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Amazon Closes Canadian Facility Hit by COVID

Amazon Prime semi-trailers at a fulfillment center in Baltimore, Md. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) Amazon Prime semi-trailers at a fulfillment center in Baltimore, Md. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. has been ordered to close a facility outside Toronto for two weeks as public health officials worry about rising COVID-19 cases inside the complex.

March 12, 2021
Business, Safety

U.S. Xpress Details Safety Initiatives It Has Deployed

U.S. Xpress truck Survey respondents broadly agree that trucking companies should install video cameras and speed limiters on their vehicles. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Xpress Enterprises detailed road safety practices it has deployed in a report released March 10.

March 12, 2021
Business, Safety

Officials Call $202,000 Towing Bill a Textbook Example of a Scam

Towing a truck Goochland County Fire Rescue via FaceBook

A Wisconsin motor carrier got a big surprise when one of its tractor-trailers hauling a truckload of cheese had to be pulled from a ditch on I-64 in central Virginia: A $202,000 removal and towing bill.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Aid Included in COVID-19 Relief Bill

PPE PPE for the transit industry was included in the bill. (andresr/Getty Images)

Aid for transportation programs around the country was approved as part of the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package signed by President Joe Biden on March 11.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Crash Trends a ‘Concern,’ FMCSA Officials Say at Safety Meeting

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Speeding, distracted driving, work zone accidents and a lack of seat belt use in fatal truck-occupant crashes remain “areas of concern” among federal trucking regulators, according to a top official at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Biden Executive Order Calls on Agencies to Prioritize 'Environmental Justice'

Biden Biden speaks at a recent press conference. (Shaw Thew/EPA/Bloomberg News)

A sweeping executive order from President Joe Biden calls for a review of all Trump-era environmental regulations with a focus on the issue of “environmental justice,” an effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions in low-income and minority communities across the United States that, in many cases, are located near where heavy trucks operate.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 9, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Groups Ask to Make Truck Stops Vaccination Sites

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A coalition of trucking groups has issued a letter urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to designate truck stops and travel plazas as COVID-19 vaccination sites.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Biden Faces Tougher Obstacles for Broad Relief Bill Sequel

Biden Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg News

President Joe Biden’s soon-to-be-unveiled longer-term economic stimulus package is set for far tougher obstacles in Congress than the pandemic-relief bill that’s on the verge of squeaking through without a single Republican’s backing.

March 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ford Telematics Now Available for Non-Ford Commercial Vehicles

Alex Purdy Alex Purdy, director of business operations for Enterprise Connectivity at Ford. (Ford Motor Co.)

Ford Motor Co. is making its telematics system available to all commercial vehicle manufacturers, the company announced.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 8, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Sen. Ed Markey Pushes Climate-Focused Transportation Bills

Markey Markey at a past interview. (Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg News)

A group of Democratic senators recently introduced legislation designed to initiate reductions of greenhouse gas emissions on the nation’s highways.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 8, 2021

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