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Government, Business

Economy Slipped 1.6% to Start Year

Boeing factory

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shrank at a 1.6% annual pace in the first three months of the year, the government reported June 29 in a slight downgrade from its previous estimate for the January-March quarter.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
June 29, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

FedEx Predicts Profit Growth Under Three-Year Plan

FedEx truck

FedEx Corp. expects to grow earnings per share as much as 19% annually over the next three years by targeting “high-value” customers and squeezing more efficiency out of its networks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Road Fuel Demand to Peak by 2027

Highway traffic

Global road fuel demand will peak in five years, though it will be decades before shifts in consumption reshape transportation’s reliance on fossil fuels, according to a report from BloombergNEF.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Complexities in Trucking Supply Chain Cause Shippers’ Logistics to Evolve

Trucks

Shippers are looking at developing their own truck fleets due to low service levels and greater affordability, a leading logistics report says.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt, Waymo Add Wayfair to Autonomous Trucking Program

J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and Waymo added the home goods company Wayfair to its autonomous trucking program, the companies announced June 28.

June 28, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, For-Hire

Supreme Court Declines to Hear C.H. Robinson Appeal

C.H. Robinson headquarters

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a federal appellate court decision involving a personal injury suit alleging that freight broker C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. was negligent in connection with a serious injury from an accident in 2016 involving a carrier it hired.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 28, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Roadrunner Adds Five New Direct Lanes to LTL Network

Roadrunner Freight truck

Roadrunner grew its nationwide metro-to-metro service network for less-than-truckload shipments with the addition of five direct lanes, the company announced June 23.

June 28, 2022
Business, Equipment

Auto Sales Expected to Fall 17% This Year

car sales lot

Vehicle sales in the U.S. are expected to fall 17.3% this year to the lowest level in a decade as semiconductor shortages and other supply chain problems continue to hamper production.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
June 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EIA Delays Fuel Price Release for Second Week

Diesel

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has delayed its weekly release of national fuel prices for the second week in a row June 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Where the Supply Chain Recovery Stands

Port of Long Beach

Two years into the crisis that disrupted global supply chains, the busiest port complex in the U.S. is still battling bottlenecks across the board.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
June 28, 2022
Government, Business

Goods-Trade Deficit Narrows to Smallest This Year

Port of Los Angeles

The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit narrowed in May to its smallest this year as exports rose to a record, suggesting a tailwind for economic growth in the second quarter.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
June 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

ATA Asks Federal Leaders to Assist in Rail Negotiations

Railroad

American Trucking Associations called on federal elected leaders to ensure ongoing freight rail workforce negotiations avoid disrupting key aspects of the nation’s supply chain.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

KAG Energy Expands Midwest Footprint

Kenan Advantage truck

KAG Energy is growing its operations in the Midwest after recently securing new business in the region, the business group announced June 27.

June 27, 2022
Government

House Committee to Debate FY23 Transportation Funding Bill June 30

Capitol Agenda by Eugene Mulero

Prior to leaving town for the July 4 recess, the funding panel in the U.S. House of Representatives will take up a fiscal 2023 transportation bill June 30. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

Skin, Musculoskeletal Health Essential for Truck Drivers

sunburn

When truck driver health care comes to mind, most think of cardiovascular or weight issues. However, skin care and musculoskeletal well-being are also growing concerns.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
June 27, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler, European Partners to Test HD Truck Using Liquid Hydrogen Fuel

Daimler

To test the use of liquid hydrogen as a commercial vehicle fuel, Daimler Truck announced it is putting a prototype heavy-duty truck and filling station into operation in Germany.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2022
Crossword

Crossword Puzzle Solution for June 27, 2022

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the June 27, 2022 print edition.

June 27, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX Completes Purchase of Pan Am Railways

CSX train

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. — CSX Corp. has completed its long-sought purchase of Pan Am Railways.

Rich Karlin | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
June 27, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Wisconsin Makes Move Among State Efforts to Address Fuel Prices

Evers

Wisconsin’s new emergency order to stop gas and diesel price gouging is among the latest moves by several governors to lessen the impact of rising fuel prices.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2022
Government, Business

Durable Goods Orders Exceed Forecast

welder

Orders placed with U.S. factories for durable goods rose more than expected in May, suggesting business investment so far remains firm even in the face of rising interest rates and mounting concerns about the economy.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2022