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Senate Panel Approves FMCSA Nominee Robin Hutcheson

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:29
President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the federal agency on trucking affairs was easily approved by a U.S. Senate panel on June 22.

Nikola Asks Shareholders to Approve Big Jump in Outstanding Shares

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:20
Truck maker Nikola Corp. is hoping to gain shareholder approval at its annual meeting for the company’s proposal to increase the number of shares outstanding and thus raise more money by selling equity.

FedEx, FourKites Announce Partnership to Improve Supply Chain

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:59
FedEx Corp. and supply chain solutions provider FourKites on June 22 announced an alliance to offer customers new, real-time data and information.

‘Mongoose Method’ Helps Carriers Fight ‘Reptile Theory’ Attorney Tactics

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:42
The "mongoose method" aims to counter the "reptile theory" strategy that plaintiff attorneys have used to beat up on truckers in accident litigation.

Sen. Joe Manchin Says EV Tax Credit Bonus Is Gone From Spending Bill

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 10:20
Senate Democrats have scrapped a $4,500 bonus tax credit for electric vehicles made with domestic union labor that was opposed by Sen. Joe Manchin as they seek to wrap up negotiations on a spending deal.

Ford Pledges to Work With Community Near Future EV Factory

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 09:54
BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — Ford Motor Co. officials on June 21 pledged to be good neighbors to those in rural west Tennessee who live near the automaker’s planned electric truck factory, a project expected to create thousands of jobs and change the face of the region.

Electric Trucks Get Boost From Multi-Megawatt Charging Stations

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 09:39
Broad adoption of heavy-duty electric trucks is looking closer than ever with manufacturers releasing new big rigs and the announcement that multi-megawatt charging is coming in 2024.

Biden to Call for Three-Month Suspension of Gas, Diesel Taxes

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 09:18
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on June 22 will call on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year.

Wyoming Governor’s New Group to Target Fuel Prices

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 08:43
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has launched an initiative to address rising fuel prices that local leaders say are affecting state residents.

Gas Tax Pause Would Have Little Effect on Road Funds, Biden Says

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 17:22
President Joe Biden and a top economic aide preemptively defended a potential suspension of the federal gasoline tax, saying it wouldn’t hurt road-building projects and that savings would be passed on to consumers — the latest signal Biden is leaning toward urging Congress to pause the levy.

DOE Selects Four Winners in Hydrogen Contest

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 16:28
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the winners of a competition aimed at graduate students and awarded cash prizes to four teams that separately developed new tools that characterized business cases for hydrogen in “user-defined scenarios.”

US House Transportation Panel Passes FEMA Bill

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:43
The House transportation panel recently approved legislation meant to facilitate access to federal disaster assistance.

FAA Approves Zipline’s Drone-Delivery Service as Air Carrier

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:23
Zipline International Inc., a drone-delivery company that has made thousands of medical drops in Africa, was approved by U.S. regulators to operate as a small air carrier.

How Trucking’s Adoption of Telematics Has Forever Changed Fleet Management

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:20
New developments in fleet monitoring and telecommunications during the past few decades have significantly altered how fleets track and manage their drivers and mobile assets.

Amazon Names New Head for Troubled Retail Business

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 14:51
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on June 21 named a new head for the company’s troubled retail business, which is dealing with a glut of warehouse space after a massive expansion during the pandemic.

Biden Administration Prepares Trucking Workforce Programs Focusing on Women, Younger Drivers

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 13:30
In the recently passed $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which was signed into law by Biden on Nov. 15, there were provisions to address the lack of women and younger drivers in the trucking workforce.

Autonomous Truck Developers Must Address Technical Concerns

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 13:21
ORLANDO, Fla. — Autonomous truck developers are making steady progress toward commercialization, but these companies and their future fleet customers will need to address a variety of technical issues and other operational concerns to integrate this technology into the freight transportation industry.

FedEx Takes Delivery of 150 BrightDrop EVs

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 11:31
FedEx Corp. announced June 21 it received its first 150 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop, the technology startup from General Motors that is decarbonizing last-mile delivery.

California Democrats to Investigate Cause of High Gas Prices

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 11:08
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With California drivers paying more than $6 for a gallon of gas and state officials deadlocked for months over how to provide relief, lawmakers in the state Assembly on June 20 announced they would investigate oil companies they say are “abusing a historic situation to suck profits from Californians’ wallets.”

Tonnage Jumps 3.7% in May

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 11:00
Truck tonnage jumped 3.7% in May compared with year-ago levels, marking the ninth consecutive year-over-year gain and the largest since April 2021, American Trucking Associations announced.