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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Baker Hughes Joins Halliburton in Ida-Fueled Oil Services Hit

Baker Hughes Damage caused by Hurricane Ida in Port Fourchon, La. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Another disappointment to jolt the oil services sector: Baker Hughes Co. reported a third-quarter earnings stumble that included pain from Hurricane Ida and a warning of hampered growth for oil demand.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
October 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Deputy Steven Cliff to Be Nominated as Administrator

Highway Traffic on an Arizona highway. (Arizona DOT via YouTube)

A former California pollution regulator is being nominated to run the nation’s highway safety agency.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 20, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Union Pacific, Unions Sue Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate

Union Pacific Workers inspect a Union Pacific locomotive. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
October 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Engagement Is Vital to Industry

I got to see up close just how important it is to be engaged with the association, and as I turn the wheel over, I want that to be the message I leave you with: Engagement is key in moving our agenda and industry forward.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 18, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

RMT Trucking's Sanders Named Chair of Colorado Motor Carriers Association

Walt Sanders, president of RMT Trucking Inc., was named the Colorado Motor Carriers Association’s chairperson of the board for the upcoming year.

October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

In Reconciliation, Progressives Tout Climate Investments Amid GOP Pushback

Reconciliation Markey speaks during a news conference outside the Capitol Building. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

As Democrats work on a revised multitrillion-dollar budget package, Republican transportation leaders have ramped up their criticism of congressional leaders and the Biden administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

US Regulators Seek Answers From Tesla Over Lack of Recall

Tesla A sign marks the entrance to the Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nev. (John Locher /Associated Press)

DETROIT — U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 13, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

US to Reopen Land Borders With Canada, Mexico for Vaccinated Travelers

Borders Drivers wait in line on the Rainbow International Bridge at the Canadian border crossing in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

The United States will relax coronavirus restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico for vaccinated travelers next month, allowing for the resumption of nonessential travel like tourism.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden White House Proposes NEPA Guidance Updates

NEPA From left: Mallory, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Biden at a press conference discussing the regulations. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

A proposal to restore certain environmental review guidelines for infrastructure projects that were modified by the Trump administration was announced by the Biden White House.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Lucid Says Air Sedan Will Be First US Car to Use Lidar

Lucid Air exterior The Lucid Air sedan exterior. It starts at $77,400 before tax credit. (Lucid Motors)

Lucid Group Inc. said its debut battery-electric vehicle will be the first production car in the U.S. to include a purpose-built laser sensor, or lidar, enabling a broad range of advanced driver-assistance features.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2021