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CEO explains why Port of Virginia is running so smoothly

Nov. 27, 2021 12:30 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Ports in California have been making headlines for their delays and supply chain backups. But the Port of Virginia has been running smoothly and outperforming other major ports on East Coast. Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director...

Skeptic to advocate: Man survives scary bout of COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2021 00:40 AM EST

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Howard Breidenbach thought it was all a big conspiracy. The government using a so-called “coronavirus” to control the people. Feeding drama. Making up numbers. “It was all a lie,” he thought. ...

US to require vaccines for all border crossers in January

Nov. 24, 2021 02:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce. A...

Report: Interstate bridge's crack likely dates back to 1970s

Nov. 11, 2021 16:24 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK Ark. (AP) — A crack in a steel beam that forced the closure of the Interstate 40 bridge connecting Arkansas and Tennessee for three months likely began when the span was fabricated in the 1970s and went undetected for years, a report by Arkansas' Transportation Department...

Supply chain delays disrupt California agriculture exports

Nov. 04, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid an historic drought posing threats to future harvests, California farmers now say they have no way to export the crops they do have because of a kink in the global supply chain that has left container ships lined up off the Southern California coast with...

US service sector expands at record pace in October

Nov. 03, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The rate of expansion in the U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, hit a record high in October as demand remained strong even as supply chain problems persisted. The Institute for Supply Management reported Wednesday that its...

Trucking company exec to plead guilty in fatal biker crash

Oct. 25, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The president of a Massachusetts trucking company is pleading guilty to federal charges related to a 2019 crash that killed seven motorcycle riders in New Hampshire. Dartanyan Gasanov, 35, of West Springfield, is scheduled to plead guilty...

Cargo backlog creates traffic headaches on sea and land

Oct. 20, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles neighborhood just outside the nation's busiest port complex has become a perpetual traffic jam, with trucks hauling cargo containers backed up day and night as workers try to break through an unprecedented backlog of ships waiting to unload. ...

Ex-Indiana mayor gets 21 months in prison for seeking bribe

Oct. 13, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana mayor who was found guilty of taking a $13,000 bribe from a trucking company and illegal tax evasion was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison. A federal judge ordered the sentence against former Portage Mayor...

California truck company owner pleads guilty in tank blast

Oct. 01, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of several Southern California trucking companies pleaded guilty to five felony charges involving tax evasion, COVID-19 relief fraud and an illegal repair of a tanker that resulted in a fatal explosion, federal prosecutors said. Carl Bradley...