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Government, Business

Solicitor General Recommends Against High Court Consideration of AB 5 Case

The U.S. Supreme Court

The federal government’s representative before the U.S. Supreme Court is recommending that the high court deny review of the California Trucking Association’s legal challenge of a California law aimed at reclassifying owner-operators as carrier employees.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 24, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Pennsylvania Court Temporarily Halts Bridge Tolling Plan

I-83 Bridge Pennsylvania

In a sweeping censure, a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge granted a request from eight municipalities and issued an injunction preventing state transportation officials from proceeding with plans to impose bridge tolls.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 24, 2022
Business, Fuel

Stellantis, Samsung Plan Indiana EV Battery Plant

The Stellantis sign in Auburn Hills, Mich.

KOKOMO, Ind. — A joint venture between Stellantis and Samsung plans to build an electric vehicle battery factory in Indiana that will employ up to 1,400 workers and become the company’s second such factory in North America.

May 24, 2022
Government, Business

Up to 21 Atlantic Hurricanes Predicted for This Year

Damaged homes in floodwater after Hurricane Ida in Pointe-Aux-Chenes, La., on Sept. 2, 2021.

The Atlantic is poised for its seventh consecutive overactive hurricane season, a worrying forecast for coastal residents as well as energy and commodity markets already roiled by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

CVG's Challenges in Q1 Send Net Income, Revenue Lower

CVG technicians work on a wiring board

Diversified supplier Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported net income fell sharply and revenue slipped in the first quarter as it dealt with challenges on three fronts.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 24, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Recession Might Be Only Way Diesel Costs Will Drop

Fuel prices at a station in Maine on May 19

When industry pays more for diesel, it passes along the higher cost to customers and the financial pain ripples through the economy, driving inflation and squeezing everyday consumers. The only way out may be a painful one.

Amanda Drane | Houston Chronicle
May 24, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Gender Bias, Harassment in Industry Still a Concern, Report Says

Woman driving a truck

A new report and survey conducted by the Women In Trucking Association showed that most women regard the industry as safe, but many report they have been the recipients of verbally offensive comments, verbal threats and abuse in recent years.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 24, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Tonnage Up 1.8% in April Compared With 2021

Truck on highway

Truck tonnage in April increased on an annual basis but declined compared with March, American Trucking Associations reported.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: How Fleets Can Prepare for EVs

There are so many developments occurring in the electric vehicle space that it is becoming hard to keep up. But before fleets rush out to invest in battery-electric trucks, there are important things that need to be taken into account — and not all of the considerations are obvious at first glance...

Gregg Nierenberg | President and CEO, Transervice Logistics Inc.
May 24, 2022
Business, Fuel

Lithium Miner Albemarle Lifts Outlook as EV Battery Demand Surges

Brine pools at the Albemarle Corp. lithium mine in Chile.

Albemarle Corp., the world’s largest producer of lithium, raised its outlook for the second time this month as tight supply and growing electric vehicle demand forces battery makers to pay up for the metal.

Yvonne Yue Li | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Traffic at NYC-Area Bridges, Tunnels Hits Pre-Pandemic Levels

FedEx

Traffic at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s bridges and tunnels has returned to pre-pandemic levels, partly due to changes in traveling habits, said Rick Cotton, the agency’s executive director.

Skylar Woodhouse | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2022
Business, Logistics, Private

Amazon to Sublease Warehouses as Online Shopping Slows

Amazon

Amazon is planning to sublease some of its warehouse space now that the pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping, which helped the e-commerce giant rake in soaring profits in the past two years, has eased.

May 24, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire

Fleets Find Challenges in Rising Maintenance Costs, Parts Shortages

JLE truck

With a laundry list of hurdles facing many trucking companies, the focus on preventive maintenance becomes clearer as fleets are adding alternative suppliers and providers, and stockpiling inventory to help control costs and reduce downtime.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hyliion Q1 Revenue Rises on Sales of Hybrid ePowertrain

Hyliion

Hyliion Holdings Corp. reported a net loss and higher revenue in the first quarter as it worked to move its core electric products into the market.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 23, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price Slips 4.2¢ to $5.571 a Gallon

Fuel

The national average price of diesel dipped for the second week in a row, down this week by 4.2 cents to $5.571 a gallon from $5.613, the Energy Information Administration reported May 23.

May 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Experts Urge Preparation Now for Transition to EVs

VNR Electric

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Sometime in the 2020s or early 2030s a growing number of traditional longhaul trucks could be running on hydrogen fuel cell systems while vans and trucks running regional and local routes — in the 150- to 250-mile per day range or going in and out of ports — will rely on battery...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 23, 2022
Government

Government Groups Seek Assistance in Filling Infrastructure Jobs

Catherine Marx and Mark Boughton

State and local government groups are calling on Congress to create a national workforce strategy for transportation jobs as Connecticut grapples with a need for 450 engineers to spend federal infrastructure funds.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2022
Business, Logistics

High Rate of Turnover Among Stressed-Out Supply Chain Managers

Shipping containers at the Port of Newark in Newark, N.J. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Supply chain managers quit their jobs last year at the highest rate since at least 2016 due to a mix of burnout and a desire for fatter paychecks.

Daniela Sirtori-Cortina | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2022
Crossword

Crossword Puzzle Solution for May 23, 2022

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the May 23, 2022 print edition.

May 23, 2022
Government

House Passes Workforce Bill

Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)

Legislation meant to facilitate access to employment opportunities and training for individuals in the marketplace was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 23, 2022