A year after a Walmart trucker nearly killed Tracy Morgan and ended his friend's life, the comic actor is accepting an out-of-court settlement from the retailer -- and the people who make rules governing highway safety are readying some frightening changes.
Without them, the things you buy would never get from America's ports to your front door. They have been fighting for their labor rights for over a year. And now, the courts have given short-haul truck drivers something to celebrate.
President Obama on Tuesday is announcing plans for improved fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, which comprise four percent of registered vehicles but are responsible for nearly a quarter of fuel use and GHGs in the transportation sector.