Trucking Industry News Update 1/6/17

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Diesel Prices Continue to ClimbTrucking Industry News Update

The average retail diesel price increased 4.6 cents to $2.586 per gallon, the highest price since August 17, 2015, according to the Department of Energy. Read more from American Trucker and Transport Topics.

Amazon Files Patent for Airborne Warehouses

Amazon.com filed for a patent for “airborne fulfillment centers” to store drones that deliver products to its customers. Read more from Inc. and Heavy Duty Trucking.

Nomination Hearing Set for Trump’s DOT Pick

The nomination hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao, is Wednesday, January 11. Read more from Land Line Magazine and The Hill.

UPS Prepares for “National Returns Day”

UPS expects to deliver 1.3 million returned packages to retailers on January 5, also known as “National Returns Day.” Read more from Transport Topics and Heavy Duty Trucking.

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