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Government, Business

States Spend Federal COVID Aid on Roads, Buildings, Seawalls

The Robert B. Docking State Office building in Topeka, Kan.

Funds from President Biden's American Rescue Plan Act — which provided flexible aid to states and local governments for COVID relief — are being used for infrastructure and public works projects across the country.

September 29, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

New York to Ban Sale of Gas Cars by 2035

taxis and other cars on a New York City street

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sept. 29 announced that the state will follow California in requiring all new vehicles sold by 2035 be zero-emission, setting in motion the regulatory process to implement a law she signed last year.

Kira Bindrim | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2022
Government

Senate Passes Short-Term Funding Bill

U.S Capitol

The U.S. Senate on Sept. 29 passed legislation by a vote of 72-25 that would keep the government funded through mid-December. 

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Toyota’s CEO Says EV Adoption Will Take Longer Than Expected

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., speaks during an event at the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to keep gas-powered cars as a key part of its lineup, rejecting efforts by rivals to go fully electric amid concerns over how quickly consumers will embrace new technologies.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Ian Triggers Port, Rail Closures, Straining Supply Chain

Damaged boats and structures in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Major ports and rail facilities across the U.S. Southeast have halted operations as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the country advances as a tropical storm, causing disruptions along the way and resulting in another blow for already strained supply chains.

September 29, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Many Trapped in Florida as Ian Heads to South Carolina

Damaged homes and debris seen in aerial shot of Fort Myers

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through flooded streets Sept. 29 to save thousands of Floridians trapped after Hurricane Ian destroyed homes and businesses and left millions in the dark.

Adriana Gomez-Licon | Associated Press
September 29, 2022
Government

House Transportation Leader Praises Trucking Workforce

UPS driver delivering packages during pandemic

The trucking workforce’s contributions during the pandemic were again recognized by the chairman of the transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2022
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Foxconn Starts EV Production in US With First Lordstown Pickups

Lordstown Motors' electric Endurance pickup truck

Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group has started building electric vehicles for Lordstown Motors Corp., a milestone as the company better known for making iPhones diversifies its operations.

Sean O'Kane | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2022
Business, Safety

2.7 Million Without Power as Ian Drenches Florida

firefighters in Orange County, Fla., help people stranded by Hurricane Ian

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Hurricane Ian destroyed a cross-section of Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, forcing patients from nursing homes and hospitals, cutting off a popular barrier island and obliterating a historic waterfront pier. Nearly 2.7 million people lost power as rain fell and waters...

Curt Anderson | Associated Press
September 29, 2022
Business, Technology

VTNA Taps Nuss as Its First EV Dealer in Midwest

Nuss Volvo

Volvo Trucks North America announced Nuss Truck & Equipment as its first certified EV dealer in the Midwest to assist fleets across both Minnesota and Wisconsin with their electromobility transition.

September 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Private

Walmart Opens First in Series of Next-Gen Fulfillment Centers

Walmart Joliet warehouse

Walmart Inc. announced a 1.1 million-square-foot next-generation fulfillment center in Joliet, Ill.

September 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucking Startup Waabi Hires Dustin Koehl to Lead Transport Operations

Waabi Hires Dustin Koehl to Lead Transport Operations

Self-driving truck developer Waabi has hired trucking executive Dustin Koehl as its head of transportation as the technology startup ramps up its operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 29, 2022
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Proposes All Interstate CMVs Have Electronic ID Systems

Getty image of electronic scanning

Federal trucking regulators have issued a proposal that would require every commercial motor vehicle operating in interstate commerce be equipped with an electronic identification system.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mining Companies Team Up to Wean Themselves Off Diesel Trucks

hydrogen mining truck

Members of the International Council on Mining and Metals are planning a joint effort to test hydrogen and other zero-emission technologies in a bid to shift away from diesel-fueled vehicles.

James Attwood | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2022
Government, Business

Economy Drops at 0.6% Annual Rate From April Through June

grocery aisle

WASHINGTON — Battered by surging consumer prices and rising interest rates, the U.S. economy shrank at a 0.6% annual rate from April through June, the government announced Sept. 29, unchanged from its previous second-quarter estimate.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
September 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

Werner, Kodiak Collaborate on Driverless Longhaul Route

Kodiak Werner truck

Werner Enterprises has partnered with the driverless trucking technology company Kodiak Robotics to establish an autonomous trucking lane, the companies announced Sept. 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2022
Government

Democrats, Republicans Tout Infrastructure Ahead of Midterm Elections

U.S. Capitol dome

With midterm elections season in full swing, Democrats and Republicans are promoting infrastructure proposals as they each pursue control of Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2022
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Phillip Pinter Leads FedEx Freight Sweep in 2022 TMCSuperTech Competition

TMCSuperTech champion Phillip Pinter of FedEx Freight with TMC executives

CLEVELAND — Phillip Pinter of FedEx Freight beat out more than 120 competitors to become TMCSuperTech grand champion at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting on Sept. 27.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Private

Clean Energy Fuels, Amazon Partner on RNG

Clean Energy

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced Amazon.com Inc. will fuel trucks with renewable natural gas at the company’s public access station in Groveport, Ohio, as the two begin a larger partnership.

September 28, 2022
Government

FMCSA Issues Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Ian at Fort Myers Beach, Fla,

The devastation wrought in Florida by Hurricane Ian prompted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue an emergency declaration for commercial vehicles directly assisting in transporting goods and disaster relief services in seven Southeastern states.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2022