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Rivian Cuts Annual Earnings Forecast on Inflation, Supply Woes

The Rivian R1T interior

Rivian Automotive Inc. posted quarterly sales above Wall Street’s expectations and reaffirmed its delivery forecast, but the electric vehicle maker trimmed its full-year earnings expectations as it continues to grapple with supply chain snags, high costs and economic volatility.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Pennsylvania Experts, Lawmakers Ponder AV Safety Regulations

An Argo test vehicle

When it comes to autonomous vehicles, there isn’t just one way to go about safety. State regulators draft legislation. Independent firms create recommendations. Individual companies devise their own protocols. Stakeholders can agree on one thing: Safety is important.

Noelle Mateer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 11, 2022
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

US Class 8 Retail Sales in July Present Mixed Picture

Volvo VNL

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in July rose 21.9% higher compared with a year earlier but stalled when measured against the past four months, Wards Intelligence reported. All truck makers but one reported gains.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Taking Industry Action on AB 5

The Transportation Intermediaries Association was extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court elected not to hear the CTA challenge to the Ninth Circuit ruling.

Chris Burroughs | Vice President of Government Affairs, Transportation Intermediaries Association 
August 11, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Congress Eyes Finish Line for Freight-Centric Budget Bill

Pelosi

Debate on a multibillion-dollar budget bill targeting supply chain connectivity concerns, clean energy initiatives and economic incentives remains front-and-center on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2022

US EV Tax Credit Could Violate WTO Rules

The 2024 Chevrolet SS EV

BRUSSELS — The European Union expressed concern Aug. 11 that a new U.S. tax credit plan aimed at encouraging Americans to buy electric vehicles would discriminate against European producers and break World Trade Organization rules.

August 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Rivian Leads EV Slump After Investors Shun Money Losers

Rivian

Even a breakthrough U.S. climate bill designed to encourage sales of electric cars has failed to revive investor interest in Rivian Automotive Inc., as the risk-hungry traders who catapulted its shares to dizzying heights last year shun companies for whom profitability is still years away.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Gas Prices Dip Just Below $4 for First Time in 5 Months

Gas Prices

Gasoline prices dipped to just under the $4 mark for the first time in more than five months — good news for consumers who are struggling with high prices for many other essentials.

August 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Truck Shrugs Off Supply Chain Issues With Rising Sales

Daimler

Daimler Truck Holding AG overcame supply chain headwinds to increase unit sales during the second quarter of 2022, the company reported Aug. 11.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2022
Business

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Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2022
Safety

Oregon’s Melody Primed to Compete at NTDC

2022 Oregon grand champion Tim Melody with Oregon Trucking Associations President Jana Jarvis

In 2013, Tim Melody won the twin trailers category at the National Truck Driving Championships. The victory paved the way for other accolades, among them a spot as an America’s Road Team Captain in 2017.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2022
Government, Technology, Autonomous

US House Lawmakers Unveil AV Caucus

Autonomous Daimler truck

Two House lawmakers formed a group to promote autonomous vehicle policies on Capitol Hill. Their aim is to generate support from colleagues for comprehensive legislation targeting the technology.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2022
Government, Business

Inflation Slows From 40-Year Peak, but Remains High

Grand Central Market in Los Angeles

WASHINGTON — Falling prices for gas, airline tickets and clothes helped give Americans a slight break from the pain of high inflation last month, though overall price increases slowed only modestly from a four-decade high that was reached in June.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
August 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Hyliion Reports Increased Interests in Powertrain for Q2

Hyliion powertrain

Hyliion Holdings Corp. continued to build up orders for its premier electric powertrain system during the second quarter of 2022, the company reported Aug. 9.

August 10, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Entire US Supply Chain Needs 24/7 Operations, Not Just Ports, Official Says

Long Beach

All parts of the U.S. supply chain — not just its ports — need to move to round-the-clock operations to alleviate snarl-ups and reduce overall costs, President Joe Biden’s supply chain czar said.

Ngai Yeung | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2022
Business, Technology

Musk Says Tesla Will Begin Shipping Semis Later This Year

Tesla Semi

Elon Musk offloaded $6.9 billion worth of stock in Tesla Inc. to accumulate cash ahead of a trial that could force the billionaire to follow through on an agreement to acquire Twitter Inc.

Peter Vercoe | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Breaking News

Nikola CEO Mark Russell to Retire Jan. 1

Nikola

Truck manufacturer Nikola Corp. has announced a leadership change that places a 20-year automotive industry veteran at its helm.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2022
Business

Driver Pay Rose in 2021, ATA Survey Finds

A truck driver on a desert highway

Truck drivers saw their pay increase in 2021 — some significantly — according to a new study from American Trucking Associations.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

FHWA Charting Path for National EV Charging Network

EV charging

Due to a lack of national standards and different practices at electric vehicle charging stations, the Federal Highway Administration is preparing to establish regulations that shape what those stations must be like in states that receive federal funds.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

ATRI Reports Cost of Trucking Notches Record in 2021

Diesel

Soaring prices for diesel fuel, rising maintenance costs and higher wages for drivers pushed the price of operating a truck up 12.7% in 2021 to $1.855 per mile — the highest level on record — according a report released Aug. 10 by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 9, 2022