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Buttigieg Promotes Budget for DOT, Touts Infrastructure PlanEugene Mulero

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The Biden administration’s proposal to increase funding for operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation would enhance the flow of commerce and respond to concerns linked to climate change, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told House lawmakers April 15.The Biden administration’s proposal to increase funding for operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation would enhance the flow of commerce and respond to concerns linked to climate change, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told House lawmakers April 15.Read MoreTransport Topics

Supply Chain Industry Calls on Congress to Pass DRIVE-Safe ActEleanor Lamb

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A group of supply chain industry representatives, including trucking leaders, sent a letter to members of Congress on April 14 urging them to pass legislation that would allow truckers under age 21 to drive across state lines.A group of supply chain industry representatives, including trucking leaders, sent a letter to members of Congress on April 14 urging them to pass legislation that would allow truckers under age 21 to drive across state lines.Read MoreTransport Topics

TuSimple Raises $1.35 Billion Through IPOSeth Clevenger

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Autonomous truck developer TuSimple raised $1.35 billion through its initial public offering, a move that will help fund the company’s push to commercialize self-driving trucks and expand its autonomous freight network across the United States.Autonomous truck developer TuSimple raised $1.35 billion through its initial public offering, a move that will help fund the company’s push to commercialize self-driving trucks and expand its autonomous freight network across the United States.Read MoreTransport Topics

In Pandemic-Era First, Driving on US Highways Tops 2019 LevelsAndres Guerra Luz

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Here’s the latest sign of the great U.S. gasoline comeback: For the first time since the pandemic started, driving on the nation’s highways is higher than at the same time in 2019.Here’s the latest sign of the great U.S. gasoline comeback: For the first time since the pandemic started, driving on the nation’s highways is higher than at the same time in 2019.Read MoreTransport Topics

Looking to Hire a ‘Fresh-Faced Veteran’ Maintenance Tech? Good LuckEric Miller

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Recruiting military veterans for maintenance positions in trucking fleets’ repair shops is an industry goal, but the prospect of finding and transitioning young vets to become civilian service technicians can be challenging.Recruiting military veterans for maintenance positions in trucking fleets’ repair shops is an industry goal, but the prospect of finding and transitioning young vets to become civilian service technicians can be challenging.Read MoreTransport Topics

TMC Highlights Big Changes to VMRS Coding SystemConnor D. Wolf

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A vehicle maintenance coding system used by repair shops across the trucking industry is receiving an update that has been years in the making, and is also evolving to include the burgeoning electric vehicle segment.A vehicle maintenance coding system used by repair shops across the trucking industry is receiving an update that has been years in the making, and is also evolving to include the burgeoning electric vehicle segment.Read MoreTransport Topics

Republicans Seek Broader Curbs on Exports of Chip Tools to ChinaScott Lanman

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Two Republican lawmakers called for broader American restrictions on the sale of chip-making tools after the U.S. government placed several Chinese supercomputing firms on an export blacklist, saying even tougher rules are needed to prevent the People’s Liberation Army from using sensitive technologies.Two Republican lawmakers called for broader American restrictions on the sale of chip-making tools after the U.S. government placed several Chinese supercomputing firms on an export blacklist, saying even tougher rules are needed to prevent the People’s Liberation Army from using sensitive technologies.Read MoreTransport Topics

Fed Sees Supply Chain Issues Growing Despite Better US OutlookPayne Lubbers

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The Federal Reserve is seeing both labor and material shortages mounting across several sectors of the U.S. economy, which may have consumers paying even more for everything from fuel to new homes.The Federal Reserve is seeing both labor and material shortages mounting across several sectors of the U.S. economy, which may have consumers paying even more for everything from fuel to new homes.Read MoreTransport Topics

TMC Plans Closer Look at Mirrorlike Camera Monitor SystemsRoger Gilroy

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The increasing interest in camera monitor systems has prompted the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations to decide how it can help fleets understand how the systems would best fit into the truck cab environment.The increasing interest in camera monitor systems has prompted the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations to decide how it can help fleets understand how the systems would best fit into the truck cab environment.Read MoreTransport Topics