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Chicago Commuter Rail System Opposes Proposed CP-KCS Merger

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 12:38
One of the largest commuter railroads in the country is objecting to the proposed $31 billion merger between Class I freight rail carriers Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern.

Lytx Recognizes Winners in Driver, Coach Categories

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 12:05
Lytx announced the winners of its driver of the year and coach of the year awards last month.

Ideal Warehouse Innovations Offers Push-Button Trailer Support System

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 11:15
Ideal Warehouse Innovations announced it developed a hands-free trailer support system, the Ground Mounted Trailer Support.

XPO Sells Intermodal Unit to STG Logistics for $710 Million

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 10:28
XPO Logistics Inc. announced March 25 it has sold its North American intermodal business to STG Logistics, a Chicago-based provider of import-export and value-added warehouse logistics services, for a cash price of $710 million.

Daimler Truck Reports Initial Quarterly Earnings as Independent Company

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 10:18
Daimler Truck Group, reporting for the first time as an independent company, saw fourth-quarter net income plunge and revenue tick up compared with the same 2020 period.

Stellantis Announces Hurricane ICE Line

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 09:30
In a nod to the uncertain road ahead for electric vehicle adoption, Stellantis announced an all-new internal-combustion engine line March 25, even as the automaker targets 50% EV sales in the U.S. by 2030.

Warren Says Ocean Freight Alliances Add to Inflation

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 09:15
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blamed rising U.S. inflation in part on the largest ocean shipping companies, calling “the anti-competitive nature” of the industry the root cause of soaring prices to transport goods around the global economy.

Rand McNally Debuts Truck Navigation Tablet

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 17:03
Rand McNally unveiled an in-cab tablet March 24 with navigation and features for professional truck drivers.

USPS Doubles EV Order From Oshkosh

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 16:45
The U.S. Postal Service announced March 24 it ordered more than 10,000 new electric delivery trucks, up from the 5,000 the agency had initially planned to purchase.

Truckstop Introduces Load Booking Mobile App

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 16:35
Freight management company announced March 24 that it will launch a mobile app to connect carriers with loads.

Economic Changes Drive a New Trucking Environment, Panelists Say

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 14:45
The trucking industry is starting to normalize as the coronavirus pandemic loses its grasp on the economy, a panel of experts said March 23.

Four States Sign Pact to Develop Hydrogen Hub

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 14:32
New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut agreed to work with about 40 clean power companies, utilities and universities to create plans for a regional hydrogen hub as part of a push to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

White House to Seek Infrastructure, Freight Boost in FY23 Budget

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 13:43
WASHINGTON — The Biden White House intends to seek a boost in funding for infrastructure programs and freight-related grants in its upcoming budget request to Congress.

Safety ‘Areas of Concern’ Remain Consistent, FMCSA Says

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 12:51
Many of the safety trend concerns discussed during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 21st Annual Analysis, Research and Technology Forum on March 23 echoed those identified at the 2021 forum.

Pacific, Atlantic Coast Ports Post Strong Volumes in February

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 12:28
Another month, another all-time monthly record at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest port facility.

US Initial Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Since 1969

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 11:14
Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance fell last week to the lowest since 1969 as demand for labor far exceeds supply and rampant inflation keeps the incentive to work high.

Trucking Sees Little Benefit to Diesel Tax Relief Plans

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 11:09
A move by states to soothe the sting of soaring fuel prices by temporarily suspending diesel fuel taxes has some unlikely opponents: truckers, the very people it’s supposed to help.

States Seek to Ease Inflation Burden With Direct Payments

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 10:17
PORTLAND, Maine — With inflation raging and state coffers flush with cash, governors and lawmakers across the U.S. are considering a relatively simple solution to help ease the pain people are feeling at the gas pump and grocery store — sending money.

Buttigieg Announces $2.9 billion in New Infrastructure Grants

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 09:58
The White House transportation chief made good on promises to simplify access to infrastructure grants by announcing a $2.9 billion funding opportunity that combines three programs.

Rail Unions Turn to Arbitration in Dispute Over BNSF Rules

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 09:47
OMAHA, Neb. — BNSF’s two largest unions will ask an arbitrator to throw out the railroad’s strict new attendance policy instead of appealing a court order preventing them from striking.