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Pete Buttigieg

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top transportation officer said the infrastructure law and other administration initiatives are helping to improve freight connectivity and highway safety.

The U.S. government’s own scientists on Sept. 21 questioned whether corn-based ethanol is better for the environment than traditional petroleum-based fuels.

A civil jury found in favor of former glider manufacturer Fitzgerald in an $83 million federal tax dispute with the IRS. Federal attorneys haven’t given up on the outcome of the trial.

President Joe Biden ordered federal agencies to continue holding Norfolk Southern accountable for its February derailment in eastern Ohio and appoint a FEMA official to oversee East Palestine’s recovery, but he still stopped short of declaring a disaster.

Kentucky law enforcement is warning of a spike in strategic cargo thefts in a trend that reflects a growing national problem.

Electrify America Director of Energy Services Jigar Shah is in charge of navigating a wide range of rates charged by more than 200 electric utilities in areas where the company has stations.

Stoughton Trailers manufacturing plant

U.S. trailer orders continued to experience year-over-year declines in August, but did post a second straight month of sequential improvements, according to ACT Research.

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Experts: Freight Environment Unlikely to Improve Much Soon

Executives across multiple segments of the trucking industry expect the freight environment to take considerable time to improve substantially.

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The Trucking Industry Tackles Carbon Tracking

As corporate reporting on greenhouse gas emissions becomes commonplace, more shippers will turn to their freight transportation providers for help tracking their carbon footprints.

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Stoughton trailer

When trailer aerodynamics produce better fuel efficiency, the reward for truck fleets can be substantial, and success is measured by miles per gallon.

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Trailer telematics and sensor technol­ogy continue to advance, and providers said they’re offering much more than simple track-and-trace applications.

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