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Impact & Regulations

US House Transportation Panel Passes FEMA Bill

June 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The House transportation panel recently approved legislation meant to facilitate access to federal disaster assistance. The Expediting Disaster Recovery Act, sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), would aim to provide assistance for “meeting the unmet needs” of individuals affected by […]


Impact & Regulations

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advances aviation safety, capital investment and disaster recovery legislation

June 17, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Several bills advanced by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this week included major attempts to revamp aircraft maintenance and the aerospace supply chain, among other measures. Passing the scrutiny of committee markup were the Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards […]


Infrastructure

Railroad, Union Labor Fight Moves Toward Biden Intervention

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Major railroads, including Union Pacific Corp. and BNSF Railway Co., and their unions remain at an impasse after a government board ended efforts to mediate a settlement, a move that will likely force President Joe Biden’s administration to intervene and […]


Vehicles

Automakers Seek Lifting of EV Tax Credit Cap

June 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Major automakers are asking Congress to lift the cap on how many people would be offered tax credits if they buy a hybrid or fully electric vehicles. In a letter to leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives on […]


Shipping

Biden to Visit Busiest US Port as Union Talks Raise Risk of a New Logjam

June 10, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden’s administration is trying to avert another inflation-spawning logjam at the nation’s busiest seaport, just as the economy is starting to recover from the last one. Biden will visit the port of Los Angeles on Friday with the […]


Impact & Regulations

House Passes Workforce Bill

May 23, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation meant to facilitate access to employment opportunities and training for individuals in the marketplace was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this month. Lawmakers voted 220-196 on the bill that would update the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act […]


Impact & Regulations

Shell Reports Record Q1 Earnings as Oil Prices Soar

May 5, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Energy giant Shell reported record first-quarter earnings after a surge in oil prices, fueling calls for the British government to impose a tax on energy companies’ windfall earnings to help consumers struggling with the soaring cost of living. London-based Shell […]


Impact & Regulations

High Diesel Prices Do Little to Speed Adoption of Alt-Fuel Trucks

April 29, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Record high diesel fuel prices are creating some painful sticker shock moments at the pump for truck lines and shippers. Yet, those rising costs aren’t necessarily driving a dramatic uptick in adoption of alternative-fueled vehicles in the Class 8 heavy-truck […]


Impact & Regulations

Russian takeover of foreign-owned aircraft portends higher lease rates

April 25, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Air Lease Corp. disclosed Friday it is writing off $802.4 million for leased aircraft trapped in Russia it doesn’t expect to recover following Western sanctions against the country for the invasion of Ukraine. The broader significance of the impairment charge […]


Impact & Regulations

Transportation Sector Rallies to Provide Help to Ukrainians

April 22, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The transportation industry has stepped up to assist the people of Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion of the country that triggered a refugee crisis. “The war unfolding in Ukraine is a terrible tragedy,” Trucking Cares Foundation Chairman Phil […]