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Impact & Regulations

GM Aligns With California on Emission Rules

January 10, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors said it will recognize California’s authority to set vehicle emission standards under the Clean Air Act. The automaker sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 9 saying it is “committed to complying with California’s regulations.” […]


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Supreme Court Weighs Vaccine Rules

January 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Supreme Court appears divided on legal challenges centering on the scope and federal authority of the Biden administration’s sweeping proposed COVID vaccine mandate, which would require private-sector firms to vaccinate or test tens of millions of employees. In a […]


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USDOT Recognizes Louisiana’s Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

January 4, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Louisiana’s transportation department is among the groups recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for its anti-human trafficking efforts. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development earned recognition for an outreach meant to target more than 5 million motorists. […]


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U.S. needs better mechanisms to oversee funding of CCS projects, GAO warns

December 27, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

According to GAO, the Department of Energy has invested $1.1 billion since 2009 in 11 projects to show how carbon dioxide emissions from coal-power and industrial facilities could be captured and stored. Initially, DOE committed to eight coal projects, mostly […]


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Biden Boosts Fuel Economy Standards to Fight Climate Change

December 20, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

In a major step to fight climate change, the Biden administration is raising vehicle mileage standards to significantly reduce emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases. A final rule being issued Dec. 20 would raise mileage standards starting in the 2023 model […]


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White House to Unveil Plan to Recruit Truck Drivers

December 16, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden Administration is launching a multifaceted program in partnership with industry that aims to expand recruiting efforts in trucking through various efforts, and elevate the appeal of what one senior administration official described as “well-paying, solid careers.” The Biden-Harris […]


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USDOT invites public comment on FY2022-2026 Strategic Framework

December 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Monday it is asking the public to comment on its goals and priorities for the next five years. In light of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the DOT said it would be updating its […]


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South Dakota Freight Project Awarded $22M USDOT Grant

November 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The South Dakota Department of Transportation was recently awarded a federal grant for a corridor essential to the region’s flow of freight, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced. A $22 million grant was provided for connectivity and safety upgrades meant […]


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Transport Investments acquires majority stake in freight brokerages

November 29, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Flatbed transportation and logistics provider Transport Investments Inc. has acquired a majority stake in Cincinnati-based freight brokerages US Logistics and Nationwide Logistics, collectively USLN. USLN is a group of independent agents providing specialty freight services through a network of third-party […]


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Truckers Must Be Vaccinated to Enter US Starting in January

November 23, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration is planning to announce. A senior administration official said […]