A Construction-Themed Amusement Park Answers the Question, ‘Can You Dig It?’

At Diggerland U.S.A., children can experience the pleasures of heavy equipment firsthand. (Adults like it, too.)

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #children-and-childhood, #new-jersey, #travel-and-vacations, #trucks-and-trucking

Can the F-150 Lightning Make Everyone Want a Truck That Plugs In?

Welcome to Commerce, Ga., the Battery Belt.

#automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #georgia, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sk-group, #trucks-and-trucking

Can Global Shipping Be Fixed? One Regulator Will Try.

The Federal Maritime Commission, traditionally obscure, has been cast by Congress and the administration to help lead the campaign to tame inflation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #federal-maritime-commission, #inflation-economics, #law-and-legislation, #maffei-daniel-b, #ports, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Dockworkers Near Contract’s End, Many Others Have a Stake

West Coast longshoremen and port operators say they’re determined to reach an agreement, but truckers and retailers relying on cargo are uneasy.

#freight-cargo, #international-longshore-and-warehouse-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #long-beach-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #organized-labor, #pacific-maritime-assn, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-economy

Truck Carrying Dead Migrants Passed Through U.S. Checkpoint

Border Patrol officials say truck traffic is too voluminous to check every vehicle at the dozens of immigration checkpoints on roadways near the border.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #border-patrol-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #search-and-seizure, #texas, #trucks-and-trucking

For Truck Drivers Across the U.S., Major Change Is Approaching Fast

As truck drivers are forced to adapt to increasing difficulties on the road, the support system that serves them is at risk of disappearing.

#careers-and-professions, #driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #supply-chain, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Canada’s Trucker Protests Have a New Political Champion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the protest as illegal. Now some of his key opponents are embracing it.

#butts-gerald-1971, #canada, #conservative-party-canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #trucks-and-trucking

Trump Officials Gave Pandemic Loan to Trucking Company Despite Objections

A congressional report raises new questions about a pandemic relief loan to a troubled trucking company with close ties to the Trump administration.

#clyburn-james-e, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mnuchin-steven-t, #treasury-department, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yrc-worldwide-inc

Trump Officials Awarded $700 Million Pandemic Loan Despite Objections

A congressional report raises new questions about a pandemic relief loan to a troubled trucking company with close ties to the Trump administration.

#clyburn-james-e, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mnuchin-steven-t, #treasury-department, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yrc-worldwide-inc

China’s Economic Data Hints at Cost of Zero Covid Strategy

The country’s lockdowns have trapped truck drivers on highways, halted production lines and forced some importers to source goods from outside China.

#beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hefei-china, #jilin-province-china, #quarantines, #shandong-province-china, #shanghai-china, #shenzhen-china, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking

As Texas Snarls Traffic at Border, Mexican Truckers Form Blockade

New safety inspections are part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s effort to crack down on border smuggling. But industry groups say it is stifling trade.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #delays-transportation, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #pharr-tex, #texas, #trucks-and-trucking

Truck Makers Face a Tech Dilemma: Batteries or Hydrogen?

Under pressure to cut emissions, truck manufacturers are choosing between batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. Wagering incorrectly could cost them billions of dollars.

#ab-volvo, #batteries, #daimler-truck-ag, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #freightliner, #hydrogen, #iveco, #traton-se, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states

Truck Drivers’ On-the-Job Training Can Be Costly if They Quit

Freight haulers draw rookie drivers by promising to get them licensed. The obligation that follows, one lawyer says, amounts to indentured servitude.

#debt-collection, #drivers-licenses, #hechinger-report-the, #labor-and-jobs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trucks-and-trucking, #vocational-training, #wages-and-salaries

Bill Fries, Singer Known for 1970s Trucking Ballad ‘Convoy,’ Dies at 93

Mr. Fries, who performed under the stage name C.W. McCall, was an ad executive before he scored a hit with “Convoy,” a CB radio-inspired ode to renegade truckers.

#bill-fries, #c-w-mccall, #cb-radio, #convoy-movie, #convoy-song, #deaths-obituaries, #music, #ouray-colo, #pop-and-rock-music, #trucks-and-trucking

Soaring Cost of Diesel Ripples Through the Global Economy

Russia’s war in Ukraine has caused a steep rise in a fuel essential to truckers, farmers and industry. Europe is hardest hit.

#agriculture-and-farming, #automobiles, #diesel-power, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #refineries, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #saudi-arabia, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #united-states-economy

A New York City Clean-Air Program Pays Citizens to Report Idling Trucks

A New York City clean-air program allows citizens to report idling commercial vehicles in exchange for a cut of the fines. Some drivers respond with fists.

#air-pollution, #department-of-environmental-protection-nyc, #engines, #fines-penalties, #new-york-city, #trucks-and-trucking

How Life as a Trucker Devolved Into a Dystopian Nightmare

Trucking used to offer good pay, decent benefits and normal hours. What happened?

#canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #labor-and-jobs, #ottawa-ontario, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states

Trucker Convoy Near Washington, D.C., Is a Low-Key Protest

As the caravan of semis, pickups and R.V.s circled the U.S. capital, downtown D.C. was business as usual.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hagerstown-md, #ottawa-ontario, #trucks-and-trucking, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc

Truckers Protest Mandates on D.S. Beltway for a Second Day

Organizers of a convoy of vehicles protesting mask and vaccine mandates said they would drive another lap around the Beltway on Monday but did not intend to enter the capital.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hagerstown-md, #roads-and-traffic, #trucks-and-trucking, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc

E.P.A. Plans Tighter Tailpipe Rules for Trucks, Vans and Buses

For the first time since 2001, the government is setting more stringent limits on pollution from trucks, vans, and buses that harms human health.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #regan-michael-s-1976, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #respiratory-diseases, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trucker Convoy Protesting Covid Mandates Slows Traffic Around Washington

The convoy slowed traffic outside the capital for hours before fading in the afternoon.

#adelanto-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #frederick-md, #hagerstown-md, #homeland-security-department, #masks, #ottawa-ontario, #trucks-and-trucking, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc

As Russia Moves Into Ukraine, What Comes Next?

Readers respond to developments in the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Also: A farewell to Jane Brody; the overlooked translator; a tribute to truckers.

#brody-jane-e, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #food, #humanitarian-aid, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #secession-and-independence-movements, #translation-and-interpreters, #trucks-and-trucking, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Canada’s Trucker Protest Shows a New Class War

In the trucker protests, it’s meritocrats versus populists and the virtual against the physical.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #the-rise-of-the-meritocracy-book, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #young-michael-dunlop

Police Forces Swell in Ottawa as Prelude to Clampdown

More than 100 police have assembled in a staging area with heavy equipment and Ottawa police have issued a new warning that protesters must immediately leave or face arrest.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #lich-tamara, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin

Defiant Protesters in Canada Brace for a Clampdown

The response of law enforcement in the nation’s capital has been painfully sluggish for many residents. But police signaled they may finally be ready to move in.

#canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ontario-canada, #ottawa-ontario, #royal-canadian-mounted-police, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin, #vaccination-and-immunization

An American-Style Protest in Canada

Hundreds of truckers and their supporters have occupied the nation’s capital for weeks, in an act that has shocked the government.

#audio-neutral-informative, #canada, #ottawa-ontario, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin, #vaccination-and-immunization

There’s a Reason Trump Loves the Truckers

Populist nationalism may emphasize the importance of borders but it still transcends them.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yellow-vests-movement

California Returns as Climate Leader, With Help From the White House

The Biden administration is restoring the state’s power to set its own limits on tailpipe pollution and is largely adopting the state’s rules regarding heavy trucks.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #california-air-resources-board, #clean-air-act, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #newsom-gavin, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Canada Protests Baffle a Nation of Rule Followers

The protests seem to challenge the cherished image that Canadians are moderate, rule-following and just plain nice. But was that really a myth all along?

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario, #trucks-and-trucking

How Should Biden Deal With Russia on Ukraine?

Readers differ on how President Biden is handling the Ukraine crisis. Also: The Canadian truckers’ protest; Liz Cheney’s courage; responsible travel.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #cheney-liz, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #russia, #travel-and-vacations, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Auto Production Restarts After the Ambassador Bridge Is Cleared

But the industry might not return to normal for days, and it still faces a chronic chip shortage that has stunted global production.

#ambassador-bridge, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #ontario-canada, #production, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #stellantis-nv, #supply-chain, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-international-relations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #windsor-ontario

Canada Moves to Open Blockaded Bridge, but in Ottawa Truckers Won’t Budge

Amid progress at a border bridge, Ottawa remained frozen by an antigovernment protest. There were signs of a slight thaw, with truckers said to be weighing pulling out of part of the capital.

#ambassador-bridge, #canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dilkens-drew, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin, #windsor-ontario

In Ottawa Protests, a Pressing Question: Where Were the Police?

They were vastly outnumbered, experts say, and unprepared for the sophisticated tactics, discipline and logistical abilities of the protesters.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario, #police, #politics-and-government, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin

To Frustration of Many, Trudeau Has Moved Slowly With Canada Protests

Amid calls for a harder federal line against the truck blockade, the prime minister’s restraint so far has kept it from becoming a referendum on his leadership.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin, #vaccination-and-immunization

How The Trucker Protests Are Snarling the Auto Industry

Blockades of U.S.-Canada border crossings could hurt the auto industry, factory workers and the economy, which are still recovering from pandemic disruptions.

#ambassador-bridge, #automobiles, #bridges-and-tunnels, #canada, #detroit-mich, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #michigan, #ontario-canada, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #unifor, #united-states-economy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

Trucker Protests in Canada: What You Need to Know

Once narrowly focused on a vaccine mandate for drivers entering Canada from the U.S., the protests have ballooned into a sprawling campaign against various grievances.

#ambassador-bridge, #australia, #automobiles, #bernier-maxine, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #detroit-mich, #facebook-inc, #gofundme, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #quebec-city-quebec, #shutdowns-institutional, #sky-news, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin, #vaccination-and-immunization

Ottawa Protesters Turn a Quiet Capital Upside Down

The Ottawa protesters are giddy with their sense of collective purpose. But local residents see the demonstration as an unruly, disrespectful and even dangerous occupation.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin

The Real Reason America Doesn’t Have Enough Truck Drivers

A 1,000-mile journey through the middle of America reveals the fundamental reason for truck driver shortages: It is a job full of stress, physical deprivation and loneliness.

#ardmore-okla, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kansas, #kansas-city-mo, #labor-and-jobs, #missouri, #oklahoma, #shortages, #supply-chain, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #walmart-stores-inc, #warehouses

Censuring Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger Sets Off Republican Food Fight

Punishing Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger was a blunder, many in the party say.

#canada, #cheney-liz, #kinzinger-adam, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stefanik-elise, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Ottawa Protests Become Rallying Cry for Far-Right and Anti-Vaccine Groups

It may be only a few hundred demonstrators occupying Ottawa’s streets to protest government overreach, but their message has aroused passions around the world.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #trucks-and-trucking, #vaccination-and-immunization

Ottawa Mayor Declares State of Emergency Amid Antigovernment Protests

A 10-day demonstration by truckers and other protesters has ensnarled Canada’s capital and led officials to warn that things could turn violent.

#canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #trucks-and-trucking

Warehouse Space Is the Latest Thing Being Hoarded

Logistics firms are finding new options to deal with a scarcity of storage, including building multistory facilities and choosing locations farther from coastal ports.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #prologis-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #stockpiling, #storage, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #warehouses

Facing a Shortage of Truck Drivers, Pilot Program Turns to Teenagers

A federal apprenticeship program will train thousands of new truck drivers who are as young as 18.

#infrastructure-public-works, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation, #trucks-and-trucking

‘Superload’ Lumbers Across Pennsylvania, as Big as Two Whales

A mammoth tractor-trailer is hauling a tank from a decommissioned nuclear training site for disassembly near Pittsburgh. Top speed: 30 m.p.h.

#automobiles, #pennsylvania, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #trucks-and-trucking

As Traffic Roars Back, Neighborhoods Outside Manhattan Feel the Pain

With transit use lagging and truck deliveries and car ownership rising, congestion across New York City is likely to be worse after the pandemic than it was before.

#adams-eric-l, #congestion-pricing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #inrix-inc, #new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #schwartz-samuel-i, #trucks-and-trucking

NYC Traffic: How Neighborhoods Outside of Manhattan Are Feeling the Pain

With transit use lagging and truck deliveries and car ownership rising, congestion across New York City is likely to be worse after the pandemic than it was before.

#adams-eric-l, #congestion-pricing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #inrix-inc, #new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #schwartz-samuel-i, #trucks-and-trucking

How Truck Drivers Cook on the Road

Long-haul drivers are under intense pressure this season, but many will carve out the time (and the onboard space) to make steaks, turkeys and charcuterie boards.

#christmas, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #kitchens, #new-year, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states

Online Orders in Manhattan May Soon Arrive by Ferry

A partnership plans to bring packages into Manhattan by ferry, relieving truck congestion in tunnels and bridges.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fernhay, #ferries, #freight-cargo, #manhattan-nyc, #ny-waterway, #roads-and-traffic, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #wachtel-william

Urea Shortage Is Felt Around the World

Farmers in India are desperate. Trucks in South Korea had to be idled. Food prices, already high, could rise even further.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cf-industries-holdings-inc, #china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #england, #fertilizer, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #madhya-pradesh-india, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #potash, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #seoul-south-korea, #shortages, #south-korea, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #world-bank

Supply Chain Snarls for Cars on Display at a Kansas Terminal

A shipping terminal in Kansas reveals the fundamental problem — no one can plan, and no one is sure what will happen next.

#automobiles, #delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #jack-cooper-transport, #kansas-city-kan, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking