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FMCSA has not designed sufficient controls to help ensure that complaints posted on the agency’s database website are reviewed, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

A government shutdown would have a cascading economic effect, beginning mildly and deepening over time as many go without pay and consumer uncertainty grows over Washington’s dysfunction.

For the first time in 14 years, travelers will pay more on the New York State Thruway starting in January followed by another rate hike in 2027 due to revenue needs for aging infrastructure.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 22 vetoed a bill that for five years would have banned autonomous trucks from being tested on public roads in the state without drivers in the cab.

President Joe Biden joined United Auto Workers strikers on the picket line in Michigan Sept. 26 in a show of support for organized labor apparently unparalleled in presidential history.

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

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The U.S. is on track for an Oct. 1 government shutdown despite incremental progress late Sept. 26 in the House and Senate on rival spending bills.

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Diesel Price Drops 4.7¢ to $4.586 a Gallon

The national average diesel price paused from its recent surge, falling back 4.7 cents to settle at $4.586 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Sept. 25.

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Freight Brokers Adjust as Market Power Swings to Shippers

Throughout the pandemic-influenced years of 2020 through 2022, third-party logistics providers and freight brokers assuaged shippers by simply locating a truck for their freight.

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The Federal Trade Commission sued Inc. in a long-anticipated antitrust case, accusing the e-commerce giant of monopolizing online marketplace services.

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WASHINGTON — When the clock strikes midnight Oct. 1, the federal government is bound to experience a partial shutdown if Congress doesn’t sign off on legislation that would do otherwise.

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A group of senators is renewing calls for a floor vote on legislation meant to improve safety across freight rail networks.

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