Trucking Industry News Update 12/29/16

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Trucking Industry News UpdateTop Stories of 2016

It’s the last trucking industry update for 2016! Check out highlights and recaps from this year from American Trucker, CCJ, FleetOwner, and Heavy Duty Trucking.

Diesel Prices Rise

The average retail diesel price increased 1.3 cents to $2.54 per gallon, the highest price since October 12, 2015, according to the Department of Energy. Read more from American Trucker and Transport Topics.

Diesel Fuel Tax Rates Increase in 2017 in 11 States

11 states are scheduled to increase their fuel tax rates in 2017. Read more from Land Line Magazine.

Schneider National and Daseke Plan to Go Public

Schneider National and Daseke announced plans to take their companies public. Schneider announced a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Also this week, Hennessy, an investment platform company, announced a merger with Daseke, allowing the trucking company to become a public company. Read more from Land Line Magazine.

New Members Named to ATRI Advisory Committee

The American Transportation Research Institute appointed 17 new members to its Research Advisory Committee. Read more from FleetOwner and CCJ.

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