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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.

June 30, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt Expedites Overseas Delivery of New Containers

J.B. Hunt vessel

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has expedited overseas delivery of new containers as part of its commitment to grow intermodal capacity, the company announced June 30.

June 30, 2022
Government, Business

Record Drivers for July 4th Weekend to Boost Gasoline Demand

heavy traffic on a California highway

Gasoline demand in the U.S. is set to get a bump this July 4th weekend as a record number of drivers are expected to hit the road with some relief at the pump.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Hydrogen’s Uniqueness Calls for Extra Safety Measures

Harold Beeson

Safety measures are being developed to deal with the special properties of hydrogen as the pace quickens to bring heavy-duty fuel-cell trucks to market.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 30, 2022
Government, Business

Supreme Court Declines to Hear California AB 5 Contractor Law Appeal

Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on June 30 it has declined to hear an appeal of a California state law aimed at reclassifying owner-operators as motor carrier employees.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 30, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Refueling Milestone to Bring Fuel-Cell Hydrogen Trucks Closer to Reality

ESIF staff

Federal researchers hope in July to reach a key milestone to refuel heavy-duty fuel-cell hydrogen trucks in 10 minutes, paving the way to prototype hardware and protocols for fueling stations.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 30, 2022
Business, Logistics

TIA Moves Headquarters to New Office Space

TIA sign

The Transportation Intermediaries Association, which represents the third-party logistics industry, moved into a new office June 27 in Alexandria, Va.

June 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire

Hyliion, Cummins Collaborate on Hypertruck ERX

Hypertruck ERX

Hyliion Inc. announced it is collaborating with Cummins Inc. to bring Hyliion’s natural gas extended range powertrain to North American trucking on schedule.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 30, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

US Will Face High Gas Prices ‘as Long as It Takes,’ Biden Says

President Joe Biden in Madrid

President Joe Biden said Americans will have to stomach high gas prices “as long as it takes” to beat back Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

June 30, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Port Automation Hurts Economy, Says Study Funded by Longshore Union

Ports of LA-Long Beach

Automation at the Long Beach Container Terminal and the Port of Los Angeles’ TraPac terminal has eliminated 535,848 hours and $41.8 million in wages annually for dockworkers, even as production at ports that are automated is typically lower than at those that aren’t, according to a new study.

Donna Littlejohn | Los Angeles Daily News
June 30, 2022
Government, Business

Key Inflation Gauge Remains a High 6.3%

car at gas pump

WASHINGTON — A measure of inflation that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve jumped 6.3% in May from a year earlier, unchanged from its level in April.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
June 30, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

OPEC+ Oil Boost Unlikely to Ease Fuel Prices

OPEC sign

NEW YORK — The OPEC oil cartel and allied producing nations decided June 30 to boost production of crude by an amount that will likely do little to relieve high gasoline prices at the pump and energy-fueled inflation plaguing the global economy.

Cathy Bussewitz | Associated Press
June 30, 2022
Government, Business

Buttigieg Launches $1 Billion Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

elevated highways

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on June 30 launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help to dozens of communities despite the program’s...

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
June 30, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Texas State Police to Begin Border Checks After Migrant Tragedy

Abbott

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said state police will begin inspecting vehicles crossing the border from Mexico in response to the deadly migrant tragedy that killed 53 people this week.

June 29, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Former Roadrunner CFO Ordered to Pay $1.1 Million in Restitution

gavel

A federal judge ordered Peter Armbruster, former chief financial officer of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc., to pay $1.1 million in restitution in connection with a sophisticated account fraud scheme.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 29, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Administration Holding Its First Onshore Oil Sales

Biden

BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. government this week is holding its first onshore oil and gas drilling lease auctions since President Joe Biden took office after a federal court blocked the administration’s attempt to suspend such sales because of climate change worries.

Matthew Brown | Associated Press
June 29, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

US Gasoline Market Dips in Peak Season as High Prices Slow Demand

Gasoline

Gasoline demand in the U.S. shows signs of further softening just three weeks into the peak driving season, with near-record prices likely encouraging people to stay closer to home.

June 29, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Age of Electric Box Trucks Within Reach, NACFE Reports

NACFE MDs

The entire U.S. and Canadian market of hundreds of thousands of simple medium-duty box trucks will come to embrace electrification, leading the way for other more complex medium-duty applications over the next decade as the industry pursues zero emissions, according to the North American Council...

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 29, 2022
Government, Business

Hyzon Motors Appoints Shawn Yadon President of Commercial Operations

Yadon and a Hyzon truck

Hyzon Motors Inc. has selected Shawn Yadon to be president of commercial operations, the fuel cell electric mobility company announced June 29.

June 29, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA’s Steven Cliff Says Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

Steven Cliff

WASHINGTON — The new head of the government’s road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology, so it can decide what regulations may be necessary to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 29, 2022