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Government, Business, Technology, Safety

TSA Requires Enhanced Training for Freight Railroads, Surface Transportation Operators

CSX train Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Freight railroads are among the transportation operations tasked with enhancing security training for certain employees as part of a recent mandate by the Transportation Security Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Indiana DOT Will Temporarily Allow Food Trucks at Rest Areas

Interstate 65 and State of Indiana sign Interstate 65 is one of several major highways crisscrossing Indiana. (Getty Images)

The Indiana Department of Transportation launched a temporary permit program to allow licensed food trucks to operate at highway rest areas in order to serve commercial motor vehicle drivers who are hauling supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Analysts: Trucking Ripe With Opportunities for Autonomous Technology

TuSimple truck TuSimple is one of the companies pioneering research into the applications for autonomous driving in the commercial vehicle industry. (TuSimple)

Analysts expect autonomous driving to penetrate the commercial vehicle market before the consumer auto market.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Experts Stress Partnerships as COVID-19 Disrupts Supply Chain

Warehouse worker with forklift A warehouse worker with a forklift. (Getty Images)

Transportation agencies and planners should rely on communication and partnerships as they respond to immediate needs and assess long-term effects associated with the coronavirus, according to an expert.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

FMCSA Extends HOS Emergency Declaration Through May 15

Oklahoma's Strategic National Stockpile warehouse Supplies are loaded onto a delivery truck at Oklahoma's Strategic National Stockpile warehouse in Oklahoma City on April 7. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended and expanded its emergency declaration providing regulatory relief to truck drivers who are transporting emergency supplies during the coronavirus outbreak.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Bridgestone Set to Restart North American Tire Plant Operations

Bridgestone plant in South Carolina A look inside a Bridgestone manufacturing plant in Aiken, S.C. (Bridgestone Tire via YouTube)

Bridgestone Americas announced plans to restart its North American commercial tire plants as well as its North American Firestone industrial products and Firestone building products manufacturing facilities April 13.

April 8, 2020
Business, Safety

Amazon Stock Stability Turns Perceptions of Investor Safety Upside Down

Outside an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 31. Outside an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 31. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Investors are redefining what constitutes safety in the stock market as the unprecedented lockdown of the U.S. economy takes hold.

Luke Kawa | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Elaine Chao Emphasizes Need for Infrastructure, Safety Funds for Rural Areas

Rural Truck on a rural road. (U.S. DOT)

The subject of upgrading the nation’s infrastructure is an important one for Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, including assurance that rural areas receive equal treatment relative to metropolitan areas when funds are distributed.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
April 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Companies Backed by Efforts From Partners said the first 10,000 noncustomer carriers and brokers to sign up for its premium service will receive one free month. (

From insurance to the digital freight marketplace to telematics, trucking companies are supported by business partners as they navigate the coronavirus outbreak.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Coronavirus Spurs New Incentives for Drivers

Tyson Foods truck Tyson Foods is providing bonuses. (Capital Area Food Bank of Texas)

Motor carriers are developing incentive plans to provide drivers with bonuses and financial support as they serve on the front lines of the country’s battle against COVID-19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2020