Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

CDC Panel Includes Transportation Workers on 'Essential' List for Vaccine Priority

CDC slide delineating "frontline" essential workers from essential workers A CDC slide shows the breakdown between groups 1b (frontline essential workers) who would receive vaccines next, and 1c (essential workers), which would include transportation and logistics workers. (CDC.gov)

A federal advisory panel recommends that the next round of coronavirus vaccines be given to teachers, first responders, correction officers and grocery store employees, along with people 75 and over. Truckers and other transportation workers would fall into a group behind that group.

Dave Altimari | Hartford Courant
December 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Lordstown Motors, Camping World Team Up on EV Network

 The Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance electric pickup truck (Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg News) The Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance electric pickup truck was unveiled in June. (Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg News)

Lordstown Motors and Camping World will partner on a national electric-vehicle service and collision network for Lordstown Motors vehicles.

December 17, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Uber, Others Jockey for Early COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Workers

California travelers request an Uber ride. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press) Travelers in California request a ride from Uber. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

Uber says its drivers should get priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine because they provide crucial transportation to health care workers and the general public.

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Names Liane Randolph for CARB Chair

Liane Randolph, then California Public Utilities Commissioner, listens during a January 2019 meeting. (AP) Liane Randolph, then California Public Utilities Commissioner, listens during a January 2019 meeting in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)

Gov. Gavin Newsom has named one of California’s utility-company regulators to lead the state agency that fights air pollution and climate change.

J.D. Morris | San Francisco Chronicle
December 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GMC Sierra Goes Hands-Free

A GMC Sierra Denali truck seen in Chula Vista, Calif. The GMC Sierra Denali truck is displayed at an event in Chula Vista, Calif., in January of 2019. (Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg News)

GMC says it will offer its hands-free driver-assistance feature Super Cruise on its Sierra pickup sometime in 2022.

Henry Payne | The Detroit News
December 9, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Wisconsin Panel OKs Updates to Highway Near Madison

Wisconsin highway Trucks travel on Interstate 39/90 between Madison and Beloit in south-central Wisconsin. (Wisconsin Department of Transportation)

MADISON, Wis. — A state commission on Dec. 8 approved roughly $174 million in updates to an 18-mile stretch of highway near Madison.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
December 8, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Missouri Lawmakers May Ask Voters to Raise Gas Tax in 2021

Missouri Traffic travels on I-70 in Columbia, Mo. (Missouri Department of Transportation)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two years after Missouri voters decisively rejected a proposal to raise Missouri’s gasoline tax, the leader of the Senate wants a do-over.

Kurt Erickson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 7, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX Agrees to Buy New England’s Pan Am Railways

A CSX train crosses an intersection in Ocala, Fla. (Doug Engle/Ocala Star Banner) A CSX train crosses an intersection in Ocala, Fla. (Doug Engle/Ocala Star Banner)

CSX Corp. has agreed to buy Pan Am Railways Inc., North America’s largest regional railroad based in New England, extending CSX’s reach in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York and adding Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to its 23-state network.

Stephen Singer | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
December 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Tesla Factory in Texas Makes Quick Progress

The construction site of Tesla's Texas factory is seen via drone on Nov. 29. The construction site of Tesla's Texas factory is seen via drone on Nov. 29. (Courtesy of Joe Tegtmeyer/Austin American-Statesman)

Construction of the planned Tesla factory in southeastern Travis County, Texas, has been proceeding so fast that watching it take shape is practically a spectator sport.

Bob Sechler | Austin American-Statesman
November 30, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

C.H. Robinson Warns US Companies Could Miss Tariff Refunds

The Port of Long Beach in California is seen from above. (adamkaz/Getty Images) The Port of Long Beach in California is seen from above. (adamkaz/Getty Images)

Minnesota transportation and logistics company C.H. Robinson says it has identified almost $1 billion in potential refunds of tariffs its American clients paid on Chinese imports.

Jim Spencer | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
November 23, 2020

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