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Government, Business

Biden Signs Massive Climate and Health Care Legislation

Joe Manchin, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden, Jim Clyburn

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill into law Aug. 16, delivering what he has called the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda.

August 16, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment

Mack Offers Haulmaax EX Option, Adds More Army Business

Mack Defense HDT

Mack Trucks announced the Mack LR refuse and Mack TerraPro refuse, dump and concrete pumper models are available to order with the optional new Haulmaax EX suspension system.

August 16, 2022
Safety

ATA Chairman Praises Drivers for Commitment to Profession

ATA Chairman Harold Sumerford Jr.

INDIANAPOLIS — “I know it feels great to be live again," American Trucking Associations Chairman Harold Sumerford Jr. told those gathered at the National Truck Driving Championships on Aug. 16. The safety event, which runs through Aug. 19, is being held in-person for the first time since 2019...

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

Drivewyze Offers Real-Time Weather Warnings

Drivewyze HQ

Connected truck services provider Drivewyze Inc. announced it is now providing real-time weather warnings as part of its Drivewyze Safety+ proactive driver notification platform on ELDs.

August 16, 2022
Business, Equipment

July Medium-Duty Sales Dip Year-Over-Year

Navistar eMV Series electric medium-duty truck on assembly line

Classes 4-7 U.S. retail sales in July slipped 7.3% compared with a year earlier, and only Class 6 with its typical base of bigger customers posted a gain, Wards Intelligence reported. Total sales were 17,682 compared with 19,082 in the 2021 period.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 16, 2022
Business, Logistics

Spending on Merchandise Slowing, Flexport Says

shoppers in store

The latest reading of Flexport’s Post-COVID Indicator released Aug. 16 shows it falling for a third straight month.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Factory Output Increases for First Time in Three Months

VW factory

Production at U.S. factories increased in July for the first time in three months, propelled by a pickup in motor vehicle output that masked more mixed results in other categories.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2022
Business

Home Depot Posts Record Profit, Revenue

Home Depot

Home Depot is seeing sustained demand for goods related to home improvement projects despite soaring prices and mortgage rates for homes.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
August 16, 2022
Business, Private

Walmart Tops Q2 Expectations as Americans Continue Spending

Walmart store

NEW YORK — Walmart reported better-than-expected second-quarter results as more Americans looked to cut costs on groceries at the nation’s largest retailer in the face of surging inflation.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
August 16, 2022
Business, Safety

NTDC, Inspectors Tournaments Kick Off in Indy

Indiana Convention Center

More than 400 women and men representing carriers such as UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Walmart Inc., will test their skills in a trucking tournament referred to as the “Super Bowl of Safety" beginning Tuesday in Indianapolis at the National Truck Driving & Step Van Driving Championships.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2022
Government, Fuel

Diesel Falls 8.2¢ to Reach $4.911 a Gallon

Fuel delivery at a service station

The national average price of diesel continued on its downward path, dropping 8.2 cents to settle at $4.911 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Aug. 15.

August 15, 2022
Government

Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Named California’s Infrastructure Adviser

Antonio Villaraigosa

Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been tapped by the governor to become the new state infrastructure czar overseeing $119.6 million in federal funds recently awarded for eight key projects.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

For Virginia’s Mark Brundage, NTDC Brings Industry Together

Mark Brundage

At the start of the year, Mark Brundage was tied up with plenty of work obligations and family commitments. But a last-minute opening in his schedule in May made it possible for Brundage to take a shot at Virginia’s trucking competition.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

L.A. Warehousing Mecca Halts Expansion Just as Needs Soar

Warehouse in Redlands, Calif.

Communities in the Inland Empire, the logistics mecca east of Los Angeles, are suspending new warehousing projects to examine the impact from decades of pollution, putting the industry under pressure when it’s needed most.

August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Mobile Sets Record for Container Shipping in July

Port of Mobile

The Alabama Port Authority set a new benchmark in July, moving more cargo containers than ever before, and port officials say that Mobile’s performance in an era of supply chain turmoil is being noticed.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Hail Supply Chain Progress

Port of Los Angeles

In January, a record 109 ships awaited entry into the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, often stretching to south Orange County. On Aug. 11, that number stood at nine ships.

Donna Littlejohn | Los Angeles Daily News
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Fleets Can Reduce the Risk of a Nuclear Verdict

gavel

Nuclear verdicts can be detrimental to motor carriers and their insurance rates, but carriers can mitigate risk by utilizing technology, documenting and sharing safety efforts, and taking advantage of the first 24 hours if a claim occurs.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2022
Government

Delaware Bill Would Hike Fines for Residential Truck Parking

Getty Image of truck parking in a residential neighborhood

A bill to force truckers to stay away from Delaware residential parking or pay skyrocketing fines up to $2,000 awaits action by Gov. John Carney after it sailed through state General Assembly largely unopposed.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Average Gasoline Price Falls 45 Cents to $4.10 per Gallon

gas nozzle

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline plummeted 45 cents over the past three weeks to $4.10 per gallon.

August 15, 2022
Government, Business

Congress OKs Dems’ Climate, Health Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON — A divided Congress gave final approval Aug. 12 to Democrats’ flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their prospects for keeping their hold on Congress in November’s...

Alan Fram | Associated Press
August 12, 2022