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US Trade Gap Widened to Second Biggest on Record in November

Gantry cranes stand above the APM shipping terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) Gantry cranes stand above the APM shipping terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. trade deficit widened to the second largest on record in November as merchandise imports reached a more than one-year high in the midst of the holiday shopping season, causing the shortfall in goods to climb to the highest yet.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

BayoTech Receives More Equity Investment

BayoTech Inc., a developer of on-site hydrogen production systems, announced it received an equity investment of up to $157 million.

January 7, 2021
Government, Business

Democrats’ Senate Sweep in Georgia Signals Boost to Economy

A person holds a "New Year New Senate" sign during a "Get Out the Vote" event in Georgia on Jan. 3. A person holds a "New Year New Senate" sign during a "Get Out the Vote" event in Georgia on Jan. 3. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg News)

Chances of another federal stimulus package got a boost as Democrats swept this week’s Senate runoff elections in Georgia, offering the prospect of more support for people and businesses hammered by the pandemic.

January 6, 2021
Government, Business

Sen. Tom Carper Urges Colleagues to Confirm Pete Buttigieg

Carper Carper (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The top Democrat on the committee on highway policy in the U.S. Senate is urging his colleagues to promptly confirm Pete Buttigieg as the country’s next transportation secretary.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 6, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

FHWA Awards Grant Supporting AV Truck Project at Port of Virginia

Port of Virginia The Port of Virginia received $2.1 million to assist in efforts to make the terminal “autonomous truck ready,” according to FHWA’s announcement. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded $49.6 million to support projects that incorporate transportation-related technologies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

The JZ Expedited Cos. Eyes Expansion of Site in Jacksonville

JZ Expedited Cos. JZ Expedited Logistics is a subsidiary of The JZ Expedited Cos. (JZ Expedited Logistics via YouTube)

The JZ Expedited Cos. announced it secured a first right of refusal to develop an additional 45-acre parcel as it seeks to expand its inland marine terminal business model in Jacksonville, Fla.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 6, 2021
Government, Business, Breaking News

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Labor on Jan. 6 issued a final rule revising its interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act that it said will “promote certainty for stakeholders, reduce litigation and encourage innovation in the economy.”

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 6, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

For First Time in Five Years, US Gas Mileage Down, Emissions Up

A row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership in Colorado in December 2020. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press) A row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership in Colorado in December 2020. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 6, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Amware CEO Outlines Moulton Logistics Acquisition

Amware warehouse Amware

Amware Fulfillment CEO Harry Drajpuch detailed Jan. 5 how the recent acquisition of Moulton Logistics helps bolster ongoing growth strategies.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021

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