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LAS VEGAS – Daimler Truck North America CEO John O’Leary said charging infrastructure is the key issue limiting further expansion of electric vehicle growth in the trucking industry, and believes his company could be selling more EVs if infrastructure build-out was easier and happening more rapidly.

FedEx Corp. is rolling out a new system for evaluating its delivery contractors that rank them like Olympic medal winners.

UPS Inc. announced it beat expectations for fourth-quarter adjusted profit, as it prioritized shipments of high-margin packages.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has denied a petition filed by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance asking regulators to drop a requirement for trucks and trailers to display a legible certification label on their rear impact guards.

Amazon violated federal labor law as part of its efforts to resist unionization at two facilities in New York City, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled.

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Economy Still Shows Signs of Slow, Steady Growth

Even with a stronger-than-expected 2.9% fourth quarter increase in gross domestic product, two  prominent freight transportation economists say the threat of a recession will persist this year.

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Rep. Rick Crawford to Oversee Highways Amid Supply Chain Oversight

The House panel tasked with monitoring the nation’s highways has a new leader in Rep. Rick Crawford at a time when Republicans prepare to review the Biden White House’s supply chain policies. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

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2023 State Truck Driving Championships Schedule

State competitions that determine who advances to the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships will kick off the first weekend in March. See the 2023 state-by-state schedule. 

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President Joe Biden kicked off a project to replace a 150-year-old Baltimore rail tunnel that’s slowing train traffic along the Northeast Corridor.

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