Oil Slips Slightly To Just Over $91 A Barrel
Oil slipped slightly to almost $91 a barrel Monday, but managed to hold on to most of the big gains from the previous session after the U.S. reported better-than-expected jobs growth.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude was down 36 cents at $91.04 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $4.27 on Friday to settle at $91.40 in New York.Read more
Some Drought-Stricken States Lift Trucking Regs for Relief
Governors in some Midwestern states are easing trucking regulations for trucks providing relief to farmers hard-hit by the continuing drought.
The Drought of 2012 continues to hit some of the nation’s most important agricultural regions especially hard, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with more than seven-eighths of the nation’s corn (89%) and soybeans (88%) considered to be within an area experiencing drought.Read more
Carmageddon II’ Scheduled for September
The second 10-mile closure of both directions of the Los Angeles I-405 over the Sepulveda Pass, popularly known as “Carmageddon II,” has been scheduled for Sept. 29-30, when contractors will demolish the remaining side of the Mulholland Bridge.
Motorists throughout the State of California are advised to “plan ahead, avoid the area” to avoid generating extreme congestion in the project area and throughout the greater Los Angeles region.Read more
Common FAQsWe always get common questions about our classes here at America Truck Driving School, so we thought we’d share a few…Read more
Trucking Adds 2,000 Jobs In June
Trucking added 2,000 for-hire jobs in June after adding 7,300 jobs in May. June numbers are up 3.1% from one year ago, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Read more