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World’s Biggest Lockdown Brings Trucks to a Standstill in India

A truck transports shipping containers from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra, India, on March 30. A truck transports shipping containers from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra, India, on March 30. (Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg News)

The world’s biggest lockdown has brought transportation of goods in India to a near halt, even though the federal government has exempted the sector from restrictions to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Saket Sundria | Bloomberg News
April 7, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Falls 3.8¢ to $2.548 a Gallon; Gas Is Below $2

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The nationwide average price of diesel fuel declined by 3.8 cents per gallon April 6, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, while gasoline fell below $2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2020
Government

Speaker Pelosi’s Very Real, Very Brief ‘Infrastructure Week’

Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democrats' interest in infrastructure "has always been bipartisan." (CNN via YouTube)

While President Trump last week insisted that $2 trillion in infrastructure could re-energize the country’s economy, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pointed to the Democrats' five-year, $760 billion plan. Something could be in the works. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 6, 2020
Government, Business

Ravn, Alaska’s Biggest Regional Airline, Files for Bankruptcy

An illustration of the DeHavilland DHC-8-100, one of the planes used in Ravn Air Group's fleet. (Ravn Air Group) An illustration of the DeHavilland DHC-8-100, one of the planes used in Ravn Air Group's fleet. (Ravn Air Group)

Ravn Air Group, whose airlines connect the far reaches of Alaska, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it ran out of cash to pay staff and keep its planes flying.

Jeremy Hill | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Amazon to Donate 8,200 Laptops to Seattle Students

Amazon signage is displayed in front of a warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 31. Amazon signage is displayed in front of a warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 31. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is donating 8,200 laptops to families of elementary school students in Seattle Public Schools who don’t have access to a device needed for remote learning while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company and school district announced April 6.

Christine Clarridge | The Seattle Times
April 6, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Savannah Eliminates Saturday Truck Operations

Port of Savannah Jockey trucks and ship-to-shore cranes work a containership at the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal on Sept. 20, 2019. (Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Ports Authority)

The Port of Savannah, the second busiest on the East Coast, is closing operations on Saturdays to truck drivers, effective immediately, as business slows due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Virus Will Take Toll on State Transportation Revenue, Experts Say

State Transportation Revenue An almost empty road. (Getty Images)

Experts indicate the coronavirus pandemic will have a significant negative effect on state revenue, including funding that supports transportation projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

VW Used Defeat Devices in Diesel Engines, UK High Court Rules

The VW logo seen on a car outside of the company's Wolfsburg, Germany, headquarters. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

A court in the United Kingdom ruled that Volkswagen AG used a so-called defeat device to help its diesel vehicles beat emissions tests, a decision that allows 91,000 customers to proceed with a class action against the carmaker.

Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2020
Government, Business

The Coronavirus Crisis

The spread of the coronavirus in the United States was having an impact on travel, business, the economy and many other aspects of American life. Here are some images of that impact. 

April 4, 2020
Government, Technology

FHWA Permits Food Trucks at Rest Areas During Coronavirus Crisis

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The Federal Highway Administration on April 3 issued a notice to state departments of transportation that the agency will allow food trucks to operate and sell food at federally funded interstate highway rest areas to support commercial truck drivers during the coronavirus emergency.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2020

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