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Ballard Truck Center Gains Electric Dealer Certification

Mack LR refuse truck

Ballard Truck Center announced it became the first certified electric vehicle dealer for Mack Trucks and Volvo Truck North America in Massachusetts at its Tewksbury location.

June 24, 2022
Safety

Nearly 1,300 CMVs Taken Out of Service on Surprise Brake Safety Day

Inspection of a truck's brakes

Commercial vehicle inspectors took 1,290 CMVs, or 14.1% of those inspected, out of service with critical brake-related violations on a special unannounced brake safety day operation.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 24, 2022
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, For-Hire

DB Schenker to Acquire USA Truck for $435 Million

USA Truck on road

USA Truck is being acquired by DB Schenker in a $435 million deal announced June 24.

June 24, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Permian Basin Faces Pollution Rules That Could Curb Drilling

pump jacks

The Biden administration is considering triggering tougher anti-smog requirements that could curb drilling across parts of the Permian Basin, the world’s biggest oil field that straddles Texas and New Mexico.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
June 24, 2022
Business, Equipment, For-Hire, TCA

UPS Donates Semi-Tractor to Georgia Technical College

UPS logo

ALBANY, Ga. — UPS Inc. has agreed to donate a semi-tractor to Albany Technical College at the Logistics Education Center on the college’s main campus.

June 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Toyota Recalls Electric Car for Wheel That May Detach

Toyota bZ4X

TOKYO — Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll out electric cars.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
June 24, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

STB Urged to Reject CP-KCS Merger

Kansas City Southern train (left) and Canadian Pacific train)

Three of the five members of the Federal Maritime Commission are urging the Surface Transportation Board to reject Canadian Pacific Railway’s plan to merge with the smaller, but strategically significant Kansas City Southern Railroad.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 23, 2022
Business, For-Hire

FedEx Reports Quarterly, Annual Revenue Growth

A FedEx delivery truck parked near a cargo jet at the FedEx Express Hub in Memphis.

FedEx Corp. reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year earnings on June 23 that were close to meeting Wall Street expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 23, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

House Funding Panel Approves Fiscal 2023 Transportation Bill

Congress

A House panel on June 23 approved legislation that would fund operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation for fiscal 2023.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2022
Business

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June 23, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Industry Says Granholm Meeting Sends ‘Positive Signal’

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

WASHINGTON — A meeting with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to discuss lowering gas prices and boosting domestic oil supplies was constructive, but did not produce a major breakthrough, groups representing the oil industry and refiners said June 23.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
June 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

May Data Likely to Show Used Class 8 Demand Softens Again

Used

Demand in the used Class 8 market is softening, experts said, citing steady declines in both the spot freight volumes and rates that so many buyers of used trucks rely on for a living.

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

EIA Network Issues Delay Fuel Price Release

EIA web page

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has had to delay its reporting of fuel prices for the week of June 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 23, 2022
Business, Logistics

Fuel Costs Renew Focus on Empty Miles

empty trailer

Trucking is renewing focus on empty miles amid rising diesel prices that lead to greater expense.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 23, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Ports on Both Coasts Report Record Volume in May

Savannah

The strong pace of imported goods to the nation’s ports continued in May.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 23, 2022
Government, Business

Trucking Critical of SEC Emissions Report Proposal

Cummins plant

A proposal by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that would require public companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions to the agency was criticized in written comments by a handful of truckers and their trade organizations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Ocean Shipping Reform Act Won’t Benefit Port of Vancouver

 Freight trains pass in front of the United Grain Corp. terminal at the Port of Vancouver

Consumers and exporters saw financial turmoil from tumultuous international shipping practices in the past year. But the Port of Vancouver was not impacted like other harbors were.

Lauren Ellenbecker | The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
June 23, 2022
Business, Technology

Transportation Software Sector Sees M&A Rise

Mergers & Acquisitions Getty Image

Technology-focused companies supporting the trucking and logistics sector have experienced a rise in merger and acquisition activity.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 23, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Stakeholders, Senior Lawmakers Oppose Gas Tax Holiday

gas prices

Prominent transportation stakeholders and key congressional lawmakers pushed back on President Joe Biden’s call to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

US Ports Face Renewed Congestion Amid China Reopening

Port of Los Angeles

As China lifts its latest coronavirus lockdowns, experts worry the resulting influx of goods flowing from the country could renew bottlenecks at ports in the United States.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 23, 2022