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Polly Trottenberg Shares Views on Trucking, Freight Policies

Polly Trottenberg Trottenberg was commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation from 2014 to 2020. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Polly Trottenberg, the nominee to become deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, shares her perspective on freight and trucking policies. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

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

Utah Trucker Pleads Guilty to Paying Bribes

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A Utah man has pleaded guilty to paying $490,000 in bribes from 2012-2019 in order to steer $24 million in business to trucking operations he founded.

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

Biden Sees ‘Win’ for US in Electric Vehicle Battery Deal

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WASHINGTON — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it “a win for American workers and the American auto industry.”

Matthew Daly and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Leaders Hail West Virginia Bill as Step Against 'Seat Belt Gag Rule'

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The West Virginia Legislature has passed a bill to allow use or nonuse of seat belts as admissible evidence in civil actions, a legislative step the trucking industry has applauded.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Meeting to Test Support for Infrastructure Plan in Congress

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President Joe Biden will meet with Republican and Democratic members of Congress on April 12 to discuss his $2.25 trillion plan to build U.S. infrastructure, an early test of political support for the proposal.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Reason Foundation Report on Rest Areas Challenged by Truck Stop Operators

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A report that suggests a longstanding prohibition on commercial services at interstate rest areas should be lifted is being opposed by a group representing private truck stops.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Musk Statement on Tesla Production Raises Questions

Elon Musk Elon Musk by Saul Martinez/Getty Images via Bloomberg News

DETROIT — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again drawing scrutiny for questionable comments he made to Wall Street analysts, this time involving the status of his company’s vehicle production.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 9, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Boeing Grounds Dozens of 737 Max Jets on Manufacturing Flaw

A Boeing 737 Max sits on the tarmac in Farnborough, U.K., in July 2018. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News) A Boeing 737 Max sits on the tarmac in Farnborough, U.K., in July 2018. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. grounded dozens of 737 Max jets to repair an electrical flaw that emerged just months after the planes were cleared to return to the skies, forcing airlines to cancel flights and line up replacement aircraft.

April 9, 2021
Government

House Transportation Committee Hosts ‘Members’ Day’ April 14

Rep. Peter DeFazio “I look forward to working with the Biden administration on our common goal of delivering results for all Americans in communities of all sizes,” Rep. Peter DeFazio says. (Erin Scott/Bloomberg News)

The transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives will convene April 14 to give members of the chamber a venue to seek support for certain infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 9, 2021
Government, Safety

Illinois DOT Issues $7 Million for Local Truck Traffic Projects

Pritzker Gov. Pritzker at a past press conference. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

The Illinois Department of Transportation awarded $7 million in support of projects that will upgrade roads to better accommodate local truck traffic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021

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