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Tropical Storm Beta Floods Houston, Dumps Rain on Gulf Coast

A truck drives through a flooded street in Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 21. A truck drives through a flooded street in Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 21. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta is flooding Houston as it slows to a crawl along the Gulf Coast, forcing highways to shut and threatening to boost water levels even more before meandering toward Louisiana.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Federal Drug Official Defends Proposed Guidelines for Hair Testing

hair drug test Hair testing at a Psychemedics lab. (Psychemedics)

The chairman of a federal drug-testing advisory board that developed the controversial proposed mandatory guidelines for hair drug testing of truck drivers, other workers in safety-sensitive jobs and federal employees has responded to what he called “misconceptions” about the proposal by opponents.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Thermo King Debuts Unit to Support COVID-19 Cold Chain

Thermo King A Thermo King unit on a truck. (Thermo King)

Thermo King announced the launch of its Cold Storage Solutions unit intended to meet the unique requirements of global pharmaceutical companies developing COVID-19 vaccines.

September 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Launches Driver Panel for Advisory Committee

truck driver According to FMCSA, the new panel includes between 20 and 25 drivers representing various sectors of the industry. (kali9/Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a panel of commercial drivers to contribute to the agency’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Groups Take Legal Action Against HOS Final Rule

Truck on empty road near Las Vegas A Giltner Inc. truck on U.S. Route 93 outside of Las Vegas. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Three organizations and the Teamsters union have filed a petition in federal court challenging the final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Pelosi Says Stimulus May Have to Include Airlines, Restaurants

Nancy Pelosi said airline and restaurant aid may be needed in the next stimulus bill. Nancy Pelosi said airline and restaurant aid may be needed in the next stimulus bill. (Sarah Silbilger/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s willing to negotiate on some Democratic priorities for a stimulus package to include aid for industries such as airlines and restaurants that are continuing to struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Billy House and David Westin | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Consumer Sentiment Climbs to Six-Month High in September

Shoppers are seen at the Queens Center shopping mall on Sept. 9. (Peter Foley/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer sentiment increased more than expected in early September to a six-month high as Americans grew more upbeat about the economy’s prospects.

Jarrell Dillard | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Industry Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

NTDAW Companies, including Volvo, are coming up with creative ways to celebrate NTDAW. (Volvo Trucks)

The trucking industry celebrated the people who have kept the wheels turning in this unprecedented year during 2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which ran Sept. 13-19 and was notable for the variety of ways drivers were recognized amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2020
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues Emergency Funding for Fire-Ravaged States

California wildfire The August Complex Fire burns near Lake Pillsbury in the Mendocino National Forest, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2020. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration has directed funding to assist with repairing infrastructure that has been damaged by wildfires in Oregon and California.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Officials Emphasize Partnerships, Data

NHTSA Panelist Susan DeCourcy (NHTSA via GoToWebinar)

Representatives of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s regional offices stressed the importance of collaborating with traditional and non-traditional partners.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2020

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