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UPS Ships Out First Batch of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

A UPS truck loaded with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

UPS Inc. began shipping out its first batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines March 2, now that the single-dose vaccine for the coronavirus has emergency use authorization.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Stockholders Approve Merger With Traton SE


Moving one step closer to being acquired, Navistar International Corp. announced stockholders approved Traton SE’s proposal to buy all of Navistar’s outstanding common shares for $44.50 per share in cash, or $3.7 billion.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 2, 2021
Government, Business

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo following the announcement of her nomination

Gina Raimondo easily won Senate confirmation as Commerce secretary, placing the Rhode Island governor at the heart of President Joe Biden’s efforts to revive the U.S. economy and confront alleged unfair trade practices by China.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
March 2, 2021

Senate Panel Hosts Deputy DOT Nominee Polly Trottenberg

Polly Trottenberg

Polly Trottenberg, nominated to the deputy secretary role at the U.S. Department of Transportation, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on March 3.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 2, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

American Petroleum Institute Mulls Embrace of Carbon Pricing

The Motiva Enterprises LLC Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas

The American Petroleum Institute is considering throwing its weight behind a government-imposed price on carbon dioxide emissions as a way to slow global warming, a major policy shift by the oil industry’s top trade group.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
March 2, 2021
Business, Logistics

As Amazon Air Expands, Report Sees Potential Challenge to UPS, FedEx and USPS

Amazon Air plane

Amazon Air is poised for a summertime growth spurt that could send its daily schedule to more than 160 flights per day.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 2, 2021
Government, Business

Hertz Eyes Bankruptcy Exit Via $4.2 Billion Stake Sale

A closed Hertz car rental facility during the coronavirus pandemic in Paramus, N.J.

In a deal to jettison itself from under bankruptcy protection, Hertz said March 2 that it may sell a controlling stake in the company to two investment firms for $4.2 billion.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
March 2, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Railroads Told to Turn Over Evidence in Fuel Surcharge Suit


In a move that could help speed up the path to a trial, a District of Columbia federal judge ruled in a multidistrict federal lawsuit that more than 200 shippers are entitled to pursue certain evidence to support their allegation that the four largest Class I railroads may have conspired to fix...

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 2, 2021
Government, Business

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Promoting Women in Trucking

Female truck driver

A group of lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that aims to support women entering the trucking industry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021
Business, Equipment

Navistar Offers Free Warranty on Certain Used LT and RH Models


Navistar International Corp. announced it is offering a free one-year, 100,000-mile factory-backed warranty for engine and aftertreatment systems on its most popular used on-highway vehicles, the LT and RH series, that meet certain criteria.

March 2, 2021
Business, Fuel

OPEC Production Plunges as Saudis Deliver Extra Oil Cutbacks

oil pump jack

OPEC’s crude production plunged in February as Saudi Arabia delivered extra cutbacks intended to clear the remnants of a global supply glut.

Grant Smith and Julian Lee | Bloomberg News
March 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo to Make Only Electric Vehicles by 2030

Volvo XC40

Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030. But if you want one, you’ll have to buy it online.

Matt Ott | Associated Press
March 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 50

COVID-19 Exposes Cold Chain Problems, Solutions

dry ice added to vaccine box

The coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges and opportunities for innovation in cold chain shipments.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021
Government, Business

Progressives Propose Wealth Tax to Fund Infrastructure

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during a March 1 news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said her proposed wealth tax on households worth more than $50 million could help pay for investments in infrastructure, child care and health reforms as part of President Joe Biden’s plan to “Build Back Better” after the coronavirus pandemic that has disproportionately hit...

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2021
Government, Fuel

Diesel Climbs 9.9¢, Tops $3 a Gallon

Diesel fuel pump

The price of diesel continued to skyrocket, surging 9.9 cents to $3.072 a gallon, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration on March 1.

March 1, 2021
Government, Business

US Economy, Trucking Poised for Strong 2021, Economists Predict

Port of Savannah, Ga.

The U.S. economy and trucking are poised for a strong second half of the year and into 2022, now that a third COVID-19 vaccine has been approved.

March 1, 2021

Crowley Maritime Promotes Dan Warner to Chief Financial Officer

Crowley Maritime

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced it promoted senior executive Dan Warner to chief financial officer and he will lead a consolidated finance group.

March 1, 2021

Kenworth Medium-Duty Electric Trucks Eligible for CARB Incentive


Kenworth Truck Co. announced its new Kenworth K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery-electric vehicles qualify for an $85,000 voucher incentive available to qualifying California purchasers from the California Air Resources Board.

March 1, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

North Dakota Bill Proposes Amending Truck Restrictions for Road Train Pilot

Road Train sign

Legislation that would temporarily amend truck length and weight restrictions is making its way through the North Dakota Legislative Assembly.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2021

Crossword Puzzle Solution for March 1, 2021

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the March 1, 2021 print edition.

March 1, 2021