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Insurers Return Money to Customers During Driving Slump

Elevated train tracks sit above a near-empty street in Chicago on April 3. Elevated train tracks sit above a near-empty street in Chicago on April 3. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

Auto insurers Allstate Corp. and American Family Insurance are returning some money to customers as widespread shutdowns across the U.S. from the coronavirus cut down on driving.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Virus Will Take Toll on State Transportation Revenue, Experts Say

State Transportation Revenue An almost empty road. (Getty Images)

Experts indicate the coronavirus pandemic will have a significant negative effect on state revenue, including funding that supports transportation projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2020
Business, Safety

Instructional Technologies Offers Free Course on COVID-19 Safety

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Instructional Technologies Inc., a provider of training solutions for the transportation industry, announced it is offering a free course for drivers on COVID-19 safety.

April 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

DOT Ready to Help Truckers as They Support Country, Elaine Chao Says

CARES Act signing President Donald Trump with Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, key leaders of Congress and the White House Coronavirus Task Force, signing the CARES Act, totaling $2.2 trillion, the largest economic relief package in history. (USDOT)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told Transport Topics during an exclusive interview that her agency stands ready to build on the actions it already has taken to help trucking support the country through the coronavirus crisis.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado DOT to Expand Truck Parking at Two Rest Areas

U.S. Route 160 in Colorado U.S. Route 160 in Colorado near Wolf Creek Pass. Expanded parking at the Shaw Creek rest area could come in handy for truckers when Wolf Creek Pass is closed due to weather, crashes, rockfalls or avalanches. (Getty Images)

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting a project to expand truck parking availability at two rest areas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota DOT Announces 188 Construction Projects

Minnesota Traffic in Minneapolis before the pandemic. State officials say traffic has slowed somewhat due to the outbreak. (Getty Images)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation unveiled the 188 road and bridge projects it will undertake during this year’s construction season.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Airlines Ordered to Refund Cost of Flights Canceled by Virus

A traveler wearing a protective mask and gloves checks in at the Delta Air Lines counter at San Francisco International Airport on April 2. A traveler wearing a protective mask and gloves checks in at the Delta Air Lines counter at San Francisco International Airport on April 2. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Airlines must fully refund airfare to passengers whose flights have been canceled during the outbreak of COVID-19, the U.S. Transportation Department ordered on April 3.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Amazon Diverts Masks to Hospitals, Pledges Warehouse Safety

An employee collects a package from a conveyor at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., in 2018. An employee collects a package from a conveyor at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., in 2018. (Bess Adler/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. said it will divert sales of masks and other medical supplies to hospitals and government entities.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2020
Business, Safety

Nissan Recalls More Than 250,000 Vehicles to Replace Takata Air Bags

Nissan Motor Co. logo. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News)

Nissan is recalling more than a quarter-million SUVs, trucks and vans worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

April 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

How Trucking Apps Support Drivers in Coronavirus Pandemic

Rolling Strong app Rolling Strong is pushing information to all truckers on an email list during the coronavirus pandemic, not just subscribers. (Rolling Strong)

Mobile apps are helping truck drivers tackle routing challenges for the swell of necessary deliveries brought on by the coronavirus.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 2, 2020

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