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Government, Business, Safety

AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka: Trump Inactive on Infrastructure

Richard Trumka Trumka. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s inaction on a long-term infrastructure plan has been detrimental to the country’s labor force, a key national union labor leader recently said on Fox News Sunday.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

A Plug-Free Way to Fill the World With Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Engineers work in front of a computer at the Hevo Inc. power facility. (Christopher Lee/Bloomberg News)

Umer Anwer stops on the street near Tesla Inc.’s Brooklyn showroom and grabs his smartphone. He’s looking for a spot to charge his electric car, and the Tesla charging plugs won’t work with the Nissan Leaf he’s driving. In fact, he would prefer not to bother with a plug at all.

Bloomberg News
September 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Home Charging Needed for Electric Vehicles to Gain Traction

A Nissan Leaf charges in Portland, Ore. A Nissan Leaf charges in Portland, Ore., on Interstate 5. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

The opportunity for easy overnight recharging may be one of the surest routes toward a wider adoption of electric vehicles in the United States.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 4, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Truckers to Call for More Safety Measures on Alaska’s Dalton Highway

Dalton Highway A view of Dalton Highway. (Alaska Department of Transportation)

Representatives of the Alaskan trucking community plan to call for improved maintenance efforts along Dalton Highway, a harrowing route in the northeastern part of the state that became the site of a driver’s fatal crash Aug. 24.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2018
Government, Business

US Factories Grew at Faster Pace in August

A worker prepares parts at a Stoughton Trailers plant in Stoughton, Wis. A worker prepares parts at a Stoughton Trailers plant in Stoughton, Wis. (Stoughton Trailers)

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories grew at a faster pace in August as American industry continues to show robust health.

Associated Press
September 4, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Fort Smith Port Authority Receives Grant

The Fort Smith Port Authority recently received a grant for $110,000 to complete a 30,000-square-foot bulk storage facility.

John Lovett | Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.)
September 4, 2018
Government, Business

Construction Spending Rose 0.1% in July

A construction worker lowers himself on a forklift at a construction site in Chicago. A construction worker lowers himself on a forklift at a construction site in Chicago. (Annie Rice/AP)

WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up 0.1% in July, led by an increase in homebuilding and the publicly funded building of schools and highways.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
September 4, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Climbs Above $71 as Threat of Gordon Mounts in Gulf

Lifeguard tower at Dania Beach, Fla. Lifeguard tower at Dania Beach, Fla., as Tropical Storm Gordon passes by. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Oil gained above $71 a barrel in New York as Tropical Storm Gordon forced evacuations at fields along the U.S. Gulf Coast and threatened supply.

Ellen Milligan and Tsuyoshi Inajima | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2018
Government, Business

US-Canada Trade Talks to Resume Sept. 5 After No Deal Reached

Chrystia Freeland Canada Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with the media as she arrives for trade talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative Aug. 31, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press)

U.S. negotiations with Canada on a trade deal will resume Sept. 5 after four days of intense negotiations in Washington ended without an agreement.

Bloomberg News
August 31, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Eases Methane Rules as Colorado Says State’s Regulations Work

Colorado says it doesn't need new methane rules Natural gas is burned off near pumps. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

DENVER — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support.

Dan Elliott | Associated Press
August 31, 2018

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