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Illinois DOT Explores Initiatives to Reduce Bridge Strikes

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:30
The Illinois Department of Transportation is pursuing two pilot initiatives meant to reduce bridge strikes by large trucks.

States to Compete for 10 Biggest Bridge Fixes

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 15:30
The Biden administration plans to have states compete for a slice of the proposed $2.25 trillion infrastructure-and-jobs program that’s dedicated to fixing 10 unnamed bridges that are seen as economically important.

US Forecasts Highest Summer Fuel Prices Since 2018

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:30
Drivers eager to get back on the road more than a year into the pandemic will face the highest summer gasoline prices since 2018, according to a U.S. government report.

NACFE to Monitor Downtime in Run on Less — Electric

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:00
As the North American Council for Freight Efficiency prepares for its Run on Less — Electric demonstration in September, it expects vehicle downtime likely to be factor and something to chart.

GM to Build Electric Pickup at Detroit Plant

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 12:30
General Motors Co. is about to enter the electric-pickup battle, announcing April 6 that it will build a battery-powered Chevrolet Silverado model at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant.

Canada May Run Out of Warehouse Space This Year

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 11:00
Canada is in danger of running out of warehouse space by the end of the year, thanks to the boom in e-commerce sparked by the pandemic.

Automakers Want Aid for Car-Grade US Chip Production

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:30
Automakers want a portion of the money Congress approved for addressing the global semiconductor shortage to be reserved for vehicle-grade chips — warning of a potential 1.3 million shortfall in car and light-duty truck production in the U.S. this year.

Tesla’s Blowout Deliveries Lift Shares Even as Smaller Peers Lag

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:15
Tesla Inc. first-quarter delivery numbers blew past analysts’ estimates, helping the stock fend off a slide in the broader electric vehicle industry amid growing skepticism about the future of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill.

Suez Canal Traffic Briefly Stopped as Oil Tanker Loses Power

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:00
Traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal was briefly halted April 6, just two weeks after a giant containership ran aground and blocked the waterway that’s vital for global trade.

New Samsara Service Helps Carriers Compare to Industry

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 09:15
Samsara launched a new service aimed at helping carriers identify areas for improvement by revealing industry benchmarks, the company announced April 6.

ATA, Insurance Groups Vow to Tackle Towing Fraud, Staged Accidents

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 09:15
American Trucking Associations, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association and the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud have announced a plan to combine their resources to pursue legislation to tackle two of trucking’s biggest problems — towing fraud and staged accidents.

TMC Spring Meeting to be Virtual; Exhibition Live in September

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 08:30
American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting is being reconfigured this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Does Your Business Belong on Our List of Top 100 For-Hire Companies?

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 08:00
Think your company deserves a spot on our prestigious 2021 For-Hire Carriers rankings?

Diesel Slips 1.7¢ to $3.144 in Second Straight Drop

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 17:45
The national average price of diesel dipped 1.7 cents to $3.144 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released April 5.

Kenworth Launches Wide-Cab Medium-Duty Range

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 17:30
PHOENIX — After a model life of nearly 30 years, Kenworth is updating its Class 5 medium-duty vehicles through Class 8, with the introduction of four all-new models: the T180, T280, T380 and T480.

Amazon Violated Law in Firing Employee Activists, NLRB Says

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 15:45
Amazon .com Inc. violated labor law when it fired two high-profile internal critics last year, the National Labor Relations Board’s prosecutors have found.

Jon Eisen Becomes Director of ATA-Affiliated IMCC

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 15:15
American Trucking Associations has hired Jon Eisen to serve as director of the Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference.

Wynonna Judd to Headline First Virtual Concert Benefiting SCF

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 14:45
The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund announced March 29 that country music singer Wynonna Judd will headline its first virtual benefit concert.

Top Democrats Float Alternative to Biden’s Corporate-Tax Plan

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 14:00
Three top Senate Democrats released a proposal to overhaul the U.S. international tax system that could shape the outcome of the global tax revamp that the White House is pursuing to fund infrastructure spending.

Crossword Puzzle Solution for April 5, 2021

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 12:30
Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the April 5, 2021 print edition.