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Government, Business, Fuel

Average Price of Diesel Continues to Linger in $2.40s

Close-up of pumping diesel fuel

The nationwide average price of diesel fell for the third consecutive week, by three-tenths of a cent to $2.424 a gallon.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Rises With Signs of Economic Recovery Buoying Demand

Oil worker

Oil rose the most in nearly two weeks as economic data from the U.S. to Europe and Asia signaled a flicker of life in languishing demand.

Andres Guerra Luz | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

HDMA President, COO Tim Kraus Plans to Retire

Tim Kraus plans to retire early next year from his role leading the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, the organization announced Aug. 3.

August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Smithfield Goes On Defensive Over COVID-19 Response

Smithfield plant in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Smithfield Foods Inc. is defending its efforts to keep employees safe and supply food to the nation during the coronavirus pandemic.

August 3, 2020
Government, Business

GM Alleges Fiat Chrysler Spent Millions to Bribe UAW Leaders

General Motors headquarters

General Motors is asking a federal judge to reconsider his dismissal of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler based on new allegations that FCA bribed union and GM officials.

Tom Krisher and Ed White | Associated Press
August 3, 2020

Senate Highway Policy Panel Examines Telework’s Potential

John Barrasso

Work from home? The Senate's highway policy committee sees the environmental benefits of it, even after the COVID-19 pandemic passes. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 3, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Patriot Transportation Posts Net Profit on Lower Revenue for Fiscal Q3

Florida Rock & Tank Lines truck

Patriot Transportation Holding posted an increase in net income on declining revenue for its fiscal third quarter, the company reported July 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2020

US Manufacturing Improves in July, According to ISM

Metal worker using a grinder

U.S. manufacturing improved again in July with a key gauge of activity rising further into expansion territory.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
August 3, 2020
Government, Business

Virus Relief Bill Remains Up in Air as Negotiations Resume

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks during a press briefing.

Slow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume Aug. 3, but the path forward promises to be challenging and time is already growing short.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
August 3, 2020

Crossword Puzzle Solution for August 3, 2020

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the August 3, 2020 print edition.

August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

House Advances Water Infrastructure Policy Bill

Trucks at Port of Los Angeles

A water infrastructure policy bill that found bipartisan backing was easily advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 29.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Isaias Set to Hit Carolinas as Hurricane, Sweep New York

Holden Beach, N.C., ordered a mandatory evacuation of all non-residents over the July 31-Aug. 2 weekend, ahead of Isaiah's landfall..

Isaias could cause $1.5 billion in losses as it picks up speed and strength, likely becoming a hurricane before hitting the Carolinas and posing the second tropical threat to New York in a month.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

SAF-Holland to Supply Air Suspension for VW E-Delivery Truck in Brazil

VW e-vehicle

SAF-Holland announced it has been selected to supply the rear-drive air suspensions for the new VW electric delivery truck in Brazil.

August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Penske Truck Leasing Adds Core-Mark as EV Customer

Penske Truck Leasing announced longtime customer Core-Mark Holding Co. deployed one of Penske’s Class 8 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadias into its fleet.

August 3, 2020
Business, Equipment

Meritor Names Hannah Lim-Johnson Chief Legal Officer

Meritor exhibit

Meritor Inc. announced Hannah Lim-Johnson joined the company as chief legal officer.

August 3, 2020
Business, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Expands Integrated Distribution Center

A. Duie Pyle Westfield, MA

A. Duie Pyle Inc. has expanded its Westfield, Mass., integrated distribution center.

August 3, 2020
Business, Technology

Lordstown Motors Goes Public Following Reverse Merger

The Lordstown Motors Endurance electric pick-up is seen at a launch event in Ohio on June 25.

Lordstown Motors Corp., the electric-truck startup that stepped in to save a shuttered General Motors Co. factory in Ohio, will be listed on the Nasdaq and gain an infusion of $675 million through a merger with a publicly traded funding vehicle.

August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Port Manatee Gains Approval for Expansion

Port Manatee in Florida

Manatee County Port Authority approved a construction contract for an $8.3 million project to nearly double the size of Port Manatee’s dockside container yard.

August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Brake Suppliers Invest in Sensing Technology

Technician installs brake pads

Integrating braking systems with sensors and telematics can enable more timely maintenance, reduce unplanned downtime and optimize component life while supporting “brake health.”

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

UPS Readies Freezer Farms to Store Virus Vaccine When Approved

Cargo jets sit parked at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky., on July 30.

UPS Inc. is building two giant freezer farms capable of super-cooling millions of vials of a COVID-19 vaccine, preparing for the day when it will need to deliver the medicine at high speed across the globe.

Catherine Leffert | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2020