Biden Proposes Gas Tax Holiday

President Joe Biden has encouraged Congress to enact a three-month gas tax holiday. The effort would attempt to alleviate consumers’ pain at the pump with historically high fuel prices. Biden’s request includes instructions for highway maintenance funding to come from the Treasury Department’s general fund, according to FreightWaves.

CN Rail Workers Strike

A variety of labor disputes are affecting rail operations on either side of the U.S./Canada border. About 750 communication and signal workers are striking CN in Canada. Meanwhile, ongoing strikes continue to slow an already struggling freight rail sector. The Loadstar reports more.

More Research to Come for Containers Lost at Sea

The World Shipping Council (WSC) has announced more frequent probes into containers lost overboard. Yearly surveys will be conducted to retrieve accurate numbers. The Loadstar reports more.

U.S. Port Congestion Transfers to Inland Rail 

The long-term effects of congested ports has spilled over into the U.S. freight rail system. The Wall Street Journal reports that long delays and tight capacity are rampant from Los Angeles to Chicago and beyond.

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