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The trucking industry collectively moved 11.84 billion tons of freight in 2019, according to American Trucking Associations’ annual data compendium — ATA American Trucking Trends 2020 — which was released July 13. That figure is a 3% year-over-year increase from 2018’s 11.49 tons of freight.

Joe Biden unveiled plans July 14 to spend $2 trillion galvanizing a clean energy economy, with ambitions to spur millions of union jobs building the wind turbines, sustainable homes and electric vehicles needed to rapidly throttle U.S. greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change.

Billionaire Manuel “Matty” Moroun died July 12 of congestive heart failure, following a lucrative, decadeslong business career marked by his ownership of the iconic Ambassador Bridge and his knack for generating high-profile controversy. He was 93.

U.S. consumer prices increased 0.6% in June, after three months of declines, with a big jump in gasoline prices accounting for over half of the gain.

OPEC expects demand for its crude oil to rebound sharply next year, surpassing levels seen before the coronavirus crisis, as rival producers struggle to revive output.

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Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

Jack Mahar, 5, set up a free refreshment stop for delivery drivers

As America grapples with the coronavirus and daily life is altered, the nation's truck drivers are among those who are risking their personal health and doing the hard work to keep products moving. And their effort is being recognized. Here are some examples.

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  • Annual rankings provide an indispensable overview of the largest for-hire carriers in North America, along with timely analysis of trends shaping the industry.

  • A unique ranking of the third-party logistics companies in North America includes listings of the largest freight brokerage firms, freight forwarders, warehouse operators and dedicated contract carriage service providers.

  • Key data on revenue and freight assets for the 50 largest global freight carriers.

  • Beverage and food service fleets dominate the top spots in this comprehensive rundown of private carriers in North America, ranked by number of tractors.

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FMCSA Extends Emergency Relief Declaration to Aug. 14

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration again extended its emergency relief declaration for truckers directly assisting with coronavirus-related efforts, this time to Aug. 14.

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