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Interstate 5 bridge

Dozens of aging bridges in 16 states will be replaced or improved with the help of $5 billion in federal grants announced July 17 by President Joe Biden’s administration.

Creation of Lake Michigan’s first international container terminal serving the Chicago area is underway since CBP officials approved a Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor plan.

Ryder System Inc. is set to buy Pit Stop Fleet Service for an undisclosed sum, it said July 15. The deal is expected to close by Aug. 1.

Leonard’s Express will begin deploying Optimal Dynamics’ load planning and dispatch software starting in August, executives said July 16.

As its technology advances, the omnipresent transport refrigeration unit remains the workhorse of the refrigerated transportation market with room to grow.

General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra walked back expectations for her company’s electric vehicle program, the latest such move by a legacy automaker as momentum slows for plug-in models.

Swedish startup Enerpoly AB has recruited two former Northvolt executives as it seeks to transform the mundane alkaline battery into an affordable option for the energy-storage industry.

FedEx driver Roland Bolduc of Connecticut has become synonymous with winning at NTDC. This year in Indianapolis, he's setting his sights on grand championship No. 3.

Amazon’s Prime Day sales rose about 13% in the first six hours of the event compared with the same period last year, according to Momentum Commerce.

Truck on road with speed limit sign

Regulators are delaying until 2025 a supplemental heavy-duty truck speed limiter proposed rule, an automatic emergency braking final rule and a proposed new truck driver seizure standard.

Perspective

Perspective: The US Needs Lithium Independence

The race for lithium, the lifeblood of modern batteries, is on. Spurred by the adoption of electric vehicles, the use of lithium has extended to the trucking industry.

John Willinger with wife Marcia

FedEx Freight’s Willinger Wins Kentucky, Again

With fewer than six weeks before the country’s elite truckers gather for NTDC, FedEx Freight driver John Willinger of Kentucky formally embarks on a path of constant preparation.

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NTDC 2024

Complete coverage of the 2024 National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships, as well as the state events that served as qualifiers.

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Port of Los Angeles

California’s business and economic development office has awarded $27 million to fund 10 projects at its five container ports to improve data systems and interoperability.

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The national average diesel price dropped 3.9 cents to $3.826 a gallon, its first decline after four straight gains, according to Energy Information Administration data released July 15.

Lineage warehouse

Temperature-controlled storage and logistics giant Lineage Inc. is seeking to raise as much as $3.85 billion in its initial public offering.

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