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Leaving aside the still-high price of diesel, a backlog in new trucks and a difficulty in finding younger drivers could mean an already-stressed industry will remain that way for months, and possibly even years.
The department of transportation is asking for the public to comment on plans to add the charging stations.
The national median gas price set a record last week, topping $5 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association, though it has since dropped below that mark.
One cyclist was killed in North Dakota on a state highway near Jamestown, another on Interstate 29 in South Dakota.

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Services will be affected.
Fargo may get 1 to 3 inches of snow with winds up to 40 mph on Thursday but intense snow has ended in many parts of the state
CP transports grain, ethanol, potash and crude oil across Canada and the Midwest, and services grain elevators across North Dakota and Minnesota.
After failing to reach an agreement with unionized workers in negotiations this week, CP has announced its plan to lock out employees on Sunday, March 20, unless an agreement is reached.
Oil prices jumped on the news, with Benchmark Brent crude for May climbing by 5.4% to $129.91 a barrel.
The agreement was reached with Jefferson Lines over a complaint that a driver refused to give a passenger using a walker access to the bus lift.

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Amid the fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the national average hit $4.104 per gallon. Still, according to a federal inflation calculator, $4.10 in early 2008 would be well above $5 today.
The Department of Transportation was considering canceling a study into the multi-trailer truck platoons sometimes called "road trains" after struggling to attract trucking industry participants.
More than two-thirds of the $511 billion in goods traded annually between Canada and the United States travels on roads.

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