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President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Transportation pointed to the importance of safely moving people and goods and the new administration’s goal of modernizing the nation’s mobility networks as key areas of focus for him during his Jan. 21 Senate nomination hearing.

The nation’s ports in December posted record or near-record cargo numbers as a surge of imports continued to enter facilities on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

An Inspector General audit has found weaknesses in regulators’ monitoring of medical examiner qualifications and ensuring that truck drivers meet physical qualification standards to safely operate commercial vehicles.

Oil ended a choppy session lower with worsening global coronavirus outbreaks accentuating concerns over a demand rebound.

U.S. Xpress Enterprises CEO Eric Fuller on Jan. 20 detailed the findings of an economic report his company did on the trucking industry.

Ryder System Inc. donated more than $800,000 to the United Way in annual workplace campaign contributions for 2020. The Miami-based company also partnered with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida to create a new supply chain patch program.

The Illinois Trucking Association elected its 2021-2022 officers during the ITA Annual Meeting & Expo in December.

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