2019 Trucking Company Closures So Far Have Doubled All of 2018

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More trucking firms have shut down during the first six months of 2019 than in all of 2018, a result of a softer freight market and the broader effects of tariffs on imported goods, a freight market expert said.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019

HVH Transportation of Denver Closes

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Denver-based truckload carrier HVH Transportation Inc. closed its doors on Aug. 27 after a string of financial setbacks, company officials and drivers told Transport Topics.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2019
Government, Business

Zero Growth This Quarter Possible With Shutdown, White House Says

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White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said that if the partial government shutdown extends through March, there’s a chance of zero economic expansion this quarter, though “humongous” growth would follow once federal agencies reopen.

Jeff Kearns and Emma Kinery | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2019

Hours-Long Shutdown Ends With Budget Accord as Trump Signs Off

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President Donald Trump signed a two-year budget agreement that will boost federal spending by almost $300 billion and suspend the debt ceiling for a year, ending a brief partial government shutdown that began at midnight when lawmakers missed a funding deadline.

February 9, 2018
Government, Business

Democrats Pull Out of Trump Meeting After He Says Deal to Avoid Shutdown Is Unlikely

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The top two Democratic leaders in Congress pulled out of a meeting with President Donald Trump Nov. 28 after he tweeted that a budget deal with them was unlikely, raising the odds that the U.S. government will partially shut down next week.

Toluse Olorunnipa | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2017

Federal Government Shutdown Ends After 16 Days

President Obama signed a bill into law early Oct. 17 to provide funding for the federal government for three months and increase the nation’s debt limit to a level that will last four months, ending the 16-day government shutdown.

October 17, 2013
Government, Business

TWIC, Hazmat Background Checks Unaffected by Government Shutdown

The Transportation Worker Identification Credential and the Hazardous Materials Endorsement background-check programs have not been affected by the government shutdown, American Trucking Associations officials confirmed.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2013
Government, Business

U.S. Military Freight Dwindles as Govt. Shutdown Continues

The two-week-old federal government shutdown has brought business with the U.S. military to a near standstill, according to several fleet executives.

October 14, 2013

Shutdown Impact Minimal

Freight transportation officials said their companies suffered only minimal effects from the federal government shutdown last week but added they were preparing for disruptions if the budget dispute drags on.

October 7, 2013