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Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

Why don't consumers trust autonomous vehicles? Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says it's partly because manufacturers need to do a better job explaining the vehicles' capabilities. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Rhode Island has again topped an advocacy group’s report that evaluates states’ road safety enforcement efforts.

Heartland Express reported lower revenue but higher profits in the fourth quarter of 2018 as the company continues a program to shrink its fleet and re-establish itself as one of the nation’s most efficient truck operators.

Cold storage warehousing company Cloverleaf Cold Storage has entered into an agreement to merge with Zero Mountain Inc., a cold storage warehousing and transportation company serving customers in Arkansas, according to a Jan. 7 press release.

United Parcel Service Inc. is expanding a keyless-entry system for package deliveries at apartment buildings after a successful test in New York and San Francisco.

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