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New Autonomous Trucking Company

This year has seen its fair share of autonomous trucking news, but the space shows little sign of cooling off. Earlier this month, a new competitor entered the arena, led by a team of industry veterans and backed by a prominent software company.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Alliant Energy’s transportation subsidiary has announced plans to buy Cedar Rapids-based Hybrid Transit Systems. The acquisition will add a layer of freight transport to Alliant Energy Transportation.

Paccar Inc. reported a 35% jump in net income plus higher revenue for the third quarter as truck deliveries and aftermarket sales drove the results.

The U.S. average retail price of diesel inched down 1.4 cents to $3.380 a gallon as crude oil prices slipped amid growing U.S. inventories of crude.

TFI International, one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in the United States and Canada, reported strong growth in revenue and operating profits across all of its business segments in the third quarter.

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