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Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Milton Wants to Inspect Nikola Vehicles Feds Say He Lied About

Trevor Milton exits federal court in July 2021

Nikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton claims federal prosecutors refused access to company’s vehicles and equipment he says are crucial to his defense against fraud charges.

Chris Dolmetsch | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

VTNA Slates Production on Enhanced VNR Electric for Q2

Volvo's next-generation VNR Electrick truck

Volvo Trucks North America announced production of the enhanced Volvo VNR Electric model will begin in the second quarter.

January 14, 2022
Business, Top 100

Two Key Executives to Depart Walmart

The Walmart logo is displayed on shopping carts outside a store in Burbank, Calif.

Walmart Inc. is losing two key executives in its U.S. operation as the retail giant ramps up its online offerings and attempts to reverse last year’s disappointing stock market performance.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Dedicates $27 Billion to Bridge Repairs Nationwide

 President Joe Biden speaks about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  on Jan. 14

The Transportation Department is launching a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges as part of the infrastructure law approved in November.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bollinger Motors Shifts Focus to Medium-Duty Trucks

Bollinger truck

Bollinger Motors announced a postponement to its consumer-truck production and delivery. The electric vehicle manufacturer intends now to focus its efforts on commercial all-electric platforms and

January 14, 2022
Business, Logistics

December Retail Sales Slip After Record Holiday Season

Shoppers walk through a New York City Macy's in November 2021.

NEW YORK — Americans overlooked shortages, spiking prices and uncertainty over the omicron variant to break spending records during the critical holiday shopping season. But figures released Jan. 14 show that after spending robustly early in the holiday season, consumers sharply slowed their...

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
January 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Geodis Announces Recent Promotions

Geodis is a global supply chain operator that offers supply chain optimization, freight forwarding, contract logistics, distribution and road transport.

January 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Volvo Receives Recognition for Clean Air Technology

Volvo Group North America won an award for its clean air technology efforts, the company announced last month.

January 14, 2022
Business, Safety

Thieves Raiding Rail Cargo Containers in Los Angeles

Shredded boxes and packages at a section of the Union Pacific train tracks in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, taking packages belonging to people across the U.S. and leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded boxes.

January 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Covenant Signs Letter of Intent for 50 Zero-Emission Nikola Vehicles


Covenant Logistics Group is planning to add 50 zero-emission vehicles from Nikola Corp. to its fleet, the logistics company announced Jan. 11.

January 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

ZF Launches New Commercial Vehicle Solutions Division


ZF announced the launch of its new Commercial Vehicle Solutions division.

January 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola BEV Qualifies for CARB Voucher Incentives

Nikola Tre BEV

Nikola Corp. announced its Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle is eligible for the hybrid and zero-emission truck and bus voucher (HVIP) incentives from the California Air Resources Board.

January 14, 2022
Government, Business

Industrial Output Falls 0.1% Amid Supply Issues

Ford Rangers at factory

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production fell 0.1% in December, the first decline since September, with manufacturers still struggling with snarled supply chains.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
January 14, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Markets Are Soaring All Over the World

fuel tanker

Diesel markets are jumping everywhere, a positive indicator for oil prices more widely.

January 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Makers of Electric Pickups Target Work Truck Crowd

Rivian pickup

Automakers are targeting the job site with electric pickup trucks.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

J.B. Hunt, Waymo Form Long-Term Alliance on Autonomous Trucking

Waymo J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport and Waymo have entered into a long-term, strategic alliance to commercialize autonomous driving technology in the trucking industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 14, 2022
Business, Logistics

Port of Los Angeles Defers Empty Container Fee

The Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles, the U.S.’s largest for container traffic, has deferred a plan to charge ocean carriers that fail to clear empty containers off the docks and is consulting with the logistics industry on alternatives on how to cut the backlogs.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
January 13, 2022
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Decline in December

Utility trailer

Preliminary reports show U.S. trailer net orders closed the year on a softer note, with trailer makers booking 26,600 units in December.

January 13, 2022

John Lex, America’s Road Team Captain, Dies at 56

John Lex

Professional truck driver William John Lex, a longtime driver for Walmart Transportation and an America’s Road Team Captain for American Trucking Associations, died Jan. 10 after a bout with colon cancer. He was 56.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

GXO Announces Warehouse Expansion in Europe With Zooplus


GXO Logistics Inc., the spinoff logistics company from XPO Logistics Inc., is expanding its presence in Europe.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 13, 2022