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USPS to Boost Purchases of Electric Vehicles

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 10:49
The U.S. Postal Service plans to substantially increase the number of electric-powered vehicles it’s buying to replace its fleet of aging delivery trucks, officials said July 20.

Perspective: The Power of Cloud-Based Technology

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 10:38
Over the past few years, we have learned that the more we can do remotely, the more we can potentially mitigate disruptions to business. Across supply chains, a cloud-based transportation management system can help companies facilitate remote operations, allowing businesses — even small ones — to make smarter choices, reduce costs and be more competitive.

Sky-High Diesel Prices Squeeze Truckers, Farmers, Consumers

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 09:42
NEW YORK — When longhaul trucker Deb LaBree sets out on the road to deliver pharmaceuticals, she has strategies to hold down costs. She avoids the West Coast and the Northeast, where diesel prices are highest. She organizes her delivery route to minimize “deadheading” — driving an empty truck in between deliveries.

J.B. Hunt Reports Q2 Revenue Jump to $3.84 Billion

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 09:04
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. on July 19 posted earnings and revenue growth for the second quarter that was driven by strong segment results.

Deal for $5.5B Hyundai EV Plant in Georgia Nears Final Approval

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 17:08
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The local economic development agency that worked with Georgia officials in recruiting Hyundai Motor Group to build a $5.5 billion electric car plant near Savannah approved its portions of the deal July 19, though details of tax breaks and other incentives have yet to be disclosed.

New York’s Infrastructure Earns 'C' Grade on ASCE Report Card

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 16:04
New York received an overall “C” grade for the condition of its infrastructure in the latest report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Most Cities Prioritizing Roads, Bridges With Infrastructure Aid

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 15:39
Most U.S. cities will pour their share of the federal infrastructure spending package into fixing crumbling roads and bridges, prioritizing motor vehicle infrastructure over other projects like public transit, airports and railways.

Truckers Decry AB 5 Labor Law at Oakland Port

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 14:18
Over 100 truck drivers showed up at the Port of Oakland in California on July 18, not to move cargo but to protest a state labor law they say could end their independence — and their livelihood.

Hawaii Boosts Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Enacts Other Clean Energy Laws

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 13:44
Providing incentives for trucks to use hydrogen is one of four new laws that took effect in July to counter climate change and boost clean energy in Hawaii.

DOE Eyes Mines as Future Clean Energy Sites

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 13:08
Current or abandoned mines are being considered by the U.S. Department of Energy for experimental clean energy sites below the earth’s surface in a new $500 million grant program.

Twitter-Musk Takeover Dispute Heading for an October Trial

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 12:58
Tesla CEO Elon Musk lost his fight to delay Twitter’s lawsuit against him as a Delaware judge on July 19 set an October trial, citing the “cloud of uncertainty” over the social media company after the billionaire backed out of a deal to buy it.

With Blazer EV, GM Now Has a Rival to Tesla’s Model Y

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 11:28
General Motors Co. will start selling a battery-powered Chevrolet Blazer next year, giving it a direct competitor to Tesla Inc.’s Model Y, the nation’s best-selling electric SUV.

Marten Reports Record-Breaking Results for Q2

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 11:16
Marten Transport on July 18 reported the highest operating revenue and operating income in its history for the second quarter.

Truck Tonnage in June Soars 7.9% Year-Over-Year

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 11:00
Truck tonnage in June soared 7.9% above the same month last year, American Trucking Associations' For-Hire-Truck Tonnage Index released July 19 showed.

Yellen Touts ‘Friend-Shoring’ as Global Supply Chain Fix

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 10:27
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called on “trusted” U.S. allies to strengthen trade relationships to shore up global supply chains disrupted by the pandemic, worsened by Russia’s war in Ukraine and threatened longer term by a reliance on China.

UPS Expands Cargo Services in India to Seize Airfreight Boom

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 09:14
UPS Inc. opened a second airport cargo-handling facility in India to capture soaring pandemic-driven demand for airfreight.

Volvo Sees No Signs of Sales Slowdown Even as Inflation Surges

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 08:29
Volvo AB said a slowing global economy is not yet weighing on demand as the truck maker reported better-than-expected profit for the second quarter.

Trade Groups Ask Newsom to Delay Enforcement of AB 5

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 19:04
More than 70 trade associations representing wide-ranging supply chain interests have sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom asking him to issue an executive order to temporarily pause enforcement of the state’s AB 5 contractor law.

Diesel Plunges 13.6¢ to Settle at $5.432 a Gallon

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 17:31
The average price for a gallon of diesel dropped sharply again, the Energy Information Administration reported July 18.

ATA’s Women In Motion Program Showcases Opportunities in Trucking

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 16:50
Women can find a variety of good, well-paying jobs in the trucking industry. That’s the message of a new program, Women In Motion, launched by American Trucking Associations.