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  2. NEW YORK — Walmart is moving more of its workers full time, with the goal of having two-thirds of its U.S. store hourly jobs be full time with more consistent work schedules by early next year. View the full article
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  4. Utah Republican Mitt Romney said April 14 a group of senators is in the “early stages” of discussing a potential counterproposal to President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure and spending plan that would be more narrowly focused and less expensive. View the full article
  5. U.S. retail sales of Classes 4-7 trucks in March climbed 36.7% compared with a year earlier, riding the surge in demand in Class 5, WardsAuto .com reported. View the full article
  6. Efforts to ensure the needed connections for exchanging more data between a tractor and trailer continue from many directions as electronics and sensors are increasingly coming to trailers, experts said. View the full article
  7. XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs tells shareholders in a letter why he thinks the the U.S. economy is primed for a big rebound. View the full article
  8. President Joe Biden announced April 14 that he intends to nominate Meera Joshi to serve as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. View the full article
  9. Egypt seized the giant container vessel that blocked the Suez Canal last month as part of an effort to get more than $900 million in compensation. View the full article
  10. Audi’s new Q4 e-tron will go head-to-head with Tesla Inc. in the fast-growing market of compact crossover SUVs to help parent Volkswagen AG narrow its electric-car sales gap with the world leader. View the full article
  11. A surge in demand for electric vehicles is sending the price of raw materials soaring, threatening to slow the push toward making cheaper batteries that are key to more widespread adoption. View the full article
  12. Yesterday
  13. The U.S. Senate confirmed Polly Trottenberg to be deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation by an 82-15 vote. View the full article
  14. Two bills intended to streamline enforcement associated with commercial motor vehicles are making their way through the Oklahoma State Legislature. View the full article
  15. Darrel Harris has been named president of Yellow Corp., six months after joining the Overland Park, Kan., company. View the full article
  16. The Ohio Trucking Association announced that Nicholas Delzeith was selected as its 2020 Driver of the Year. View the full article
  17. New York City toll bridges and tunnels are on pace for the busiest April in at least seven years, adding to evidence that travel is rebounding as pandemic shutdowns ease and the economy starts to regain its footing. View the full article
  18. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced April 13 that $1 billion in funding is available for grants to support infrastructure projects. View the full article
  19. Lingering congestion at the nation’s major ports is likely to continue throughout the summer and possibly later into the year, said Daniel Maffei, the new chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. View the full article
  20. Automakers struggling with pandemic-induced plant shutdowns and a global chip shortage now are confronting another supply chain headache: dwindling rubber supplies. View the full article
  21. Hankook Tire America Corp. debuted its first trailer tires, the company announced April 5. View the full article
  22. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials posted a warning to truckers on April 8 to be aware of “predatory” companies that pose as government agencies. View the full article
  23. DETROIT — Autonomous electric shuttles slated to be built in Detroit will be on the streets of Dubai after an agreement between self-driving company Cruise, which is largely owned by General Motors Co., and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority. View the full article
  24. Domino’s, the world’s largest pizza company, on April 12 began offering autonomous pizza delivery services to select customers in Houston through a partnership with self-driving delivery vehicle company Nuro. View the full article
  25. DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the air bags may not inflate in a crash on thousands of General Motors vehicles. View the full article
  26. The Permian Basin, the most prolific shale patch in the U.S., will produce crude oil at levels not seen since the start of the pandemic in the latest sign the global economy is heating back up. View the full article
  27. Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions tested FlowBelow Aero Inc.’s tractor and trailer wheel covers for the first time as well as the Tractor AeroKit, and found that each technology provided significant fuel savings. View the full article
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  29. The American Society of Business Publication Editors has recognized Transport Topics’ 2020 coverage of the trucking industry with five regional “Azbee” awards. View the full article
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