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Elaine Chao, Jim Mullen Honor Truckers, Update Industry Stakeholders

Chao Chao speaks at a past White House event. (Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg News)

Federal transportation leaders thanked members of the trucking industry and updated them on recent regulatory actions during a conference call March 25.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Postpones Roadcheck Due to Coronavirus Crisis

RoadCheck inspection James Dasch (left), a driver for Lucky Dog Industries, speaks with an inspector at the 2019 Roadcheck event. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

This year’s International Roadcheck, originally set for May 5-7, has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Canada Issues HOS Exemption for Coronavirus Relief

Truck on Canadian highway A truck hauling cargo down a highway in Canmore, Alberta. (Getty Images)

Canadian government officials approved an exemption to allow hours-of-service relief to truck drivers who are engaged in coronavirus-related relief assistance efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

$2.2 Trillion Stimulus Plan Aids Small Businesses, Families

Transportation Priorities Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at a past press conference. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The $2.2 trillion economic rescue plan advanced by Congress will target aspects of the supply chain and commercial transportation networks that are struggling after the coronavirus pandemic crippled much of the country’s economy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Paccar Recalls 35,671 Peterbilt Trucks for Fire Risk

A Peterbilt Model 579 A Peterbilt Model 579 comes off the production line. Paccar says it believes that only 1% of the recalled trucks are defective. (Peterbilt Motor Co.)

Peterbilt Motor Co. is recalling 35,671 trucks to repair an issue with battery cables on certain models, according to a March 18 notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Offers Coronavirus Guidance to Roadside Inspectors, Drivers

CVSA A Maryland State Trooper directs a truck to be inspected in West Friendship, Md., during a road check event. CVSA recommends inspectors keep their distance from drivers during the coronavirus outbreak. (CVSA)

From decontamination of their uniforms daily to keeping their distance from truck cabs and drivers, roadside inspectors face increasingly challenging conditions in keeping the nation’s highways safe in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

How America Is Thanking Truckers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Monica Ybarra of TBS Factoring Service holds sign reading "Sandwiches 4 Semis." Monica Ybarra of TBS Factoring Service holds sign reading "Sandwiches 4 Semis." (Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press)

As America grapples with the coronavirus and daily life is altered, the nation's truck drivers are among those who are risking their personal health and doing the hard work to keep products moving. And their effort is being recognized. Here are some examples.

March 23, 2020
Business, Safety

Boeing Will Halt Work at Seattle-Area Factories

Boeing 737 Max planes at the company's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., in March 2019. Boeing 737 Max planes at the company's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., in March 2019. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is temporarily shuttering its Seattle-area manufacturing hub for two weeks, adding to a wave of plant closings sweeping the globe and compounding difficulties for a company navigating one of the aviation industry’s biggest disruptions in decades.

March 23, 2020
Government, Safety

Trump Optimistic Economic Stimulus Will Advance

Donald Trump with Mike Pence (L) and Peter Gaynor (R) Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence (left) and Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Peter Gaynor. The proposed $1.8 trillion stimulus package would include loan guarantees up to $8 billion for air cargo carriers. (NBC News via YouTube)

While Republicans and Democrats disagree on certain priorities in a $1.8 trillion economic stimulus package, President Donald Trump recently expressed optimism about its chances of advancing through the chambers this week. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Digital Freight Sector Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

freight brokers Getty Images

Digital freight-matching companies are taking a proactive approach to confronting the coronavirus as the outbreak worsens.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2020

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