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Positive Drug-Test Rate Up to Seven-Year High, DOT Says 
A new U.S. Department of Transportation drug testing report shows that the overall 2016 lab-reported positive drug test rate for truck drivers and other DOT security-­sensitive employees rose to its highest level since at least 2009, including year-­over-­year increases in three of five drug categories.

May Tonnage Gains 4.8%, Reversing Downward Trend 
Truck tonnage rose 4.8% in May compared with one year ago, the largest year-over-year gain since November 2016, according to the monthly American Trucking Associations index, suggesting that the freight market has tightened in recent weeks.

Pence, Ryan Pledge Legislation on Infrastructure, Tax Reform
WASHINGTON — A simplified tax code for businesses and individuals would incentivize job creation and economic growth for industries such as the freight sector, the country’s vice president and top law- maker in the U.S. House told manufacturers this month.





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Diesel Falls to New Yearly Low of $2.465 a Gallon
The U.S. average retail price of diesel set a new low for the year, falling 2.4 cents to $2.465 a gallon, as oil prices coasted along near $43 a barrel, venturing deeper into a bear market, experts said.

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs
Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them “the talk.”

Eno Center for Transportation Re-elects Mineta and Welcomes New Board Member
The Board of the Eno Center for Transportation announced the re-election of former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta to its membership.


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