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Historic Golf Course Closer to Becoming Trucking and Warehouse Facility

Calumet Country Club 127-acre Calumet Country Club (Calumet Country Club via Facebook)

A historic golf course in the Chicago suburbs is one step closer to becoming a trucking and logistics and warenhouse complex.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 14, 2021
Government, Business

Senators Working on Infrastructure Alternative

Utah Senator Mitt Romney Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said the infrastructure plan should be paid for with an increased gas tax and other user fees. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

Utah Republican Mitt Romney said April 14 a group of senators is in the “early stages” of discussing a potential counterproposal to President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure and spending plan that would be more narrowly focused and less expensive.

April 14, 2021
Government, Business, Breaking News

Biden Taps Meera Joshi to Lead FMCSA

Meera Joshi Meera Joshi in 2015. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

President Joe Biden announced April 14 that he intends to nominate Meera Joshi to serve as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Egypt Seizes Ever Given Pending $900 Million Compensation

The Ever Given containership along the Suez Canal in March Tug boats pull the Ever Given containership along the Suez Canal after being freed from the canal bank in Suez, Egypt, on March 29. (Islam Safwat/Bloomberg News)

Egypt seized the giant container vessel that blocked the Suez Canal last month as part of an effort to get more than $900 million in compensation.

April 14, 2021
Government

US Senate Confirms Trottenberg for USDOT Post

Polly Trottenberg Polly Trottenberg, formerly commissioner of New York City's Department of Transportation, was confirmed by a Senate vote of 82-15. (CBS New York via YouTube)

The U.S. Senate confirmed Polly Trottenberg to be deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation by an 82-15 vote.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Oklahoma Bills Propose Changes Related to Truck Enforcement

Tulsa, Oklahoma A truck heads into downtown Tulsa. (Susan Vineyard/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Two bills intended to streamline enforcement associated with commercial motor vehicles are making their way through the Oklahoma State Legislature.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Ohio Trucking Association Names Nicholas Delzeith Driver of the Year

Delzeith Nicholas Delzeith (left) pictured with Mike Rosengarten, fleet supervisor for Clopay. (Alan Geho with Ralphoto Studio)

The Ohio Trucking Association announced that Nicholas Delzeith was selected as its 2020 Driver of the Year.

April 13, 2021
Government, Business

NYC Toll Traffic at Seven-Year High as Travel Rebounds

NYC Traffic on a New York City expressway. (Frank Franklin II/Associated Press)

New York City toll bridges and tunnels are on pace for the busiest April in at least seven years, adding to evidence that travel is rebounding as pandemic shutdowns ease and the economy starts to regain its footing.

April 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

DOT Rebrands BUILD Program to RAISE, Makes $1 Billion Available

Construction JasonDoiy/Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced April 13 that $1 billion in funding is available for grants to support infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2021
Government

FMC Chairman Daniel Maffei: Port Congestion Likely to Last Through Summer

Daniel Maffei of FMC at swearing-in ceremony Daniel Maffei is sworn in as Federal Maritime Commission chairman. (FMC.gov)

Lingering congestion at the nation’s major ports is likely to continue throughout the summer and possibly later into the year, said Daniel Maffei, the new chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 13, 2021

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