Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan to Total $2.25 Trillion, Include Corporate Tax Hikes

Biden introduces infrastructure plan President Joe Biden unveiled his administration's infrastructure package in Pittsburgh on March 31. (c-span.org)

President Joe Biden announced a $2.25 trillion climate change-centric infrastructure plan meant to repair the country’s roads and bridges, and guarantee nationwide access to broadband internet and safe drinking water.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021
Government, Business

Infrastructure Plan Could Include $3 Trillion in Tax Increases

President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the White House campus on March 29. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the White House campus on March 29. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden is aiming for summer passage of an infrastructure plan that is expected to cost more than $3 trillion, and the White House hopes to take a more deliberate and collaborative approach with the contentious Congress than it did on the COVID-19 rescue package, officials said.

March 30, 2021
Government, Business

US Consumer Confidence Surges to One-Year High on Job Optimism

Shoppers walk inside the Westfield San Francisco Centre shopping mall on March 9. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) Shoppers walk inside the Westfield San Francisco Centre shopping mall on March 9. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer confidence rose in March to a one-year high as Americans grew more upbeat about the economy and labor market, a sign that household spending may pick up more broadly in the coming months.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
March 30, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Oil Rises for Second Day With Focus Moving Toward OPEC+ Meeting

A crude oil tanker sails through the Persian Gulf. (Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg News) Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg News

Oil climbed to the highest in almost two weeks as traders looked ahead to this week’s OPEC+ meeting with speculation that renewed demand concerns will spur the group to keep production in check.

March 29, 2021
Business, Safety, Top 100

Carriers Provide Resources to Help Drivers Get Vaccinated

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Trucking companies are taking steps to help ensure their drivers, and support staff, can get the coronavirus vaccine in a bid to minimize workplace disruptions.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2021
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Transformation for a Post-Pandemic World

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Our live webinar, Supply Chain Transformation for a Post-Pandemic World, features expert insight from industry leaders. Join us as we discuss relevant topics, from the impact of the pandemic to the future of the industry, and get tips that will help you succeed in the dynamic world of logistics & distribution.

March 25, 2021
Government, Business

Trucking Continues to Offer States Revenue Stability

Indiana highway Trucks on I-65 in Jeffersonville, Ind. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

One year since the COVID-19 pandemic caused vehicle travel and associated fuel tax revenue to plummet, recovery has been on a slow but positive trajectory.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2021
Business, Equipment, Safety

A Year of Pandemic: Commercial Vehicle Suppliers Kept Customers, Workforce in Mind

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It was crucial for commercial vehicle suppliers to be identified as essential while they tried to find their way through COVID-19 when it first spread a year ago and deepened afterward, an executive with a leading supplier trade group said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

A Year of Pandemic: Logistics Companies Adapted as Needed

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Logistics companies that diversified, were nimble and leveraged data-driven technologies had the best chance to continue operating throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2021
Business, Safety

A Year of Pandemic: Number of Roadside Inspections Fell

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“It was definitely a strange year for inspectors,” said Kerri Wirachowsky, director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s roadside inspection program. “In the beginning of the pandemic, a lot of agencies just stopped doing inspections completely, only stopping vehicles if they saw an imminent issue,” she said.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2021

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