‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chaos Strikes Global Shipping

The pandemic has disrupted international trade, driving up the cost of shipping goods and adding a fresh challenge to the global economic recovery.

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Amazon Expands in N.Y.C. as Pandemic Sends Shoppers Online

The e-commerce giant added at least nine new warehouses in the city over the past year as 2.4 million packages a day strained the nation’s largest urban delivery system.

#amazon-com-inc, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc

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Garbage Truck Driver Is Charged in California Fire That Killed 2

The driver, Antonio Ornelas-Velazquez, is accused by the authorities of dumping a burning load of trash that sparked a deadly fire in 2019 that also destroyed more than 70 structures.

#california, #desert-hot-springs-calif, #district-attorneys, #fires-and-firefighters, #riverside-county-calif, #trucks-and-trucking, #wildfires

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Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

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Truckers Shun U.K. Ports to Avoid Brexit Red Tape

British ports expected gridlock after post-Brexit trade rules began on Jan. 1. Instead, some are nearly empty as truckers stay away, reluctant to spend hours waiting for newly required export documents.

#europe, #european-union, #ferries, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #ireland, #trucks-and-trucking

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Xavier Becerra Brings Environmental Justice to Forefront

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services is the first state attorney general to create an environmental justice bureau.

#air-pollution, #attorneys-general, #becerra-xavier, #environment, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-politics-and-government

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G.M. Scales Down Nikola Deal

A new agreement, supplying hydrogen fuel cell technology from General Motors, is less sweeping than the strategic partnership outlined in September.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #hydrogen, #milton-trevor-1981, #nikola-motor-co, #trucks-and-trucking

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Post-Brexit Border Test Leads to 5-Mile Traffic Jam in Southern England

French border officials were holding a trial run of immigration procedures that could come into effect if Britain and the European Union don’t reach a trade deal by the end of December.

#european-union, #eurotunnel, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #kent-england, #trucks-and-trucking

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How VW’s Diesel Settlement Is Changing Fleets, From Schools to Seaports

A scandal led to a $2.9 billion trust fund for states to put cleaner vehicles on their roads. A lot of the money has gone to more diesel vehicles.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #buses, #diesel-power, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trucks-and-trucking, #volkswagen-ag

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Thieves Steal 6 Million Medical Gloves from Florida Supplier

The gloves were headed for hospitals battling the pandemic.

#coral-springs-fla, #florida, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #robberies-and-thefts, #trucks-and-trucking

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Eye on Beirut, Senegal Port Rushes to Truck Away Tons of Ammonium Nitrate

After nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate caused a devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, the West African nation of Senegal discovered the same amount sitting in its port in Dakar.

#ammonium-nitrate, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #explosions-accidental, #mali, #senegal, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking

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Electric Vehicle Makers Find a Back Door to Wall Street

Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are helping them and other fledgling companies raise money and gain coveted stock listings.

#ackman-william-a, #automobiles, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #initial-public-offerings, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #trucks-and-trucking

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Near U.K.’s Busiest Port, Brexit Hopes Are Layered in Asphalt

A 27-acre site is being built to handle trucks amid fears that new trade rules will slow freight movement. It has been nicknamed the “Farage Garage” after the pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage.

#farage-nigel-1964, #freight-cargo, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #trucks-and-trucking

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Rescue of Troubled Trucking Company With White House Ties Draws Scrutiny

Members of a congressional oversight panel want to know how YRC Worldwide won a $700 million loan from the Treasury Department.

#apollo-global-management, #congressional-oversight-commission, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #defense-department, #stimulus-economic, #treasury-department, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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California Set to Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

The new rule, expected Thursday, would mean more than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #california-air-resources-board, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #los-angeles-calif, #nichols-mary-d, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #san-bernardino-calif, #states-us, #transit-systems, #trucks-and-trucking

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10 Racehorses Killed in Fiery Crash on New Jersey Turnpike

One of the horses was sired by the Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and another by the Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist.

#american-pharoah-race-horse, #belmont-stakes, #florida, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #new-jersey, #saratoga-springs-ny, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #triple-crown-horse-racing, #trucks-and-trucking

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‘Risking My Life’ to Truck In Milk, Wine and Hand Sanitizer

Essential workers in the pandemic, truck drivers are moving the groceries and supplies New York needs to weather the crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shutdowns-institutional, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trucks-and-trucking, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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‘Grammie’s Taking Food to Other People’: A Trucker Keeps Trucking

Ingrid Brown, a truck driver, can’t easily find masks or disinfectant supplies. She worries about getting infected, or infecting others. But she keeps going.

#brown-ingrid-r, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states

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Alone on the Road, a Trucker’s Long Haul as America Fights the Virus

Darrell Woolsey does not know when he will go home to Wyoming and his wife and three children.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #travelcenters-of-america-llc, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-economy

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Closed Borders Within Europe Unleash Congestion and Chaos

Hungary became a bottleneck as angry travelers staged sit-ins on a major road, backing up truckers carrying goods and other traffic for miles.

#austria, #bulgaria, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #germany, #hungary, #orban-viktor, #poland, #roads-and-traffic, #romania, #serbia, #trucks-and-trucking

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