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As COVID-19 spread across the country and the number of cases began to spike, some trucking companies and truck dealers made significant operational changes in their maintenance shops to prevent exposure to the virus.

Daimler AG celebrated a 25-year milestone for its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter model, which began production in 1995, and whose roots go back 40 years to the company’s initial array of small cargo vehicles in various shapes.

A multiyear bill with the aim of enhancing funding and safety for freight and commuter programs was unveiled by House Democrats on June 3.

The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers faster than economists had predicted.

President Donald Trump’s promise that his phase one trade deal with China would provide a $36.5 billion election-year bonanza for his rural base was always a stretch. Now it looks like it may never be fulfilled.

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The spread of the coronavirus in the United States was having an impact on travel, business, the economy and many other aspects of American life. Here are some images of that impact. 

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.

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Oil headed for a sixth weekly gain after OPEC+ reached a tentative agreement to prolong its record production cuts and U.S. jobs data was better than expected.

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DOT Finalizes Transportation Self-Governance Program for Tribes

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a final rule to create the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program.

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