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Transport Topics government and regulatory coverage keeps managers of a highly-regulated industry aware of the policy decisions that can shape their businesses. Covering both the legislative and regulatory aspects of policy-making, at both the state and national levels, the news in this category includes looks at infrastructure, hours of service, emissions rules, funding measures, leadership appointments, and more. Readers can follow what’s happening in Congress, at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, and in state and local governments.

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Aftermarket Industry Representatives Ask for Equal Access to Repair Data

Right to Repair Register (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Equal access to vehicle repair data can help level the playing field with original equipment manufacturers, according to aftermarket industry representatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2019
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, Fuel

Average Diesel Price Drops 0.9¢ to $3.070 a Gallon

closeup of refueling Getty Images

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 0.9 cent to $3.070 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy, even as crude oil prices broached the $60 mark for the first time in four months.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2019
Government, Business

Homebuilder Sentiment Steady as Sales and Outlook Improve

Construction site Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Sentiment among U.S. homebuilders held steady in March, sustaining a rebound from a recent three-year low on improvement in sales and a brighter outlook for the next six months.

Carlyann Edwards | Bloomberg News
March 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Trump Calls on GM to ‘Bring Jobs Home’ After Ohio Plant Closing

GM Lordstown, Ohio GM plant that is slated to close. (Allison Farrand/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said he wants an immediate start to talks between General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers, extending to a third day his calls for the carmaker and union to reopen an Ohio factory.

Mark Niquette and Ben Brody | Bloomberg News
March 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana Announces Products Designed to Manage Change

Dana Slesinski (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Dana Inc. unveiled a range of products intended to manage changes in commercial vehicles as trucks tackle emissions reductions.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Eaton Prepares for New Emissions Regulations

New Emissions Regulations Mihai Dorobantu (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Upcoming regulations are expected to call for reducing simultaneously carbon dioxide and nitrogen-oxide emissions — prompting new engine components and processes, including hybrid-electric powertrains, an executive with Eaton Vehicle Group said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2019
Government

Atlanta Mayor Announces Creation of City’s Own DOT

Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in January. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced March 14 that her city will soon have its own transportation department.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW Sued by SEC for Misleading Bondholders on Diesel Cheating

vw Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG and its former CEO were sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to disclose to investors that diesel vehicles violated emissions standards, the latest twist in a software cheating scandal that already has cost the company more than $30 billion.

Peter Blumberg | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Manufacturing Production Unexpectedly Shrinks in February

Factory Manufacturing Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory production slumped for a second month in February, missing forecasts for a pickup, indicating headwinds from the trade war to slower global growth are weighing on manufacturers. Still, the prior month’s drop was revised up.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Canada Factories Halt Slide With Strongest Gain in Seven Months

Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News

Canadian manufacturers began 2019 with their strongest sales gain in seven months, bringing an end to a string of bad reports.

Theophilos Argitis | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2019

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