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Business, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Winning Arguments to Attract New Drivers

As the American workforce continues to experience major shifts and fluxes, there’s an opportunity for those of us in the trucking and logistics industries to attract new drivers and workers looking for a post-pandemic change.

Gary Carlson | CEO, Select 1 Group
July 5, 2022
Business, Equipment

Ford Sales Jump in June on Gains for F-Series Pickups

F-150 Lightning Lariat

Ford Motor Co. sales jumped 31.5% in June thanks to big gains from its top-selling pickup truck line, including the electric F-150 Lightning.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Gasoline Market Is Starting to Cool Down

gas fillup

It’s been a tailwind for oil prices for most of this year, but the previously booming U.S. gasoline market is showing a few signs of cooling off.

Alex Longley and Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News  
July 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Pauses Plant Production

Tesla Shanghai

A German plant reportedly will take a break this month, in addition to two model lines in Shanghai, Bloomberg reported.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Florida Seeks to Add Truck Parking Near Miami

Truck Parking

Florida is exploring project delivery options in an $18 million plan to add 135 truck parking spaces in a new truck travel center near the Golden Glades interchange and close to Miami.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Logistics Gauge Shows Economy Downshifting Into Second Half

warehouse

An indicator of U.S. supply chain pressure fell to the lowest level in two years, as a sharp drop in transportation costs underscores the slowdown in the nation’s economy heading into the second half of the year.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Dockworkers Extend Labor Talks

Workers at the Port of Oakland.

The union representing about 22,000 West Coast dockworkers and their employers will continue negotiations for a new labor contract past the July 1 expiration of their current pact and said the ports — among them the U.S.’s busiest — will keep functioning.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2022
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone Increases Prices For Bandag Products in US, Canada

tire

Bridgestone will increase prices up to 15% on tread, cushion and some ancillary items from its subsidiary Bandag Inc., the tire company announced July 1.

July 1, 2022
Government, Safety

USDOT Announces Rail Safety Funding Availability

rail crossing

Funding for rail safety operations around the country was recently announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Chipmakers’ Struggles Have Wall Street Worried About a Recession

Micron Technology headquarters in Boise, Idaho

Semiconductor stocks took a beating after a grim profit warning from Micron Technology Inc. sparked fresh worries about corporate America’s earnings power with the U.S. potentially heading for a recession.

July 1, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

EIA Diesel Prices Still in Limbo Going Into Third Week

tanker refueling

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is delaying its weekly release of national diesel prices for a third week in a row due to network issues, it announced June 30.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 1, 2022
Government, Safety

House Funding Committee Approves FY23 Transportation Bill

U.S. Department of Transportation

A House panel approved legislation that would ensure the continuity of operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation through fiscal 2023.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2022
Business, Safety

Ohio Champ Woodrome Ramps Up Preparations for Nationals

Ohio sleeper berth champion Scott Woodrome with his wife, Lorraine

With more than 400 truckers having qualified for the upcoming National Truck Driving Championships, the summer training period is officially underway. And Ohio's Scott Woodrome, the two-time defending national champion, knows the importance of preparation better than most.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora’s Autonomous Tests in Texas Keep Rolling

Aurora Peterbilt

If Aurora and other self-driving startups can convince customers and the public that large trucks can be automated safely, the potential efficiency gains are massive.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2022
Government, Business

Manufacturing Growth Weakens to Two-Year Low as Orders Slump

Dakkota assembly line

A measure of U.S. manufacturing activity weakened in June to a two-year low as new orders contracted, restrained by lingering supply constraints and some softening in demand.

Molly Smith | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Agency Clears Way for Oakland Athletics Ballpark Plan at Port

Proposed Oakland ballpark

SAN FRANCISCO — A California agency on June 30 cleared the way for the Oakland Athletics to continue planning a $12 billion waterfront ballpark project.

Olga R. Rodriguez | Associated Press
July 1, 2022
Business

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Transport Topics Radio

Transport Topics Radio is a weekly news roundtable airing Saturdays on SiriusXM channel 146 from 1-3 p.m. ET and rebroadcast Saturday nights from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET, and Sundays from noon-2 p.m. ET and 9-11 p.m. ET. Check out this week's lineup.

June 30, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt Expedites Overseas Delivery of New Containers

J.B. Hunt vessel

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has expedited overseas delivery of new containers as part of its commitment to grow intermodal capacity, the company announced June 30.

June 30, 2022
Government, Business

Record Drivers for July 4th Weekend to Boost Gasoline Demand

heavy traffic on a California highway

Gasoline demand in the U.S. is set to get a bump this July 4th weekend as a record number of drivers are expected to hit the road with some relief at the pump.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Hydrogen’s Uniqueness Calls for Extra Safety Measures

Harold Beeson

Safety measures are being developed to deal with the special properties of hydrogen as the pace quickens to bring heavy-duty fuel-cell trucks to market.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 30, 2022