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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

EPA Allows Summer Sales of Higher-Ethanol E15 Gasoline

The Biden administration is using emergency powers to authorize widespread sales of higher-ethanol E15 gasoline this summer, following a strategy it employed the previous two years.

April 19, 2024

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Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Tesla Recalls 3,900 Cybertrucks to Repair Faulty Pedals

Tesla Inc. recalled 3,878 Cybertruck pickups to rework or replace accelerator pedals that can dislodge and cause the vehicle to unintentionally accelerate, increasing risk of a crash.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Weather Sensors Will Aid Autonomous Trucks in Fort Worth

The federal government awarded Fort Worth, Texas, $2 million to test weather sensors on autonomous freight truck routes.

Jaime Moore-Carrillo | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
April 18, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Maryland Leaders Push for Federal Aid

The governor of Maryland in pointed remarks challenged federal lawmakers to see for themselves the devastation wrought by the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 18, 2024
Government, Business

Capitol Hill Republicans Press Acting Labor Secretary Su

During a U.S. House subcommittee hearing with acting Labor Secretary Julie Su on April 17, a Republican lawmaker on the panel raised concerns about a federal employee classification rule.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 18, 2024
Government, Business, Fuel

A Weakening Diesel Market Is Becoming a Problem for Oil

The global diesel market is deteriorating, a concerning economic signal and food for thought for bullish oil traders.

April 18, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

Report: Drug Clearinghouse Creates Advantages, Challenges for Industry

On Nov. 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will start notifying state licensing agencies when a driver licensed in a state is newly prohibited in the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse.

April 18, 2024
Government, Business

Philadelphia Judge Rejects $25M Jury Verdict in Truck Crash

A state judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in March erased a “clearly inappropriate” $25 million jury verdict for punitive damages in a 2019 truck-involved accident lawsuit.

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

US to Provide $6.1 Billion for Micron Technology Chip Plants

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has reached an agreement to provide $6.1 billion in government support for Micron Technology to produce advanced memory computer chips.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
April 18, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Firms Fret Over Any Lengthy Baltimore Port Closure

The closure of the Port of Baltimore has so far not led to broad price increases, though firms are concerned about any extended shutdown, according to a Federal Reserve report.

April 18, 2024