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Buttigieg Pitches Infrastructure Needs to Divided Congress

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:15
WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is warning that the country’s infrastructure needs exceed $1 trillion and that other countries, namely China, are pulling ahead of the U.S. with their public works investments, a scenario he describes as “a threat to our collective future.”

Suez Canal Choked for Third Day as Elite Team Tackles Stuck Ship

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:00
A huge backlog of ships was building up around the Suez Canal for a third day as an elite salvage team set about the monumental challenge of freeing the container vessel that’s blocking the crucial waterway.

February Container Volume High at Most Ports

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 08:45
Congestion at the nation’s ports will likely continue well into the year as February container numbers show a heavy volume of imports at the Pacific and Atlantic facilities.

Bosch Research Calculates Value of Level 2 ADAS

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:45
Bosch Research announced that recent accident data it studied pointed to significant potential reductions in injuries and deaths, and to the cost savings that could result from equipping Classes 7-8 vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems focused on a truck’s position in a lane.

USDOT Begins Undoing Trump-Era Restrictions on Rulemaking

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:15
The U.S. Department of Transportation has begun the process of undoing a set of Trump-era regulations that ground agency work with industry to a halt and threatened to slow adoption of major policy goals of the Biden administration.

Senate Commerce Committee Chair Looks to Infrastructure Investments

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:45
Approving massive investments for transportation projects would significantly improve the country’s economy, Maria Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Commerce Committee said at a hearing March 24.

XPO Opening Automated Logistics Facility in Indiana

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 14:15
XPO Logistics will open an automated logistics facility in Clayton, Ind., at one of the state’s major logistics hubs in Hendricks County. The new facility is expected to employ 800 people and become fully operational sometime this summer, according to XPO.

A Crash, A 'Nuclear' Jury Verdict: Another Trucker Heads to Bankruptcy Court

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 14:00
Over Valentine’s Day dinner last year, Randy Clifton and his wife, Karyn, decided the fate of the trucking company that had been Randy’s pride and joy for a decade. Unfortunately, they had to close down.

DSI Bulk Transport Maintains Identity Under American Bulk Commodities

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 14:00
When American Bulk Commodities acquired DSI Bulk Transport earlier this year, it was a deal that ABC President Mark Carrocce said dovetailed nicely with his company's business philosophy.

GM to Halt Midsize Truck Production on Chip Woes

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 13:45
DETROIT — General Motors Co. is halting production for two weeks at its Missouri midsize truck plant due to a global semiconductor supply constraint, the automaker said March 24.

Alabama Leaders Pitch Trucks-Only Toll Bridge

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:15
Leaders in the Mobile, Ala., area have proposed plans for a new toll bridge project that will be exclusive to large trucks.

Global Auto Plants Idle as Chip Supplies Dry Up

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:00
Many of the world’s biggest automakers are suspending operations at their factories in Asia, Europe and North America due to a persistent shortage of semiconductors that was exacerbated by a fire at a key chip-producing plant over the weekend.

Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern Merger Will Create 'Transformative' Network

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:00
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. envisions a “transformative” remaking of its freight-rail business after an announced merger with Kansas City Southern Railway that will create the first U.S.-Mexico-Canada network.

Japan’s Toyota, Isuzu, Hino Join in Truck Technology Tie Up

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:30
Toyota, Isuzu and Hino are setting up a partnership in commercial vehicles to work together in electric, hydrogen, connected and autonomous driving technologies, the three Japanese automakers said March 24.

Frito-Lay Replaces All Diesel Vehicles at Facility With Cleaner Tech

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:15
Frito-Lay has largely completed the transformation of a snack food facility in California to use zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies for production and transportation.

Containership Blocking Suez Canal Remains Stuck

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:00
A giant containership remains stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking one of the world’s busiest maritime trade routes that’s vital for the movement of everything from oil to consumer goods.

BorgWarner Shares Drop After Skepticism on New EV Vision

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 09:15
BorgWarner Inc.’s attempt to garner more respect from investors for its effort to shift to electrification fell flat, triggering an 8% slide in the auto-parts maker’s shares on the day it presented its strategic vision.

Self-Driving Truck Developer TuSimple Files for IPO

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 16:30
Self-driving truck developer TuSimple is moving forward with plans to become a publicly traded company.

House Transportation Leader Reiterates Opposition to 5.9 GHz Sharing

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 14:30
The top transportation policymaker in the U.S. House of Representatives reaffirmed his opposition to the shift in the transportation safety spectrum space for broadband uses.

Maersk Can’t Find Enough Women to Pursue Top Jobs

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 14:30
The chairman of A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, Jim Hagemann Snabe, said it is proving difficult to get enough women to apply for top management jobs at the world’s biggest container-shipping company.