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Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 18: Have a Pothole? Call Domino’s

Domino's Paving for Pizza campaign Domino's IP Holder LLC

For a limited time only, Domino’s is mixing it up in the infrastructure game. After you order two medium pizzas with any topping and a drink, don’t forget to say you want free refills on the potholes outside your window. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Stormy Sailing Expected When Cargo Ship Fuel Standard Changes

Hapag-Lloyd AG

A surge in demand is coming for diesel and related fuels as shipping companies close in on a deadline to reduce sulfur emissions.

Alan Kovski | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

Norway Post Office Sues Truck Makers for Price-Fixing Cartel

Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News

The Norwegian postal service sued truck makers involved in a long-running price-fixing cartel, adding a new challenge to companies including Daimler AG, Paccar Inc.’s DAF and AB Volvo after they paid the European Union’s record fine for the scheme.

June 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Advisory Board to Review Science Behind the Agency’s Glider Truck Rule Repeal Proposal

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

An Environmental Protection Agency advisory board is reviewing the quality and relevance of scientific and technical information used to justify repealing an Obama administration regulation that limits the production of glider trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Trucks' Martin Daum Warns That Tariffs Will Increase Production Costs

Daimler execs Nielsen (left) and Daum by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

PORTLAND, Ore. — New U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could ultimately raise the price of trucks sold in the United States, top executives at the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer warned.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Trucking Gaining Ground in China

Trucks sit idle in a parking lot at a logistics park in Chengdu, China, April 11, 2017. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

In China, autonomous trucking is coming faster than expected. Chinese driverless truck startup Fabu Technology said June 12 that its driverless trucks already have taken part in open road tests and it plans to offer intercity cargo transportation this year, which is expected to radically reshape the nation’s freight transportation market.

Cheng Yu | Asia News Network
June 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Advance Again on Class 6 Strength

Ford medium-duty day cab Ford’s redesigned F750 truck via Ford Motor Co.

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks rose 13.7% in May to 20,801, driven by large gains in demand for Class 6 trucks, a highly competitive sector.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Industry Adjusts to ELD Mandate as Focus on HOS Compliance Sharpens

ELD (ERoad)

The U.S. trucking industry is continuing to adjust to the federal electronic logging device mandate that took effect late last year.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Expands Connectivity Services on Cascadia Model

Freightliner Cascadia (Freightliner)

Daimler Trucks North America introduced two new connectivity services into its Detroit Connect portfolio, Detroit Connect Direct and a wireless in-cab device connection.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Motor Co. Launches Hiring Drive

Nikola One (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Motor Co. is starting the hiring process to staff its new Arizona research and development center, slated to open in November.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2018

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