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Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

ATA Asks Federal Leaders to Assist in Rail Negotiations


American Trucking Associations called on federal elected leaders to ensure ongoing freight rail workforce negotiations avoid disrupting key aspects of the nation’s supply chain.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

KAG Energy Expands Midwest Footprint

Kenan Advantage truck

KAG Energy is growing its operations in the Midwest after recently securing new business in the region, the business group announced June 27.

June 27, 2022

House Committee to Debate FY23 Transportation Funding Bill June 30

Capitol Agenda by Eugene Mulero

Prior to leaving town for the July 4 recess, the funding panel in the U.S. House of Representatives will take up a fiscal 2023 transportation bill June 30. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

Skin, Musculoskeletal Health Essential for Truck Drivers


When truck driver health care comes to mind, most think of cardiovascular or weight issues. However, skin care and musculoskeletal well-being is also a growing concern.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
June 27, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler, European Partners to Test HD Truck Using Liquid Hydrogen Fuel


To test the use of liquid hydrogen as a commercial vehicle fuel, Daimler Truck announced it is putting a prototype heavy-duty truck and filling station into operation in Germany.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2022

Crossword Puzzle Solution for June 27, 2022

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the June 27, 2022 print edition.

June 27, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX Completes Purchase of Pan Am Railways

CSX train

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. — CSX Corp. has completed its long-sought purchase of Pan Am Railways.

Rich Karlin | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
June 27, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Wisconsin Makes Move Among State Efforts to Address Fuel Prices


Wisconsin’s new emergency order to stop gas and diesel price gouging is among the latest moves by several governors to lessen the impact of rising fuel prices.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2022
Government, Business

Durable Goods Orders Exceed Forecast


Orders placed with U.S. factories for durable goods rose more than expected in May, suggesting business investment so far remains firm even in the face of rising interest rates and mounting concerns about the economy.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Average Gasoline Price Drops 4 Cents to $5.05 a Gallon

gas nozzle

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell by 4 cents per gallon in the past two weeks to $5.05 for regular grade, it was reported June 26.

June 27, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Opportunities to Help Ocean Freight

Supply chain disruptions have impacted the quality of life for virtually every American. The delays and bottlenecks, which began early in the pandemic, continue sending shockwaves throughout our economy, leading to higher prices and back orders with no end in sight.

Sen. Roger F. Wicker | Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
June 27, 2022
Business, Technology

Ballard Truck Center Gains Electric Dealer Certification

Mack LR refuse truck

Ballard Truck Center announced it became the first certified electric vehicle dealer for Mack Trucks and Volvo Truck North America in Massachusetts at its Tewksbury location.

June 24, 2022

Nearly 1,300 CMVs Taken Out of Service on Surprise Brake Safety Day

Inspection of a truck's brakes

Commercial vehicle inspectors took 1,290 CMVs, or 14.1% of those inspected, out of service with critical brake-related violations on a special unannounced brake safety day operation.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 24, 2022
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, For-Hire

DB Schenker to Acquire USA Truck for $435 Million

USA Truck on road

USA Truck is being acquired by DB Schenker in a $435 million deal announced June 24.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Permian Basin Faces Pollution Rules That Could Curb Drilling

pump jacks

The Biden administration is considering triggering tougher anti-smog requirements that could curb drilling across parts of the Permian Basin, the world’s biggest oil field that straddles Texas and New Mexico.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
June 24, 2022
Business, Equipment, For-Hire, TCA

UPS Donates Semi-Tractor to Georgia Technical College

UPS logo

ALBANY, Ga. — UPS Inc. has agreed to donate a semi-tractor to Albany Technical College at the Logistics Education Center on the college’s main campus.

June 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Toyota Recalls Electric Car for Wheel That May Detach

Toyota bZ4X

TOKYO — Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll out electric cars.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
June 24, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

STB Urged to Reject CP-KCS Merger

Kansas City Southern train (left) and Canadian Pacific train)

Three of the five members of the Federal Maritime Commission are urging the Surface Transportation Board to reject Canadian Pacific Railway’s plan to merge with the smaller, but strategically significant Kansas City Southern Railroad.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 23, 2022
Business, For-Hire

FedEx Reports Quarterly, Annual Revenue Growth

A FedEx delivery truck parked near a cargo jet at the FedEx Express Hub in Memphis.

FedEx Corp. reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year earnings on June 23 that were close to meeting Wall Street expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 23, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

House Funding Panel Approves Fiscal 2023 Transportation Bill


A House panel on June 23 approved legislation that would fund operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation for fiscal 2023.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2022