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Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

USPS Prices Going Up for Holiday Season

USPS

It’ll cost more to mail letters and packages this holiday season. Starting Oct. 2, the U.S. Postal Service is increasing its rates for both commercial and retail products.

Myesha Johnson | The Detroit News
September 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon to Hold Holiday Shopping Event in October

Amazon

Amazon said Sept. 26 that in October it will hold a second Prime Day-like shopping event, making it the latest major retailer to offer holiday deals earlier this year to entice cautious consumers struggling with tighter budgets.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
September 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Pump Prices Soar as Supply Cracks Outweigh Weak Demand

gas

The U.S. is running low on gasoline on the West Coast and in the Midwest, where prices are surging on the street, defying falling futures markets.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Isaac Adds McLeod Integration

Titan truck

Fleet telematics provider Isaac Instruments announced it has completed a technology integration with McLeod Software to help joint customers streamline their operations.

September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Class 8s With Fuel Cells Prove Mettle in Los Angeles-Area Test

Kenworth fuel cell-electric trucks

Toyota Motor North America and Kenworth Truck Co., a unit of Paccar Inc., announced Class 8 fuel cell-electric vehicles are a potential zero-emission replacement for diesel-powered trucks.

September 23, 2022
Business, Equipment

GM Spending $760 Million to Convert Toledo Factory to Make EV Parts

The exterior of the General Motors Toledo Transmission Operations facility in Toledo, Ohio

General Motors says it will spend $760 million to renovate its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, so it can build drivelines for electric vehicles.

September 23, 2022
Business, Fuel

Oil Falls Below $80 En Route to Biggest Run of Weekly Losses This Year

Oil well pump jacks operated by Chevron Corp. in San Ardo, California, U.S.

Oil headed for the longest stretch of weekly losses this year as central banks around the world stepped up the fight against inflation at the cost of economic growth.

September 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Pony.ai to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Arizona

Pony.ai car

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pony.ai, a developer of self-driving cars based in China and Silicon Valley, will begin testing its autonomous vehicles in Tucson, with trained safety drivers behind the wheel, in a partnership with Pima Community College.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
September 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Takes Next Steps to Expand Global Operations

Fuel cell-powered Nikola Tre Class 8 model

HANOVER, Germany — Nikola Corp. unveiled a prototype of a European-spec fuel cell-powered Nikola Tre Class 8 model and also announced that it is taking orders for the battery-electric version in the region.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla Recalls 1 Million Cars Over Window Problem

Tesla

Tesla was forced to recall more than 1 million electric cars in the United States over windows that could pinch occupants as they’re being rolled up.

Jessica Schladebeck | New York Daily News
September 23, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Truckers Are Undeniably Essential

The term “essential” came into sharp focus during the pandemic, ATA President Chris Spear notes. The urgency of the moment forced Americans to recognize the many hands at work that keep our society going. There was an outpouring of gratitude for our nation’s truck drivers, rightfully so, as they...

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
September 23, 2022
Government, Business

Business Activity Gauge Improves, but Still Shows Contraction

warehouse worker

U.S. business activity contracted in September for a third straight month, though at a more moderate pace as a pickup in orders and a further softening of inflation allayed concerns of a more-pronounced pullback.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Inflation Reduction Act Sparks Interest in Battery Industry

The Battery Show

Battery upstarts are salivating over elements in the Inflation Reduction Act, particularly the tax credits for manufacturing components in the U.S.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Ford Breaks Ground on $5.6 Billion Complex for EVs, Batteries

Ford plant site

Ford Motor Co. has begun construction of its $5.6 billion electric vehicle manufacturing complex in western Tennessee, the largest factory project in the automaker’s 119-year history.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022
Government, Business

Canada to Drop Vaccine Mandate at Border Sept. 30

Ambassador Bridge

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has signed off on Canada dropping the vaccine requirement for people entering the country at the end of September, an official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Sept. 22.

Rob Gillies | Associated Press
September 22, 2022

Boeing to Pay $200 Million to Settle SEC Probe Over 737 Max

A Boeing Co. 737 Max 10 on display at an airshow

Boeing Co. agreed to pay $200 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that the company and its former Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg failed to properly disclose safety issues with its 737 Max jetliner.

September 22, 2022
Government, Breaking News

Senate Confirms Hutcheson as FMCSA Administrator

Robin Hutcheson

Robin Hutcheson, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, was easily confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cenntro Unveils Two New Electric Vehicles

L260

Cenntro Electric Group Limited alongside its subsidiary Cenntro Automotive Europe GmbH unveiled two all-electric commercial vehicles Sept. 19.

September 22, 2022
Business

FedEx Cost Cuts Aim to Save $2.7 Billion

The tail fin of a cargo jet during the morning package sort at the FedEx Express Hub in Memphis, Tennessee.

FedEx Corp. expects to save as much as $2.7 billion this fiscal year through wide-ranging cost-cutting measures in response to weakening business conditions.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Pickup Had No Nikola Parts, GM Engineer Testifies

Nikola Badger

Nikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton wasn’t truthful when he claimed his company was responsible for most of the components in a planned pickup truck General Motors Co. was to build for the electric vehicle maker, a GM engineer testified.

September 22, 2022