Government, Business

Pfizer Vaccine Cleared in US

The Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press) The Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Pfizer Inc. gained emergency U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 11, completing an unprecedented scientific sprint that could eventually help bring an end to a pandemic that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans.

December 11, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Uber, Others Jockey for Early COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Workers

California travelers request an Uber ride. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press) Travelers in California request a ride from Uber. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

Uber says its drivers should get priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine because they provide crucial transportation to health care workers and the general public.

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2020
Government, Business

Consumer Sentiment in US Rises Unexpectedly on Vaccine News

 Customers shop for Christmas ornaments. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News) Customers shop for Christmas ornaments at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland store in Frankenmuth, Mich. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

A gauge of U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly increased in early December to the second-highest level since March, amid prospects for a vaccine coming soon to tame the pandemic.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
December 11, 2020
Government, Business

FDA Head Expects Vaccine Emergency Use Soon

 Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Graeme Jennings via AP) Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Graeme Jennings via AP)

WASHINGTON — The head of the Food and Drug Administration says his agency has told Pfizer that it “will rapidly work” to grant emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine following a positive recommendation by government advisers.

December 11, 2020
Government

Government Shutdown Averted as Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

The U.S. Capitol in Washington on Dec. 3, 2020. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News) The U.S. Capitol on a December morning. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The Senate passed a one-week government spending bill and President Donald Trump signed it Dec. 11, averting a government shutdown.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
December 11, 2020
Business

Managing Your Fleet’s CSA Scores Through the Pandemic and Beyond

COVID-19, civil unrest and a divisive election all made 2020 a challenging year. These events affected traffic patterns and enforcement activity, having serious consequences for the unprepared. With carrier CSA scores on the line, learn how these trends may affect your scores and actions you should take now to maintain favorable safety scores into 2021.

December 10, 2020
Government, Business

White House Weighs Reopening Travel With Europe Despite Spike

Travelers wearing protective masks walk through Ronald Reagan National Airport. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News) Travelers wearing protective masks walk through Ronald Reagan National Airport. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

The White House has held multiple discussions on reopening travel to the U.S. from the U.K. and other European countries and Brazil, even amid a surge in coronavirus cases, according to people familiar with the matter.

December 10, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group Adapts 2021 Business Plan to COVID Expectations

Mullen Group truck Mullen Group

Mullen Group is pursuing a business plan for next year that covers several key goals and budgets based on the coronavirus remaining an issue, the company detailed Dec. 9.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

US Trucking, Logistics Sectors Ready to Mobilize for Vaccine Distribution

Vaccine A medical worker draws the COVID-19 vaccine from a vial at a vaccination center in Cardiff, U.K. (Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Bloomberg News)

For the trucking and logistics industry, the challenges of COVID-19 vaccine distribution are just beginning. Hundreds of millions of doses will need to be shipped around the world and in the United States, and the process is just now getting underway.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 10, 2020
Business, Logistics

Warehouses Lure More Cash Than Offices in Pandemic-Fueled Flip

Packages move along a conveyor at an Amazon warehouse facility in Goodyear, Ariz. Packages move along a conveyor at an Amazon warehouse facility in Goodyear, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press)

Warehouses are the hottest corner of commercial real estate — maybe too hot.

John Gittelsohn | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2020

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