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Government, Business, Logistics

Government Poised to Intervene in Freight Rail Fight

A CSX Corp. EMD SD60-I locomotive

With a Dec. 9 deadline looming to reach an agreement on a nationwide freight rail contract, President Joe Biden is asking Congress to intervene in the dispute, which threatens to severely damage the U.S. economy.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 29, 2022
Business, Technology

Volkswagen Weighs Foxconn Partnership to Aid American EV Push

A Volkswagen AG logo

Volkswagen AG may tap Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group to make electric pickups and sport utility vehicles in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the matter

Monica Raymunt | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Private

Kroger, Albertsons CEOs Face Senate Questions Over Merger

Rodney McMullen, chief executive officer of Kroger Co., left, and Vivek Sankaran, chief executive officer of Albertsons Cos.
November 29, 2022
Government

Senate Panel Backs FHWA Nominee Shailen Bhatt

Shailen Bhatt

The highway policy committee in the Senate on Nov. 29 easily approved the nomination of Shailen Bhatt to manage the Federal Highway Administration.

November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking Stakeholders Express Concerns Over Electronic Identifiers

Department of Transportation headquarters

A proposal by federal regulators to require unique electronic identifiers on large trucks wasn’t well received by many of the nation’s motor carriers and independent truckers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

EV Charging Infrastructure Potentially Unprepared for Cyberattacks

A Tesla electric vehicle charger

Electric vehicle charging stations are vulnerable to a number of different cyberattack scenarios. A Sandia Labs research report described how a review of vulnerabilities helps prioritize grid protections and inform public policymakers.

Dan Lohrmann | Government Technology
November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Cyber Monday Sales on Track to Break Record Despite Inflation

Amazon workers move carts filled with packages

U.S. shoppers spent $11.3 billion on Cyber Monday, a robust showing that suggests steep discounts attracted inflation-stung shoppers.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2022
Business, Technology

Tesla Facing Backlash for Musk’s Twitter Moves

Elon Musk during a news conference

For owners and potential buyers of Tesla cars, it has become all but impossible to find neutral ground on the controversies that surround CEO Elon Musk.

November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Florida Colleges Get Funds to Boost CDL, Technician Jobs

Florida

Florida’s governor has awarded more than $3 million to schools for commercial driver licenses and diesel technician programs to create jobs needed to help with regional recovery from Hurricane Ian.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2022
Government, Fuel

Diesel Down 9.2¢ to $5.141 a Gallon

Nozzle of a fuel pump

The national average price of diesel dropped 9.2 cents to $5.141 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Nov. 28.

November 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Names Bruce Kurtt SVP of Sales and Commercial Operations

Nikola headquarters and new Senior Vice President Bruce Kurtt

Zero-emission truck maker Nikola Corp. announced Bruce Kurtt has joined its executive team as senior vice president of sales and commercial operations.

November 28, 2022
Business, Equipment

MEMA Announces New Structure

MEMA

North American trade association MEMA, which represents motor vehicle component manufacturers, announced a new consolidated business structure intended to better position the organization and the vehicle supplier community for the future.

November 28, 2022
Equipment, Logistics

Wreaths Across America Gears Up for Dec. 17 Event

Wreaths Across America

An estimated 2.5 million wreaths will be delivered from Maine to more than 3,700 cemeteries during Wreaths Across America's annual event Dec. 17.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 28, 2022
Business, Technology

Coke’s Electric Renault Trucks Debut Before Tesla’s Pepsi Semis

A fully electric Renault truck

Renault Trucks has helped Coca-Cola beat Pepsi and Tesla Inc. to the punch on electric deliveries. Coca-Cola will start using battery trucks from the Volvo AB-owned brand for local trips in Belgium on Nov. 24.

Rafaela Lindeberg | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Shipping Prices Fall in Inventory Glut, Upping Broker Deals

Semi-trailer trucks sit parked

U.S. trucking is entering a tumultuous period that will likely reshape the $875 billion industry. Shipping rates that spiked during disruptions caused by the pandemic have plummeted as inventory gluts across the U.S. lowered demand.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2022
Business, Technology

AI-Powered Sales Coaching: Hands-Off Virtual Training

Getty Image conveying artificial intelligence

Increasing numbers of sales managers are turning over much of their sales training responsibilities to artificial-intelligence-powered sales coaching.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
November 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Catching a Glimpse of Trucking’s Future

Freightliner Cascadia equipped with Waymo autonomous technology at MCE 2022

The exhibit hall at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition has long served as a showcase for the latest products and innovations in freight transportation. This year’s event, which ran Oct. 22-25 in San Diego, was no exception.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Who’s Who in Self-Driving Truck Development

Autonomous truck collage

The process of developing, validating and ultimately commercializing fully autonomous trucks has proven to be a long and arduous journey, but there is no shortage of software developers and technologists dedicated to accomplishing that mission.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

The Path Toward Sustainable Trucking

refueling

Every day there are new articles about an organization announcing sustainability goals and often these objectives are no longer decades away.

Daniel Burrows | Founder and CEO, TruckLabs
November 23, 2022
Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Experiment Shows AI in Connected Cars Eased Rush Hour Congestion

Specially equipped cars sit in a parking lot

As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many will encounter patches of traffic at a standstill for no apparent reason — no construction or accident. Researchers say the problem is you.

Travis Loller | Associated Press
November 23, 2022