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FHWA Awards $6.5 Million for State Highway Innovation Projects

yellow line on road Pom669/Getty Images

Seven states and the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma have been awarded funding through the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2020
Business, Safety

Driver Whose Truck Entered Crowded Protest Faces Charges

Minnesota A sign for I-35 in Minnesota. (cosmonaut/Getty Images)

A Minnesota tank truck driver is facing charges in a case where his truck entered a stretch of road that had not been closed to traffic amid a demonstration against Minneapolis police in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 26, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Slumps Below $39 on Surging Virus and Libya Restart

A pump jack operates near Stratford, Texas, on Sept. 26. A pump jack operates near Stratford, Texas, on Sept. 26. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

Oil extended its slide to a second day on a cocktail of surging coronavirus cases in the U.S. and Europe, dwindling prospects for pre-election stimulus in Washington and a steady resumption of supply from Libya.

Alex Longley | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Rush Records Lower Profit on Reduced Revenue

Rush A Rush service bay. (Rush Enterprises)

Truck dealership Rush Enterprises posted lower net income and revenue as it forecast a gradual recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2020
Business, Technology

Trucking’s Digital Transformation Is Unlocking Next Level of Efficiency

Jack Kennedy Jack Kennedy by Transport Topics

The digital transformation of the commercial transportation industry is setting the stage for further innovation that promises to unlock new levels of freight efficiency, technology executives said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Endures Busy, Challenging Year, Agency’s Top Official Says

FMCSA Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck Despite the challenge of COVID-19 in 2020, FMCSA Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck said the agency has made progress moving along a number of significant programs and rulemakings. (Transport Topics)

It’s been a busy but productive year for FMCSA officials, Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck said Oct. 23 during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology

Teleo Capital Completes Acquisition of Rand McNally

Rand McNally TND TND dashboard tablets. (Rand McNally via YouTube)

Rand McNally announced its acquisition by private equity firm Teleo Capital is completed, and that Teleo named Joseph Roark chairman of the 164-year-old company.

October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Driver Coaching Takes Personal Touch, Positivity, Panelists Say

Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security at Transport America Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security at Transport America, said it is important for companies to find out what type of coaching a particular driver relates to. (Transport Topics)

Coaching programs should be geared to the drivers who are receiving training, according to panelists at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Records Higher Net Income on Lower Revenue in Q3

Daimler Cascadia truck A Daimler Freightliner Cascadia truck. Third-quarter revenue fell to $47.6 billion compared with $51.2 billion a year earlier. (Daimler AG)

Daimler AG reported higher net income on lower revenue in the third quarter as core markets began to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi, Mnuchin Trade Blame as Stimulus Negotiations Stall

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the burden was on President Trump to push forward on stimulus negotiations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the burden was on President Trump to push forward on stimulus negotiations. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Oct. 23 put the onus on each other to re-energize flagging stimulus talks as prospects for action on virus relief legislation before the election are fading fast.

October 23, 2020

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