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Government, Business, Safety

Report: Boeing Fell Short in Disclosing Key Changes to Max

A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing after a test flight in Seattle on June 29. A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing after a test flight in Seattle on June 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

A government report says Boeing did not give regulators documents about changes it made in a key system blamed in two deadly crashes of its 737 Max jet, and that officials responsible for approving the plane did not know how powerfully the system could push the plane’s nose down.

David Koenig | Associated Press
July 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Targets Southwest Freight Corridor for Autonomous Truck Tests

Waymo A Waymo autonomous Chrysler Pacifica and Peterbilt truck. (Waymo)

As it moves forward with autonomous truck development, Waymo plans to focus its 2020 testing efforts on the southwest shipping corridor that includes Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 30, 2020
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Arizona DOT Installs Truck-Screening Technology to Improve Commerce

Arizona Traffic on Arizona's I-10. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

In an effort to improve the flow of freight, the Arizona Department of Transportation has installed technology that screens moving trucks at several ports of entry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Boeing 737 Max Takes Off for Crucial FAA Test of Comeback Effort

An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max 9 plane at the company's facility in Renton, Wash. An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max 9 plane at the company's facility in Renton, Wash. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

A Boeing Co. 737 Max lifted off from a Seattle airfield with a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration pilot on board, the first of several flights to test whether the revamped jetliner is safe following two deadly crashes.

June 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Second Virus Wave Threatens US Oil Demand Again

Vehicles drive in light traffic along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 19. Vehicles drive in light traffic along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 19. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

After months of empty roads, lockdowns were easing, and people were getting behind the wheel again. Then the virus struck again.

June 29, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics

Amazon to Pay One-Time Bonuses of $500 to Most Logistics Workers

An employee packs boxes at an Amazon fulfillment center. An employee packs boxes at an Amazon fulfillment center. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc., after complaints about ending pandemic hazard pay, will give one-time bonuses of $500 to most frontline workers.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

American Air to Book Jets to Capacity, Shelve Social Distancing

Passengers sit on an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles International Airport on June 13. Passengers sit on an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles International Airport on June 13. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc. said it would sell flights to capacity starting July 1, abandoning caps on passenger loads that were designed to promote social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE Issues C- Grade for Rhode Island’s Infrastructure

Rhode Island sign Grafissimo/Getty Images

Rhode Island’s infrastructure is at a C- grade level, the American Society of Civil Engineers declared in its report card chronicling the state’s networks.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Kenworth Adds OnGuardACTIVE Option to T880, W990 Models

Kenworth T880 A Kenworth T880 model truck. (Flickr/TruckPR)

Kenworth Truck Co. now offers the Wabco OnGuardACTIVE as an option for the Kenworth T880 and W990 models.

June 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Meat Shortages Reopen Costly Path to Small US Slaughterhouses

Angus bulls stand in pens prior to an auction in Wisconsin in April 2019. Angus bulls stand in pens prior to an auction in Wisconsin in April 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

When coronavirus outbreaks forced shutdowns at America’s giant meat plants, it quickly created a bottleneck.

June 26, 2020

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