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The trucking industry experienced its first increase in tonnage this year during May, a 1.5% bump, American Trucking Associations reported June 18.

RPM Freight Systems is to receive backing from private equity firms Trive Capital and Bluejay Capital Partners, the investors said in a news release.

Over-the-road carriers waiting for an upturn in the freight cycle must make the most efficient use of their trucks’ space to best ride out ongoing market weakness, according to CSCMP.

U.S. lawmakers want to prevent companies that win federal chipmaking funds from using Chinese-made equipment at government-backed factories.

Autonomous technology developer Waabi raised $200 million that will help carry it through the commercial launch of fully self-driving trucks in 2025, the Toronto-based company said.

Artur Express plans to operate 100 sleeper trucks with Kodiak Robotics’ self-driving truck technology installed in a partnership between the companies, they said.

The world’s renewable fuelmakers are about to face a crunch in one of the most basic building blocks they need to be profitable: sufficient supply of waste oil.

Navistar eMV Series truck

U.S. retail sales for medium-duty trucks declined year-over-year in May after six consecutive months of gains, according to data from Wards Intelligence.

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Diesel Price Climbs to $3.735 After First Gain in 10 Weeks

The national average diesel price reversed course and swung up 7.7 cents to $3.735, ending nine straight declines, according to Energy Information Administration data released June 17.

Hoover Dam

House Panel Takes Up Water Resources Development Act

This month, the transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on a policy update to the country’s commercial waterways.

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