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Business, Equipment

July Class 8 Orders Lift Off Along With Freight Volumes

Workers at International Truck Workers at an International Trucks assembly line. Increasing freight volumes could have spurred fleets to order Class 8 trucks in July. (International Trucks)

North American Class 8 orders in July inched past replacement levels and increased 98% compared with a year ago, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 6, 2020

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August 6, 2020
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Fall More Than Forecast to Pandemic Low

A worker dresses a mannequin at a store in Alabama. A worker dresses a mannequin at a store in Alabama. (Maranie Staab/Bloomberg News)

U.S. applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week to the lowest since the pandemic started, in a broad decline across nearly all states, suggesting the labor market is improving.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
August 6, 2020
Government, Business

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Takes Reins of Governors Association

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to speak June 15, 2020, in Tarrytown, N.Y. The NGA has played a visible role in helping the nation navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo emphasized the importance of recovery and revival as he accepted the role of chairman of the National Governors Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Carriers Must Prepare as Deadline Nears for Chinese Technology Ban, Experts Say

Huawei The Chinese companies, believed to be potential hackers into U.S. intelligence and defense agencies’ information systems, include Huawei, ZTE Corp., Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua Technology. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

With an Aug. 13 deadline approaching fast, motor carriers who do business with the federal government must soon launch an inquiry to locate and purge telecommunications equipment manufactured by five Chinese companies that may be in use in their operations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 5, 2020
Business, Fuel

Exxon Says 20% of Oil, Gas Reserves Threatened by Low Prices

Exxon station Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

ExxonMobil Corp. warned that low energy prices may wipe as much as one-fifth of its oil and natural gas reserves off the books.

August 5, 2020
Business, Technology

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August 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Tweaks Freightquote for Small Businesses

Freightquote Freightquote by C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson is rolling out enhancements to its Freightquote service for small businesses that the company said will help owners who deal infrequently with the complexities of shipping and logistics and those who might be new to it.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 5, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

East Coast Ports Continue to Assess Damage From COVID-19

Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The port processed 16.3% less TEUs in June of this year than in June 2019. (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

The nation’s East Coast ports continued to be battered by lower imports from overseas in June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 5, 2020