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NLRB Finds Elon Musk Tweet Violated Labor Law

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 12:45
DETROIT — Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tweeted his way into trouble with another federal agency, this time the National Labor Relations Board.

VW Seeks Damages From Former Execs for Diesel Scandal

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 12:15
BERLIN — Volkswagen is seeking damages from two former top executives for their role in the diesel emissions scandal that cost the German automaker billions of euros and a hefty dent in its reputation. Acquires Automated Onboarding Service RMIS

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 11:30 has acquired the automated onboarding and monitoring provider Registry Monitoring Insurance Services, the load board operator announced March 22.

Consumer Sentiment Climbs as Virus Restrictions Ease

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 11:00
Consumer sentiment continued to improve in late March to a one-year high as more Americans got coronavirus vaccinations and business restrictions eased in many states.

NYC-N.J. Tunnel Plan Has ‘Sense of Urgency,’ Buttigieg Says

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 10:15
The Biden administration is prioritizing the Gateway rail tunnel project between New York City and New Jersey with urgency because of its “national significance” to the economy, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told lawmakers.

Blocked Suez Canal Compounds Stress to Supply Chains

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 10:00
Dislodging the container vessel blocking the Suez Canal will take until at least March 31, a longer effort than initially feared that will amplify the disruption to global supply chains for everything from oil to grains to cars.

Carriers Provide Resources to Help Drivers Get Vaccinated

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 09:15
Trucking companies are taking steps to help ensure their drivers, and support staff, can get the coronavirus vaccine in a bid to minimize workplace disruptions.

Senate Extends PPP Deadline by Two Months

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 15:45
WASHINGTON — The Senate on March 25 passed a bill to extend the deadline for business owners to apply for forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, giving applicants two more months to apply for federal aid. The vote was 92-7.

Secretary Buttigieg Promotes Transformative Infrastructure Plan

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 15:45
The Biden administration is ready to engage with Congress to improve the flow of freight and commuters by modernizing the country’s mobility networks, the nation’s top transportation official told a U.S. House panel March 25.

Infrastructure Plan Coming March 31, Biden Says

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 15:30
President Joe Biden said he will unveil his long-term economic rejuvenation plan March 31, promising a new “paradigm” for the middle class and a major ramp-up in investment and infrastructure spending that will strengthen the U.S. position against China.

Mississippi Transportation Commission Issues 11 Contract Awards

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 15:00
The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for 11 infrastructure projects throughout the state.

Wisconsin DOT Issues Grant to Support Business Expansions in Fitchburg

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 14:15
Wisconsin officials recently announced a $1 million grant has been awarded to support a road construction project in Fitchburg, which is located six miles south of Madison.

Oil Lobby Backs Carbon Fee as Substitute for Regulation

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 14:15
The American Petroleum Institute board voted March 25 to endorse putting a tax or other price on carbon dioxide emissions, a shift for the oil industry that could influence the Biden administration’s plans for a governmentwide assault on global warming.

Mack Announces Incentives Available for Electric Refuse Truck

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 12:45
Mack Trucks announced the Mack LR Electric model, the OEM’s first fully electric refuse vehicle, is eligible for multiple incentive packages in the United States and Canada.

More Trucking Companies Leverage Pay to Attract Drivers

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 12:45
Trucking companies are continuing to boost compensation packages as the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing driver shortage intensify the challenges of keeping seats filled behind the wheel.

Canada’s Carbon Tax Upheld by Top Court, Cementing Green Agenda

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 11:45
Canada’s efforts to combat climate change scored a major victory after the country’s top court ruled that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon tax is constitutional

Coalition Asks Biden Administration to Reduce Truck Emissions by Fall 2022

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:45
A wide-ranging coalition of business, science and environmental groups is calling on the Biden administration to within the next 18 months set “multi-pollutant climate and clean air standards” that will eliminate particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions from new freight trucks and buses.

Waymo Provides Look Inside Self-Driving Truck Testing

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:15
Autonomous vehicle developer Waymo offered a look inside the day-to-day testing of its self-driving trucks on public roads through a virtual ride-along event for members of the press.

Government Revises Q4 GDP Up Slightly to 4.3%

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:45
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 4.3% in the final three months of 2020, slightly faster than previously estimated.

Jobless Claims Fall to 684,000, Fewest Since Pandemic

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:30
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign that the economy is improving.