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Government, Business, Safety

Boeing Loses 60 Max Jet Orders in June With Virus Crimping Buyers

Instruments and controls sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max jetliner. Instruments and controls sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max jetliner. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co.’s order stockpile shrank further last month as airlines and lessors backed out of commitments for the grounded 737 Max jetliner in a market devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
July 14, 2020
Government, Safety

FMCSA Extends Emergency Relief Declaration to Aug. 14

A truck hauling livestock Livestock haulers are among those getting extended emergency relief. (Paccar Inc.)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration again extended its emergency relief declaration for truckers directly assisting with coronavirus-related efforts, this time to Aug. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

DTNA, Navistar Announce Voluntary Safety Recalls

Freightliner Cascadia Daimler Trucks North America

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported it administered almost 900 safety recalls in 2019, affecting more than 38 million vehicles. Two recent voluntary safety recalls illustrate the kinds of issues truck makers are adjusting to and how the agency is overseeing those efforts.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Some Chinese Ports Are Jammed Again on Food Testing

A vessel is docked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on July 12. A vessel is docked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on July 12. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Intensive testing of meat, seafood and other products for the coronavirus has tripled customs clearance times at some major Chinese ports, raising concerns the delays could ensnare global trade flows.

July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas DOT Awards 24 Projects Through Cost Share Program

Laura Kelly Gov. Laura Kelly (kansas.gov)

Officials in Kansas recently announced 24 projects have been selected as part of the state Department of Transportation’s Cost Share Program, a popular initiative designed to provide funding for transportation projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2020
Business, Safety, Fuel

Oil Refineries in Texas Grapple With COVID-19 Outbreaks

A driver gets tested for coronavirus at a testing center in Austin, Texas, on July 7. A driver gets tested for coronavirus at a testing center in Austin, Texas, on July 7. (Sergio Flores/Getty Images)

Oil refineries aren’t being spared as COVID-19 sweeps through Texas, which is setting records for new infections and hospitalizations in the U.S. almost daily.

Barbara Powell | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Consumer Brands Spearheads Contactless Delivery Task Force

Worker at supply chain facility CBA's Contactless Delivery Task Force will study and create contactless pickup and delivery protocols with the aim of being more efficient and reducing employee risk. (Consumer Brands Association)

A task force was launched to develop standards for reducing human contact when moving freight from Class 8 vehicles to last-mile drop-offs.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Driver’s Untreated Sleep Apnea Contributed to 2018 Fatal Crash, NTSB Says

CPAP machine CPAP machine by cherrybeans/Getty Images

A National Transportation Safety Board investigation concluded that lack of a “robust medical certification evaluation process” on the federal level to identify and treat commercial drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea was one of three safety issues that contributed to a fatal, multivehicle heavy truck-involved crash in 2018.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Funding Bill Would Increase FMCSA Budget

Trucks and other vehicles on a busy highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

FMCSA would receive $881 million for operations during the next fiscal year under legislation a House panel approved July 8.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2020
Business, Safety

Boeing Has Settled Almost All Lion Air Crash-Death Claims

Search and rescue team members work at the crash site in Indonesia on Oct. 29, 2018. Search and rescue team members work at the crash site in Indonesia on Oct. 29, 2018. (Rony Zakaria/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. said it settled 90% of the wrongful death claims filed in a U.S. court over the 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet operated by Lion Air.

Janan Hanna | Bloomberg News
July 8, 2020

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