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Senators Introduce Truck Parking Bill

Parked trucks

Legislation meant to improve parking access for truck drivers nationwide was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Dec. 1.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government

Sen. Chuck Schumer Urges Colleagues to Approve Fiscal 2023 Funding Bill

Sen. Chuck Schumer

During the busy post-election lame duck session of Congress, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate called on colleagues to approve fiscal 2023 funding legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

With Road Projects on the Rise, Experts Offer Work Zone Tips

work zones

Thanks to the infrastructure funding bill, badly needed improvements to the nation’s roadways and bridges will be underway in large numbers next year. This work brings with it a corresponding increase in construction work zones, which demand caution from drivers passing through.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Missouri Extends Two Special Permits Until March

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging on the Mississippi River

Missouri’s statewide drought emergency and overwidth hauling permits to help provide hay to ranchers and farmers have been extended through March 1.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Facebook Job Ads Illegally Discriminate, Female Truckers Claim

The logo for Facebook

Meta Platforms Inc. “routinely discriminates” in steering job ads to specific age and gender groups on its Facebook platform, a women’s truckers organization alleged in a civil rights complaint.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Inspectors Issue 26,164 Warnings, Citations During Operation Safe Driver Week

Speed Limit

Inspectors in the United States and Canada pulled over more than 35,000 commercial motor vehicles during this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, issuing 26,164 warnings and citations to drivers for unsafe driving behaviors ranging from speeding to distracted driving.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2022
Business, Logistics, TCA

Holiday Shipping Deadlines Near for USPS, FedEx, UPS

A UPS step van on the street

Here's a look at upcoming holiday shipping deadlines for USPS, UPS and FedEx if you want those packages to arrive before Dec. 25.

Alyse Messmer-Smith | The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.)
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Memphis Airport’s New De-icing Pads Boost Cargo Transport

Nighttime activity at FedEx's superhub at Memphis International Airport

Federal officials unveiled a 3.3 million-square-foot aircraft de-icing pad at Memphis International Airport, where FedEx Corp. has its largest sorting facility.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business

Fed to Keep Rates High for Longer to Combat Inflation

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

The Federal Reserve will push rates higher than previously expected and keep them there for an extended period, Chair Jerome Powell said Nov. 30 in remarks likely intended to underscore the Fed’s focus on combating inflation.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

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