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Boeing’s 2020 Gets Worse as Lost Max Orders Top 400

A Boeing 737 Max plane. A Boeing 737 Max plane. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co.’s lousy year got even worse in July, as lost orders for the grounded 737 Max topped 400 and the coronavirus pandemic stymied shipments of the 787 Dreamliner.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Caltrans Turns to Recycled Bottles for Repaving Project

Recycled roadway Caltrans workers repaving state Route 162 between the Feather River and Christian Avenue in Oroville. (Caltrans)

The California Department of Transportation is repaving a segment of a state highway using only recycled materials in a pilot project.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2020
Government, Safety

Congressional Democrats Press White House for NEPA Docs

Trump at UPS At UPS Inc.’s hub in Atlanta on July 15, Trump outlined reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Several Democrats on Capitol Hill are pressing the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality to provide information about projects that fall under an executive order regarding the National Environmental Policy Act.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Geotab Updates App to Help Drivers Navigate Pandemic

Geotab building Geotab

Geotab launched a free add-in to its driver mobile app to help truckers navigate the coronavirus landscape, the company announced Aug. 6.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2020
Government, Business

California Judge Rules Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Employees

Supporters of AB 5 circle the Capitol in Sacramento in August of 2019 In August of 2019, supporters of AB 5 circle the Capitol in Sacramento. (Rick Pedroncelli/Associated Press)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A judge on Aug. 10 ordered ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, but the ruling won't take effect right away as both companies said they will immediately appeal to a higher court.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
August 11, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA's International Roadcheck Rescheduled for Sept. 9-11

Officer checking cargo during CVSA Roadcheck A Virginia State Police officer performs a load securement inspection during a previous International Roadcheck event. This year's focus will be on driver requirements. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

The postponed International Roadcheck event has been rescheduled for Sept. 9-11, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Aug. 10.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Increases 0.4¢ to $2.428 for First Increase in Four Weeks

A transport truck fuels up with diesel A transport truck fuels up in Illinois. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The average price of diesel increased for the first time in four weeks, inching up four-tenths of a cent nationally to $2.428 a gallon on Aug. 10, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly report.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2020
Government, Business

Trump’s Executive Actions Fail to Jolt Stalled Relief Talks

Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows speak to media members on Aug. 7. Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows speak to members of the media at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 7. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Two days after President Donald Trump moved to implement scaled-down coronavirus relief without congressional approval, there’s no indication the tactic will get Republicans and Democrats back to the negotiating table for a comprehensive stimulus.

Laura Litvan and Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2020
Government, Business

Fiat Chrysler Calls GM’s Bribery Allegations ‘Preposterous’

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are “preposterous” and read like a script from a “third-rate spy movie,” FCA lawyers wrote in court documents filed Aug. 10.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
August 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Hydrogen Cars a Step Closer in Sydney After Hyundai Supply Deal

A hydrogen tank cover is seen on the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle. A hydrogen tank cover is seen on the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle. (Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg News)

Hydrogen-powered vehicles could soon be more common on the streets of Australia’s biggest city after Hyundai Motor Co. reached a supply deal for the zero-emission fuel with local producers.

James Thornhill | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2020

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