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Government, Business

AASHTO Hands Out Awards for Service

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials honored several individuals with awards for their outstanding service at the organization’s annual meeting.

December 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Musk Says Cybertruck Will Be Able to Drive Diagonally

Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, responded to a tweet speculating about what versions of the Cybertruck will be available for purchase by saying initial production will be of the four-motor variant.

Patrick McHale | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

S.C. Ports Authority Makes $24,000 Food Bank Donation

SC Ports

South Carolina Ports announced a donation of $24,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank to help feed those in the low country region of the state who struggle with hunger.

December 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Ford Sales Tops Again; Poised to Outsell GM’s EVs

The Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Motor Co. claimed it was the best-selling automaker in the U.S. for the third consecutive month in November, a streak it hasn’t achieved since 1974, as it reported a 5.9% year-over-year sales boost for the month.

Jordyn Grzelewski | The Detroit News
December 3, 2021
Logistics

EU Plan Will Classify Food Delivery Workers as Employees

 A food delivery courier for Deliveroo in Paris

As many as 4.1 million people working through food delivery and ride-hailing apps could be reclassified as employees under a forthcoming European Union plan meant to improve gig workers’ labor rights.

December 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

McLane Names Chris Smith to Lead Grocery Unit

McLane driver making delivery

McLane Co. Inc. announced Chris Smith joined the company as president of McLane Grocery, a $33 billion business unit that provides supply chain service to more than 70,000 retail locations.

December 3, 2021
Business, Equipment

Greenbrier Railcar Orders Reach $670 Million in Fiscal Q1

Railcar manufactured at a Greenbrier Cos. subsidiary

The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. announced it received new orders of 6,200 railcars valued at $670 million during the first fiscal quarter that began Sept. 1.

December 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Elon Musk’s Tesla Share Sales Pass $10 Billion

 Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., departs from court for the SolarCity trial in Wilmington, Del., in July.

Elon Musk’s offloading of Tesla Inc. shares surpassed the $10 billion mark as he sold stock in the electric car maker for the fourth consecutive week.

December 3, 2021
Government, Business

Employers Added a Sluggish 210,000 Jobs in November

Folsom Vice Mayor Sarah Aquino wrings out a rag before cleaning a table at Back Bistro in Folsom, Calif.

WASHINGTON — America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

US Unveils New Cyber Mandates for Passenger, Freight Rail Carriers

Railroad

Major passenger and freight railroads will soon be required to report cybersecurity breaches quickly and review how susceptible they are to cyberattack, senior officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Dec. 2.

December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

TCA Selects James Ward as President

The Truckload Carriers Association after a monthslong search announced the selection of James Ward as its new president.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Cares Foundation Tackles Workforce Efforts and More

Chris Spear, John Lex, Darren Hawkins

The Trucking Cares Foundation is exploring ways it can help remedy the extended shortage of truck drivers, technicians and warehouse workers in transportation.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Government

Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Bill to Avert Shutdown

Sen. Patrick Leahy

WASHINGTON — Facing a Dec. 3 funding deadline, Congress averted a partial U.S. government shutdown and passed a stopgap spending measure Dec. 2, and President Joe Biden signed it into law Dec. 3. 

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Home Depot Is Investing to Keep Contractors Happy

Home Depot Facility

Inside an expansive and noisy distribution center just east of Atlanta, Home Depot Inc. is trying to solve a problem that’s plaguing its stores: large orders from pro shoppers.

Jordyn Holman | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021
Government, Business

House Transportation Committee Chairman DeFazio Won’t Seek Re-Election

Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. DeFazio Won’t Seek Re-Election

Soon after Rep. Peter DeFazio announced he would not seek another term in Congress, stakeholders representing nearly every sector in the transportation industry reflected on the longtime congressman’s contributions.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

House Transportation Policymakers Recommend Additional Pipeline Security

Colonial Pipeline

The leaders of the transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives pressed federal agencies to continue their robust response and review of cybersecurity operations months after a cyberattack disrupted a major petroleum pipeline.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Fuel

OPEC+ Sticks to Planned Supply Hike But Adds a Get-Out Clause

OPEC+ Sticks to Planned Supply Hike But Adds a Get-Out Clause

OPEC and its allies will proceed with their next oil-production hike, but said they could revisit the decision at any moment as the risk to demand from the omicron variant of COVID-19 becomes clearer.

December 2, 2021
Business, Logistics

ATRI Study Explores Differences Between Independent, Company Drivers

Smiling driver

Truck drivers have distinct reasons for choosing between driving for a company or remaining independent, a new report by the American Transportation Research Institute shows.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Logistics

GXO Expands Warehouse Network in Atlanta With MYXfitness

MYXfitness

Logistics provider GXO Logistics Inc. and Beachbody Co.’s MYXfitness announced Dec. 2 they are working to open an Atlanta-based distribution center to help meet growing e-commerce demand.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Teen Truck Drivers Seen as Way to Alleviate Shortage

Teen Truck Drivers Seen as Way to Alleviate Shortage

Dezjion Henson has wanted to be a truck driver his whole life. When he turned 18 last year, he jumped at the chance and signed on as an apprentice with Total Transportation of Mississippi in Richland.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021