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For the second week in a row, drivers in 2021 are seeing higher diesel prices as the nationwide cost of trucking’s main fuel ticked up, this time 2.6 cents to $2.696.

Paccar Inc. reached a deal with a California technology startup to develop and sell autonomous versions of two of its most popular Class 8 truck models.

The incoming administration is calling on Congress to approve emergency aid for transportation programs as part of a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package.

Malcolm Wilson shared his hopes and plans Jan. 15 for when he becomes the first CEO of a new company splitting from XPO Logistics Inc.

Trucking closed the tumultuous year of 2020 on an upswing, as truck tonnage in December rose a seasonally adjusted 2.3% year-over-year, American Trucking Associations reported.

Ryder System Inc. donated more than $800,000 to the United Way in annual workplace campaign contributions for 2020. The Miami-based company also partnered with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida to create a new supply chain patch program.

The Illinois Trucking Association elected its 2021-2022 officers during the ITA Annual Meeting & Expo in December.

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Janet Yellen, Joe Biden's nomination for Treasury Secretary, arrives for a news conference in Delaware in December 2020. (AP)

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