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Trucking Leaders Hail West Virginia Bill as Step Against 'Seat Belt Gag Rule'

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 16:15
The West Virginia Legislature has passed a bill to allow use or nonuse of seat belts as admissible evidence in civil actions, a legislative step the trucking industry has applauded.

MercuryGate Acquires Cheetah Software

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 16:00
MercuryGate International Inc. announced it acquired Cheetah Software Systems.

Biden Meeting to Test Support for Infrastructure Plan in Congress

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:30
President Joe Biden will meet with Republican and Democratic members of Congress on April 12 to discuss his $2.25 trillion plan to build U.S. infrastructure, an early test of political support for the proposal.

Lion Electric Appoints First Chief Legal Officer

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:15
Truck maker Lion Electric announced it appointed François Duquette chief legal officer, a newly created role.

Reason Foundation Report Argues for Commercialized Rest Areas

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:00
A report that suggests a longstanding prohibition on commercial services at interstate rest areas should be lifted is being opposed by a group representing private truck stops.

Dobbs Truck Group Adds 18th Peterbilt Location

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 14:15
Dobbs Truck Group announced it broke ground on its latest Peterbilt Motors Co. dealership, as well as Dobbs Truck Group corporate office in Sumner, Wash.

Volvo Plans for Fossil-Free Steel in Trucks

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 14:15
Volvo Group has signed a collaboration agreement with steel company SSAB to cover research and development of what the automaker called the world’s first vehicles to be made of fossil-free steel.

Chip Shortage Forces More Production Cuts by GM, Ford

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 13:15
DETROIT — The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American factories as chip supplies seem to be growing tighter.

Amazon Secures Enough Votes to Block Union Effort

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 13:00
Amazon has secured enough votes to block a union effort at a warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., proving the might of the online shopping giant and cutting off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond.

Musk Statement on Tesla Production Raises Questions

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:30
DETROIT — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again drawing scrutiny for questionable comments he made to Wall Street analysts, this time involving the status of his company’s vehicle production.

Boeing Grounds Dozens of 737 Max Jets on Manufacturing Flaw

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 11:45
Boeing Co. grounded dozens of 737 Max jets to repair an electrical flaw that emerged just months after the planes were cleared to return to the skies, forcing airlines to cancel flights and line up replacement aircraft.

House Transportation Committee Hosts ‘Members’ Day’ April 14

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 11:30
The transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives will convene April 14 to give members of the chamber a venue to seek support for certain infrastructure projects.

Hapag-Lloyd CEO Says Ocean-Shipping Demand Staying ‘Very Strong’

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 11:30
Robust demand for shipping goods across the world’s oceans shows no signs of slowing down, the chief executive of Germany’s largest container carrier said, signaling that elevated rates in the tight market for seaborne cargo may extend into the second half of the year.

Shipping Pallets Stage Pandemic-Era Rally

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 11:15
After carrying the weight of the global economy since World War II with little fanfare, the lowly shipping pallet is finally commanding some respect.

Illinois DOT Issues $7 Million for Local Truck Traffic Projects

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 09:15
The Illinois Department of Transportation awarded $7 million in support of projects that will upgrade roads to better accommodate local truck traffic.

GI Partners to Acquire Orbcomm

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 15:45
Orbcomm has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity firm GI Partners, the company announced April 8.

Suez Canal Blockage Ripples Through Trucking Industry

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 15:00
The containership that was blocking the Suez Canal has long since been dislodged, but the ripple effect of the delays it created could be felt across the supply chain for a while, experts said.

C.H. Robinson Unveils Sustainability Tool, EPA Collaboration

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 12:15
C.H. Robinson has unveiled a tool and data model designed to help the transportation sector monitor and manage carbon emissions that was developed by the company’s technology incubator in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Biden Promotes Infrastructure Plan Amid GOP Opposition

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 12:00
President Joe Biden and his team are galvanizing public support for their multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposal as Congress prepares to debate both the plan and the administration’s budget request for federal agencies.

Michelin Reinforces Bet on Hydrogen to Move Beyond Tires

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 11:45
Michelin is intensifying efforts to make fuel cells as the French company bets that growing demand for hydrogen vehicles will help reduce its dependence on tires.