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Sen. Klobuchar Presses Passage of Shipping Bill

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 13:24
As supply chain woes continue to affect the commercial transportation industry, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called on colleagues to pass legislation meant to facilitate the movement of freight at the nation’s ports.

Freight Industry Downshifts From Hectic Pace for Shipping

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 12:40
A gauge of logistics stress in the U.S. economy eased in April as freight transportation cooled, a sign that the broader economy is downshifting to a speed that remains expansionary.

Pennsylvania Truckers Oppose Tolls on Nine Interstate Bridges

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 12:02
The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association is raising alarm about the possible costs to motor carriers of a tolling proposal from the state’s Department of Transportation to pay for upgrades to as many as nine highway bridges.

White House to Help States Plan for National EV Charging Network

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 11:15
The new Joint Office of Energy and Transportation has helped 44 states in the past two months with technical assistance as part of the White House’s $7.5 billion deployment to build a national electric vehicle charging network.

ATRI Tallies Environmental Impact of Zero-Emission Trucks

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 10:15
The overall life cycle of Class 8 zero-emission trucks would result in a net decrease in carbon dioxide emissions of just 30% compared with internal combustion engines despite the trucks having no direct tailpipe emissions, according to a just-released study by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Coalition Formed to Recruit, Train 500 New Truck Drivers

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 10:03
A coalition of trucking advocacy groups, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and employment website Indeed teamed up beginning May 2 to offer 500 full scholarships to members of the military and their spouses interested in obtaining a commercial driver license.

US Job Openings Rose Unexpectedly to Record 11.5 Million

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 09:44
U.S. job openings and the number of Americans who quit their jobs in March rose to record highs, indicating that employers continue to struggle to retain and hire workers.

Stellantis to Buy Mercedes-BMW Car-Sharing Venture

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 08:59
Stellantis NV will acquire the Share Now car-sharing venture formed by BMW AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, the latest shakeup in the industry as automakers struggle to make mobility services profitable.

Rivian Wins $1.5 Billion in State Incentives for Georgia Plant

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 16:38
Electric-pickup maker Rivian Automotive Inc. will receive $1.5 billion in state and local incentives to build a massive plant near Atlanta, bolstering the company’s production efforts despite local resistance to the project.

Diesel Surges 34.9¢ to All-Time Record $5.509 a Gallon

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 16:28
The national average price of diesel skyrocketed 34.9 cents to set an all-time record of $5.509 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released May 2.

Senators Press USDOT on AV Tech

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:46
A group of senators recently asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for an update on efforts to regulate key aspects of autonomous vehicles.

Perspective: Exploring Quantum Computing

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:34
Quantum computing might be a new frontier in easing logistics management.

Biden’s Team Puts Up Over $3 Billion to Boost Battery Output

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:01
The Biden administration will spend more than $3 billion to support the domestic manufacturing of advanced batteries used in electric vehicles and energy storage, officials said May 2.

Crossword Puzzle Solution for May 2, 2022

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 12:30
Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the May 2, 2022 print edition.

Rush Enterprises’ Net Income, Revenue Set Q1 Records

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 12:24
Truck dealership Rush Enterprises Inc. reported net income more than doubled in the first quarter as revenue rose 27% compared with a year earlier.

Vote Tally Begins in Second Amazon Union Election in NYC

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 10:09
A federal labor board on May 2 will count ballots cast by warehouse workers in a second Amazon union election on Staten Island.

Saia Reports 112% Increase in Earnings for Q1

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 10:06
Saia Inc. experienced a 112% year-over-year increase in total earnings for the first quarter, the company reported May 2.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Drilling Makes Too-Little, Too-Late Comeback

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 09:45
A new wave of oil platforms is sweeping into the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as crude prices are riding historic levels and demand for barrels is higher than ever.

Amazon to Shutter Six Whole Foods Stores

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 09:28 Inc. will close six Whole Foods Market locations in four states, almost two months after shutting dozens of bookstores and gift shops around the country.

Synergy Freight Solutions Merges With Knichel Logistics

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 09:01
Synergy Freight Solutions merged with Knichel Logistics Inc. to become Knichel Logistics–Detroit Branch, the companies announced April 25.