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Colorado Infrastructure Receives C- on Latest ASCE Report Card

Colorado Traffic backs up on Interstate 70 near Silvethorne, Colo. (Thomas Peipert/Associated Press)

Colorado’s infrastructure earned a C-minus on its recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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

Trump Signs Executive Order to Combat Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order during a summit on the 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that is meant to help fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation, which is one of the trucking industry’s biggest initiatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2020
Business, Safety

Commodity Shipping Costs Fall 99.95% After Coronavirus Slams Market

Grain is unloaded from a bulk carrier ship docked at the Port of Nantong in china in June 2018. Grain is unloaded from a bulk carrier ship docked at the Port of Nantong in China in June 2018. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The coronavirus crisis in China has hammered many markets this month: none may have felt a bigger impact than freight, reflecting consequences for raw materials, including iron ore, that are carried by sea.

Krystal Chia | Bloomberg News
January 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Coronavirus Emergency Declared; WHO Downplays Trade Impact

Doctors look at a CT scan of a patient at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province on Jan. 30. Doctors look at a CT scan of a patient at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province on Jan. 30. (Chinatopix via Associated Press)

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak that started in China a global emergency Jan. 30 after the number of cases worldwide spiked more than tenfold in a week.

Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten | Associated Press
January 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

UPS-Waymo Partnership to Start in Near Future

UPS-Waymo partnership beginning soon The partnership will feature Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacificas shuttling packages from The UPS Store locations in Phoenix to a local UPS sorting facility for processing. (UPS Inc.)

UPS and Waymo announced Jan. 29 a pilot program for autonomous vehicle package pickup in Phoenix.

January 30, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Grounded Jet Sends Boeing to First Annual Loss in Two Decades

A Boeing 777X takes off on its first flight in Everett, Wash. A Boeing 777X takes off on its first flight in Everett, Wash., on Jan. 25. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Boeing, an icon of American manufacturing, suffered its first annual financial loss in more than two decades while the cost of fixing its marquee aircraft after two deadly crashes soared to more than $18 billion.

David Koenig | Associated Press
January 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

House Democrats Outline Five-Year, $760 Billion Infrastructure Proposal

Evacuation route sign An evacuation route sign leans over onto a road covered by sand from Hurricane Ike's surge in September 2008 in Gilchrist, Texas. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

WASHINGTON — House Democrats’ attempt at transforming the country’s Eisenhower-era transportation system came in the form of a five-year, $760 billion proposal that would necessitate input from the president to ultimately fund major programs.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Tailgate Problems Prompt Ford F-150 Recall in Canada, but not US

A United Auto Workers assemblyman works on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck in Michigan. A United Auto Workers assemblyman works on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck in Dearborn, Michigan. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Ford is recalling its popular F-150 pickup truck in Canada to fix a problem with electric tailgate latches, but identical trucks aren’t being recalled in the U.S.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Senator, USDOT Officials Highlight Rural Transportation Needs

Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer said the way states access federal support for rural programs to enhance infrastructure can be improved. (U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation)

The next set of guidelines Congress approves for the country’s highway programs must improve roadways across rural corridors, Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer said during a Commerce Committee hearing Jan. 28.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Breaking News

FMCSA Announces Two-Year Delay of Its Entry Level Driver Training Rule

student drivers John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The so-called Entry Level Driver Training rule — originally set to go into effect Feb. 7 — is delayed until Feb. 7, 2022, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Jan. 29 in an interim final rule.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2020

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