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Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

The Next Frontier for Drones: Out of Sight


REMINGTON, Va. — For years, there’s been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight. Not just because it’s a good idea — it’s also the law.

July 6, 2022

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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.

July 6, 2022
Business, Fuel, Logistics

ATA’s Costello Puts Chances of a Recession in 2023 at 50-50

Getty Image depicting U.S. economy

Economic conditions in the country and in trucking remain relatively strong, but American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said he has concerns about early 2023 and puts the chance of a recession in the first quarter of the year at 50-50.

July 6, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Dockworkers Still Talking After Contract Expired

West Coast port

LOS ANGELES — A contract between shipping companies and 22,000 West Coast dockworkers expired over the weekend. But both sides continued to talk and said they want to avoid a strike that could savage an economy already stressed by soaring inflation and supply chain woes.

Robert Jablon | Associated Press
July 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

States Adopt Digital License Plates for CMVs

digital plate and app

Digital license plates are a reality for heavy trucks in California and Arizona as Texas becomes the latest to adopt this innovative technology, but only for some commercial vehicle fleets.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Private

Amazon Will Take Stake in Grubhub, Offer Prime Users Membership


Just Eat NV’s shares jumped the most in almost four years after Inc. agreed to take a stake in its Grubhub business.

Amy Thomson | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2022
Business, Logistics, Private

Walmart Announces New Charges for Suppliers


Walmart Inc. is hitting some suppliers with two new charges as it struggles to soften the blow of surging transportation costs.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Announces Canadian Rear Underride Guard Standard for US

rear underride guard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has finalized a rulemaking that updates two truck rear underride guard standards it said will improve protection for drivers and passengers in light vehicles in the event of a rear underride crash.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

US Wants Dutch Supplier to Stop Selling Chipmaking Gear to China


The U.S. is pushing the Netherlands to ban ASML Holding NV from selling to China mainstream technology essential in making a large chunk of the world’s chips, expanding its campaign to curb the country’s rise, according to people familiar with the matter.

July 5, 2022
Government, Technology, Equipment

EPA Hearing Solicits Comments on Three CARB Regulations

Traffic on the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles

A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing focused on the California Air Resources Board's bid to proceed with three aggressive regulations that have not been well-received within the trucking industry.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

WTI Oil Drops Below $100 as Recession Fears Overwhelm Markets

pump jacks

West Texas Intermediate crude futures dropped below $100 a barrel for the first time since May 11 as concerns grow that a global economic slowdown will ultimately hobble demand.

Julia Fanzeres | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Volvo Says Electric, Autonomous Programs Key to Growth

Volvo hydrogen-powered zero-emissions truck

Volvo Group is looking to expand its autonomous and electric truck programs to build market share in its key U.S. market and drive revenue and profits higher, top executives said recently.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 5, 2022
Business, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Winning Arguments to Attract New Drivers

As the American workforce continues to experience major shifts and fluxes, there’s an opportunity for those of us in the trucking and logistics industries to attract new drivers and workers looking for a post-pandemic change.

Gary Carlson | CEO, Select 1 Group
July 5, 2022
Business, Equipment

Ford Sales Jump in June on Gains for F-Series Pickups

F-150 Lightning Lariat

Ford Motor Co. sales jumped 31.5% in June thanks to big gains from its top-selling pickup truck line, including the electric F-150 Lightning.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Gasoline Market Is Starting to Cool Down

gas fillup

It’s been a tailwind for oil prices for most of this year, but the previously booming U.S. gasoline market is showing a few signs of cooling off.

Alex Longley and Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News  
July 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Pauses Plant Production

Tesla Shanghai

A German plant reportedly will take a break this month, in addition to two model lines in Shanghai, Bloomberg reported.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Florida Seeks to Add Truck Parking Near Miami

Truck Parking

Florida is exploring project delivery options in an $18 million plan to add 135 truck parking spaces in a new truck travel center near the Golden Glades interchange and close to Miami.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Logistics Gauge Shows Economy Downshifting Into Second Half


An indicator of U.S. supply chain pressure fell to the lowest level in two years, as a sharp drop in transportation costs underscores the slowdown in the nation’s economy heading into the second half of the year.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Dockworkers Extend Labor Talks

Workers at the Port of Oakland.

The union representing about 22,000 West Coast dockworkers and their employers will continue negotiations for a new labor contract past the July 1 expiration of their current pact and said the ports — among them the U.S.’s busiest — will keep functioning.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2022
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone Increases Prices For Bandag Products in US, Canada


Bridgestone will increase prices up to 15% on tread, cushion and some ancillary items from its subsidiary Bandag Inc., the tire company announced July 1.

July 1, 2022