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Truckers Confront Risk Factors for Diabetes

Diabetes equipment About 25% of truck drivers older than 54 are diabetic, according to TrueLifeCare. (Shutterstock)

About nine years ago, California-based longhaul truck driver Richard Hall was in for a big surprise when he got his first Department of Transportation medical exam.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

California Commission Approves $2 Billion in Infrastructure Projects

California A project to add express lanes to I-105 in Los Angeles is supported by the funding. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The California Transportation Commission has approved $2 billion for 56 new projects, some of which aim to improve the movement of goods and reduce congestion.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

JBS Sends Thousands of Meat Workers Home During COVID Surge

JBS worker JBS said it’s actively working with health departments and union partners to coordinate vaccinations as soon as they become available to essential workers. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

A surge in COVID-19 cases is starting to impact American meat-processing operations in another potential threat to food supply chains that were upended in the early stages of the pandemic.

December 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Working Group Tackles COVID Food Supply Chain Disruptions

People at a Costco store People at a Costco store. Leaders in the food transportation industry are looking to apply lessons learned from the pandemic's effect on the supply chain. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Leaders in the food transportation sector are working together to share lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Democrats Eye New COVID-19 Aid

Manchin Sen. Joe Manchin (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Before adjourning for the year, top Democrats on Capitol Hill are not ruling out the possibility of advancing a nearly $1 trillion COVID-19 package that includes aid for transportation networks.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Carriers, Law Enforcement Learning the Ropes for Hemp Transport

hemp Hemp at a Colorado farm. (Colorado Department of Agriculture)

The chairman of a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance working group focused on hemp said that while interstate transport of the substance is legal, potential risks remain for motor carriers and drivers hauling it.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Maine Earns C-, West Virginia Gets D on ASCE Infrastructure Report Cards

Maine and West Virginia images by Getty Images Left: An SUV on Cadillac Mountain Drive in Acadia National Park in Maine. (Tashka/Getty Images); Right: Sunset at the New River Bridge Gorge in West Virginia. (BackyardProduction/Getty Images)

The American Society of Civil Engineers on Dec. 2 released infrastructure report cards for Maine and West Virginia, both of which reflect challenges associated with aging infrastructure and financial needs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Jason’s Law Survey Shows Truck Parking Remains a Challenge

Trucks parked at a rest area by Peggy Smith Trucks parked at a rest area off Interstate 81 in Virginia. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

A five-year update to a major parking availability survey for truck drivers had pretty much the same bottom line: There remains an overall critical shortage of parking spaces for truck drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

DOT Makes Preparations Ahead of COVID-19 Vaccine Transport

Vaccine photo by Getty “The department has laid the groundwork for the safe transportation of the COVID-19 vaccine and is proud to support this historic endeavor,” Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said. (Meyer & Meyer/Getty Images)

USDOT announced Dec. 1 that it has taken regulatory measures to facilitate the safe and rapid transport of the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota Asks FMCSA to Reconsider Request for CDL Testing Relief

truck testing John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Minnesota is making another attempt to gain reprieve from certain federal commercial driver license testing requirements, marking the continuation of a four-year effort for exemption.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2020

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