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Transport Topics government and regulatory coverage keeps managers of a highly-regulated industry aware of the policy decisions that can shape their businesses. Covering both the legislative and regulatory aspects of policy-making, at both the state and national levels, the news in this category includes looks at infrastructure, hours of service, emissions rules, funding measures, leadership appointments, and more. Readers can follow what’s happening in Congress, at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, and in state and local governments.

Government, Business, Fuel

Stellantis Forks Out $190 Million in US Fuel-Economy Fines

Stellantis NV paid $190 million in civil penalties in the first half of 2024 for failing to meet U.S. fuel efficiency standards, filings with regulators showed.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
July 19, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Clean Fuels Alliance America to Sue EPA

Clean Fuels Alliance America told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it will sue over the agency’s establishment of biofuel volumes in its Renewable Fuel Standard program that Clean Fuels says will harm businesses across the nation.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Minnesota Lawmakers Eliminate Barrier to Expand CDL Testing

New and current Minnesota truck drivers will have an easier time obtaining and renewing CDLs now that a state law that constrained third-party CDL testing opportunities has been eliminated.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2024
Government, Technology, Equipment

26 States Sue NHTSA Over New Fuel Economy Rule

Twenty-six states led by Kentucky and West Virginia have filed a lawsuit to block a new fuel economy rule by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

FedEx, UPS Warn of Delivery Delays From Global Tech Outage

FedEx and UPS warned of potential delays in package deliveries as the couriers grapple with the impact of a massive IT failure that is upending markets and crippling companies globally.

Cailley LaPara | Bloomberg News
July 19, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Stellantis Reports Battery Fire Risk for Hybrid Minivans

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Stellantis is telling the owners of more than 24,000 plug-in hybrid minivans to park them outdoors, and to stop charging them due to the possibility of battery fires.

July 19, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Long Beach Port Breaks Ground on $1.5B Rail Yard Expansion

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and other officials visited the Port of Long Beach on July 18 to break ground on a $1.5 billion rail yard expansion project.

Jaimie Ding | Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senate Transportation Leaders Tout Trump at RNC

Republican members of the Senate panel on freight affairs pledged their support to former President Donald Trump during the party’s national convention ahead of the fall election.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 18, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

Woman Strikes Plea on Murder Charge in Staged Accidents Case

A woman charged in the murder of an informant who cooperated with law enforcement to bust a string of staged crashes with tractor-trailers has agreed to work with federal investigators.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 18, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Public EV Chargers Set to Surpass Gas Stations in Eight Years

America’s EV charger deserts continued to vanish in the second quarter, as a motley array of networks switched on 704 new, public fast-charging stations, an increase of 9% in three months,

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
July 18, 2024