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Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh is leaving the Biden administration, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference of American Trucking Associations has won a favorable judgment in its case against the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and others in a dispute involving chassis choice for carriers that operate at maritime and inland ports.

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a decision that strengthens the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act — one of the nation’s strictest laws regulating the collection and storage of biometrics.

The national average price of diesel slid 8.3 cents to $4.539 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Feb. 6.

The U.S. trade deficit widened to a record last year on a surge in imports as American companies scrambled early on to ensure they had enough merchandise on hand to meet demand.

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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Biden to Tout Infrastructure in State of the Union Address

President Joe Biden recently toured Amtrak’s Northeast corridor to highlight his infrastructure agenda ahead of the State of the Union address Feb. 7. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

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VinFast Cuts About 80 Jobs in North America, Including US CFO

Electric vehicle maker VinFast has cut about 80 jobs in North America, including its U.S. chief financial officer, raising questions about the health of the Vietnamese company ahead of a possible stock listing.

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Carriers Hoping to See Relief After Years of Insurance Premium Increases

Carriers have weathered years of insurance premium increases and may see slight relief in 2023, but insurance providers continue to face inflation, economic pressures and larger verdicts in both average loss and nuclear verdicts.

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