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J.B. Hunt Launches Southern California Transload Service

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 14:37
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. will open its first transload service facility on the West Coast, the company announced July 13.

Scaled-Back Semiconductor Funding Bill Set Up for Senate Vote

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 13:52
Legislation to provide $52 billion in grants and incentives for U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and to secure the supply chain for wireless communication is likely to get a Senate vote on passage the week of July 25, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Trucking Faces Pressure to Prepare for Holidays Early

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 13:36
Supply chain pressures are forcing trucking to get an early start to the holiday shipping season despite a shift of underlying conditions within the industry.

Truckers’ AB 5 Protest Fueled by Lack of Clarity

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 13:01
Protests over California's AB 5 law could have a dramatic impact on the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, where more than 70% of truckers are owner-operators.

Crossword Puzzle Solution for July 18, 2022

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 12:30
Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the July 18, 2022 print edition.

ATA Praises Biden’s Executive Order During Rail Negotiations

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 10:22
American Trucking Associations touted the Biden White House’s recent directive to assist with ongoing freight rail workforce negotiations.

GM’s Mary Barra Stands By Ambitious EV Pledge

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 09:56
NEW YORK — The economy is a bit wobbly, but General Motors CEO Mary Barra isn’t backing off of an audacious prediction: By the middle of this decade, her company will sell more electric vehicles in the U.S. than Tesla, the global sales leader.

Supply Chains Inching Back to Normal, Brace for Headwinds of Softer Demand

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 09:32
Rock guitarist Jack White, who extended his “Supply Chain Issues Tour” into October, might want to name his band’s next road trip after a different villain. That’s because supply strains, while still afflicting many consumers and businesses, are becoming more mundane.

Tesla’s Chinese Battery Maker Scopes Out Sites in Mexico

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 08:43
China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd., the world’s biggest maker of batteries for electric vehicles, is considering at least two locations in Mexico for a manufacturing plant to potentially supply Tesla Inc. and Ford Motor Co.

White House Expects More Saudi Oil After Biden’s Mideast Trip

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 15:33
The White House said it expects further oil supply increases from Saudi Arabia after President Joe Biden met with the kingdom’s rulers.

Biden Blocks Freight Rail Strike, Appoints Arbitrators

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 15:04
OMAHA, Neb. — President Joe Biden on July 15 blocked a freight railroad strike that would disrupt shipments of all kinds of goods for at least 60 days by naming a board of arbitrators to intervene in the contract dispute.

FedEx Express’ Bolduc Looks to Turn Back the Clock

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 14:56
Five years ago, Roland Bolduc was grand champion at the National Truck Driving Championships. He's hoping history repeats itself in August.

The World Can’t Get Enough of US Diesel as Exports Surge

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 13:49
The U.S. is exporting diesel at the fastest ever rate as the global market’s thirst for fuel remains insatiable.

TravelCenters of America Hosts St. Christopher Truckers Relief Campaign

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 13:29
TravelCenters of America Inc. is raising money for truck drivers who are out of work due to a illness or injury, the company announced June 29.

Cruise Faces Scrutiny After Snafus

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 12:25
General Motors Co.-backed self-driving startup Cruise is facing scrutiny from U.S. regulators and its own board of directors after a pair of on-road incidents raised questions about how ready the company is to expand its services.

Retail Sales Top Forecast in Boost From High Inflation

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 11:01
Retail sales were stronger than expected in June, but after several economists adjusted the data for inflation, they still point to a leveling off in spending.

KLLM Transport Services Acquires Quest Global

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 10:42
Temperature-controlled truckload carrier KLLM Transport Services has acquired refrigerated transporter Quest Global Inc., the companies announced July 14.

Panasonic Plans Major EV Battery Plant in Kansas

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 09:11
Panasonic has announced plans for a massive electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in De Soto, Kan.

Factory Output Declines for a Second Month on Consumer Goods

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 08:50
Production at U.S. factories declined in June for a second month, restrained by higher inventories and a softer economic outlook.

Toyota’s Crown Car to Debut in US

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 08:18
TOKYO — Toyota’s flagship model in Japan, the Crown, is going on sale around the world for the first time, including in the U.S.