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Transport Topics government and regulatory coverage keeps managers of a highly-regulated industry aware of the policy decisions that can shape their businesses. Covering both the legislative and regulatory aspects of policy-making, at both the state and national levels, the news in this category includes looks at infrastructure, hours of service, emissions rules, funding measures, leadership appointments, and more. Readers can follow what’s happening in Congress, at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, and in state and local governments.

Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Twin California Ports Introduce Zero-Emission Locomotive

Weeks after the California Air Resources Board approved a rule to limit rail pollution, the Pacific Harbor Line on May 4 unveiled one of the nation’s most advanced zero-emission locomotives.

Donna Littlejohn | Los Angeles Daily News
May 5, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns Archive

How can autonomous trucks fit into the freight transportation industry? Host Seth Clevenger chats with Waabi's Vivian Sun and's Jan Becker.

Government, Business

Employers Add 253,000 Jobs in April

WASHINGTON — America’s employers added a healthy 253,000 jobs in April, evidence of a labor market that still shows surprising resilience despite rising interest rates and high inflation.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
May 5, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Clean Energy Investments Touted at Commerce Summit

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — President Joe Biden cited supply chain achievements and urged foreign investment as the Commerce Department held a networking event that included 70 countries.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 4, 2023
Government, Business, TCA

UAW Demands Support for EV Workers Before Endorsing Biden

New leaders of the United Auto Workers are withholding the union’s endorsement for President Joe Biden’s re-election until he shows support for a “just transition” to electric vehicles, according to a letter sent by newly elected UAW President Shawn Fain.

Kalea Hall and Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
May 4, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

EPA Hearing Draws Environmental, Trucking Interests

More than 200 individuals weighed in on the Environmental Protection Agency's public hearing on its heavy-truck greenhouse gas emissions mandate.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2023
Government, Logistics, For-Hire

Yellow Reports Q1 Loss

Less-than-truckload carrier Yellow Corp. announced first-quarter earnings May 3 that missed Wall Street revenue and income expectations.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Wyoming to Replace Aging Twin Bridges Over I-80

Truckers traveling in Wyoming over Interstate 80, which sees the most truck traffic there, will be able to drive over two new bridges to be built mostly with a new Federal Railroad Administration grant.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 4, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Shipping Lobby Group Advises Caution on Climate Targets

An influential shipping industry group has quietly warned shippers to think carefully before they sign up for a new plan to reduce their contribution to climate change.

Ed Davey | Associated Press
May 4, 2023
Government, Business

Service Industry Expands Modestly as Activity Cools

The U.S. service sector expanded only modestly in April according to the Institute for Supply Management, restrained by the weakest pace of business activity in nearly three years.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2023
Government, Business

Fed Raises Key Rate Again, but Hints at Possible Pause

The Federal Reserve reinforced its fight against high inflation May 3 by raising its key interest rate by a quarter-point to the highest level in 16 years.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
May 3, 2023