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NYC to Impose Vaccine Mandate on Private Sector Employers

NYC to Impose Vaccine Mandate on Private Sector Employers

New York City employers will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers under new rules announced Dec. 6 by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

December 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Biden’s Urgency Belies Infrastructure Rollout Running Into 2030s

Biden’s Urgency Belies Infrastructure Rollout Running Into 2030s

President Joe Biden’s multistate tour to tout a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan is designed to boost Democrats in the midterm elections, but the slow-moving wheels of government won’t allow him to show off many new roads or bridges next year — or even in time for the 2024 presidential election.

Gregory Korte | Bloomberg News
December 6, 2021
Business

Walgreens Said to Explore Sale of U.K. Unit

A pedestrian wearing a protective facemask passes a Boots pharmacy in London

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is exploring a sale of U.K. drugstore chain Boots so it can focus on its North American business, according to a person familiar with the matter, potentially undoing billionaire Stefano Pessina’s 2014 blockbuster transatlantic merger.

Aaron Kirchfeld | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Better Planning, Equipment Maintenance Are Key to Improved Loading Dock Efficiency

Averitt warehouse

In a time when supply chain issues have reached critical mass, trucking and warehouse companies, as well as dock equipment managers, have been searching for solutions for better efficiency.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
December 3, 2021
Government, Business

AASHTO Hands Out Awards for Service

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials honored several individuals with awards for their outstanding service at the organization’s annual meeting.

December 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Musk Says Cybertruck Will Be Able to Drive Diagonally

Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, responded to a tweet speculating about what versions of the Cybertruck will be available for purchase by saying initial production will be of the four-motor variant.

Patrick McHale | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

S.C. Ports Authority Makes $24,000 Food Bank Donation

SC Ports

South Carolina Ports announced a donation of $24,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank to help feed those in the low country region of the state who struggle with hunger.

December 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Ford Sales Tops Again; Poised to Outsell GM’s EVs

The Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Motor Co. claimed it was the best-selling automaker in the U.S. for the third consecutive month in November, a streak it hasn’t achieved since 1974, as it reported a 5.9% year-over-year sales boost for the month.

Jordyn Grzelewski | The Detroit News
December 3, 2021
Logistics

EU Plan Will Classify Food Delivery Workers as Employees

 A food delivery courier for Deliveroo in Paris

As many as 4.1 million people working through food delivery and ride-hailing apps could be reclassified as employees under a forthcoming European Union plan meant to improve gig workers’ labor rights.

December 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

McLane Names Chris Smith to Lead Grocery Unit

McLane driver making delivery

McLane Co. Inc. announced Chris Smith joined the company as president of McLane Grocery, a $33 billion business unit that provides supply chain service to more than 70,000 retail locations.

December 3, 2021
Business, Equipment

Greenbrier Railcar Orders Reach $670 Million in Fiscal Q1

Railcar manufactured at a Greenbrier Cos. subsidiary

The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. announced it received new orders of 6,200 railcars valued at $670 million during the first fiscal quarter that began Sept. 1.

December 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Elon Musk’s Tesla Share Sales Pass $10 Billion

 Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., departs from court for the SolarCity trial in Wilmington, Del., in July.

Elon Musk’s offloading of Tesla Inc. shares surpassed the $10 billion mark as he sold stock in the electric car maker for the fourth consecutive week.

December 3, 2021
Government, Business

Employers Added a Sluggish 210,000 Jobs in November

Folsom Vice Mayor Sarah Aquino wrings out a rag before cleaning a table at Back Bistro in Folsom, Calif.

WASHINGTON — America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

US Unveils New Cyber Mandates for Passenger, Freight Rail Carriers

Railroad

Major passenger and freight railroads will soon be required to report cybersecurity breaches quickly and review how susceptible they are to cyberattack, senior officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Dec. 2.

December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

TCA Selects James Ward as President

The Truckload Carriers Association after a monthslong search announced the selection of James Ward as its new president.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Cares Foundation Tackles Workforce Efforts and More

Chris Spear, John Lex, Darren Hawkins

The Trucking Cares Foundation is exploring ways it can help remedy the extended shortage of truck drivers, technicians and warehouse workers in transportation.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Government

Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Bill to Avert Shutdown

Sen. Patrick Leahy

WASHINGTON — Facing a Dec. 3 funding deadline, Congress averted a partial U.S. government shutdown and passed a stopgap spending measure Dec. 2, and President Joe Biden signed it into law Dec. 3. 

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Home Depot Is Investing to Keep Contractors Happy

Home Depot Facility

Inside an expansive and noisy distribution center just east of Atlanta, Home Depot Inc. is trying to solve a problem that’s plaguing its stores: large orders from pro shoppers.

Jordyn Holman | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021
Government, Business

House Transportation Committee Chairman DeFazio Won’t Seek Re-Election

Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. DeFazio Won’t Seek Re-Election

Soon after Rep. Peter DeFazio announced he would not seek another term in Congress, stakeholders representing nearly every sector in the transportation industry reflected on the longtime congressman’s contributions.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

House Transportation Policymakers Recommend Additional Pipeline Security

Colonial Pipeline

The leaders of the transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives pressed federal agencies to continue their robust response and review of cybersecurity operations months after a cyberattack disrupted a major petroleum pipeline.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021