Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation today:
- Wyoming’s Dept. of Transportation is hoping to use a new survey to help guide its construction of a strategic freight plan for the Equality state, notes Oil City magazine.
- KUNC in Colorado offers what it calls a “visual guide” to help everyday motorists identify the oil and gas trucks operating on the Centennial state’s roads.
- Another refuse company is switching its trash trucks over to natural gas, according to The Herald News.
- NBC 5 in Chicago reports that a truck driver says his company forced him to falsify his logbook.
- Now scientists believe plants and trees can absorb more carbon dioxide that previously thought, which is slowing global warming, according to a story in The Telegraph newspaper.
- Forbes reports that Fiat Chrysler’s ambitious stock offering effort didn’t exactly go well this week.
- Debate is growing over whether global oil production cuts may be imminent as prices for crude continue to fall worldwide, notes The Economic Times.
- The Daily Mail reports on the grim results of a 20-year study on marijuana usage; one that found smoking cannabis significantly increases the risk of a vehicle crash.
- Figuring out ways to offer cheaper Internet and wireless data services is getting mired in politics, according to the MIT Technology Review.