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Trucking Offered Measure of Stability in Diesel Revenue as Pandemic Caused Gas Tax Revenue to Tank

Trucker gets fuel Thinkstock

In addition to essential supplies, truck drivers during the pandemic provided a service that is less tangible but no less important: boosting revenue for state transportation departments.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

States Take Action as COVID-19 Chokes Revenue Streams

Sunoco gas station via RiverNorthPhotography via Getty Images A Sunoco gas station in Troy, Mich. (RiverNorthPhotography via Getty Images)

Many state transportation agencies continue to develop revenue forecasts to determine how much money they can expect to lose in fuel tax revenue, tolls and transit fares in the wake of the pandemic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Government, Business

Signs Positive for Retailers During Uneven Recovery, NRF Economist Says

Cars on sales lot Auto sales have been positive. (David Zalubowski/AP)

The retail sector has shown signs it has withstood the effects of the coronavirus pandemic despite volatility in the overall economy, an expert detailed Nov. 19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Government, Business

Mnuchin Moves to Restart Stimulus Talks With Democrats

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would try to revive stalled stimulus talks with Congressional Democrats. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would try to revive stalled stimulus talks with Congressional Democrats. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is trying to revive stalled stimulus talks with congressional Democrats, the first sign in weeks of possible movement on virus relief in the waning days of the Trump administration.

November 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

China Pushes Ahead With Hydrogen, Defying Skeptics Like Elon Musk

An attendant fills a truck with compressed hydrogen at a filling station in Shanghai. An attendant fills a truck with compressed hydrogen at a filling station in Shanghai. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China, the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles, isn’t so quick to dismiss the alternative to batteries. Officials are promoting the development of hydrogen-powered cars, trucks and buses, with Beijing offering to reward cities that achieve adoption targets.

November 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Wisconsin DOT Launches Online Fleet Management Tool

Wisconsin road sign gguy44/Getty Images

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles recently launched an online program to help companies manage their fleets.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Seeking Input on Autonomous Vehicle Rules

A Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo technology is displayed at an auto show in Detroit in January 2017. A Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo technology is displayed at an auto show in Detroit in January 2017. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

The U.S. government’s road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business

US Airlines Warn of Weakening Demand Ahead of Holiday Travel

A plane departs Reagan International Airport in Arlington, Va., on April 6. A plane departs Reagan International Airport in Arlington, Va., on April 6. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The holiday travel rebound U.S. airlines were anticipating is starting to wobble.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Clarifies Terms for Ag Haulers, Farmers

Livestock hauler A livestock hauler on an Indiana interstate. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published an interim final rule clarifying some definitions associated with agricultural goods.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Ports on Both Coasts Report Volume Surge in October

Port of Los Angeles The Port of Los Angeles on May 1. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

With a surge in imports, the nation’s ports are reporting record or near-record activity as warehouses and stores restock eight-plus months into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2020

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