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Buttigieg’s USDOT Priorities to Include Climate, Jobs, Safety

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 15:30
An agenda focused on climate change initiatives, expanding the workforce and maintaining safety will be among the priorities for Pete Buttigieg, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to become secretary of transportation.

US Airlines Carry 1 Million Passengers for Third Straight Day

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 13:30
Americans are putting aside health risks and flying in increasing numbers during the Christmas holiday season.

Crossword Puzzle Solution for December 21, 2020

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 12:30
Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in December 21, 2020 print edition.

Maersk Warns of Africa Piracy Risk After Cargo Ship Attacked

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 11:45
A containership owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S was attacked off the West African coast, prompting the company to warn of a rising risk from piracy in the area.

Tesla Slides on First Day of Trading on S&P 500 Index

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 10:15
Tesla Inc. was among the biggest drags on the S&P 500 in its first day of trading on the benchmark.

UK Freight Firms Turn to Planes as Brexit Triggers Truck Jams

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 09:00
Logistics companies including DB Schenker and DSV Panalpina A/S have begun chartering planes to keep U.K. factories supplied with components and avoid snarls in road and sea transport caused by Brexit.

Trucking Faces Transitional Year in 2021

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 08:30
Trucking is entering a year of change as the industry moves past the coronavirus pandemic and adjusts to new practices.

The Year in Charts: Volatility and Resiliency for Trucking

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 08:00
Truck buyers started 2020 in a cautious mood, waiting to see what would happen amid expectations of softening freight demand and overcapacity in the coming year — 2019 had ended as the best Class 8 sales year since 2006. At the same time, the novel coronavirus was drawing closer.

CDC Panel Puts Others Ahead of Truckers for Vaccine Priority

Sun, 12/20/2020 - 23:30
A federal advisory panel recommends that the next round of coronavirus vaccines be given to teachers, first responders, correction officers and grocery store employees, along with people 75 and over. Truckers and other transportation workers would fall into a group behind that group.

Congress Gets Text of $900 Billion Relief Bill Hours Before Vote

Sun, 12/20/2020 - 22:30
The House released the text of a massive 5,593-page package of legislation that combines pandemic relief with a bill to fund government operations just hours before lawmakers were set to cast their votes on Dec. 21.

Virus Relief Bill Includes Direct Payments, Tax Breaks

Sun, 12/20/2020 - 22:30
The House and Senate are set to vote Dec. 21 on $900 billion in pandemic relief aimed at boosting the U.S. economy into the early spring, combined with $1.4 trillion to fund regular government operations for the rest of the fiscal year.

Moderna Vaccine Distribution Begins Via FedEx, UPS

Sun, 12/20/2020 - 10:15
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a McKesson distribution center Dec. 20, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control.