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Labor Abuse Allegations Tie Up Ships in Australia Ports

Shipping containers sit at a terminal in Sydney, Australia. Shipping containers sit at the Port Botany terminal in Sydney, Australia, on June 3. (Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg News)

Australian authorities detained at least two cargo ships for alleged labor violations related to demands from seafarers to be sent home, some of whom have spent more than a year at sea.

August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Planning Group Launches Truck Parking Survey for Phoenix Region

Parked trucks Getty Images

An organization representing the Phoenix metropolitan area is conducting a study of truck parking issues in the region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Planning Expert Emphasizes Health Considerations in Public Policy

Older couple getting on bus As adults get older, access to transportation can get more difficult, said Renee Autumn Ray, strategy and innovation leader at Conduent Transportation. (SolStock/Getty Images)

Public agencies at all levels of government, including the ones related to transportation, should incorporate health considerations into policy decisions, a planning expert said.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mnuchin Pushes for Limited Stimulus as Stalemate Persists

Steven Mnuchin wants a limited stimulus bill. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is pushing again for a limited virus-relief bill. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin renewed a push for a more limited next-round U.S. pandemic relief package of “a little more than $1 trillion” on Aug. 12, saying that Democratic demands for spending more could be discussed down the road.

August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Extends Emergency Relief Declaration to Sept. 14

Truck on highway A northbound truck crosses the Modoc County line in California. (Scott Sonner/AP)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has again extended its emergency declaration relaxing hours-of-service rules for motor carriers that are providing direct assistance in support of coronavirus-related relief efforts.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Boeing’s 2020 Gets Worse as Lost Max Orders Top 400

A Boeing 737 Max plane. A Boeing 737 Max plane. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co.’s lousy year got even worse in July, as lost orders for the grounded 737 Max topped 400 and the coronavirus pandemic stymied shipments of the 787 Dreamliner.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2020
Government, Safety

Congressional Democrats Press White House for NEPA Docs

Trump at UPS At UPS Inc.’s hub in Atlanta on July 15, Trump outlined reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Several Democrats on Capitol Hill are pressing the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality to provide information about projects that fall under an executive order regarding the National Environmental Policy Act.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA's International Roadcheck Rescheduled for Sept. 9-11

Officer checking cargo during CVSA Roadcheck A Virginia State Police officer performs a load securement inspection during a previous International Roadcheck event. This year's focus will be on driver requirements. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

The postponed International Roadcheck event has been rescheduled for Sept. 9-11, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Aug. 10.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Ringleader Pleads Guilty in Connection With Staged La. Accidents

Gavel The accidents were staged in the New Orleans area. (Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images)

The ringleader of a New Orleans-area group that staged accidents with unsuspecting tractor-trailer drivers has pleaded guilty for his role in the conspiracy.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 7, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS, FedEx Gear Up to Ship COVID-19 Vaccine When Ready

Vaccine The logistics of storing and shipping vaccines are complicated. (Meyer & Meyer/Getty Images)

UPS and FedEx are among the companies hard at work on strategies to ship a COVID-19 vaccine safely around the world once it is ready.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 6, 2020

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