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C.H. Robinson Posts Large Q3 Profit, Revenue Gains

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide posted third-quarter gains in profit and revenue as it benefited from tight freight capacity.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

TMC, eSMARTT to Study Technology in Refrigerated Sector

truck and refrigerated trailer

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced the start of a study with eSMARTT on the use and adoption of intelligence products and services in the refrigerated transportation sector.

October 27, 2021
Business

Daimler Trucks to Report Regional Profit in Savings Goal Chase

outside the Daimler AG truck factory in Woerth, Germany

Daimler AG’s truck unit plans to ring in life as an independent company by delivering on savings targets and disclosing regional earnings in a bid to put to bed criticism it’s lagging the returns of rivals.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Where Trucking Stands on Environmental Sustainability

Glen Kedzie

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sustainability in the trucking industry can be viewed from different angles, according to a panel at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2021
Business, Fuel

GM Beats Estimates, Sees 2021 Profit at ‘High End’ of Guidance

 2021 Chevrolet vehicles on a lot at the Green Chevrolet dealership in East Moline, Ill.

General Motors Co. beat analysts’ consensus estimate for the latest quarter thanks to strong performance from its financial unit and a one-time gain, and said full-year results would come in at the “high end” of its previous guidance.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2021
Business

Harold Sumerford Jr. Tirelessly Advocates for Industry

ATA Chairman Harold Sumerford Jr.

For much of Harold Sumerford Jr.’s adult life, he has risen at 4:30 each morning and worked 11 hours a day, six days a week. But it’s never felt like the daily grind for American Trucking Associations' new chairman.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Hertz Teams With Uber, Carvana in Electric Shift

The steering wheel of an Uber Technologies Tesla Model S electric automobile

Hertz Global Holdings Inc., fresh off a blockbuster order for 100,000 Teslas, reached an exclusive agreement to supply Uber drivers with electric vehicles and signed up Carvana Co. to dispose of rental cars it no longer wants.

Erik Schatzker | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 100

Current Driver-Assist Tech Effective, Experts Say

Panel Members

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Driver-assist technologies that are already widely available on the commercial truck market have demonstrated that they can prevent crashes, save lives and reduce litigation-related costs, a group of industry experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2021
Business

Harold Sumerford Jr. Elected ATA’s 77th Chairman

Harold Sumerford Jr. gives his first remarks as ATA chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations closed out its 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition with a celebratory evening after electing Harold Sumerford Jr. as the federation’s 77th chairman.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2021
Business, Equipment

Paccar Sees Net Income Soften, Revenue Rise in Q3

Peterbilt 535 and 536

Paccar Inc. reported mixed results with lower net income and higher revenue in the third quarter as undelivered new trucks stacked up but its parts segment notched record revenue.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

GM to Install 40,000 Public EV Chargers

A ClipperCreek Inc. charging plug is connected to a GM Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle at a charging station in Los Angeles

General Motors Co. will use its dealership network to deploy up to 40,000 electric vehicle chargers across the U.S. and Canada, as the veteran automaker ramps up its shift to plug-in models.

David R. Baker | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

ATA Recognizes SmartWay Honorees

Mike Russell Award winners

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations honored 28 member companies for being recognized with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Awards.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Maine Turnpike Authority Increases Toll Rates

Maine Turnpike toll

In an effort to avert a large shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, trucks and cars traveling the Maine Turnpike will pay a little bit more in tolls.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Retail Spending Key to Trucking Activity, ATA’s Costello says

Panelists for state of trucking economy at MCE 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gross domestic product fell almost 3.4% in 2020, snapped back 5.4% this year and is expected to grow over 4% next year. Yet, GDP isn't what one analyst gauges trucking activity by.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2021
Business

Pricey Lumber Is Back, Due to Supply Cuts, Labor Shortage

Workers inspect a home under construction by Akash Homes in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

High lumber prices are back, even as the industry steps into what is normally a seasonal lull.

October 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking ‘Frontline Heroes’ Honored

TFH

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The contributions from two truckers to communities affected by natural disasters were recognized at American Trucking Associations’ annual conference.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2021
Business, Technology

Dana Reports Higher Q3 Income, Revenue

Dana signage at event

Dana Inc. reported increased net income and revenue for the third quarter, citing strong customer demand in its heavy-vehicle markets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2021
Business, Technology

Chip Lead Times Begin to Improve

A 300 millimetre semiconductor wafer.

Delivery times for chips in October posted their smallest gain in about nine months, signaling that the shortages that have punished a broad swath of industries may finally be easing.

Ian King | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2021
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

ATA Recognizes Trucking Industry Works With Awards Luncheon

View of the floor at ATA's 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition presented Robert Low, president and founder of Prime Inc., with the 2021 Cathy Evans Highway to Victory award.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

IG Audit: FMCSA Systems Vulnerable to Hacking, Malware

Computer

A new Department of Transportation Inspector General audit concludes that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s information technology infrastructure is fraught with security weaknesses that are at risk for compromise by hackers and the placement of malware.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2021