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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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Netradyne Updates Processing Power of Driver Safety System

Netradyne The new D-430. (Netradyne)

Netradyne updated its driver safety system with new features and an improved processor to better manage real-time data, the company announced Oct. 6.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

In Budget Turning Point, Biden Conceding Smaller Price Tag

Biden President Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up before boarding Air Force One. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats’ push for a 10-year, $3.5 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives has reached a turning point, with the president repeatedly conceding that the measure will be considerably smaller and pivotal lawmakers flashing potential signs of flexibility.

Alan Fram | Associated Press
October 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Senior House Democrats Press for FEMA, Water Infrastructure Funds

Hurricane Ida A resident walks near a fallen tree blocking a street after Hurricane Ida in New Orleans on Sept. 2. (Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg News)

The frequency of severe weather events is contributing to disruptions across freight corridors and damages to critical infrastructure, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently told Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Volvo Recalls 460,000 Cars After Air Bag-Rupture Fatality

Volvo sign Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg News

Volvo Car AB is recalling more than 460,000 vehicles worldwide over risk an air-bag component that has bedeviled automakers for years could rupture into metal fragments and strike drivers.

October 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

DTNA, ACM Announce Collaboration

DTNA Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced a three-year, $3 million, first-of-its-kind partnership with the American Center for Mobility that will allow customers to experience DTNA’s in-vehicle technology at test sites on ACM’s 500-acre campus in suburban Detroit.

October 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Biden Signs Short-Term Highway Extension

Infrastructure Highway construction in Sandy Springs, Ga. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg News)

Funding authority for the country’s highway networks remains active as a result of President Joe Biden signing an extension of a law central to federal surface transportation policies.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

NHTSA Rejects 2019 Petition to Probe Tesla Battery Software

Tesla charging A Tesla vehicle charges at a Tesla Supercharger site. (Chuck Burton/Associated Press)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rejected a 2019 petition to open a formal investigation into Tesla Inc.’s battery management software, according to documents posted to the agency’s website.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2021
Technology, Safety

Free Guide: Optimize Driver Retention, Pay, and Culture

Workhound Whitepaper

41% of driver communications about pay include questions: driver pay is confusing and stressful. When pay isn’t easy to understand, driver turnover is inevitable. Download this FREE guide to align your culture and driver pay to maximize driver retention.

October 1, 2021
Technology, Safety

Lower your insurance rates and CSA scores

Zonar Whitepaper

Insurance premiums are now one of the top 10 operating expenses for trucking fleets, but increasing your emphasis on safety throughout your organization will likely make you eligible for insurance company discounts or reduced rates.

October 1, 2021