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Navistar to Close 125-Acre Melrose Park, Ill., Facility

Navistar headquarters Navistar's headquarters in Lisle, Ill. Navistar's facility in Melrose Park, Ill., was used to manufacture Navistar’s 9- and 10-liter N-Series engines, mainly for Classes 6 and 7 trucks and buses. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

Navistar International Corp. announced it approved a plan to sell its facility in Melrose Park, Ill.

January 15, 2021
Business, Fuel

Oil Slumps on Dollar Strength, Cooling Consumer Sentiment

Emissions rise from an oil refinery in Norco, La., in June 2020. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) Emissions rise from a refinery in Norco, La., in June 2020. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Oil slid by the most in three weeks as a stronger dollar and weak U.S. economic data stoked concerns over an economic rebound.

Andres Guerra Luz | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Business, Top 100

Ryder Donates to United Way, Partners With Girl Scouts

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.

January 15, 2021
Business

Illinois Trucking Association Elects New Officers

Stock Bob Stock (Illinois Trucking Association)

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

January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Adds New Fee for Big Shippers, Fueled by E-Commerce

Drivers for an independent contractor to FedEx unload a ground truck in Chicago. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News) Drivers for an independent contractor to FedEx unload a ground truck in Chicago. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. plans to add a new surcharge for its largest customers, citing higher pandemic-related costs and indicating that robust demand continues to give couriers considerable power to dictate prices.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Stakeholders Urge Infrastructure Plan Passage by July 4

Pothole on a road in Louisville, Ky. A pothole on a road in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

By July 4, Congress should pass comprehensive legislation that rehabilitates highway programs, modernizes freight corridors and tackles climate change concerns, nearly 200 stakeholders said in a message to federal lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Aims to End Ethanol Warning Labels in Biofuel Policy Blitz

An American flag hangs on display at an ethanol facility in Iowa in June 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) An American flag hangs on display at an ethanol facility in Iowa in June 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration advanced a flurry of biofuel policy proposals Jan. 15, including plans that could help ethanol producers sell more of the corn-based fuel.

January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Local Infrastructure Funding

Alabama Hal Yeager, Governor's Office/Flickr

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recently announced funding to support 27 road and bridge projects at the city and county level.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Names Members of Commercial Driver Panel for Advisory Committee

Truck on highway grandriver/Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the members of its recently formed commercial driver panel, which will contribute to the agency’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Court Upholds FMCSA Exemption of Trucking From California Rest Break Rules

California highway traffic Traffic on Interstate 80 in Fairfield, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s determination that motor carriers are exempt from California’s stringent meal-and-rest-break rules.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2021

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