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Transport Topics Radio is a weekly news roundtable airing Saturdays on SiriusXM channel 146 from 1-3 p.m. ET and rebroadcast Saturday nights from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET, and Sundays from noon-2 p.m. ET and 9-11 p.m. ET. Check out this week's lineup.

April 8, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Pilot Freight Services Acquires DSI Logistics

Pilot Pilot Freight Services

Pilot Freight Services announced it acquired DSI Logistics, a nonasset-based provider of last-mile home delivery and installation for heavy and hard-to-handle goods.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Atlantic Faces Another Wild Hurricane Season After Record 2020

In this NASA satellite image, Hurricane Florence gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean in September 2018. In this NASA satellite image, Hurricane Florence gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean in September 2018. (NASA via Bloomberg News)

The Atlantic hurricane season is poised to be another wild one, with forecasters predicting an above-average 17 named storms sweeping out of the basin.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2021
Government, Business

US Jobless Claims Jump, Showing Choppy Labor Recovery

A worker sands wood components for a pool table in Jeffersonville, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) A worker sands wood components for a pool table in Jeffersonville, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance unexpectedly rose for a second week, underscoring the uneven nature of the labor market recovery.

April 8, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Syncreon Holdings Reported to Be Weighing $1.5 Billion Sale

Syncreon Holdings is said to be weighing a sale of about $1.5 billion. Syncreon Holdings

The owners of supply-chain services company Syncreon Holdings are exploring a sale of the company that could value it at as much as $1.5 billion, including debt, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

April 8, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Texas Bill Seeks to Reduce Large Jury Verdicts in Crash Lawsuits

Gavel on  cash Avosb/Getty Images

A bill making its way through the Texas Legislature could make it more difficult for victims to reap multimillion-dollar jury verdicts against truckers in lawsuits that result in serious injury or death following a crash.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Peterbilt Announces New Medium-Duty Trucks and Transmission, Updated Engines

Peterbilt 535 and 536 Peterbilt's 535 and 536 models (Peterbilt)

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced two new medium-duty box truck models — the 535 and 536 — aimed at the lease and rental segment; and two other models — the 537 and 548 — intended for the vocational “Class 7/8 market” that allow for multiple body builder integrations.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Stakeholders Advocate Action on Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Capitol Building S. Greg Panosian/Getty Images

With policymakers aiming to commence consideration of President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan this spring, groups representing every corner of the transportation landscape appear united in their calls for action on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EV-Battery Rivals Prod Biden With Rare Trade Veto in Balance

The Ford F-150 The Ford F-150. SK Innovation Co., Ford’s battery supplier for its upcoming electric F-150 pickup truck, SK Innovation, faces a 10-year U.S. import ban on its Korean-made batteries and components after April 11. (Ford Motor Co.)

Two of the world’s largest electric-vehicle battery-makers have hired top Washington insiders to hold near-daily meetings with the Biden administration in a battle that could affect the electrification plans of Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG.

April 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Why Remote Control Isn’t Required for Self-Driving Vehicles

 General Motors' Cruise AV, an autonomous electric vehicle, on display in Detroit in January 2019. (Paul Sancya/AP) GM's Cruise has logged more miles than many other autonomous companies testing the vehicles on California roads. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — As autonomous vehicle testing advances without cohesive federal guidelines, companies are operating under inconsistent or nonexistent rules for how and whether a vehicle is monitored and controlled on the road.

April 7, 2021

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