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White House Grades States’ Infrastructure as It Pushes Bill

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with lawmakers to discuss the American Jobs Plan President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with lawmakers to discuss the American Jobs Plan. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he’s sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but the White House is also highlighting needed repairs and upgrades state-by-state that cost far more than what Republicans are willing to spend.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
April 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

March US Class 8 Sales Jump 33.7%

Class 8 A Peterbilt 579. The manufacturer recently updated the truck's design. (Peterbilt Motors Co.)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in March jumped 33.7% to 22,031 as all truck makers posted gains compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden Proposes Transportation Budget Increase

Biden Biden speaks at a recent virtual event. (Amr Alfiky/The New York Times/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden has previewed a $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 budget plan that would increase discretionary spending for transportation systems and severe weather resilience programs.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2021
Business, Equipment

Utility Makes ConMet Preset Plus Wheel End Hubs Standard Feature

Utility Trailer manufacturing facility A view of Utility Trailer's facility in Clearfield, Utah. (Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.)

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced ConMet Preset Plus wheel end hubs as the standard base specification on all Utility trailer models.

April 12, 2021
Government, Business

Wisconsin DOT Issues $99.1 Million to Municipalities

Milwaukee overhead highways An aerial view of Milwaukee. (AlenaMozhjer/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and transportation officials recently announced $99.1 million in transportation aid has been distributed to municipalities across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Covenant Realigns Top Management

Covenant truck Covenant Transport

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. is realigning its senior management team at its Chattanooga, Tenn., headquarters three years after making its biggest purchase in the company’s 35-year history.

April 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber Sees Record Demand as Vaccinations Rise

Travelers look for an Uber ride at Los Angeles International Airport. Travelers Kerri Ann Salomon, left, and a friend arriving from New York City look for an Uber ride at Los Angeles International Airport. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery.

Dee-Ann Durbin | Associated Press
April 12, 2021
Business, Technology

TMC Survey Shows Impact of Semiconductor Shortage on Fleets

Renesas chip factory Aerial view of the Renesas factory where the fire broke out. (Renesas Electronics Corp.)

The ongoing shortage of semiconductors along with scant availability of other parts and supplies are causing delays for trucking fleets, a recent survey found.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2021
Government, Business

Utah Trucker Pleads Guilty to Paying Bribes

Gavel Getty Images

A Utah man has pleaded guilty to paying $490,000 in bribes from 2012-2019 in order to steer $24 million in business to trucking operations he founded.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Huawei to Invest $1 Billion on Car Tech It Says Surpasses Tesla

Huawei HiCar Attendees try Huawei's HiCar system on a BYD Co. Han electric vehicle at the MWC Shanghai exhibition in Shanghai, China, on Feb. 23. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

Huawei Technologies Co. will invest $1 billion on researching self-driving and electric-car technologies, accelerating plans to compete with Tesla Inc. and Xiaomi Corp. in the world’s biggest vehicle arena.

April 12, 2021

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