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6/14/2021

Frontline medical staff continue to have free access to expressways in the Philippines, which was first instituted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 2, San Miguel Corporation has waived about $4.8 million in tolls for medical workers.

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San Miguel Corporation
6/14/2021

The Delaware State Senate has advanced a bill that would allow drivers the opportunity to pay off outstanding toll debts at reduced rates, with consideration to follow in the Delaware House. Drivers in the state currently have $143.4 million in unpaid tolls and fees.

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6/14/2021

The town of Fort Frances, Ontario, is considering the potential sale of the International Bridge and whether the government should buy the 50% stake of the bridge being that may be sold by Resolute Forest Products. The bridge is one of two privately owned toll bridges spanning between Canada and the US.

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Resolute Forest Products
6/14/2021

The new Toshiba solid-state lidar has improved resolution with a maximum range of 200 meters. New chips made with small transistors are at the heart of the innovation that will be used in autonomous vehicles.

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6/14/2021

FedEx Freight will stop picking up shipments from some less-than-truckload customers to help keep goods flowing at terminals already inundated with freight. The move, which was issued on short notice, affects roughly 1,400 customers.

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FreightWaves
6/11/2021

Class 8 truck sales in the US were up 98.4% in May compared to the same month last year, and year-to-date sales are up 32.2% over 2020, according to WardsAuto. Paccar's Peterbilt Motors and Kenworth Truck had the largest sales increases, while Freightliner had the most overall sales.

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Transport Topics
6/11/2021

Rethink career development beyond one-on-one conversations, promotions and corporate training, instead embracing a collaborative approach that emphasizes continuous learning, stretch opportunities and growth, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. "Set the expectation that learning isn't dispensed by the organization, rather sought out by the employee," she writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
6/11/2021

Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers are closely observing advances in battery chemistry technology in order to keep up demand for electric vehicles, this analysis notes. While solid-state batteries have been touted as the answer to replacing lithium-ion batteries, the technology has not proved to be reliable enough to date.

6/11/2021

The five-year, $547 billion Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act has passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill designates $343 billion for highway safety and bridge construction, a 54% boost from current funding.

6/11/2021

Ambiguity is dangerous for stressed and busy employees, so help your team focus and stay engaged by discussing the one thing in the business that most needs to change, writes Chris McChesney of FranklinCovey. "You must offer your team a sense of progress, meaning and purpose," he writes.

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