White House Pushes Supply-Chain Operators to Share Data
The Biden administration recently launched a pilot program to have ocean carriers, ports, trucks and major retailers share data with each other to improve the flow of goods through supply chains. The initiative, called the Freight Logistics Optimization Works, is the latest effort by the White House to address bottlenecks that stretch from the country’s biggest gateway for overseas imports in Southern California to inland distribution hubs and warehouses.
National diesel average tops the $5 per gallon mark, setting a new record
Another week brings another new record high for the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline. That was made clear in data issued this week by the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), which showed that the national diesel average, for the week of March 14, set a new record and topped the $5 per gallon mark, for the first time ever, coming in at $5.250 per gallon. This breaks the previous record, from the week of March 7, at $4.849, with the tally for March 14, marking a $0.401-cent increase over the week of March 7, while posting an annual increase of $2.059.
It's Time for Women in Transportation
When the pandemic first hit the United States, it wiped out millions of jobs, particularly among women who found themselves back home and coordinating everything from elderly parent medical issues to home-school activities for kids. Gender-diverse opportunities are growing every day inside the corporations that operate within the trucking industry. The transportation industry has shed its years-ago perception that it was filled with old men driving dirty trucks.
$1.5 Trillion Funding Bill Backs Freight Programs
A $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 bill that ensures funding for the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, has been signed by President Joe Biden.
The bill, cleared by the U.S. Senate on March 10, dedicates funding for transportation agencies, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.