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How America Is Thanking Truckers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Jack Mahar, 5, set up a free refreshment stop for delivery drivers

As America grapples with the coronavirus and daily life is altered, the nation's truck drivers are among those who are risking their personal health and doing the hard work to keep products moving. And their effort is being recognized. Here are some examples.

July 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Biden Promises to Bolster US Medical Equipment Supply Chain

Biden departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Delaware on June 30. Biden departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Delaware on June 30. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products “back to U.S. soil,” creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain he says has been exposed as inadequate and vulnerable by the coronavirus outbreak.

Will Weissert | Associated Press
July 7, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

I-440 Project in Nashville Wraps Ahead of Schedule

I440 map in Tennessee Tennessee Department of Transportation

A major Interstate 440 reconstruction project has been completed ahead of schedule, Tennessee government officials recently announced.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Push Forward With Tech Investment Despite Pandemic, Economic Uncertainty

Lytx A driver enters information into a Lytx in-cab event recorder. (Lytx)

Despite facing business challenges and economic uncertainty, some trucking companies have continued to move forward with technology investments during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
July 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Louisiana Passes Legislation Aimed at Significant Tort Reform

Randy Guillot, John Bel Edwards, Chris Spear, Greg Morrison ATA Chairman Randy Guillot (from left), Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, ATA President Chris Spear, and Quality Transport Inc. VP Greg Morrison met in February to discuss trucking industry issues. (TT File Photo)

Louisiana lawmakers have passed legislation aimed at helping the state’s truckers fight off excessive jury verdicts in court.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAA Concludes Three Days of Test Flights of Boeing’s 737 Max

A Boeing 737 Max 7 jet flies during a demonstration in the U.K. in 2018. A Boeing 737 Max 7 jet flies during a demonstration in the U.K. in 2018. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

Testing of the 737 Max jetliner’s revised flight-control systems by U.S. regulators and Boeing Co. wrapped up July 1, laying the foundation for the plane’s possible return to service later this year.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
July 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Is Density Related to COVID-19 Infection Rates? These Experts Say No

Manhattan at sunset A view of New York City at sunset. (kasto80/Getty Images)

Density is not related to confirmed COVID-19 infection rates, according to a study from a team of public health and planning experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 1, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Cargo Theft Likely to Increase Over July Fourth Holiday, Report Says

Cargo doors slightly open olrat/Getty Images

Though cargo theft is a year-round problem for trucking, it is more of a concern around the July Fourth holiday, according to a report by CargoNet.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

House Climate Change Plan Tackles Heavy-Duty Equipment at Ports

Port of New York and New Jersey Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

House Democrats say Congress should increase funding for programs at EPA and the Department of Energy to reduce emissions from equipment at ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE Report: COVID-19 Compounds Infrastructure Woes

pothole A pothole on a road. (delectus/Getty Images)

The COVID-19 pandemic is negatively impacting the nation’s already blighted infrastructure sectors, according to a recent status report from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 1, 2020