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Boeing Monthly Orders Fall to Zero for Second Time in Max Crisis

An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max in March 2019. An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max in March 2019. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. failed to sell any commercial planes in January, extending a slump that has strained the company’s finances since two deadly crashes grounded the best-selling 737 Max last year.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Five Plead Guilty to Staging Truck Crashes in New Orleans Area

Staging Truck Crashes A stretch of Interstate 10 in New Orleans, near where a disputed accident involving Whitestone Transportation was alleged to have occurred. (Google Maps)

Five individuals accused of participating in a two-year conspiracy to stage accidents with tractor-trailers in the New Orleans area have pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Fiscal 2021 Budget Proposal Offers Increase for Two FMCSA Programs

Trucks on busy highway Under the budget plan, the Motor Carrier Safety Grants program would receive $403 million, and the Motor Carrier Safety Operations and Programs account would receive $299 million. (Getty Images)

Programs managed by federal trucking regulators would see a funding boost under a fiscal 2021 budget request the Trump White House sent to Congress on Feb. 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas Turnpike Authority Raises Bridges to Improve Truck Clearance

Kansas Turnpike Authority bridge Kansas Turnpike Authority is trying to raise all bridges like this one to a height of at least 15 feet, 9 inches. (Kansas Turnpike Authority via flickr)

The Kansas Turnpike Authority is continuing the process of elevating bridges that pass over the turnpike to improve clearance for large freight vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Georgia DOT to Expand Connected Vehicle Technology in Atlanta

Brian Kemp Gov. Brian Kemp speaks at a past event. (John Bazemore/Associated Press)

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hear from the private sector about ways to use connected vehicle technology on roadways in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 10, 2020
Business, Safety

Volkswagen Postpones Restart of China Joint Venture Production

Workers assemble a Volkswagen car. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG has postponed the resumption of production at its China joint ventures in the latest sign of the coronavirus’ impact on economic activity.

Alexander Kell | Bloomberg News
February 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

GM Recalls Pickups for Second Time on Software Glitch

A row of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks sit at a dealership in Colorado in July 2019. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, GM's most popular U.S. vehicle, is included in this recall. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

General Motors is recalling about 162,000 full-size pickup trucks worldwide for a second time because of faulty brake control software that was installed in a recall from last year.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Federal Lawmakers Unveil Bill to Repair Bridges

Bridge A bridge under construction. (Getty Images)

The Bridge Investment Act, a bill meant to provide $20 billion to fix the country’s structurally deficient bridges by establishing a grant program, was unveiled last month by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

RevHD Announces New Severe-Duty Components

RevHD announced a line of severe-duty wheel seals manufactured to meet the rigors of off-road applications. It also launched a new severe-duty hubcap.

February 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Snider Offers Drive-Over Tire Diagnostic System

The WheelRight system The WheelRight system measures tire pressure, tread depth, sidewall damage, vehicle weight and tire temperature. (Nancy Donahue/Red Letter Marketing)

Snider Fleet Solutions announced it made a “significant ownership investment” in WheelRight Ltd., a U.K.-based technology company focused on tire diagnostics and maintenance.

February 7, 2020

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