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Missouri Groups Team to Spur Improvements on Interstate 70

Missouri Traffic at the Rocheport Bridge on I-70 over the Missouri River. (Missouri Department of Transportation)

Groups in Kansas City and St. Louis are bringing industry and state transportation leaders together to accelerate funds to improve Interstate 70’s freight corridor in Missouri and beyond.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

House Transportation Leaders Call for Truck Parking Funding

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The leaders of the transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives called on the nation’s top transportation officer to increase resources for the expansion of parking facilities for truck drivers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 9, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

De-Mining Ukraine’s Ports May Take Months

Ukraine port The Izmailskaya hopper barge moored at the Izmail Sea Commercial Port in the waters of the Kiliia River estuary of the Danube in Izmail, Ukraine. (Andrei Pungovschi/Bloomberg)

Removing sea mines near Ukraine’s key ports could take months, and hundreds of seafarers still are stranded in the region after Russia’s invasion of the country, according to the United Nations agency responsible for shipping safety.

Aine Quinn | Bloomberg News
June 9, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

FHWA Releases Uniform Guidelines for EV Charging Stations

EV charging station An electric vehicle charging station in Asbury Park, N.J. (Wayne Parry/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration on June 9 released the blueprint for states to follow to develop the 500,000 charging stations that are key to the Biden administration’s goal of switching Americans from gasoline- to electric-powered vehicles.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 9, 2022
Government

FMCSA Nominee Touts IIJA’s Workforce Programs at Senate Hearing

Robin Hutcheson (inset) with Department of Transportation headquarters "The bipartisan infrastructure law also dedicates resources to assisting the truck driving profession by creating a better, safer pipeline of drivers, Robin Hutcheson says. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

WASHINGTON — Robin Hutcheson, President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee the nation’s trucking regulations, pointed to the administration’s efforts to boost the industry’s workforce during her confirmation hearing June 8.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Clean Hydrogen Pushed to Starring Role in Energy Future

Jennifer Granholm Jennifer Granholm by Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy is pushing itself, academia and industry to come up with ways to make and distribute clean hydrogen at a price low enough to boost it into a starring role as the primary alternative fuel of the future.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2022
Government, Business

CTA Calls Request to Deny High Court Consideration of AB 5 'Head-Scratchingly Wrong'

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The California Trucking Association in a legal brief described as “head-scratchingly wrong” the U.S. solicitor general’s recommendation that the U.S. Supreme Court decline to hear an appeal of a state law aimed at reclassifying owner-operators as motor carrier employees.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Shipping Boom Expected After Shanghai Reopening

port in Shanghai The Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai in China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China’s shipping industry is bracing for an uptick in demand and freight costs as manufacturing activity in Shanghai roars back to life after the city’s return to normal starting June 1.

Beijing China Daily | Asia News Network
June 8, 2022
Government, Safety

Senators Introduce TSA Threat Assessment Enrollment Bill

TSA precheck Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

Legislation designed to expedite the application process for commercial drivers seeking certain security credentials was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

DOE Issues $8 Billion Hydrogen Hub Funding Notice

Jennifer Granholm Jennifer Granholm by Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, while opening an annual meeting, revealed that developing hydrogen as a fuel source is a major federal priority, as DOE issued an $8 billion hydrogen hub funding notice.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2022

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