Biden administration acknowledges ‘challenge’ with new truck emissions rule

The Biden administration acknowledged that its aggressive push to decarbonize trucking will be costly — but that the federal government will be here to help.

“The overarching challenge is aligning the market-driven desire from fleets to adopt zero-emission freight vehicles with the resources required to make it successful, and right now, they cost more,” said Gabe Klein, executive director of the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation.

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How auto supply chain managers can navigate the Baltimore port stoppages

Disruptions at the Port of Baltimore pose risks for auto supply chains after the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge halted vessel traffic, prompting delays and threatening the flow of goods.

Assembled vehicles make up a majority of the cargo moving through the Chesapeake. In 2023, the port handled nearly 850,000 cars and light trucks from companies like General Motors, Ford, Nissan etc.

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Biden administration to release $60M for rebuilding, recovery after collapse of Baltimore Bridge

The Biden Administration will be releasing $60 million in emergency funds to aid in recovery efforts following the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge.

On March 26, the Dali containership crashed into the Key Bridge, sending a stretch of the span along with multiple vehicles into the water. Vessel traffic to the Port of Baltimore has been closed ever since, with no estimate for when it might resume. 

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