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Gig Work Vote in Massachusetts Blocked by Court

A DoorDash Inc. delivery bag A DoorDash Inc. delivery bag. Uber, Lyft and DoorDash lost their bid for a ballot initiative in Massachusetts.

A Massachusetts ballot initiative bankrolled by Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., and DoorDash Inc. to cement their workers’ status as independent contractors will not move forward, the state’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled.

Erin Mulvaney | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2022
Government, Business

Attorneys Spar in Closing Statements of RhodeWorks Tolling Trial

Rhode Island toll gantry A truck passes under a tolling gantry in Rhode Island. (WJAR.com)

After more than two weeks of testimony, a federal tolling trial ended June 13 with an attorney for American Trucking Associations asking a judge to find the state of Rhode Island’s trucks-only “RhodeWorks” tolling program unconstitutional.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports Strike Unlikely Even if No Deal Is Reached by July

Port of Los Angeles Containers at the Port of Los Angeles. (Port of Los Angeles)

Employers and the union representing more than 22,000 dockworkers at 30 U.S. ports on the West Coast are unlikely to reach a wage deal by the time the current contract expires next month, but neither side foresees disruptions that would hobble supply chains.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2022
Government, Business

May Producer Prices Soared 10.8% as Energy Prices Jumped

Warehouse asbe/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — U.S. producer prices surged 10.8% in May from a year earlier, underscoring the ongoing threat to the economy from inflation that shows no sign of slowing.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
June 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fleet Owners Urged to Be Familiar With CARB Emission Proposal

CARB Glen Kedzie (left) and Urban Johnson speak at the event. (Noël Fletcher/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Trucking companies should educate California regulators about potential impacts of a new regulation before it takes effect and becomes a model for the nation, according to fleet experts.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Hits New Record at $5.718 a Gallon

Fuel prices are shown at a gas station June 8, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Fuel prices are shown at a gas station June 8, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press)

The national average price for a gallon of diesel reached a record high this week at $5.718 a gallon, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration June 13.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 13, 2022
Government, Business

Bear Market Hits Wall Street as Stocks, Bonds, Crypto Dive

Stock market specialists at work Monday Stock market specialists at work Monday. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Wall Street tumbled into what’s called a bear market June 13 after fears about a fragile economy and rising interest rates sent the S&P 500 more than 20% below its record set early this year.

Stan Choe | Associated Press
June 13, 2022
Government

Congressional Transportation Leaders Review Trucking Policies

Capitol Agenda by Eugene Mulero

Efforts to enhance the trucking industry’s workforce and provide additional parking to those currently operating trucks nationwide recently captured the spotlight.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Automakers Seek Lifting of EV Tax Credit Cap

A 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E charges at a Ford dealer in Wexford, Pa. A 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E charges at a Ford dealer in Wexford, Pa. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Major automakers are asking Congress to lift the cap on how many people would be offered tax credits if they buy a hybrid or fully electric vehicles.

June 13, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Gas Hits $5 a Gallon for First Time, According to AAA

gasoline High gas prices are shown in Los Angeles in May. (Associated Press Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NEW YORK — The nationwide average price for a gallon of gasoline has hit $5 for the first time ever.

June 13, 2022

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