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Business, Equipment, Fuel

Rivian Dispute With Seat Supplier Could Delay Production of Amazon Vans

An Amazon Rivian electric delivery van at the company's manufacturing facility in Normal, Ill.

Rivian Automotive Inc. fell almost 7% May 16 on word the electric vehicle startup is in a dispute with a key seat supplier that could jeopardize its delivery van contract with patron Inc.

Sean O'Kane | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Region Results Mixed, Leading to 1¢ Diesel Drop Nationwide

Fueling station

The national average price of diesel dipped after a two-week surge, dropping 1 cent to $5.613 a gallon, the Energy Information Administration reported May 16.

May 16, 2022
Government, Business

ATRI Unveils Top Five Research Areas for 2022

Truck on highway

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The American Transportation Research Institute unveiled its top five research areas for 2022 at American Trucking Associations’ annual Mid-Year Management Conference May 16.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 16, 2022
Business, Logistics, TCA

Icebreaker Shortage Freezes Up Supply Chain on Great Lakes

A Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker vessel

CLEVELAND — More than 1.6 million tons of cargo ship carrying capacity was delayed for 28 days due to ice conditions on Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and in Green Bay. A lack of Coast Guard icebreakers hampered efforts to meet the needs of commerce.

The Star Beach | Ashtabula, Ohio
May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Gary McCartney Named CFO for Mack Trucks, VTNA

Gary McCartney was named chief financial officer for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks, Volvo Group announced May 16.

May 16, 2022
Business, Technology

Early Adopters Urge Carriers Not to Delay on Electric Trucks

NFI truck

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Companies considering transitioning to electric trucking need to start now rather than continuously research the process or wait for a wider selection of vehicles from truck builders.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

SEA Electric to Begin Durability Testing of Class 6 Chassis

SEA chassis

SEA Electric announced durability testing for its Class 6 SV6 E stripped chassis package is scheduled to begin in the third quarter, and volume assembly to begin in first quarter of 2023.

May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Xos, Allison to Partner on Classes 7-8 Electric Vehicles


Xos Inc., a manufacturer and services provider of Classes 5-8 battery-electric vehicles, powertrains, charging infrastructure and fleet management software, announced a strategic partnership with Allison Transmission Inc. to jointly develop heavy-duty Classes 7-8 commercial electric vehicles.

May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hexagon Composites Acquires Stake in Cryogenic Tanks Company

Cryoshelter tank

Hexagon Composites, a designer and manufacturer of clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicles, announced it signed an agreement to acquire a 40% stake in Cryoshelter, an Austria-based company specializing in the development of cryogenic tank technology for liquid renewable natural gas and liquid...

May 16, 2022

DOT Unveils Safety Grants Availability; House Considers Gas Price Bill

Capitol Agenda by Eugene Mulero

As the House readies consideration of fuel-centric legislation this week, senior transportation officials announced funding availability for a new safety initiative. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Blue Birds to Add Classes 5-6 Commercial Vehicle Chassis

Blue Bird

Blue Bird Corp. announced it is building on its nearly century-long expertise of school bus manufacturing to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market.

May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Penske, Shell to Bring EV Charging to Leasing Sites

L2 charger with Penske van

Penske Truck Leasing and Shell Recharge Solutions North America announced a joint initiative to support light-duty electric vehicle charging at Penske locations.

May 16, 2022

Crossword Puzzle Solution for May 16, 2022

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the May 16, 2022 print edition.

May 16, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

OPEC+ Ministers Say Pumping More Oil Wouldn’t Ease Gas Prices

Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's energy minister

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said a dearth of refining capacity meant that gasoline and other oil products would remain expensive even if the world’s biggest exporters pumped more crude.

May 16, 2022

Six Months In, 4,300 Infrastructure Projects Are Underway

President Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda at the New Hampshire Port Authority in Portsmouth, N.H., April 19.

WASHINGTON — Six months after the signing of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package, the government said May 16 there are 4,300 projects underway with more than $110 billion in funding announced — milestones the administration is publicly heralding as midterm politics intensify.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
May 16, 2022
Government, Business

Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

Moskvich cars

Russia will take control of French car manufacturer Renault’s operations in the country and resurrect a Soviet-era auto brand, officials said May 16, marking the first major nationalization of a foreign business since the war in Ukraine began.

May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Cruise, BrightDrop Explore Self-Driving Electric Vans

BrightDrop van

Cruise, the self-driving startup controlled by General Motors Co., is working with the automaker’s BrightDrop electric van business on a plan to develop autonomous delivery vehicles, people familiar with the matter said.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2022

DOT Seeks Members for Transportation Equity Committee

Pete Buttigieg

The Department of Transportation is seeking nominations for members to serve on the agency’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 16, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Buttigieg Sends $5 Billion to Cities for Safety as Road Deaths Soar

Chicago highway, Metra

HINGTON — With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing down cars, carving out bike paths and wider sidewalks and nudging commuters to public transit.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
May 16, 2022
Business, Logistics

XPO Logistics Considers Sale of Freight-Forwarding Unit

An XPO Logistics LTL truck at company headquarters in Greenwich, Conn.

XPO Logistics Inc. is considering a sale of its freight-forwarding unit as it continues to pursue divestitures, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

May 13, 2022