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Government, Fuel

Diesel Falls 4.6¢ to $3.674 a Gallon

Fuel delivery at a service station

The national average price for diesel slipped 4.6 cents to $3.674 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Dec. 6.

December 6, 2021
Business, Technology

ERoad Bolsters North American Presence With Coretex Acquisition

ERoad and Coretex

New Zealand-based ERoad announced Dec. 1 that it has closed the acquisition of the telematics solutions provider Coretex Limited.

December 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT Approves TIFIA Loan for Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Project

Chesapeake tunnel

A tunnel project critical to the Virginia Beach region’s mobility grid is receiving a boost from the federal government.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 6, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EV Maker Lucid Reveals SEC Investigation

Lucid headquarters

Lucid Group Inc. disclosed it has become the latest electric vehicle maker to come under U.S. investigation following a merger with a blank-check company, sending its shares plummeting.

December 6, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Exxon Pledges to Zero Out Some Permian Basin Emissions by 2030

Exxon station

ExxonMobil Corp. pledged to zero out some greenhouse gas emissions in North America’s biggest oilfield by the end of the decade.

Joe Carroll | Bloomberg News
December 6, 2021
Government

Senate Sprints to Legislative Finish as DeFazio Era Ends Next Year

Capitol Agenda by Eugene Mulero

The end-of-the-year congressional rush is officially here. Democrats in the majority in the Senate are considering a nearly $2 trillion House-passed social infrastructure budget package that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) intends to wrap up by Christmas. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at...

December 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

DoorDash Forms DashCorps to Employ Couriers for NYC Deliveries

DoorDash bag

Starting Dec. 6, DoorDash is offering grocery delivery in 15 minutes or less in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York.

Dee-Ann Durbin | Associated Press
December 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Integrates With Decisiv to Expand Repair Network

Werner

Werner Enterprises is integrating Decisiv into its application programming interface to expand its repair network, the company announced Dec. 2.

December 6, 2021
Business, Logistics

Alan Shaw to Succeed Jim Squires as Norfolk Southern CEO

Alan Shaw, James Squires

Norfolk Southern Corp. on Dec. 3 announced a CEO succession plan, with current leader Jim Squires retiring and longtime company executive Alan Shaw stepping up to lead the Class I railroad.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 6, 2021
Crossword

Crossword Puzzle Solution for December 6, 2021

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the December 6, 2021 print edition.

December 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Knight-Swift Transportation Purchases RAC MME Holdings

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings announced Dec. 6 that it acquired RAC MME Holdings and its subsidiaries from Red Arts Capital for $150 million in cash.

December 6, 2021
Business, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Have Historic Year, and No Slowdown Expected

Port of Los Angeles

On the East and West Coast and at ports along the Gulf of Mexico, container volumes have skyrocketed, with the Port of Los Angeles — the nation's largest — on track to easily surpass its all-time record set in 2018.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 6, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Toyota to Build $1.3 Billion EV Battery Plant in North Carolina

Toyota logo

Toyota is preparing to build a $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, N.C., that will employ at least 1,750 people, government officials said Dec. 6.

December 6, 2021
Business, Equipment

Kenworth of Jacksonville Expands, Relocates

Kenworth of Jacksonville

Kenworth of Jacksonville announced it relocated its full-service dealership to a larger, newly constructed facility to meet increasing customer demand spurred by residential and commercial growth in the greater Jacksonville, Fla., area.

December 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

NYC to Impose Vaccine Mandate on Private Sector Employers

NYC to Impose Vaccine Mandate on Private Sector Employers

New York City employers will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers under new rules announced Dec. 6 by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

December 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Biden’s Urgency Belies Infrastructure Rollout Running Into 2030s

Biden’s Urgency Belies Infrastructure Rollout Running Into 2030s

President Joe Biden’s multistate tour to tout a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan is designed to boost Democrats in the midterm elections, but the slow-moving wheels of government won’t allow him to show off many new roads or bridges next year — or even in time for the 2024 presidential election.

Gregory Korte | Bloomberg News
December 6, 2021
Business

Walgreens Said to Explore Sale of U.K. Unit

A pedestrian wearing a protective facemask passes a Boots pharmacy in London

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is exploring a sale of U.K. drugstore chain Boots so it can focus on its North American business, according to a person familiar with the matter, potentially undoing billionaire Stefano Pessina’s 2014 blockbuster transatlantic merger.

Aaron Kirchfeld | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Better Planning, Equipment Maintenance Are Key to Improved Loading Dock Efficiency

Averitt warehouse

In a time when supply chain issues have reached critical mass, trucking and warehouse companies, as well as dock equipment managers, have been searching for solutions for better efficiency.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
December 3, 2021
Government, Business

AASHTO Hands Out Awards for Service

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials honored several individuals with awards for their outstanding service at the organization’s annual meeting.

December 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Musk Says Cybertruck Will Be Able to Drive Diagonally

Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, responded to a tweet speculating about what versions of the Cybertruck will be available for purchase by saying initial production will be of the four-motor variant.

Patrick McHale | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2021