Trucking Industry News Update 12/22/16

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Trucking Industry Helps Lay Wreaths to Honor VeteransApex Trucking News Update

Over 150 trucking companies helped transport more than 1.2 million wreaths across the nation at the annual Wreaths Across America event on December 17. Read more from CCJ and Transport Topics.

Truck Tonnage Jumps 8.2%

The for-hire truck tonnage index jumped 8.2% in November after dropping 0.3% in October. Read more from The Trucker and Heavy Duty Trucking.

Diesel Prices Increase to $2.527

The average retail diesel price increased 3.4 cents to $2.527 per gallon, the highest price since October 19, 2015, according to the Department of Energy. Read more from American Trucker, and Land Line Magazine.

Drivers Need to Retake DOT Physical

About 6,600 truck drivers who got their medical certificate from Dr. Anthony Lefteris will need to be re-examined by a FMCSA certified medical examiner. Dr. Lefteris, who operated out of a Petro in Atlanta, faces multiple counts after submitting false information to the DOT. Read more from Overdrive Magazine and Land Line Magazine.

EPA Working on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency said it is beginning work on a proposed rule to set standards to reduce nitrous oxide diesel emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines beginning in model year 2024. Read more from Heavy Duty Trucking and Transport Topics.

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