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Tesla Co-Founder Partners With Toyota to Recycle Car Batteries

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 10:50
Toyota Motor Corp. is tying up with Redwood Materials Inc., a battery recycling company created by Tesla Inc. co-founder J.B. Straubel, to collect and repurpose cells from some of the earliest battery-powered vehicles.

Companies Rethink Supplier Networks in COVID Era

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 10:13
The pandemic has changed the nature of global supply chains with companies seeking to source goods from multiple places to minimize shipment and production disruptions.

US Sanctions Help China Supercharge Its Chipmaking Industry

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 09:10
China’s chip industry is growing faster than anywhere else in the world, after U.S. sanctions on local champions from Huawei Technologies Co. to Hikvision spurred appetite for home-grown components.

KAG Logistics Closes Acquisition of American PetroLog

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 09:04
KAG Logistics has completed its acquisition of American PetroLog, the company announced June 16.

Perspective: Repeal FET to Boost Green Buying

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 08:20
A question to ask the decision-makers in Washington: If the goal is to get more cleaner, greener trucks on the road, why does the federal government keep the 12% federal excise tax on the sale of a new truck?

Biden Says Decision on Gas Tax Holiday May Come This Week

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 21:55
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — President Joe Biden said June 20 that he will decide by the end of the week whether he would support a federal gasoline tax holiday, possibly saving U.S. consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon.

Laid-Off Workers Claim Tesla Violated WARN Act in Suit

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 21:15
Tesla Inc. was sued by some former employees who claim the company’s decision to lay off about 10% of its workforce violated federal law by failing to provide the required advance notice for the job cuts.

Crossword Puzzle Solution for June 20, 2022

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 12:30
Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the June 20, 2022 print edition.

About Us: 2022 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 21:03
This annual publication ranks companies based on annual revenue and includes a listing of operating units and description of services, names of top executives and type of ownership, plus data on the number of employees and equipment.

How the Pandemic Accelerated Change for Motor Carriers

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 21:01
Few industries came under as much pressure and made as many adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic as trucking. Industry executives see permanent changes resulting from how COVID altered the economy, consumer behavior and business interactions.

2022 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers List Illustrates Growth of Large Fleets

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 21:00
Despite lingering supply chain disruptions and an extremely tight labor market, most of the largest for-hire motor carriers in North America achieved significant revenue gains and higher profits last year. That extraordinary business growth is clearly reflected on the 2022 edition of Transport Topics’ Top 100 For-Hire Carriers list.

VTNA Adds Its First EV Dealership in Tennessee

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 15:52
Volvo Trucks North America announced Nacarato Truck Centers, a third-generation family-run dealership group, completed the required training and facility updates to become its first certified electric vehicle dealership in Tennessee at its La Vergne location, servicing the greater Nashville market.

Fertilizer Stockpiles Swell, Easing Harvest Worries

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 15:45
The fertilizer shortage that threw the agricultural sector into disarray and pushed food costs higher globally may be fading.

Parts for Trucks Announces Expansion Strategies

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 15:01
Vipar Heavy Duty founding stockholder Parts for Trucks Inc. announced it partnered with private equity firm SeaFort Capital to accelerate growth strategies.

Interactive Map: Where the 2022 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Are in North America

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 15:00
Find out where the 2022 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers are located by regions and by state in North America with our interactive map.

Hyzon Acquires German Electric Truck and Body Company

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 14:31
Rochester, N.Y.-based Hyzon Motors announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Orten Betriebs and subsidiaries, and Orten Electric Trucks, German manufacturers of innovative truck and trailer bodies for the beverage industry.

Factory Output Surprises With First Decline in Four Months

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 10:06
U.S. factory production unexpectedly declined in May for the first time in four months, restrained by supply challenges and hints of cooler demand for some big-ticket consumer goods.

Ryder Expands Freight Brokerage Business

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 09:54
Ryder System Inc. is expanding its freight brokerage business with the addition of new offices, the company announced June 16.

White House Weighs Fuel Export Limits as Pump Prices Surge

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:55
Top Biden administration officials are weighing limits on exports of fuel as the White House struggles to contain gasoline prices that have topped $5 per gallon.

Cummins Leadership: Hydrogen Has Important Future Role in Trucking

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 14:20
A top executive at engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. believes current high fuel prices could compel fleets to take a longer term look at hydrogen and electric-powered vehicles, and sees opportunity for each one in commercial transportation.