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  2. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced plans to conduct its fourth “National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behaviors” after evidence suggests drivers have been going faster on quieter roads during the pandemic. View the full article
  3. Less than two months before the country’s current highway policy law expires, congressional leaders and the White House are plodding through negotiations on a new highway bill. View the full article
  4. Yesterday
  5. U.S. stocks briefly surpassed the all-time closing high reached before the coronavirus pandemic, propelled by surging technology shares. The dollar weakened, and Treasury yields rose to five-week highs. View the full article
  6. U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July cleared 14,000 for the highest total since March, WardsAuto.com reported as the freight economy grew stronger. View the full article
  7. Commercial trucking is making progress with sustainability, but obstacles and unknowns remain, according to a coalition of industry groups. View the full article
  8. Australian authorities detained at least two cargo ships for alleged labor violations related to demands from seafarers to be sent home, some of whom have spent more than a year at sea. View the full article
  9. An organization representing the Phoenix metropolitan area is conducting a study of truck parking issues in the region. View the full article
  10. Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., threatened to temporarily shut down service in California if it loses a drawn-out fight over a state law seeking to reclassify contractors as employees. View the full article
  11. Public agencies at all levels of government, including the ones related to transportation, should incorporate health considerations into policy decisions, a planning expert said. View the full article
  12. With little more than sketches and not fully baked prototypes, a crowd of electric vehicle startups have rounded up billions from investors. Can that fundraising engine drive a hydrogen-powered car? View the full article
  13. The trucking and freight economy appears to be doing better than the overall U.S. economy as fleets adjust to contend with supply chain changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. View the full article
  14. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin renewed a push for a more limited next-round U.S. pandemic relief package of “a little more than $1 trillion” on Aug. 12, saying that Democratic demands for spending more could be discussed down the road. View the full article
  15. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has again extended its emergency declaration relaxing hours-of-service rules for motor carriers that are providing direct assistance in support of coronavirus-related relief efforts. View the full article
  16. Tesla Inc. is splitting its richly valued shares in a 5-for-1 exchange, a move designed to make the stock less expensive for individual investors after the company became the world’s most valuable automaker. View the full article
  17. U.S. consumer prices rose in July by more than expected on a jump in auto and apparel costs, though inflation remained broadly muted as the pandemic suppressed demand. View the full article
  18. Last week
  19. Occidental Petroleum Corp. will have just a single oil rig in the Permian Basin in the second half of the year, illustrating the scale of the shale industry’s pullback and the company’s debt woes. View the full article
  20. Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. and Navistar International Corp. announced Cummins will be the preferred supplier of Navistar’s medium-duty and heavy-duty big bore engines in its International trucks and IC buses in the U.S. and Canada. View the full article
  21. Boeing Co.’s lousy year got even worse in July, as lost orders for the grounded 737 Max topped 400 and the coronavirus pandemic stymied shipments of the 787 Dreamliner. View the full article
  22. The California Department of Transportation is repaving a segment of a state highway using only recycled materials in a pilot project. View the full article
  23. Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported a second-quarter net loss and a decline in revenue as end markets contracted in a difficult quarter marked by the coronavirus pandemic. View the full article
  24. Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv Plc are giving their $4 billion autonomous-driving joint venture a new name and going on a hiring spree to stay competitive in the race to develop self-driving cars. View the full article
  25. Several Democrats on Capitol Hill are pressing the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality to provide information about projects that fall under an executive order regarding the National Environmental Policy Act. View the full article
  26. General Motors Co.’s chief financial officer is stepping down after two years to take a job at a financial technology company in an unexpected move prompting the automaker to appoint an acting successor. View the full article
  27. Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is seeking debtor-in-possession financing more than two months after filing for Chapter 11 protection, reflecting the reality that it still faces trouble ahead if travel doesn’t bounce back. View the full article
  28. Geotab launched a free add-in to its driver mobile app to help truckers navigate the coronavirus landscape, the company announced Aug. 6. View the full article
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