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Construction on the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge in Texas is photographed on April 2. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News)

Senior Senate Republicans offered a $568 billion counter to President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion jobs package April 22, one that’s focused on more traditional infrastructure like roads and bridges and doesn’t have the corporate tax hikes that Democrats are seeking.

C.R. England is implementing the largest overall percentage driver-pay increase in its history, the carrier announced April 22.

Mullen Group nearly tripled its earnings but saw revenue decline in the first quarter as growth was hindered by Canada’s slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legislation that would modernize the country’s surface transportation operations, with attention to trucking policy, is expected to reach a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives next month.

Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric announced the opening in Portland, Ore., of what they called the first-of-its-kind heavy-duty electric truck charging site.

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association announced last month that Richard Steele has been appointed to serve as the new head of ICHCA International.

Premier Truck Group and Universal Technical Institute announced April 1 that the inaugural class for their veteran-oriented truck technician program has graduated.

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Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. saw year-over-year improvements for earnings and revenue during the first quarter, the truckload carrier reported April 21.

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Volvo Group Sees More Risk From ‘Unstable’ Chip Supply Chain

Volvo Group said it may see further disruption from the semiconductor shortage that has forced the truck maker to idle plants, potentially hobbling a recovery that has seen orders more than double.

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