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Alabama Sees Success With Trucking Workforce Initiatives

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 09:53
Creating a coordinated campaign involving trucking company titans and state education officials to foster workforce development in the trucking industry is paying off for the Alabama Trucking Association.

FedEx Reduces US Sunday Deliveries in Some Rural Areas

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 09:10
FedEx Corp. plans to scale back Sunday delivery service in far-flung areas of the U.S., the latest evidence that the e-commerce surge spurred by COVID-19 is ending.

Trucker AB 5 Protest Hampers Operations at Port of Oakland

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 16:59
About 450 dockworkers did not report to work at California’s third-busiest port, Port of Oakland, July 21 as truckers protesting the AB 5 gig-work law blocked access to the operation for a fourth day.

NYC Ports’ Saturday Hours Aren’t Helping Supply Chain Snarls

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 14:37
The Port of New York and New Jersey is struggling to process cargo despite expanded gate hours, illustrating fresh difficulties plaguing supply chains as shippers redirect goods to avoid bottlenecks in other parts of the country.

CSX Reports Q2 Earnings That Beat Expectations

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 14:24
Class I freight railroad CSX Corp. reported strong second-quarter results July 20, bolstered by automotive shipments, but said hiring and retention challenges continue.

Senate’s Bipartisan Chips Bill Would Add $79 Billion to US Deficit

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 13:20
The Senate’s bipartisan bill to strengthen the nation’s technology sector in the face of Chinese competition was estimated July 21 to increase U.S. budget deficits by $79 billion over a decade if enacted.

June Trailer Orders Retreat to Year’s Low

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 11:05
U.S. trailer orders in June fell to 15,300, by far the low point of the year, ACT Research reported, citing trailer makers’ preliminary data.

Landstar Reports Q2 Records for Revenue, Earnings

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 10:45
Landstar System Inc. posted strong financial results for the second quarter — though they missed investment analysts’ expectations — and set a record for the first half.

Knight-Swift Posts Higher Earnings, Revenue for Q2

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 09:58
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. experienced revenue and earnings growth during the second quarter, the company reported July 20.

Ford Secures Batteries to Build 600,000 EVs a Year by 2023

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 09:54
Ford Motor Co. has secured enough battery supply to build more than half a million electric vehicles annually by late next year, a quantum leap above the 27,140 battery-powered cars it sold in the U.S. last year.

Ford Plans to Cut up to 8,000 Jobs to Help Fund EV Investment

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 17:09
Ford Motor Co. is preparing to cut as many as 8,000 jobs in the coming weeks as the automaker tries to boost profits to fund its push into the electric vehicle market, according to people familiar with the plan.

Tesla Beats Profit Estimates, Keeps 50% Target for Output Growth

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 16:46
Tesla Inc. reported second-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street estimates, reflecting the company’s progress in getting production back on track while tackling supply chain hurdles and COVID lockdowns at its factory in China.

Commenters Divided on FMCSA Plans to Mandate Speed Limiters

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 16:02
Large motor carriers and their trade associations tend to express general support for plans by federal regulators to implement a speed limiter requirement for large trucks. On the other hand, independent owner-operators are overwhelmingly opposed.

J.B. Hunt Names Shelley Simpson Company President

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 15:45
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. appointed Shelley Simpson president — the first woman to serve in that role.

ATA’s Newly Formed Women In Motion Program Pursues Safer Truck Parking

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 15:08
Already backing safer truck parking in Congress, the new Women In Motion initiative is taking action within days of forming to improve the working environment for women in trucking.

House Committee Approves Truck Parking Bill

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 14:27
Legislation designed to increase parking access for truck drivers nationwide was easily approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure panel on July 20.

Low Rates, Rising Fuel Costs Threaten Independent Drivers

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 14:10
The high-demand environment over the past two years was met with a rise in independent truckers, but increased headwinds threaten that trend

AB 5 Trucker Protest Leads Oakland Port to Close Terminals

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 14:01
California’s third-busiest port, the Port of Oakland, shut down some of its gates and marine terminals for a third day July 20 as truckers protesting the AB 5 gig-work law that could take 70,000 drivers off the road blocked access to the operation.

ZF Outlines Path Ahead for CV Business

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 12:52
ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global supplier to commercial vehicles and passenger cars, recently showcased its efforts with automation, steer-by-wire, a modular electric driveline and AI-based transport-as-a-service (TaaS) and reported its new commercial vehicle solutions division is up and running, with orders for technology coming in.

Gas Demand Stalls at Height of Summer Driving Season

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 12:18
U.S. gasoline demand remains below where it was this time two years ago as historically high prices keep more drivers off the road than COVID-19 did in the summer of 2020.