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Truckers urge House to drop anti-trucking provisions in highway bill

April 28, 2021

If last year’s proposed highway bill is a template for the upcoming version, it will mean bad news for truckers, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association told the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in a letter this week. The trucking […]


Senate Funding Leader Endorses Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

April 20, 2021

Concerns among some lawmakers regarding climate change and freight connectivity would be addressed by President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, the U.S. Senate’s funding leader said April 20. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of that chamber’s Appropriations Committee, pointed […]


NHTSA Investigates Possible Air Bag Failures in GM Vehicles

April 13, 2021

Category: Vehicles

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. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the probe covers nearly 750,000 Chevrolet, Cadillac and […]


Vehicles

UAW ends 13-day strike at Volvo with tentative contract agreement

April 30, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The United Auto Workers union ended a 13-day strike Friday at Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA), clearing the way for production to resume Monday at the Swedish truck makers’s only North American manufacturing facility. Volvo said only that a tentative […]


Vehicles

GM to invest $1B to build electric vehicles in Mexico

April 30, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced Thursday it will invest $1 billion in a manufacturing complex in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, that will build electric vehicles by 2023. “This investment will serve to prepare the complex for an expansion in the assembly […]


Infrastructure

Flooding, road closures continue in several states

April 29, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

One of the worst-hit areas since Wednesday has been northwestern Arkansas, where local airports recorded 2.25 to 3 inches of precipitation in their rain gauges. Bentonville saw some of the worst flash flooding, leaving people stranded in the high water. […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Policymakers Keep Autonomous Vehicles Bill on Senate’s Radar

April 28, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Two of the key drivers of autonomous vehicle policy in Congress again touted its potential safety and economic benefits during a hearing with stakeholders. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and John Thune (R-S.D.), authors of the most recent legislation pertaining to […]