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Mack Names Jonathan Randall President

Jonathan Randall

Mack Trucks announced it promoted Jonathan Randall to president of Mack Trucks North America, effective Dec. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 30, 2022
Government

IIJA’s Implementation Raises Concerns, Draws Praise at Senate EPW

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

More than a year after a $1 trillion infrastructure law was enacted, the Republican leader on the U.S. Senate highway policy panel revisited her concerns related to funding guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 30, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

House Passes Rail Deal, Senate to Schedule Vote

Freight train cars sit in a Norfolk Southern rail yard

To avert a railroad strike projected to cost the economy $2 billion daily, the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 30 passed a bill outlining a labor agreement between rail carriers and workers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 30, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Railroads Wind Down Hazardous Shipments Amid Strike Risk

A railroad crossing crossbuck

U.S. railroads have begun curtailing shipments of hazardous chemicals ahead of a potential nationwide strike by workers, according to a major trade group representing oil refiners and petrochemical companies.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Private

Kroger, Albertsons CEOs Face Senate Questions Over Merger

Rodney McMullen, chief executive officer of Kroger Co., left, and Vivek Sankaran, chief executive officer of Albertsons Cos.

Senators pressed the CEOs of Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. on Nov. 29 about whether their proposed $24.6 billion deal to create a supermarket giant will benefit consumers in an era of rising inflation.

November 30, 2022
Business

Transport Topics Radio

Transport Topics Radio

Transport Topics Radio is a weekly news roundtable airing Saturdays on SiriusXM channel 146 from 1-3 p.m. ET and rebroadcast Saturday nights from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET, and Sundays from noon-2 p.m. ET and 9-11 p.m. ET. Check out this week's lineup.

November 30, 2022
Business, Equipment

Truck Supply Co. of South Carolina Acquires Tractor Trailer Supply

Truck Supply Co. of South Carolina truck

Truck Supply Co. of South Carolina announced its expansion into the St. Louis market with its purchase of Tractor Trailer Supply.

November 30, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Signs of a Slowdown as M&A Activity Nears End of Busy 2022

M&A

The trucking industry continued to experience strong acquisition activity this year, but there may be some signs of softening heading into next year.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Thermo King Names R452A Standard Option

ThermoKing refrigeration unit

Thermo King, a brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies, announced R452A refrigerant will be the standard option on single- and multi-temperature truck refrigeration units manufactured in North America.

November 30, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo VNR Electric Trucks Headed to NYC

Volvo VNR

Volvo Trucks North America announced it will deploy eight Volvo VNR Electric trucks with two Bronx-based community groups as part of a $10 million award through the New York Clean Transportation Prizes program.

November 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Penske Adds Freightliner eCascadia Production Models

Penske Freightliner

Penske Truck Leasing announced it took delivery of two battery-electric production model Freightliner eCascadia semi-trucks from Daimler Trucks North America.

November 30, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Government Poised to Intervene in Freight Rail Fight

A CSX Corp. EMD SD60-I locomotive

With a Dec. 9 deadline looming to reach an agreement on a nationwide freight rail contract, President Joe Biden is asking Congress to intervene in the dispute, which threatens to severely damage the U.S. economy.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 29, 2022
Business, Technology

Volkswagen Weighs Foxconn Partnership to Aid American EV Push

A Volkswagen AG logo

Volkswagen AG may tap Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group to make electric pickups and sport utility vehicles in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the matter

Monica Raymunt | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2022
Government

Senate Panel Backs FHWA Nominee Shailen Bhatt

Shailen Bhatt

The highway policy committee in the Senate on Nov. 29 easily approved the nomination of Shailen Bhatt to manage the Federal Highway Administration.

November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking Stakeholders Express Concerns Over Electronic Identifiers

Department of Transportation headquarters

A proposal by federal regulators to require unique electronic identifiers on large trucks wasn’t well received by many of the nation’s motor carriers and independent truckers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

EV Charging Infrastructure Potentially Unprepared for Cyberattacks

A Tesla electric vehicle charger

Electric vehicle charging stations are vulnerable to a number of different cyberattack scenarios. A Sandia Labs research report described how a review of vulnerabilities helps prioritize grid protections and inform public policymakers.

Dan Lohrmann | Government Technology
November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Cyber Monday Sales on Track to Break Record Despite Inflation

Amazon workers move carts filled with packages

U.S. shoppers spent $11.3 billion on Cyber Monday, a robust showing that suggests steep discounts attracted inflation-stung shoppers.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2022
Business, Technology

Tesla Facing Backlash for Musk’s Twitter Moves

Elon Musk during a news conference

For owners and potential buyers of Tesla cars, it has become all but impossible to find neutral ground on the controversies that surround CEO Elon Musk.

November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Florida Colleges Get Funds to Boost CDL, Technician Jobs

Florida

Florida’s governor has awarded more than $3 million to schools for commercial driver licenses and diesel technician programs to create jobs needed to help with regional recovery from Hurricane Ian.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2022
Government, Fuel

Diesel Down 9.2¢ to $5.141 a Gallon

Nozzle of a fuel pump

The national average price of diesel dropped 9.2 cents to $5.141 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Nov. 28.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 28, 2022