument that employers — particularly in the transportation sector — should stay vigilant on drug testing.

State competitions that determine who advances to the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships will kick off the first weekend in March. See the 2023 state-by-state schedule. 

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Diesel Bumps Up 1.8¢ to $4.116 a Gallon

Diesel’s national average price ended its 10-week run of declines by rising 1.8 cents to $4.116 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released April 17.


Tesla Reports Another Fatality Involving Automated Driving

Tesla Inc. disclosed to U.S. regulators another fatal crash involving automated driver-assist systems, bringing its total to 17 since June 2021.

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Double-brokering — when a carrier accepts a load and then illegally re-brokers it to another carrier — is on the rise, costing brokers and carriers millions of dollars.

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