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COVID-19 Vaccine Key to Restoring Economic Stability, Experts Say

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs for FedEx vaccine delivery Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs for delivery of the state's first shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 14, 2020. An estimated 36% of the 27.7 million doses distributed in the U.S. have been administered. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The incoming Biden administration faces a U.S. economy that appears to be slowing as COVID-19 cases surge.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 13, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Saudis Curb Oil Supply to Some Buyers After Vow to Pump Less

The Gemini Star oil tanker, owned by a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, is seen with a tug boat. The Gemini Star oil tanker, owned by a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, is seen with a tug boat. (Dana Smillie/Bloomberg News)

Saudi Arabia reduced crude oil supplies to at least 11 refiners in Asia and most buyers in Europe after the kingdom volunteered to cut its production by 1 million barrels a day for February and March.

January 13, 2021
Government, Business

US Core Consumer-Price Gauge Cools Slightly From Prior Month

Shoppers walk through the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) Shoppers walk through the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

A key measure of prices paid by U.S. consumers cooled in December from a month earlier as slack in the labor market and muted demand helped keep inflation pressures tame.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
January 13, 2021
Government, Business

Wisconsin DOT Allocates $131.4 Million for Local Governments

Wisconsin highway Traffic on I-39/90 during a road project. (Wisconsin DOT)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently announced $131.4 million in funding has been distributed to communities across the state.

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

Substantial Investments Needed for Infrastructure, ASCE Report Says

TransAm Trucking truck on bridge A TransAm Trucking vehicle crosses an Interstate 40 overpass in Del City, Okla. (Oklahoma Department of Transportation)

Failure to invest in long-term infrastructure upgrades will likely result in trillions of dollars in lost business productivity, ASCE said in a new report.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021
Government, Business

Group of Uber, Lyft Drivers Ask California Court to Scrap Ballot Measure

A rideshare car displays Lyft and Uber stickers in downtown Los Angeles. (Richard Vogel/Associated Press) A rideshare car displays Lyft and Uber stickers in downtown Los Angeles. (Richard Vogel/Associated Press)

A group of ride-hail and delivery drivers are suing to invalidate the California ballot measure approved in November that declared them independent contractors, the latest volley in the state’s yearslong struggle over whether gig workers are employees.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Exports Boosted US Shale Market, but Long-Term Demand Uncertain

The Theo T oil tanker sits docked at a facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, in December 2015. The Theo T oil tanker sits docked at a facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, in December 2015. (Bloomberg News)

These past five years could very well go down as the best years that U.S. shale oil exporters will ever see.

January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Nearly 49% of CMV Drivers Could Be at Risk for Sleep Apnea, Study Says

apnea A man wears a C-Pap machine. (no_limit_pictures/Getty Images)

A new obstructive sleep apnea study of 20,000 drivers using a more comprehensive screening evaluation method estimated that nearly 49% of commercial motor vehicle drivers could be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can cause sleepiness while driving.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

DOT Expands AV TEST Program

AV TEST tracking tool AV TEST tracking tool by nhtsa.gov

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative from a pilot to a full program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 3¢ to $2.67 a Gallon

Diesel pumping The largest gain in the price of diesel came in the Lower Atlantic, where it jumped by 6.8 cents per gallon to $2.608. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The first full week of 2021 saw the nationwide price of diesel continue to rise, as it had for the last weeks of 2020. Trucking’s main fuel notched a 3-cent increase, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Jan. 11.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 11, 2021

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