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Semiconductor Bill Unites Sanders, the Right — in Opposition

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 10:49
WASHINGTON — A bill to boost semiconductor production in the United States has managed to do nearly the unthinkable — unite the democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders and the fiscally conservative right.

Walmart Canada Adds 60-Foot Multizone Refrigerated Trailer

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 10:16
Walmart Canada has expanded its fleet to include for the first time in North America a 60-foot multitemperature-zone refrigerated trailer, built by Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

UAW Head Ray Curry Says EV Battery Plants Must Be Union

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 09:39
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — United Auto Workers President Ray Curry says if the union can’t organize workers at new electric vehicle battery factories that will supply Detroit’s three automakers, the union’s future would be in serious doubt.

Fontaine Specialized Announces New Workhorse Model

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 09:36
Trailer maker Fontaine Specialized announced it added a new model to the Workhorse lineup, the 55PVR Pro, a multipurpose road construction trailer.

Manufacturing CEOs Want to Bring More Chip Production to US

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 08:59
Bringing more semiconductor production to the U.S. could help counter the global chip shortage, a survey by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers showed.

Fleets Turn to In-Cab Driver Coaching to Boost Safety Through Instant Feedback

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 08:43
With the latest advances in onboard video and artificial intelligence, more fleets are implementing in-cab driver coaching to help reinforce safe driving habits, prevent crashes and enhance drivers’ overall performance.

Bridgestone, Pilot Partner on Fleet Tire Intelligence Program

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 08:34
Bridgestone Americas and Pilot Co. announced select travel center locations will offer Bridgestone Fleet Care mobility solutions to provide actionable fleet tire intelligence.

Target to Open Hubs in Chicago, Denver

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 08:30
Target Corp. will open three new package-sorting centers during the next year — two in greater Chicago and one in the Denver area — to further its strategy of using stores to handle online orders.

When It Comes to Technological Innovation, Trust the Process

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 22:00
The axiom is especially true in technological innovation, according to Features Editor Michael Freeze.

Hyundai Gets $1.8 Billion in Aid to Build EVs in Georgia

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 17:10
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The state of Georgia and local governments are giving $1.8 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Hyundai Motor Group in exchange for the automaker building its first U.S. plant dedicated to electric vehicles near Savannah, according to the signed agreement disclosed July 22.

Cox Automotive Buys Trudell, Adding Fleet Parts and Trailer Sales

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 16:41
Cox Automotive Inc. announced it acquired Trudell Holdings Inc., the parent company of a trailer dealership network.

Truckers Defy AB 5 ‘Free Speech Zones,’ Continue Oakland Blockade

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 14:29
A group of truck drivers trying to force changes to the AB 5 state labor law brought the Port of Oakland to an effective standstill on July 22, continuing a multiday chokehold on one of the West Coast’s busiest shipping hubs.

Online Classes Help Women, Adult Learners Land Alabama Trucking Jobs

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 13:48
After tailoring courses with the state trucking association, Alabama educators are reaching a different demographic of students who are now training and entering the trucking industry.

Oliver Blume to Replace Herbert Diess as CEO at VW

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 12:00
Volkswagen AG will elevate Porsche chief Oliver Blume to replace Herbert Diess, who will leave his position leading the world’s second-largest automaker in a surprise shake-up.

June’s Class 4 Plunge Takes Down Overall Medium-Duty Sales

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 11:02
Classes 4-7 U.S. retail sales in June approached 18,000, down 14.7% compared with a year earlier and largely reflecting a plunge in Classes 4 and 5, Wards Intelligence reported.

Five Questions: Taki Darakos

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:00
Taki Darakos joined Pitt Ohio in January 2019. Transport Topics asks him what are his biggest concerns as vice president of vehicle maintenance and fleet services.

The News of the Internal Combustion Engine’s Demise May Be Exaggerated

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:00
At the Low net-GHG Fuel and Engine Technologies Symposium at the University of Wisconsin in June, researchers noted that the life of familiar internal combustion engines may be extended. This will happen via the use of fuels created from renewable crops, agricultural waste, and even solar energy.

Data Interchange/Interoperability Challenges Carriers to Take Action

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:00
Fleets need real-time data from the commercial vehicles of today and tomorrow, and the ability to pose queries and communications regarding vehicle and systems operation status, cargo security and condition, and environmental and safety performance.

Cameras on Windshield Remain FMCSA-Compliant

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:00
Windshield-mounted video cameras will remain compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules for mounting placement, thanks to an exemption the agency recently made permanent.

Getting It Right: Developing New Oil Standards

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:00
The saying “Time flies when you’re having fun” could likely apply to developing new engine oils. And some time has passed since the last diesel engine oil category was introduced in 2017 when the American Petroleum Institute (API) announced CK-4 and FA-4.

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