Government, Business

Navistar Expands Production Suspension; Allison Pauses Work Too

Navistar, Allison logos

Navistar International Corp. announced it is broadening its temporary suspension in manufacturing operations, and Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced it has temporarily suspended production at select manufacturing facilities.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Amazon Diverts Masks to Hospitals, Pledges Warehouse Safety

An employee collects a package from a conveyor at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., in 2018. An employee collects a package from a conveyor at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., in 2018. (Bess Adler/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. said it will divert sales of masks and other medical supplies to hospitals and government entities.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Soars After Trump Says Saudis and Russia Will Cut Production

A drilling platform off the coast of Norway. (Carina Johansen/Bloomberg News)

Oil soared after President Trump said that he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut output back by 10 million barrels or more after he spoke with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

April 2, 2020
Business

Franchise Restaurants Work Together to Feed Truckers

McDonald's McDonald’s is offering curbside delivery service and is encouraging drivers to use the chain’s app for mobile ordering and payment. (Richard Vogel/Associated Press)

Some familiar franchise restaurants are taking steps to provide truck drivers with access to meals and parking while they’re making deliveries to help the nation combat the COVID-19 crisis.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 2, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Tanks at Vital Africa Hub Almost Full as Crude Floods Market

An oil storage tank during construction in Saldanha Bay, South Africa, in 2019. An oil storage tank during construction in Saldanha Bay, South Africa, in 2019. (Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg News)

Oil tanks at one of the world’s largest storage hubs on Africa’s southern tip already are almost full, limiting traders’ options as a historic flood of crude hits the market.

April 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

How Trucking Apps Support Drivers in Coronavirus Pandemic

Rolling Strong app Rolling Strong is pushing information to all truckers on an email list during the coronavirus pandemic, not just subscribers. (Rolling Strong)

Mobile apps are helping truck drivers tackle routing challenges for the swell of necessary deliveries brought on by the coronavirus.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Unemployment Claims Hit 6.6 Million, Competition Mounts for Masks

Food bank workers distribute food at a drive-through location in Omaha, Neb., on March 31. Food bank workers distribute food at a drive-thru location in Omaha, Neb., on March 31. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

The economic damage from the coronavirus crisis piled up as an unprecedented 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in a single week, and the competition for masks and other protective gear intensified amid growing evidence that people who are infected but have no symptoms can spread the virus.

April 2, 2020
Business, Equipment

Paccar Extends Production Shutdown

Peterbilt truck on highway Peterbilt Motors Co. via YouTube

Paccar Inc. announced it will extend to April 20 its suspension of truck and engine production at its factories worldwide.

April 2, 2020
Business, Safety

Boeing to Offer Buyouts, Mull Output Cuts Amid ‘New Reality’

Workers assemble Boeing 737 airplanes. Workers assemble Boeing 737 airplanes. (Barry Sweet/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is offering buyouts to its entire staff of 161,000 people and weighing new output reductions as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to depress aircraft sales for years.

April 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Pelosi Looks to Infrastructure for Next Coronavirus Crisis Response

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She says Congress "must take bold action to renew America’s infrastructure." (C-SPAN)

House Democrats’ next legislative response to the coronavirus pandemic will focus on reviving long-standing infrastructure priorities, such as improving freight and commuter mobility.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2020

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