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Paccar Suspends Worldwide Production

Workers at a Mississippi Paccar plant Engines on the assembly line at the Paccar manufacturing plant in Columbus, Miss. (Business Wire)

Paccar Inc. announced it will suspend truck and engine production at its factories worldwide from March 24 until April 6.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

FAA Eyes Places to Park Planes

A ground staffer drives a cart past Delta Air Lines aircraft parked at a field in Victorville, Calif., on March 23. A ground staffer drives a cart past Delta Air Lines aircraft parked at a field in Victorville, Calif., on March 23. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Aviation Administration wants to know how much room the St. Louis Regional Airport has to park planes.

Jill Moon | The Telegraph
March 24, 2020
Business, Logistics

Truckers Bolstered by Demand Surge, but Shakeout Looms

Truckers wait to enter the Port of Oakland on March 19. Truckers wait to enter the Port of Oakland on March 19. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

U.S. trucking companies are riding a surge in cargo demand from consumers stockpiling basic goods, but it may not last long.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Offers Coronavirus Guidance to Roadside Inspectors, Drivers

CVSA A Maryland State Trooper directs a truck to be inspected in West Friendship, Md., during a road check event. CVSA recommends inspectors keep their distance from drivers during the coronavirus outbreak. (CVSA)

From decontamination of their uniforms daily to keeping their distance from truck cabs and drivers, roadside inspectors face increasingly challenging conditions in keeping the nation’s highways safe in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Singapore Shipping Liner Fined for Dumping Oil in Pacific

An aerial view of an oil tanker. An aerial view of an oil tanker. (Suriyapong Thongsawang/Getty Images)

A shipping company was ordered to pay a $1.65 million fine and given four years’ probation after one of its vessels was caught dumping oil bilge water into the Pacific Ocean, a short distance from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Nate Gartrell | Palo Alto (Calif.) Daily News
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Falls 7.4¢ to $2.659 per Gallon; Gasoline Plunges 12.8¢

fuel pump Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 7.4 cents to $2.659 per gallon, the Department of Energy reported March 23 as oil prices went lower.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

How America Is Thanking Truckers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Monica Ybarra of TBS Factoring Service holds sign reading "Sandwiches 4 Semis." Monica Ybarra of TBS Factoring Service holds sign reading "Sandwiches 4 Semis." (Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press)

As America grapples with the coronavirus and daily life is altered, the nation's truck drivers are among those who are risking their personal health and doing the hard work to keep products moving. And their effort is being recognized. Here are some examples.

March 23, 2020
Government, Business

House Leaders Call for Commerce Grants Amid Crisis

Peter DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

In an address to the nation, the transportation leader in the U.S. House of Representatives emphasized the critical role of commercial drivers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 23, 2020
Business, Safety

Boeing Will Halt Work at Seattle-Area Factories

Boeing 737 Max planes at the company's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., in March 2019. Boeing 737 Max planes at the company's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., in March 2019. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is temporarily shuttering its Seattle-area manufacturing hub for two weeks, adding to a wave of plant closings sweeping the globe and compounding difficulties for a company navigating one of the aviation industry’s biggest disruptions in decades.

March 23, 2020
Business, Fuel

Tens of Thousands Are Getting Laid Off in US Shale Patch

A derrickman secures a length of drill pipe at a rig near Montrose, Pa. A derrickman secures a length of drill pipe at a rig near Montrose, Pa. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The spread of the coronavirus coupled with an oil-price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia threatens to devastate the oil services industry and its workers.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2020

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