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Average Diesel Price Declines for Sixth Time in Seven Weeks

Driver gets ready to pump diesel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The national average price of diesel decreased seven-tenths of a cent, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Oct. 19. The fall is the sixth drop in the past seven weeks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 19, 2020
Government, Business

Trucking Industry Touts Susan Collins’ Record in US Senate

Susan Collins Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is being challenged by Democrat Sara Gideon, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. Collins has advocates in the trucking industry. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

Freight industry stakeholders in Maine and around the country are emphasizing Sen. Susan Collins’ contributions to the transportation community.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2020
Business

US Air Passengers Exceed 1 Million for First Time Since March

Travelers board a flight in San Francisco on Oct. 15. Travelers board a flight in San Francisco on Oct. 15. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The virus-ravaged airline industry reached a milestone Oct. 18, carrying more than 1 million passengers for the first time in seven months.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2020
Business, Logistics

TIA Appoints Anne Reinke to President, CEO Posts

TIA sign Transportation Intermediaries Association

Transportation Intermediaries Association has named Anne Reinke president and CEO, it was announced Oct. 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Congressional Policymakers Propose Infrastructure Resilience Review Board

Louisiana flood from Hurricane Delta A street is flooded after Hurricane Delta moved through Lake Charles, La., on Oct. 10. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

A seven-member independent board would recommend ways local governments could strengthen their resilience to severe weather events as part of legislation congressional policymakers unveiled this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Four More Individuals Indicted in Staged Accidents Scam in La.

C.R. England truck The latest indictment in the staged accidents scam alleges that four defendants intentionally used a vehicle to stage an accident in October 2015 with a tractor-trailer owned by C.R. England. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Four others have been indicted in connection with a sweeping federal investigation into staged accidents with commercial vehicles in the New Orleans area.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2020
Government, Business

Idaho Transportation Department Collects Comments on Truck-Weight Issue

Dairy hauler The three applications were filed by dairy haulers for the purpose of transporting milk. (New York Department of Agriculture and Markets)

The Idaho Transportation Department is accepting public comments on applications to allow trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds to travel on segments of three routes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi, Mnuchin to Talk Fiscal Stimulus Again

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a conference at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 8. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a conference at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 8. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold a call the afternoon of Oct. 19 on a fiscal-stimulus package, a day before Pelosi’s deadline for a pre-election package expires.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VTNA Awarded $21.7 Million in Grants to Deploy Electric Trucks

Volvo VNR Electric truck parade A Volvo VNR Electric recently led a clean-energy truck parade of Southern California fleet operators to commemorate the recent opening of the new Port of Long Beach bridge. (Volvo Trucks North America)

VTNA said it was awarded $21.7 million in federal and state grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage.

October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

American to Debut 737 Max on Miami-NYC Flight in December

American Airlines Boeing 737 Max planes sit parked outside a hangar in Tulsa, Okla., in May 2019. American Airlines Boeing 737 Max planes sit parked outside a hangar in Tulsa, Okla., in May 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc. plans to make Boeing Co. 737 Max passenger flights at the end of this year for the first time since the aircraft’s grounding in March 2019.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2020

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