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Record Homes Under Construction Raise Hope of Inventory Boost

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 13:55
U.S. housing starts may have fallen to more than a one-year low in May, but a historic pipeline of homes under construction is seen easing an inventory crunch as those projects come to fruition.

No Diesel Shortages at TA, CEO Jonathan Pertchik Says

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 12:10
TravelCenters of America CEO Jonathan Pertchik said the company has not experienced a shortage of diesel of late amid tight supplies.

House Leaders Schedule Hearings for Fiscal 2023 Transportation Funding Bill

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 12:07
Legislation that would fund the U.S. Department of Transportation’s operations through fiscal 2023 will be considered in committee this month in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ontario Faces Challenges Enforcing Speed Limiter Law

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:00
Challenges in Ontario, Canada, to enforce a truck speed limiter law could portend those that U.S. trucking regulators may face if they implement a speed limiter supplemental proposed rule next year.

FMCSA Could Look to Ontario on Speed Limiter Enforcement

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:00
Challenges in Ontario, Canada, to enforce a truck speed limiter law could portend those that U.S. trucking regulators may face if they implement a speed limiter supplemental proposed rule next year.

Mitch Landrieu Defends Repair Over Building New Roads

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 10:03
President Joe Biden’s point man carrying out the roughly $1 trillion infrastructure law defended the administration’s emphasis on fixing before taking on new expansion as congressional Republicans criticized the policy.

Tesla Increases Prices Up to $6,000 Across Lineup

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 09:36
Tesla Inc. has increased prices across its lineup by as much as $6,000, Electrek reported, as global automakers grapple with surging costs for raw materials, particularly battery components.

Samsara Expands Connected Fleet Technology to Improve Driver Productivity, Boost Safety

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 08:39
SAN FRANCISCO — Fleet technology supplier Samsara is rolling out product updates designed to streamline drivers’ daily routines, mitigate unsafe driving and improve fleet management, marking the latest steps in the company’s mission to make transportation operations more connected.

Ohio, Kentucky Apply for Federal Grant for New Interstate Bridge

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 16:26
Kentucky and Ohio officials are pushing forward to build a companion to the Brent Spence Bridge after both governors recently applied for a $1.66 billion federal mega infrastructure grant to improve the notorious bottlenecked 8-mile freight corridor.

FAA Says Future Planes Will Need to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 16:14
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration proposed June 15 that future planes produce lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions before they can be certified by federal regulators.

Fed Hikes Rates 75 Basis Points, Intensifying Inflation Fight

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 13:23
Federal Reserve officials raised their main interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point — the biggest increase since 1994 — and signaled they will keep hiking aggressively this year, resorting to drastic measures to restrain the rampant inflation they failed to forecast.

ATA's Chris Spear Touts Issues-First Approach to Infrastructure Bill

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 13:10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear praised the bipartisan work that carried a federal infrastructure package across the finish line, and stressed that his group will always put issues ahead of politics

House Transportation Leaders Press Freight Rail Safety

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 12:31
The top Democrats on the House transportation panel highlighted workplace safety concerns across freight rail operations shortly after the Biden administration awarded the industry grants to alleviate supply chain woes.

Biden Tells US Oil Refiners Record Profits ‘Not Acceptable’

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 11:18
President Joe Biden told U.S. oil refiners that unprecedented profit margins are unacceptable and called for “immediate action” to improve capacity as the soaring price of gasoline feeds record inflation and fears of a recession.

May Retail Sales Post Drop as Auto Purchases Plunge

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 10:22
U.S. retail sales fell in May for the first time in five months, restrained by a plunge in vehicle purchases and other big-ticket items, suggesting moderating demand for goods amid decades-high inflation.

Firms Leverage Innovations to Manage Supply Chain Disruptions

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 09:52
CHICAGO — Trucking and logistics leaders said their companies’ investments in technology and more flexible service offerings have paid dividends during the supply chain turbulence of the past few years.

Diesel Crisis Likely to Stay Unfixed by Oil Refining Revival

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 09:46
A wave of new oil refining capacity that’s coming on stream won’t be enough to solve a global shortage of diesel, jet fuel and similar petroleum products.

Railroad, Union Labor Fight Moves Toward Biden Intervention

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 09:32
Major railroads, including Union Pacific Corp. and BNSF Railway Co., and their unions remain at an impasse after a government board ended efforts to mediate a settlement, a move that will likely force President Joe Biden’s administration to intervene and prevent a strike that could cripple an already-strained U.S. supply chain.

CVSA Asks FMCSA to Require Documents for Hemp Transports

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 09:10
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to amend agency regulations to require that interstate transporters of hemp carry a variety of shipping documents to avoid law enforcement uncertainties.

May Trailer Orders at Year’s Low, but Double That of 2021 Period

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 16:16
U.S. trailer orders in May fell to the lowest point this year as they just cleared 18,000.