OPEC+ and Biden’s Proposed Oil Prices Cap

Oil prices dropped Thursday to a near 6-month low, their weakest levels since prior to the Russia invasion on Ukraine. This was largely due to the concerning economic weakness in the United States and to Europe decreasing demand, but then prices seesawed as the market tightened supply. The demand outlook remains cloudy for the foreseeable […]

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Gas Prices Soar: Pain at the Pump Continues

The price of gas and diesel has reached an all-time high today. According to AAA, the national average for regular unleaded is $4.91 a gallon, and $5.68 a gallon for diesel. Over the past week, the national average price of regular unleaded has increased 29 cents a gallon, and the national average of diesel has […]

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49 Miles Per Gallon by 2026

On April 1st, the U.S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the new fuel economy standard for 2026, which undid the standards enacted under the Trump administration. This new standard will make vehicles more fuel-efficient, decrease oil consumption, decrease the impact fluctuating oil markets have on consumer wallets, and reduce transportation emissions.

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Pennsylvania Bridge Collapse Highlights Biden’s Infrastructure Bill

On November 6, 2021, Congress passed The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal with a goal for rebuilding American roads, bridges, and railways, greater access to clean drinking water, ensuring access to high-speed internet, taking on climate change, availability of more electric vehicle charging stations, and advance in environmental justice. The legislation plans to make improvements to all […]

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Truck Drivers Exempt from Vaccine Mandate

The Biden administration is implementing a vaccine mandate or weekly testing for businesses with at least 100 employees starting January 4, 2022. With the trucking industry and Republican lawmakers warning that the vaccine and testing mandates could further hamper the delivery of goods. The Biden administration excluded single cab truck drivers from this mandate, pushing […]

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Southern Beltway Arrives

On October 15th, the Southern Beltway a 19-mile-long stretch connecting Interstate 79 at the Washington-Allegheny County line to the Pittsburgh International Airport is set to open. Turnpike officials said the Southern Beltway cost around $900 million to build and took several decades to plan and about 8 years of road work to complete.

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Happy National Driver Appreciation Week!

Yesterday kicked off the start of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, running from September 12th through the 18th. This week provides the trucking industry an opportunity to recognize its efforts over the past 18 months. When everyone stayed home at the start of the pandemic, truck drivers were the ones that kept their foot on […]

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