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Government, Business, Fuel

Biofuel Plants Are Shutting Down and Some May Never Come Back

biofuel plant A tanker truck sits outside the POET ethanol biorefinery in Gowrie, Iowa. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

The coronavirus and cheap oil are hitting the fuel business so hard that ethanol plants are shutting down. Some may never come back.

March 28, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Invokes Production Law, Ordering GM to Build Ventilators

GM's Flint Assembly plant stands idle in Flint, Mich., on March 23. GM's Flint Assembly plant stands idle in Flint, Mich., on March 23. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump on March 27 ordered General Motors Co. to make ventilators for coronavirus patients, invoking a federal law that gives him vast powers over industry in crises and acting as the company is within weeks of starting production on the equipment.

March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Truckers Who Visited New York City Don’t Have to Self-Quarantine

Congestion at the George Washington Bridge toll plaza Congestion at the George Washington Bridge toll plaza heading into New York City. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance specifically for transportation and delivery workers operating in New York City.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes

President Trump speaks to media in the Oval Office before signing $2.2 trillion stimulus package into law. President Donald Trump speaks before signing the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House March 27. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law March 27, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress that will support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.

March 27, 2020
Government, Business

EPA Temporarily Suspends Enforcement of Environmental Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is temporarily suspending enforcement of its environmental rules, saying it will “generally not seek stipulated or other penalties for noncompliance” during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Stakeholders Offer Suggestions to FMCSA for Large-Truck Crash Study

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Trucking industry trade groups and other stakeholders have made a variety of suggestions to federal trucking regulators about how they should design and conduct a new major study to identify factors contributing to reportable large-truck crashes.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

California Agency Approves $2.6 Billion for Multimodal Improvements

Truck in San Bernardino County, Calif. A truck on the road in San Bernardino County, Calif. (Getty Images)

The California Transportation Commission recently approved $2.6 billion in funding for multimodal improvement projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Food Deals for Truckers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Many retailers are showing their support for truck drivers during the coronavirus pandemic by offering specials or making it easier for them to visit their establishment. Here's a look at a few:

March 27, 2020
Government, Business

Toyota Shifts Factories to Face Shields, Will Help Device Makers

Toyota logo at the company's headquarters in Toyota City, Japan. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp.’s idled manufacturing facilities in the U.S. will make much-needed face shields and masks, and the Japanese automaker is closing in on deals with medical-device makers to help them boost production.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
March 27, 2020
Government

Senate Confirms Katherine Lemos to Head Chemical Safety Board

The Senate on March 23 confirmed Katherine Lemos to become chairwoman of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2020

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