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Government, Logistics

Retired Army General Replaces Porcari as Port Envoy

Stephen Lyons and John Porcari

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons has been appointed as the new port and supply chain envoy to a group created by the White House last June to mitigate economic problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Truck Manufacturers Group Files Lawsuit Seeking More Lead Time for CARB Regulation

Getty Image of electric vehicle charging with Los Angeles as a backdrop

The Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association filed a federal lawsuit May 27 alleging that California environmental regulators have failed to give manufacturers enough lead time to meet the state’s new, more rigid emission standards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 27, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Transportation Officials to Weigh Equity, Accessibility in Funding

Irene Marion

Before awarding federal funds, U.S. transportation officials will look for projects offering greater access to people, especially in disadvantaged communities.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

State Lawmakers Take Steps to Advance Hydrogen Fuel

hydrogen fueling

State legislators across the nation are working to create new laws to promote the development and use of hydrogen energy.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

States Make Plays to Become Federal Hydrogen Fuel Hubs

Hydrogen plant

Like Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, other states across the nation are scrambling to become hydrogen hubs in the hopes of securing some of the $9.5 billion in federal funds for clean hydrogen initiatives.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

US Ports’ Digital Tools Lag Overseas Counterparts

Truck at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.

The giant ports in Southern California and across the U.S. greatly lag their counterparts in Europe and other regions using digital technology to optimize operations. That was the consensus of panel discussion at the Metrans International Urban Freight Conference.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 27, 2022
Government, Business

Consumer Sentiment Falls to Fresh Decade Low on Inflation

Shoppers wait in line to checkout inside a grocery store in San Francisco

Consumer sentiment deteriorated further in late May to a fresh decade low as escalating concerns over inflation dimmed the outlook for the economy.

Molly Smith | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2022
Business, Fuel

Rivian Manufacturing Chief to Depart in Management Shuffle

Rivian R1T electric vehicle pickup trucks

Rivian Automotive Inc. is shuffling its executive ranks in an effort to help the Amazon.com Inc.-backed company overcome growing pains.

May 27, 2022
Government, Business

Key Inflation Gauge Slowed to 6.3% Over Past Year

fuel price sign

An inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 6.3% in April from a year earlier, just below a four-decade high set in March and the first slowdown since November 2020.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
May 27, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Confirms Steven Cliff to Lead NHTSA

Steven Cliff

DETROIT — The Senate on May 26 confirmed former California pollution regulator Steven Cliff to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

May 27, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Ford Delivers First Electric F-150

Ford F-150 Lightning

Nicholas Schmidt of Standish, Mich., became owner No. 1 of Ford Motor Co.’s first electric pickup, the F-150 Lightning.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

White House Eyes Restarting Idle Refineries

Emissions stacks at the Valero Energy Corp. oil refinery in Memphis

The Biden administration is reaching out to the oil industry to inquire about restarting shuttered refineries, as the White House scrambles to address record-high gasoline prices that are setting off political alarm bells ahead of the midterm elections.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2022
Business, Fuel

More Memorial Day Travel Expected, Despite High Gas Prices

High gas prices are shown in Los Angeles

To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country.

May 26, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price Slips 4.2¢ to $5.571 a Gallon

Fuel

The national average price of diesel dipped for the second week in a row, down this week by 4.2 cents to $5.571 a gallon from $5.613, the Energy Information Administration reported May 23.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Tonnage Up 1.8% in April Compared With 2021

Truck on highway

Truck tonnage in April increased on an annual basis but declined compared with March, American Trucking Associations reported.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 26, 2022
Government, Business

Congressional Leaders Eye June for Fiscal 2023 Appropriations Bills

DeLauro

Congressional funding leaders are aiming to kick off consideration of the 2023 transportation appropriations bill as early as June.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2022
Business, Equipment

April Used Class 8 Prices High, But on the Way Down

Used Class 8s on a lot in Louisville Ky.

The average used Class 8 retail sales price in April soared compared with a year earlier, as expected. But a closer vantage point showed it fell month-over-month for just the second time since July 2020, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Senate Committee Advances Fuel Markets Bill

gas pump

Legislation designed to enhance market transparency and direct the Federal Trade Commission to prevent fraud or manipulation linked to inflating gasoline prices was approved by a Senate panel.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

Carriers Look Beyond Pool of Available Drivers

Female Driver

Trucking companies are working to expand their driver recruitment reach by bolstering diversity and inclusion initiatives, experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Spiking Gas and Food Costs Weigh on Biden Biofuel Plans

A drop of E85 hangs at the end of a pump

Surging gasoline and food costs are weighing on the Biden administration as it prepares to set mandates for the use of renewable fuels.

May 26, 2022