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  2. Locomation hired former U.S. Department of Transportation official Finch Fulton to serve as its vice president of policy and strategy. View the full article
  3. Over-the-road trucking company Big G Express announced plans to hold its sixth annual motorcycle ride benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on June 5. View the full article
  4. Oil rallied to the highest in nearly two years in New York after OPEC+ shocked markets with a decision to keep supply limited as the global economy starts to recover from the pandemic-driven slump. View the full article
  5. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has canceled this year’s North American Inspectors Championship, which had been scheduled to take place in August in Minneapolis, the trade group announced March 5. View the full article
  6. A group of senators recently introduced legislation that would establish a National Integrated Flood Information System. View the full article
  7. Improving freight movement in support of a strong economy is one of the priorities listed in the California Department of Transportation’s long-range transportation plan. View the full article
  8. Commercial Vehicle Group announced a partnership with commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Xos Inc. to develop sustainability initiatives intended to champion innovation and solutions for growing macro-trends in the marketplace. View the full article
  9. Penske Automotive Group Inc. announced it entered into an agreement to acquire Kansas City Freightliner, a retailer of medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks. View the full article
  10. President Joe Biden tried to maintain bipartisan momentum for a new infrastructure program by meeting March 4 with Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House. View the full article
  11. Democrats agreed March 5 to pare back emergency jobless benefits but extend them for an extra month, bidding to solidify support as the Senate approached a voting marathon on a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. View the full article
  12. Canada’s trade sector unexpectedly recorded its largest surplus in more than six years on across-the-board increases in exports. View the full article
  13. Despite a decrease in miles driven during 2020, motor vehicle-related deaths were the highest they have been in 13 years, according to estimates from the National Safety Council. View the full article
  14. WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 379,000 jobs last month, the most since October and a sign that the economy is strengthening as confirmed viral cases drop, consumers spend more and states and cities ease business restrictions. View the full article
  15. SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. trade deficit rose 1.9% in January as the coronavirus pandemic continued to disrupt global commerce. View the full article
  16. Volkswagen AG’s main brand doubled its forecast for the share of purely battery-powered cars in Europe to 70% by the end of the decade, signaling it expects to be delivering well more than 1 million EVs a year by then. View the full article
  17. Last week
  18. American Trucking Associations and safety group Road Safe America have sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg outlining their support for guidelines for speed limiters for policymakers in Congress and at the Department of Transportation. View the full article
  19. New Mexico legislators have introduced a bill that one says would set up in statute the authority to regulate and give guidance to the emerging autonomous vehicles industry. View the full article
  20. A majority of heavy-duty repair shops saw a significant drop in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, a new report found. View the full article
  21. COVID-19 has driven the need for contactless delivery methods, but a silver lining may be increased efficiency. View the full article
  22. Senate Democrats aim to advance a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief measure that includes aid for transportation corridors before expanded unemployment benefits expire March 14. View the full article
  23. ExxonMobil Corp. sees multiple money-making opportunities in a low-emissions world and is targeting partnerships with venture funds to help finance growth in its carbon capture business, CEO Darren Woods said. View the full article
  24. Workhorse Group Inc. said March 4 it sees a “prolonged process” as it attempts to challenge the loss of a massive U.S. Postal Service contract to build the agency’s next-generation fleet of delivery trucks. View the full article
  25. General Motors is looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with joint venture partner LG Chem of Korea. View the full article
  26. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving. View the full article
  27. FedEx Corp. announced plans to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040, with vehicle electrification a key tenet of the strategy. View the full article
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