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CARES Act signing

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told Transport Topics during an exclusive interview that her agency stands ready to build on the actions it already has taken to help trucking support the country through the coronavirus crisis.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scaled back her ambitions for Congress’ next coronavirus stimulus package to focus on additional direct payments to individuals and expanded loans to businesses, possibly leaving an $800 billion infrastructure plan and other Democratic priorities for a later bill. (With video)

The Federal Highway Administration on April 3 issued a notice to state departments of transportation that the agency will allow food trucks to operate and sell food at federally funded interstate highway rest areas to support commercial truck drivers during the coronavirus emergency.

Some familiar franchise restaurants are taking steps to provide truck drivers with access to meals and parking while they’re making deliveries to help the nation combat the COVID-19 crisis.

Truckers hauling food are facing delays across the globe in the latest disruption to supply chains snarled by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cummins plant in Seymour, Ind.

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. announced it slashed CEO pay by 50%, cut compensation for directors by 25% and lowered salaries for all other employees in the United States by 10% and 25% — and reduced working hours in response to the impact of COVID-19.

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