Here are five things worth knowing today:
1. While the House and Senate try to come up with a compromise highway bill, safety advocates have not given up their hopes that a final bill will deny teens as young as 18 from driving big rigs in interstate commerce. The Hill details their fight.
2. Executives, truck drivers and owners of some of New York City’s largest fuel oil companies have been arrested for allegedly rigging trucks to shortchange heating oil customers. DNAinfo has the story.
3. Want good gas mileage in your pickup? Then the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, or its twin GMC Canyon, diesel may be your choice. According to Automotive Magazine, the model has been tested and rated by EPA to get 31 mpg on the highway. Read more about it.
4. Congress may not be able to pass a gas tax hike, but Michigan has become the latest state to do so, as Gov. Rick Synder signed into a law a 7.3 cents per gallon hike, nearly the tax nearly 50%, says the Hill.
5. A New York startup offering an app to help match trucks and drivers with available with freight has just received a $12 million influx of cash, says Tech Crunch.