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Government, Fuel

Diesel Down 9.2¢ to $5.141 a Gallon

Nozzle of a fuel pump

The national average price of diesel dropped 9.2 cents to $5.141 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Nov. 28.

November 28, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Ready to Urge Congress to Intervene in Freight Rail Fight

A CSX Corp. EMD SD60-I locomotive

President Joe Biden plans to call on Congress to act to stop a looming shutdown of the nation’s freight railroads, according to a person familiar with the matter.

November 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Names Bruce Kurtt SVP of Sales and Commercial Operations

Nikola headquarters and new Senior Vice President Bruce Kurtt

Zero-emission truck maker Nikola Corp. announced Bruce Kurtt has joined its executive team as senior vice president of sales and commercial operations.

November 28, 2022
Business, Equipment

MEMA Announces New Structure

MEMA

North American trade association MEMA, which represents motor vehicle component manufacturers, announced a new consolidated business structure intended to better position the organization and the vehicle supplier community for the future.

November 28, 2022
Equipment, Logistics

Wreaths Across America Gears Up for Dec. 17 Event

Wreaths Across America

An estimated 2.5 million wreaths will be delivered from Maine to more than 3,700 cemeteries during Wreaths Across America's annual event Dec. 17.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 28, 2022
Business, Technology

Coke’s Electric Renault Trucks Debut Before Tesla’s Pepsi Semis

A fully electric Renault truck

Renault Trucks has helped Coca-Cola beat Pepsi and Tesla Inc. to the punch on electric deliveries. Coca-Cola will start using battery trucks from the Volvo AB-owned brand for local trips in Belgium on Nov. 24.

Rafaela Lindeberg | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Shipping Prices Fall in Inventory Glut, Upping Broker Deals

Semi-trailer trucks sit parked

U.S. trucking is entering a tumultuous period that will likely reshape the $875 billion industry. Shipping rates that spiked during disruptions caused by the pandemic have plummeted as inventory gluts across the U.S. lowered demand.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2022
Business, Technology

AI-Powered Sales Coaching: Hands-Off Virtual Training

Getty Image conveying artificial intelligence

Increasing numbers of sales managers are turning over much of their sales training responsibilities to artificial-intelligence-powered sales coaching.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
November 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Catching a Glimpse of Trucking’s Future

Freightliner Cascadia equipped with Waymo autonomous technology at MCE 2022

The exhibit hall at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition has long served as a showcase for the latest products and innovations in freight transportation. This year’s event, which ran Oct. 22-25 in San Diego, was no exception.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Who’s Who in Self-Driving Truck Development

Autonomous truck collage

The process of developing, validating and ultimately commercializing fully autonomous trucks has proven to be a long and arduous journey, but there is no shortage of software developers and technologists dedicated to accomplishing that mission.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

The Path Toward Sustainable Trucking

refueling

Every day there are new articles about an organization announcing sustainability goals and often these objectives are no longer decades away.

Daniel Burrows | Founder and CEO, TruckLabs
November 23, 2022
Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Experiment Shows AI in Connected Cars Eased Rush Hour Congestion

Specially equipped cars sit in a parking lot

As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many will encounter patches of traffic at a standstill for no apparent reason — no construction or accident. Researchers say the problem is you.

Travis Loller | Associated Press
November 23, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Virginia Captures Key Warehousing, Distribution Center Ventures

Youngkin

Beating out other states, Virginia snagged two warehousing and distribution center ventures worth $289 million for a logistics park and a port.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 23, 2022
Government, Logistics

More Truckers Opt to Use E-ZPass on Ohio Turnpike

Yellow Corp. truck traveling on the Ohio Turnpike

More commercial truck traffic continued to travel along the 241-mile Ohio Turnpike during the first nine months of this year after breaking a record in 2021.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 23, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Business Equipment Orders Rebounded Sharply in October

Electric pickup trucks on the assembly line

Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment rebounded in October, suggesting capital spending plans are holding up in the face of higher borrowing costs and broader economic uncertainty.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
November 23, 2022
Government, Safety

Buttigieg Touts Safety Progress After IIJA Enactment

DOT headquarters

To mark the anniversary of a $1 trillion infrastructure law, the nation’s top transportation officer pointed to progress in implementing safety provisions linked to freight and commuter corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 22, 2022
Safety

Senate Panel Schedules FHWA Nominee Vote

Bhatt

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the agency on highway policy will be considered by a Senate panel this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 22, 2022
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 2.8% in October

Flatbed trucks hauling freight in Bowie, Md.

Truck tonnage in October increased compared with year-ago levels but declined on a month-to-month basis, a sign that the freight market is reacting to economic and consumer trends, American Trucking Associations said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 22, 2022
Business

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November 22, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Stellantis Has Glut of Cars Stuck at Plant on Logistics Troubles

Sports utility vehicles on the assembly line at the Stellantis plant

Stellantis NV has thousands of cars stuck at its Sochaux plant in eastern France as logistics problems that impacted the maker of Peugeot 3008 SUVs last quarter persist.

Albertina Torsoli | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2022