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  • Task Forces Set Sights on Controlling Corrosion April 17, 2021
    An American Trucking Associations Technology & Maintenance Council task force called for action April 16 to develop best practices to address cab corrosion.
    Connor D. Wolf
  • Sen. Roy Blunt Sees Path to Scaled-Down Infrastructure Deal April 16, 2021
    A senior Republican senator said fees for airports and other infrastructure, along with levies for highways, could be used to fund a bipartisan investment package, amid GOP opposition to the corporate tax hikes proposed by President Joe Biden.
    Bloomberg News
  • J.B. Hunt Reports Q1 Revenue Increased to $2.6B April 16, 2021
    J.B. Hunt Transport Services saw revenue and earnings increase due to strong segment growth during the first quarter of 2021, the company reported April 15.
    Connor D. Wolf
  • Drivers at Grocery Startup Imperfect Foods Vote to Unionize April 16, 2021
    Drivers at grocery delivery startup Imperfect Foods Inc. have voted to unionize, an apparent victory for organized labor as it steps up efforts to make inroads into California’s fast-growing startups. The company said it would challenge the results.
    Josh Eidelson and Deena Shanker
  • Consumer Sentiment Rises Along With Inflation Expectations April 16, 2021
    U.S. consumer sentiment improved in April following another round of fiscal stimulus and as job growth accelerated. At the same time, inflation expectations surged to the highest in nine years.
    Payne Lubbers
  • Home Construction Rebounds in March April 16, 2021
    WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction rebounded strongly in March with home builders recovering from an unusually frigid February that shut down projects.
    Martin Crutsinger
  • Port Manatee Sees Record Container Cargo Business April 16, 2021
    PORT MANATEE, Fla. — In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Port Manatee is experiencing a boom in business with containerized cargo trade increasing nearly 74% in the six months ending March 31, compared to the same period a year earlier.
    James A. Jones Jr.
  • Daimler Profit Tops Estimates as China Leads Sales Recovery April 16, 2021
    Daimler AG reported significantly better first-quarter earnings than analysts expected, driven by strong demand for Mercedes-Benz cars, particularly in China.
    Christoph Rauwald and Peter Vercoe
  • Walmart Invests in Cruise, the GM-Backed Autonomous-Car Startup April 16, 2021
    Walmart is taking an undisclosed stake in Cruise, the autonomous-vehicle technology company that’s majority-owned by General Motors Co.
    Matthew Boyle
  • Transport Topics Radio April 16, 2021
    Transport Topics Radio is a weekly news roundtable airing Saturdays on SiriusXM channel 146 from 1-3 p.m. ET and rebroadcast Saturday nights from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET, and Sundays from noon-2 p.m. ET and 9-11 p.m. ET. Check out this week's lineup.
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  • Buttigieg Promotes Budget for DOT, Touts Infrastructure Plan April 15, 2021
    The Biden administration’s proposal to increase funding for operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation would enhance the flow of commerce and respond to concerns linked to climate change, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told House lawmakers April 15.
    Eugene Mulero
  • Supply Chain Industry Calls on Congress to Pass DRIVE-Safe Act April 15, 2021
    A group of supply chain industry representatives, including trucking leaders, sent a letter to members of Congress on April 14 urging them to pass legislation that would allow truckers under age 21 to drive across state lines.
    Eleanor Lamb
  • TuSimple Raises $1.35 Billion Through IPO April 15, 2021
    Autonomous truck developer TuSimple raised $1.35 billion through its initial public offering, a move that will help fund the company’s push to commercialize self-driving trucks and expand its autonomous freight network across the United States.
    Seth Clevenger
  • In Pandemic-Era First, Driving on US Highways Tops 2019 Levels April 15, 2021
    Here’s the latest sign of the great U.S. gasoline comeback: For the first time since the pandemic started, driving on the nation’s highways is higher than at the same time in 2019.
    Andres Guerra Luz
  • Looking to Hire a ‘Fresh-Faced Veteran’ Maintenance Tech? Good Luck April 15, 2021
    Recruiting military veterans for maintenance positions in trucking fleets’ repair shops is an industry goal, but the prospect of finding and transitioning young vets to become civilian service technicians can be challenging.
    Eric Miller
  • TMC Highlights Big Changes to VMRS Coding System April 15, 2021
    A vehicle maintenance coding system used by repair shops across the trucking industry is receiving an update that has been years in the making, and is also evolving to include the burgeoning electric vehicle segment.
    Connor D. Wolf
  • Ohio DOT Advances 2021 Construction Program April 15, 2021
    The Ohio Department of Transportation has launched its 2021 construction season, which represents an investment of nearly $2 billion.
    Eleanor Lamb
  • Fed Sees Supply Chain Issues Growing Despite Better US Outlook April 15, 2021
    The Federal Reserve is seeing both labor and material shortages mounting across several sectors of the U.S. economy, which may have consumers paying even more for everything from fuel to new homes.
    Payne Lubbers
  • Republicans Seek Broader Curbs on Exports of Chip Tools to China April 15, 2021
    Two Republican lawmakers called for broader American restrictions on the sale of chip-making tools after the U.S. government placed several Chinese supercomputing firms on an export blacklist, saying even tougher rules are needed to prevent the People’s Liberation Army from using sensitive technologies.
    Scott Lanman
  • TMC Plans Closer Look at Mirrorlike Camera Monitor Systems April 15, 2021
    The increasing interest in camera monitor systems has prompted the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations to decide how it can help fleets understand how the systems would best fit into the truck cab environment.
    Roger Gilroy
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