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The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) provided hundreds of billions of dollars for cash-starved businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with many customers idled by government-mandated shutdowns, tens of thousands of trucking companies were among those standing in line for a slice of the PPP funds. Read More

For carriers having trouble keeping up with truck driver drug screenings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Tuesday said it will attempt to use discretion in enforcing the 2020 requirement that fleets issue random drug tests for 50% of their drivers. Read More

Over the July 4 weekend, the President signed into law a bill opposed by just a single representative among both chambers of Congress. The near-unanimity was in favor of extending the application period for the potentially forgivable aid loans provided for by the Paycheck Protection Program, administered by the Small Business Administration in collaboration with participating banks, and put in place with the intent of assisting business keep payroll in place through the quick downturn spawned by the response to COVID-19‘s spread. Read More

Though the surge in coronavirus cases entering July threatens to stall the recent recovery momentum of the U.S. economy, data so far from June relative to trucking show strength. Read More

Three major for-hire carriers and a large private fleet have partnered with autonomous truck developer TuSimple to test the company’s self-driving technologies in real-world operations over the next four years. As part of a plan to build out a geographical network of lanes nationwide, UPS, U.S. Xpress, Penske Truck Leasing and private fleet McLane plan this year to deploy TuSimple’s autonomous truck tech, which is a system that retrofits onto existing trucks. Read More

If I had to describe 2020 to my grandparents, who passed several years ago, I’m not sure I could do it. Born, raised and retired in Alabama, they experienced economic depression, pandemics and civic upheaval in their lifetime, but not all in a span of six months. Read More

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Jim Mullen said Tuesday that his agency is looking into claims filed by carriers that brokers have violated federal laws around rates transparency. Read More

Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics is now offering an extended subscription option for customers who forego an extended engine warranty plan on new Kenworth Class 8 trucks with Paccar MX or Cummins engines. Read More

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) Right to Repair Coalition said Tuesday that the group had compiled enough signatures for an addendum to be included on the Massachusetts ballot in November that would require vehicle manufacturers to provide all repair providers and fleets with universal access to telematics information. Read More

In recent weeks, freight demand has sprang back to life and started to build momentum, shaking off the shockwaves of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. and state lockdown orders that smothered the economy. Load volume on the spot market has soared, and rates are expected to jump upward in June after falling to the floor in April. Read More

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