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  1. Yesterday
  2. A final hemp rule announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not include requirements for shipping documents that could help motor carriers avoid being stopped, inspected or subject to detention by law enforcement when crossing state boundaries. View the full article
  3. C.H. Robinson’s fresh produce business division will roll out its own brand of fruits and vegetables nationwide, the motor carrier announced Jan. 19. View the full article
  4. Amazon .com Inc. is offering to help the Biden administration accelerate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, including to its own employees. View the full article
  5. Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. announced Jan. 20 that it had acquired last-mile delivery provider NRX Logistics. View the full article
  6. President Joe Biden will unveil sweeping action to combat climate change hours after becoming president, moving to rejoin the Paris accord and imposing a moratorium on oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. View the full article
  7. A day before his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the country’s transportation policy affairs championed a pandemic aid package that includes funds for transit systems. View the full article
  8. The U.S. Department of Labor has issued an opinion letter ruling that motor carriers can supply independent contractors safety equipment such as dash cams, speed limiters and driver monitoring systems, and also require that they take safety training without jeopardizing their independent contractor status. View the full article
  9. Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises announced it invested in TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company founded in 2015, and described it as an important milestone in the journey to become an environmental leader. View the full article
  10. Saudi Arabia’s oil production cuts have hit the tanker market so hard that owners of the biggest vessels are effectively subsidizing cargo deliveries on the industry’s main trade route. View the full article
  11. Advancements in technology and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic have driven major changes in trucking, a panel of experts said Jan. 19. View the full article
  12. The Maryland Department of Transportation has received three proposals from teams composed of private sector firms interested in becoming the developer for major interstate improvement work. View the full article
  13. All General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra needed to hit a stock record was $27 billion and a bit of braggadocio. View the full article
  14. Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump pardoned Anthony Levandowski, saving the engineer from more than a year in prison for stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo. View the full article
  15. Last week
  16. For the second week in a row, drivers in 2021 are seeing higher diesel prices as the nationwide cost of trucking’s main fuel ticked up, this time 2.6 cents to $2.696. View the full article
  17. In trucking accident lawsuits, the "reptile theory" is a method plaintiff lawyers have deployed in pursuit of so-called “nuclear” jury verdicts. View the full article
  18. Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation, has committed to turn the slogan Build Back Better into reality. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill. View the full article
  19. American automakers are asking the U.S. government to help solve a debilitating shortage of computer chips that is closing auto factories worldwide and could restrict production until the fall. View the full article
  20. Paccar Inc. reached a deal with a California technology startup to develop and sell autonomous versions of two of its most popular Class 8 truck models. View the full article
  21. The incoming administration is calling on Congress to approve emergency aid for transportation programs as part of a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package. View the full article
  22. A growing number of motor carriers are taking advantage of remote diagnostics to streamline vehicle maintenance and reduce downtime, but fleets must know how to filter through the data to use this information effectively. View the full article
  23. The world spent a record $501.3 billion in 2020 on renewable power, electric vehicles and other technologies to cut the global energy system’s dependence on fossil fuels. View the full article
  24. Janet Yellen told lawmakers Jan. 19 that help for the unemployed and small businesses would provide the “biggest bang for the buck” as she made the case for President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. View the full article
  25. Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-truck startup backed by Amazon .com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., raised $2.65 billion in new funding from a group of investors led by T. Rowe Price Group Inc. View the full article
  26. Malcolm Wilson shared his hopes and plans Jan. 15 for when he becomes the first CEO of a new company splitting from XPO Logistics Inc. View the full article
  27. Trucking closed the tumultuous year of 2020 on an upswing, as truck tonnage in December rose a seasonally adjusted 2.3% year-over-year, American Trucking Associations reported. View the full article
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