Some of last week’s top trucking news, by the numbers:
That’s the amount per gallon a proposed piece of legislation would raise the fuel tax. Some trucking groups support the measure as a way to ensure adequate funding for U.S. roadways.
The number of miles it took a special Kenworth T880 to carry the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Minnesota to the Capitol Building. Click here to see a photo gallery of the truck and tree.
The year the new Nicaraguan Canal is expected to open, which could potentially quadruple the amount of freight on the Eastern seaboard. How will the canal impact trucking?
The fuel economy boost International says its new ProStar ES series tractor will see over its 2010 ProStar. The truck was unveiled Friday, Dec. 5.
Truck orders in November topped the 40,000 mark for the second straight month and neared an all-time high. Analysts say fleets are preparing to increase capacity for 2015, as they expect freight to boom.
The number of jobs trucking added in November, joining the more than 300,000 jobs added to the U.S. economy in the month.