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Groups Take Legal Action Against HOS Final Rule

Truck on empty road near Las Vegas A Giltner Inc. truck on U.S. Route 93 outside of Las Vegas. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Three organizations and the Teamsters union have filed a petition in federal court challenging the final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Canada Extends US Border Restrictions to Oct. 21

A truck approaches the Canada-U.S. border in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec on Sept. 16. A truck approaches the Canada-U.S. border in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on Sept. 16. (Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News)

Canada is extending the agreement to keep the U.S. border closed to nonessential travel to Oct. 21 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rob Gillies | Associated Press
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Peterbilt, Kenworth Medium-Duty EVs Eligible for $95,000 Voucher in Calif.

Peterbilt Model 220EV A Peterbilt Model 220EV at a 2019 industry show. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Peterbilt and Kenworth separately announced California customers for their medium-duty battery-electric trucks are eligible for a $95,000 voucher from the California Air Resources Board.

September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Pelosi Says Stimulus May Have to Include Airlines, Restaurants

Nancy Pelosi said airline and restaurant aid may be needed in the next stimulus bill. Nancy Pelosi said airline and restaurant aid may be needed in the next stimulus bill. (Sarah Silbilger/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s willing to negotiate on some Democratic priorities for a stimulus package to include aid for industries such as airlines and restaurants that are continuing to struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Billy House and David Westin | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Government

House Democrats Press for FEMA Benefits

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is a co-sponsor of the bill. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would adjust the cost share of federal disaster assistance recently was introduced by top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Consumer Sentiment Climbs to Six-Month High in September

Shoppers are seen at the Queens Center shopping mall on Sept. 9. (Peter Foley/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer sentiment increased more than expected in early September to a six-month high as Americans grew more upbeat about the economy’s prospects.

Jarrell Dillard | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Settles Colorado Suit Over ‘False’ Voting Postcards

The USPS has settled a suit in Colorado over false voting post cards. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service settled a lawsuit brought by Colorado election officials over a mass-mailer about mail-in voting that a judge deemed “false,” agreeing to destroy cards that hadn’t been sent yet and work with the state on its election media campaign.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Tesla’s Austin Site Plan Outlines Footprint for Huge Truck Factory

Tesla has filed its truck factory plan with the city of Austin. (Nina Riggio/Bloomberg News)

Bulldozers and other construction equipment have been at work for weeks at the location of Tesla’s future $1.1 billion electric vehicle factory in southeast Travis County, but a site plan filed by the company is providing the first public indication of the facility’s huge eventual footprint.

Bob Sechler | Austin American-Statesman
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DeJoy Ordered to Halt Post Office Changes Ahead of Election

A federal judge in Washington has ordered that the USPS reverse changes before the election. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy listens during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Bloomberg News)

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was ordered by a court to halt operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that triggered fear of a botched tally of mail-in ballots during the presidential election, Washington state’s attorney general said.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2020
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues Emergency Funding for Fire-Ravaged States

California wildfire The August Complex Fire burns near Lake Pillsbury in the Mendocino National Forest, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2020. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration has directed funding to assist with repairing infrastructure that has been damaged by wildfires in Oregon and California.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2020

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