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Business, Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces Mark Manduca as Chief Investment Officer for GXO

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics announced Mark Manduca will become chief investment officer of its planned spinoff business, GXO Logistics.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

KC Southern Reports Mixed Q1 Earnings

Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern reported mixed first-quarter earnings.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 19, 2021
Government, Fuel

Diesel Dips Half a Cent to $3.124 a Gallon

Truck fueling at a truck stop

The national average price of a gallon of diesel dipped half a cent to $3.124 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released April 19.

April 19, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

EPA Provides Updates on Emissions Standards, SmartWay Activities

EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking later this year aimed at establishing new emissions standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants for highway heavy-duty engines, an EPA official told the S.11 study group of the Technology...

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2021
Business, Equipment

UAW Strikes VTNA’s New River Valley Plant

New River Valley plant

Volvo Trucks North America on April 19 announced the United Auto Workers has called a strike at its New River Valley truck assembly operations in Dublin, Va.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2021
Government, Business

House Republicans Introduce NEPA Reform Bill

Graves

Republicans on the transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced a bill designed to streamline aspects of the federal environmental permitting process.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2021
Government, Logistics

Illinois Makes $110 Million Available for Public Port Projects

Illinois Marine Transportation System image

Illinois officials announced $110 million is available for projects to improve public ports across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2021
Business, Safety, TCA

Truck Driver Has Quite a Fish Story to Tell

Fish hits truck driver's windshield

An unlucky fish saw bad go to worse when it was caught by a hungry bird, dropped from the sky and landed on the windshield of a moving truck on Interstate 73 in North Carolina. See the video.

Mark Price | The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
April 19, 2021
Crossword

Crossword Puzzle Solution for April 19, 2021

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the April 19, 2021 print edition.

April 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

NHTSA, NTSB Probe Fatal Tesla Crash With No Driver

A sign bearing the Tesla logo outside a store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver.

DETROIT — Two federal agencies are sending teams to investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla near Houston in which local authorities say no one was behind the wheel.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 19, 2021
Government

Buttigieg, GOP Alternative Plan Headline Infrastructure Week on Capitol Hill

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

President Joe Biden’s Cabinet-level “jobs” team is scheduled to explain details of a $2.25 trillion comprehensive infrastructure plan before a Senate panel; Republicans prepare a scaled-down response. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2021
Business, Logistics

Union Appeals Amazon Election Loss, Claiming Misconduct

An RWDSU supporter holds a sign outside of union headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.

Accusing Amazon .com Inc. of misconduct, the retail union that lost a hotly contested election at the company’s Alabama warehouse has asked federal officials to set aside the results.

April 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Iveco Sale Talks End With China FAW as Italy Opposes

Iveco

The billionaire Agnelli family’s CNH Industrial NV ended talks to sell its Iveco SpA truck and bus unit to China FAW Group Co. after the Italian government signaled it would oppose the deal.

Tommaso Ebhardt | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

The (Robot) Pizza Guy Is Here: Delivery Pods Gain Ground

Nuro R2 vehicle

While venture capitalists salivate over sentient transport trucks and robot SUVs that can safely navigate a Boston blizzard, some of the smartest self-driving engineers are making progress flipping chicken sandwiches.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2021
Business, Fuel

Historic Oil Glut Amassed During Pandemic Dissipates

Oil Glut

The unprecedented oil inventory glut that amassed during the coronavirus pandemic is almost gone, underpinning a price recovery that’s rescuing producers but vexing consumers.

Grant Smith and Julian Lee | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2021
Business, Equipment

Task Forces Set Sights on Controlling Corrosion

Examples of corrosion shown during task force session at the 2021 TMC Spring Meeting

An American Trucking Associations Technology & Maintenance Council task force called for action April 16 to develop best practices to address cab corrosion.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2021
Government, Business

Sen. Roy Blunt Sees Path to Scaled-Down Infrastructure Deal

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt

A senior Republican senator said fees for airports and other infrastructure, along with levies for highways, could be used to fund a bipartisan investment package, amid GOP opposition to the corporate tax hikes proposed by President Joe Biden.

April 16, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Q1 Revenue Increased to $2.6B

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

J.B. Hunt Transport Services saw revenue and earnings increase due to strong segment growth during the first quarter of 2021, the company reported April 15.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2021
Business, Logistics

Drivers at Grocery Startup Imperfect Foods Vote to Unionize

Imperfect Foods home delivery

Drivers at grocery delivery startup Imperfect Foods Inc. have voted to unionize, an apparent victory for organized labor as it steps up efforts to make inroads into California’s fast-growing startups. The company said it would challenge the results.

April 16, 2021
Government, Business

Consumer Sentiment Rises Along With Inflation Expectations

Shoppers carry bags on Market Street in San Francisco

U.S. consumer sentiment improved in April following another round of fiscal stimulus and as job growth accelerated. At the same time, inflation expectations surged to the highest in nine years.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2021