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Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Won’t Testify in Fraud Trial

Trevor Milton

Nikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton said he wouldn’t take the witness stand in his criminal fraud trial, as the defense prepares to rest its case.

Chris Dolmetsch | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt Expands Transloading Services With Two More Locations

J.B. Hunt map

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is expanding its transload strategy with new operations in Tacoma, Wash., and Laredo, Texas, the company announced Oct. 3.

October 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VTNA Explores Ins, Outs of EV Truck Ownership

Ellis

DUBLIN, Va. — Executives from Volvo Trucks North America detailed a comprehensive approach to help address fleet concerns about incorporating electric trucks into their operations during a recent media event.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo, C.H. Robinson Driverless Trucks Haul Beer to Houston From Dallas

A Waymo self-driving truck

Waymo, Alphabet Inc.’s driverless-vehicle unit, said it has carted in excess of 1 million pounds of Modelo and Corona beer over 220 miles a day to Houston from Dallas under a pilot program with C.H. Robinson for Constellation Brands Inc.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Sheds 5.3¢ to Reach $4.836 a Gallon

Fuel delivered to a service station

The national average price for diesel fell another 5.3 cents Oct. 3 to reach $4.836 a gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration.

October 3, 2022
Business, Equipment

New Yokohama Drive Tire Now Available in US

Yokohama Tire announced its new 716U ultra-wide-base weight-savings drive tire now is available in the U.S. in size 455/55R225.

October 3, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire

Werner Acquires Truckload Carrier Baylor Trucking

Werner and Baylor trucks

Werner Enterprises Inc. said it is acquiring Baylor Trucking, a move that expands its truckload operations.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2022
Government

Truck Parking a Major Priority for FMCSA Administrator

Capitol Agenda plate-new logo

Ensuring the nation’s truck drivers have access to adequate parking is a priority for Robin Hutcheson, the recently confirmed administrator at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 3, 2022
Crossword

Crossword Puzzle Solution for October 3, 2022

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the October 3, 2022 print edition.

October 3, 2022
Business, Logistics, TCA

BNSF Plans $1.5 Billion Rail Facility to Relieve California Port Congestion

A conceptualized image envisioning the Barstow rail yard

With a threatened railroad strike in the rearview mirror, BNSF Railway is hauling out a $1.5 billion plan for a new rail facility in Southern California that it says will relieve congestion around the critical ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Paul O'Donnell | The Dallas Morning News
October 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

EV Makers Urged to Partner With Miners to Secure Key Metals

A Pilbara mining project in western Australia

A key lithium producer in Australia, the world’s top supplier, is urging electric car manufacturers and battery makers to become its partners in new refinery projects, arguing their direct financial backing is vital to avoid shortfalls of the material that’s crucial to the clean energy transition.

James Fernyhough | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2022
Government

USDOT Unveils Guide, Grants to Combat Truck Parking Shortage

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

Describing efforts to battle the truck parking shortage, top federal transportation and maritime leaders unveiled a guide to help states and described available grants.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Biden Pledge to Make Federal Fleet Electric Faces Slow Start

Biden

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, a self-described “car guy,’’ often promises to lead by example on climate change by moving swiftly to convert the sprawling U.S. government fleet to zero-emission electric vehicles. But efforts to eliminate gas-powered vehicles from the fleet have lagged.

October 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Tesla Q3 Sales Bounce Back but Fall Short of Estimates

Tesla

AUSTIN, Texas — Tesla’s sales rose 35% in the July-September period compared to the second quarter as the company’s huge factory in China got past supply chain issues and pandemic restrictions.

October 3, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Ian Lashes South Carolina as Florida Surveys Devastation

Hurricane Ian

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A revived Hurricane Ian made landfall on coastal South Carolina on Sept. 30, threatening the historic city of Charleston with severe flooding after the deadly storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and trapped thousands in their homes.

September 30, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

New York Allows Trucking Companies to Give CDL Road Tests

young driver

The state of New York is now permitting trucking companies and other qualified third parties to administer road tests for commercial driver licenses, a move to help address a shortage of commercial drivers in the state.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2022
Government

House, Senate Pass Short-Term Funding Bill

U.S Capitol

Congress on Sept. 30 sent the White House a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown, where President Biden signed it to extend funding authority through mid-December.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Trucks’ Peter Voorhoeve Sees Opportunity to Accelerate Zero-Emission Goals

Volvo truck on the test track at the New River Valley plant

DUBLIN, Va. — The time is now to accelerate the shift to zero-emission vehicles despite red flags in the market, Volvo Trucks North America CEO Peter Voorhoeve said Sept. 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2022
Government, Equipment

ATA Touts USDOT’s Truck Parking Agenda

Trucks parked at a truck stop on Interstate 81 in Virginia

American Trucking Associations recently highlighted the U.S. Department of Transportation’s focus on matters related to truck parking.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

ADAS Maker Continental Unveils Plant in Texas

Continental plant rendering

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Continental’s new automotive manufacturing plant is officially up and running after a yearlong delay caused by the pandemic.

Megan Rodriguez | San Antonio Express-News
September 30, 2022