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Present conditions signal the bottom of the pandemic’s vertiginous drawdown of the freight market, trucking industry observers said. But other economic conditions, in place earlier in 2019 and 2020, remain as a potential drag.

Trucking companies have been nimble in adopting changes to their operations both on the road and in the office as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, industry executives said.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden suggests investing heavily in the nation's surface transportation system would avoid potential disruptions and contribute to restoring parts of the economy. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

The nationwide average price of diesel fuel increased by about half a penny, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported May 26, ending a streak of 19 consecutive weekly price decreases.

Boeing Co. unveiled the first and deepest of its planned job cuts, saying it would notify 6,770 employees in the U.S. this week that their positions would be eliminated.

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Team photo of competitors at Florida's 2019 truck driving championships

Despite the cancellation of the national competition, states remain free to make an independent decision regarding their own event. Here's the schedule as we know it.

Robert Sturgeon, Lucky Whitehead and RC Sturgeon

Canadian Football League player Lucky Whitehead pulled his pickup truck, which sparked a friendly competition and led to a tractor-pull challenge.

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Norfolk Southern train

Positive train control technology is either in advanced field testing or operational on 98% of the required route miles mandated by Congress, according to an assessment.

A Zoox autonomous car takes a test drive in November 2019 in San Francisco.

Amazon Buying Zoox May Save $20 Billion, Put Tesla on Its Heels

Amazon .com Inc.’s talks to buy driverless vehicle startup Zoox Inc. has analysts speculating the deal could save the e-commerce giant tens of billions a year and put auto, parcel and ride-booking companies on their heels.


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