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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.

WASHINGTON — Policy initiatives that could improve economic and legal conditions for the trucking industry were raised during a meeting between family-owned stakeholders and lawmakers.

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.

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

Legislation aiming to block efforts designed to prevent the sale of internal combustion engines was recently approved in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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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Doug Nickles Crowned TMCSuperTech Grand Champion

CLEVELAND — Doug Nickles from FedEx Freight earned his first TMCSuperTech grand champion honor at ATA's  Technology & Maintenance Council’s National Technicians Skills Competition.

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