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Speeding Is Top Violation During CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week

speeding truck and car RistoArnaudov/Getty Images

Law enforcement officers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico stopped 46,058 passenger and commercial motor vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driving behaviors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week safety initiative.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2021
Government, Business

Employers Add a Weak 194,000 Jobs as Delta Maintains Hold

train building in Sacramento An employee works on an express inter-city train being built in Sacramento. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic still has a grip on the economy with many companies struggling to fill millions of open jobs.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 8, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Failing DEF Sensors Getting Software Fixes From OEMs

DEF tank John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Software overrides for diesel exhaust fluid sensors that are in perilously short supply are making their way from truck manufacturers to repair shops, helping keep equipment on the road and prevent engine shutdowns that can leave a truck stranded when the sensors fail.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2021
Government, Business

Sen. Tom Carper Calls on US House to Pass Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Tom Carper by Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The top transportation policymaker in the U.S. Senate again called for passage of a $1 trillion infrastructure measure awaiting action in the House.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Stockpiles at 20-Year Low as Winter Nears

Fuel tanker trucks at a California refinery fueling station Fuel tanker trucks at a California refinery fueling station. (Ron and Patty Thomas/Getty Images)

U.S. inventories of distillates — used as diesel for both transportation and heating oil — are enough to meet just 31.2 days of demand, according to the Energy Information Administration. That’s the tightest it has been for this time of the year since 2000.

Lucia Kassai | Bloomberg News
October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

COVID Vaccine Rollout Is Still Impacting Pharma Transportation

Pfizer Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are loaded into a truck for shipping. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

The pharmaceutical industry and its transportation partners remain busy with the distribution of coronavirus vaccines.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2021
Government

Transportation Leaders Push Transformative Updates Post-COVID

Rep. Peter DeFazio House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio says Congress needs to invest in programs that promote resilience to extreme weather events. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Large-scale investments aimed at modernizing the country’s mobility networks would help address connectivity concerns exposed during the pandemic, congressional transportation leaders argue as Congress negotiates a big-ticket infrastructure package.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Port Traffic Jam May Be to Blame in California Oil Spill

Oil Spill Workers with Patriot Environmental Services clean up during an oil spill at the Talbert Marsh in Huntington Beach on Oct. 3. (Ariana Drehsler/Bloomberg News)

An unremitting shipping logjam in the waters outside of Los Angeles already has contributed to higher costs, delays and intermittent goods shortages across the U.S. Now, it could be to blame for California’s biggest oil spill in 27 years.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Rule Gives States 60 Days to Revoke CDLs for Drug Violations

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Federal trucking regulators are cracking down on state driver licensing agencies, requiring that they keep a closer watch for commercial motor vehicle drivers with drug or alcohol violations, and removing their driving privileges within 60 days after being notified of a test failure.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

White House Restoring Environmental Reviews Trump Nixed

A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb. A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb., in January of 2020. Large projects like pipelines and highways will again be subject to environmental review under the White House plan. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — In the latest reversal of a Trump-era environmental rollback, President Joe Biden is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines. The reviews were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 6, 2021

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