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Biden Wants Three-Month Suspension of Gas, Diesel Taxes Biden Wants Three Month Suspension of Gas Diesel Taxes

Biden Wants Three-Month Suspension of Gas, Diesel Taxes

On Wednesday, President Biden called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was greeted with doubts by many lawmakers. The Democratic president also called on states to suspend their own gas taxes or provide similar relief, and he delivered public …

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What About The Driver Shortage? What About The Driver Shortage

What About The Driver Shortage?

The new younger-driver pilot program and other steps to address the truck driver shortage were a key topic during Robin Hutcheson’s nomination hearing on June 8 to be administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Hutcheson currently serves as deputy administrator and acting administrator. She previously served as deputy assistant secretary for safety policy …

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Experts Weigh Impact of Texas Border Bottlenecks Experts Weigh Impact of Texas Border Bottlenecks

Experts Weigh Impact of Texas Border Bottlenecks

Financial reverberations from days’ worth of bottlenecks at the border between Texas and Mexico will be felt for months, trucking and economic experts said. The delays, which choked the border from April 6-15, arose after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the state’s Department of Public Safety to conduct additional vehicle safety inspections in a move …

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Abundant Freight Brings Rise of the Entrepreneurial Carrier Abundant Freight Brings Rise of the Entrepreneurial Carrier

Abundant Freight Brings Rise of the Entrepreneurial Carrier

In a volatile and tight market, it’s crucial for shippers and carriers to have solutions that enhance their access to freight or capacity and strengthen their operations through speed of execution. With abundant freight but a shortage of capacity to move it, drivers have seized on the opportunity and leveraged new tools to bring new …

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For Trucking Companies, Price of Diesel May Be Unsustainable For Trucking Companies Price of Diesel May Be Unsustainable

For Trucking Companies, Price of Diesel May Be Unsustainable

For some small trucking companies that transport supplies and goods across the country while operating on thin margins, the high price of diesel may force them out of the industry, some truck drivers and industry experts said. “I’m in survival mode right now,” said Michigan trucker Tim Smith of how diesel fuel prices are pushing …

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Bill Will Give Tax Credit Up to $7500 For Being Truck Driver Bill Will Give Tax Credit Up to 7500 For Being

Bill Will Give Tax Credit Up to $7500 For Being Truck Driver

On Friday, lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill that would create a tax credit just for truck drivers as a way to attract and retain more drivers in the industry. The Strengthening Supply Chains Through Truck Driver Incentives Act was introduced April 1 by Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA). According to a news release from …

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Black Horse Carriers Closes Wisconsin Terminal DHL Debuts the Electric StreetScooter in the United States

Black Horse Carriers Closes Wisconsin Terminal

An Illinois-based trucking company, Black Horse Carriers, recently closed its Wisconsin terminal eliminating dozens of jobs.  On February 24, the terminal located at 1270 Hickory St. in Pewaukee permanently closed its doors, leaving 68 employees without work. Sixty-one of those people were CDL-A drivers.  According to a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, …

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