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Capitol Agenda: The Department of Transportation’s Freight Logistics Optimization Works program will unite public and private stakeholders to enable a more resilient freight network. 

Brad Jacobs, the billionaire who founded XPO Logistics, is creating a publicly listed company designed for multiple acquisitions and funded with $1 billion, mostly from Jacobs himself.

Canada Cartage Corp. will buy GTI Group for an undisclosed sum, the company said.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Plastic Express will build a facility near the Port of Savannah in an $80 million project that will create 200 jobs while expanding its operations in the state.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said that a Belgium-based international logistics provider’s subsidiary is expanding its footprint in the state at its Norfolk facility.

Maryland gas station

The national average diesel price fell another 5.4 cents this week to creep ever closer to the $4 mark, according to the Energy Information Administration.

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Illinois 3 Connector Plan Gets Mixed Reception for Freight

Plans for a new highway connector from Illinois 3 in Fairmont City to Illinois 203 in Madison, Ill., are designed to improve traffic flow and help with logistics and industrial development.

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Winterization Process Requires Preparation, Training

From treacherous road conditions to freezing temperatures, even the most conscientious drivers need to exert caution on the roads during the winter.

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In-cab camera

Many fleets have adopted forward- and inward-facing cameras to coach drivers and reduce liability. Now the latest smart camera technology is taking things a step further.

A Samsara camera installation

Video-based safety systems are helping fleets prevent crashes and exonerate drivers, but successful deployment of this technology continues to hinge on driver acceptance.

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Cruise, the self-driving vehicle unit of General Motors, could face a fine for allegedly misleading regulators about an incident in which one of its cars dragged a pedestrian.

Michael Regan at COP28

The Biden administration on Dec. 2 issued a final rule aimed at reducing methane emissions, targeting the U.S. oil and natural gas industry for its role in global warming.

David Turk

The Biden administration may not be able to take full advantage of the recent drop in oil prices as it seeks to refill its depleted crude oil reserve, an Energy Department official said Dec. 4.

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