Government, Fuel

Biofuel Trade Groups Express Concerns About Future of Renewable Fuel Standard Program

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Members of biofuel and gasoline trade organizations alike told members of a House subcommittee that they have concerns about the future of advanced biofuels under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard program. Some want fixes to the program, while others want it to go away.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Mnuchin’s Silence Signals His Displeasure With Trump’s Trade War

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is signaling his displeasure with President Donald Trump’s trade war with China by saying nothing at all.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NY Proposes Grant of Up to $21 Million for Inland Port

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — State transportation officials have agreed to provide up to $21 million to transform the DeWitt rail yard owned by CSX Corp. into an intermodal cargo facility to ship containers to and from ocean ports.

June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE Gives Kansas C on Infrastructure Report Card

Kansas Bridge The Rainbow Curve Bridge in Kansas. (Getty Images)

Kansas’ infrastructure has improved slightly, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ most recent report card.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Pares Losses for Full-Year 2017

Roadrunner Transportation Systems (Roadrunner Transportation Systems via Facebook)

Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported a net loss of $91.2 million for full-year 2017 compared with a loss of $360.3 million in 2016. The diluted loss per share was $2.37 for 2017 compared with a diluted loss per share of $9.40 for 2016.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Global Auto Sector Likely to Feel Effects of Tariffs

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Over the past three decades, the global auto industry has gotten, well, more global. Manufacturers built scores of factories outside their home countries to reduce exposure to currency swings, take advantage of cheaper labor and manufacture cars closer to buyers.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Lehigh Valley Planners Target Tractor-Trailer Parking as E-Commerce Surges


While the growing presence of tractor-trailers has been a complaint of Lehigh Valley, Pa., residents in recent years, local planners are concerned with the one place they’re not seeing them — designated truck parking spots.

Tom Shortell | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Editorial: Hot Topics for Summer’s Swelter

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would provide relief for truckers from some hours-of-service rules. With it, both houses of Congress are now circulating legislation that targets change to HOS regulations, adding to a flurry of trucking-related activity taking place on Capitol Hill.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

HOS Flexibility Provided Under House Bill

A truck hauling cattle Cattle Haulers of America via YouTube

Legislation that would provide hours-of-service flexibility for certain truckers as a way to promote highway safety and boost the economy was introduced June 21 by a bipartisan group of U.S. House lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

FedEx, UPS Say Local Sick-Pay Laws Don’t Apply to Them

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Fed up with state and local laws that require private employers to offer paid sick days, the airlines and railroads have filed suit, claiming that the interstate nature of their businesses should make them exempt.

Jeff Green | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2018