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Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

One Bridge Damaged by Ian Reopens, and a Truck Is Among First to Cross It

Restoration work on the bridge to Pine Island on Oct. 4.

Hours before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that emergency road and bridge repairs to Pine Island had been completed ahead of schedule on Oct. 5, cheers and a little laughter greeted some of the first motorists — including a Publix truck — to cross a temporary bridge built to restore access by...

Howard Cohen | Miami Herald
October 5, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Supply Chain Rallies in Wake of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian damage

The trucks are rolling again. They’re going right into the areas Hurricane Ian devastated, and many are from companies with the regional or national scale to deliver emergency goods to communities where they also have affected employees and local stores in need of resupply.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 5, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Congress Passes Disaster Aid Bill Amid Calls for Resilience

Hurricane Ian

Legislation designed to expedite emergency recovery aid recently advanced to the president’s desk amid renewed calls for enhancing infrastructure resilience.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 5, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

EV Tax Credit Rules Put on Fast Track at Treasury

A curbside PlugNYC electric vehicle charger near West 84th Street in New York City

The Treasury Department is expediting the formulation of scores of regulations that will carry out the $270 billion worth of energy tax incentives included in President Joe Biden’s signature climate and tax bill.

October 5, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Michigan Lures $1.6 Billion Battery Factory in Fight for EV Jobs

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan awarded incentives to two new battery projects — a local startup building a cell plant and a Chinese firm that may produce battery components — as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer seeks to secure future automotive jobs in the state.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2022
Government, Fuel

Biden Calls OPEC+ Cut ‘Unnecessary,’ Signals New US Releases

OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria

President Joe Biden called plans by OPEC+ to cut output targets by 2 million barrels a day “unnecessary,” and the White House said more releases from U.S. petroleum reserves are possible.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Invites Media to Test Drive the VNR Electric Truck

volvo test track

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America discussed safety and provided test drives of its VNR Electric truck as part of the Volvo Electromobility Sales Summit.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

CVSA Launches Procedures for Inspections of Autonomous Trucks

autonomous truck concept

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance approved a new standard and procedure designed to govern inspections of autonomous commercial motor vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

LNG Market Supply to Remain Tight for Years, Top Producers Say

LNG

Liquefied natural gas will be in short supply in the coming years as production lags behind surging demand from Europe, according to the world’s top producers of the fuel.

October 5, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Georgia, Florida Get Gas Tax Holidays

Man carrying gas containers

Drivers in Georgia and Florida are getting some price relief at the pump, as supply chain- and inflation-related fuel-tax holidays are being extended while both states grapple in their own ways with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Expands Green Fleet With $1 Billion Order for Vessels

Maersk

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, one of the world’s largest oil consumers, ordered six large containerships that can sail on green methanol as part of the transport giant’s plan to become carbon neutral.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

GXO Gets UK Regulatory Clearance for Clipper Acquisition

GXO warehouse

GXO Logistics Inc. has received unconditional regulatory clearance in the United Kingdom to acquire Clipper Logistics, the contract logistics provider announced Oct. 4.

October 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucking Startup Gatik Is Ditching the Driver in Canada

Gatik

San Francisco tourists, Phoenix suburbanites and now Canadian bacon — the list of driverless cargo keeps growing.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Cash Reinvigorates Critical Chicago-Area Transportation Network

Chicago

CHICAGO — Since as early as 1848, some 12 years before the Civil War, Chicago has been a major center for transportation given its central location in the country, access to newly built railroad lines and the five Great Lakes. Now, more than 170 years later, millions of products pass through its...

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 4, 2022
Business, Fuel, TCA

Will Rise of EVs Mean the Death of the Gas Station?

An abandoned gas station on Route 66

For more than a century, gas stations have been the heart of California’s car culture, offering fuel, food and friendly directions along back roads and byways. But the rush to EVs may leave them in the dust.

Lisa M. Krieger | Bay Area News Group
October 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

US House Lawmakers Introduce EV Tech Bill

EV Parking

Legislation designed to promote research and development programs for vehicle technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 4, 2022
Business, Fuel

Elon Musk Proposes to Buy Twitter for Original Price of $54.20 a Share

Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revived his bid for Twitter Inc. at the original offer price of $54.20 a share, potentially avoiding a courtroom fight over one of the most contentious acquisitions in recent history.

October 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ford Climbs on Surging Demand for F-150 Lightning, Other EVs

F-150 Lightning

Ford Motor Co. rose more than 7% after the carmaker’s latest quarterly sales results showed growing demand for its lineup of electric vehicles, including its flagship F-150 Lightning plug-in pickup.

October 4, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Schumer Says Micron to Bring Microchip Plant to Upstate New York

Micron plant

NEW YORK — Micron, one of the world’s largest microchip manufacturers, is expected to open a semiconductor plant in New York, promising an investment of up to $100 billion and a plant that could bring 50,000 jobs to the state, the Senate majority leader says.

October 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

GM Tops Rival Automakers in Car Sales as Supply Crunch Eases

Silverado

General Motors Co. made big sales gains in the third quarter in a sign the semiconductor shortage is easing, but the relief may arrive for automakers just as consumers get squeezed by rising interest rates and concerns about the economy.

October 4, 2022