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Illinois DOT Explores Initiatives to Reduce Bridge Strikes

Illinois DOT weight, size limit caution Illinois Department of Transportation via Twitter

The Illinois Department of Transportation is pursuing two pilot initiatives meant to reduce bridge strikes by large trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2021
Government

States to Compete for 10 Biggest Bridge Fixes

A 'Bridge Closed' sign on Springs Road in Vallejo, Calif., in March. (Bloomberg News) A 'Bridge Closed' sign on Springs Road in Vallejo, Calif., in March. (Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration plans to have states compete for a slice of the proposed $2.25 trillion infrastructure-and-jobs program that’s dedicated to fixing 10 unnamed bridges that are seen as economically important.

April 6, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

US Forecasts Highest Summer Fuel Prices Since 2018

Traffic on I-80 in Emeryville, Calif., last November. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) Traffic on I-80 in Emeryville, Calif., last November. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Drivers eager to get back on the road more than a year into the pandemic will face the highest summer gasoline prices since 2018, according to a U.S. government report.

Andres Guerra Luz | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Canada May Run Out of Warehouse Space This Year

A Rogers Sugar Inc. facility in Vancouver, B.C. A Rogers Sugar Inc. facility in Vancouver, B.C. Landlords in Canada may have to consider converting retail and office buildings into logistics hubs. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

Canada is in danger of running out of warehouse space by the end of the year, thanks to the boom in e-commerce sparked by the pandemic.

Ari Altstedter | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Suez Canal Traffic Briefly Stopped as Oil Tanker Loses Power

Suez Canal The entrance to the canal. (Islam Safwat/Bloomberg News)

Traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal was briefly halted April 6, just two weeks after a giant containership ran aground and blocked the waterway that’s vital for global trade.

April 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

ATA, Insurance Groups Vow to Tackle Towing Fraud, Staged Accidents

Gavel BCFC/Getty Images

American Trucking Associations, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association and the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud have announced a plan to combine their resources to pursue legislation to tackle two of trucking’s biggest problems — towing fraud and staged accidents.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 6, 2021
Government, Fuel

Diesel Slips 1.7¢ to $3.144 in Second Straight Drop

Fuel pumps at a filling station The national average price of a gallon of diesel has dropped two straight weeks totaling 5 cents after 20 straight increases totaling 82.2 cents. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The national average price of diesel dipped 1.7 cents to $3.144 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released April 5.

April 5, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Violated Law in Firing Employee Activists, NLRB Says

A truck passes an Amazon.com warehouse on Staten Island A truck passes an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. violated labor law when it fired two high-profile internal critics last year, the National Labor Relations Board’s prosecutors have found.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Jon Eisen Becomes Director of ATA-Affiliated IMCC

American Trucking Associations has hired Jon Eisen to serve as director of the Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference.

April 5, 2021
Government, Business

Top Democrats Float Alternative to Biden’s Corporate-Tax Plan

Senators Ron Wyden, Mark Warner and Sherrod Brown Senators Ron Wyden, Mark Warner and Sherrod Brown by Bloomberg News

Three top Senate Democrats released a proposal to overhaul the U.S. international tax system that could shape the outcome of the global tax revamp that the White House is pursuing to fund infrastructure spending.

Laura Davison | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2021

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