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Navistar to Close 125-Acre Melrose Park, Ill., Facility

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:15
Navistar International Corp. announced it approved a plan to sell its facility in Melrose Park, Ill.

Oil Slumps on Dollar Strength, Cooling Consumer Sentiment

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 15:15
Oil slid by the most in three weeks as a stronger dollar and weak U.S. economic data stoked concerns over an economic rebound.

Ryder Donates to United Way, Partners With Girl Scouts

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:45
Ryder System Inc. donated more than $800,000 to the United Way in annual workplace campaign contributions for 2020. The Miami-based company also partnered with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida to create a new supply chain patch program.

Illinois Trucking Association Elects New Officers

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:15
The Illinois Trucking Association elected its 2021-2022 officers during the ITA Annual Meeting & Expo in December.

FedEx Adds New Fee for Big Shippers, Fueled by E-Commerce

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:00
FedEx Corp. plans to add a new surcharge for its largest customers, citing higher pandemic-related costs and indicating that robust demand continues to give couriers considerable power to dictate prices.

Transportation Stakeholders Urge Infrastructure Plan Passage by July 4

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:15
By July 4, Congress should pass comprehensive legislation that rehabilitates highway programs, modernizes freight corridors and tackles climate change concerns, nearly 200 stakeholders said in a message to federal lawmakers.

Trump Aims to End Ethanol Warning Labels in Biofuel Policy Blitz

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:15
The Trump administration advanced a flurry of biofuel policy proposals Jan. 15, including plans that could help ethanol producers sell more of the corn-based fuel.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Local Infrastructure Funding

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:00
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recently announced funding to support 27 road and bridge projects at the city and county level.

FMCSA Names Members of Commercial Driver Panel for Advisory Committee

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:00
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the members of its recently formed commercial driver panel, which will contribute to the agency’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

Court Upholds FMCSA Exemption of Trucking From California Rest Break Rules

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:45
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s determination that motor carriers are exempt from California’s stringent meal-and-rest-break rules.

Amazon Keeps Buying Jets to Move Closer to 30-Minute Delivery Dream

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:45
Amazon .com Inc. can’t meet its one- and two-day shipping pledge to customers without an ever-expanding fleet of pricey jets.

Nevada DOT Presses On With Reno Spaghetti Bowl Project

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:45
The Nevada Department of Transportation is advancing construction for its project to renovate an interstate network in Reno known as the Spaghetti Bowl, which carries 260,000 vehicles per day.

Consumer Sentiment Posts Moderate Pullback in January

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:15
U.S. consumer sentiment cooled more than forecast in January, adding to signs consumers may be growing less optimistic as vaccinations roll out amid soaring new infections.

Manufacturing Output Rose More Than Forecast in December

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:00
Production at U.S. manufacturers increased in December by more than projected, marking an eighth straight month of gains as steady yet more moderate demand growth and lean inventories continue to power the sector’s recovery.

FMCSA Proposes Pilot Program to Study Splitting Sleeper Berth Time

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 17:00
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a new pilot program that would give truck drivers more flexibility with splitting up time in the sleeper berth.

Biden to Unveil $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Package in Political Test

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:30
President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 14 will unveil a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, according to two people familiar with the matter, setting up his first legislative test in the face of a split U.S. Senate and a deteriorating economy.

New President, Congress to Find Bipartisanship With Infrastructure, Lawmakers Say

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 14:15
A number of lawmakers and transportation stakeholders express optimism about the potential for advancing various infrastructure funding initiatives this year.

ATA Donation to Army Museum Shows Industry’s Commitment to Military, Spear Says

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:30
The trucking industry is lending its support to the new National Museum of the United States Army.

NACFE Plans Run on Less-Electric Event in September

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:00
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced plans for Run on Less-Electric, a technology demonstration of a variety of battery-electric trucks in everyday operation.

NHTSA Eyes Exemptions From Some Safety Rules for Self-Driving Cars

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:00
President Donald Trump’s administration is moving to update federal motor vehicle safety standards to exempt self-driving cars from crashworthiness standards that are applied to cars operated by humans.

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