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Cash Reinvigorates Critical Chicago-Area Transportation Network

Chicago

CHICAGO — Since as early as 1848, some 12 years before the Civil War, Chicago has been a major center for transportation given its central location in the country, access to newly built railroad lines and the five Great Lakes. Now, more than 170 years later, millions of products pass through its...

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 4, 2022
Business, Fuel, TCA

Will Rise of EVs Mean the Death of the Gas Station?

An abandoned gas station on Route 66

For more than a century, gas stations have been the heart of California’s car culture, offering fuel, food and friendly directions along back roads and byways. But the rush to EVs may leave them in the dust.

Lisa M. Krieger | Bay Area News Group
October 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

US House Lawmakers Introduce EV Tech Bill

EV Parking

Legislation designed to promote research and development programs for vehicle technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 4, 2022
Business, Fuel

Elon Musk Proposes to Buy Twitter for Original Price of $54.20 a Share

Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revived his bid for Twitter Inc. at the original offer price of $54.20 a share, potentially avoiding a courtroom fight over one of the most contentious acquisitions in recent history.

October 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ford Climbs on Surging Demand for F-150 Lightning, Other EVs

F-150 Lightning

Ford Motor Co. rose more than 7% after the carmaker’s latest quarterly sales results showed growing demand for its lineup of electric vehicles, including its flagship F-150 Lightning plug-in pickup.

October 4, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Schumer Says Micron to Bring Microchip Plant to Upstate New York

Micron plant

NEW YORK — Micron, one of the world’s largest microchip manufacturers, is expected to open a semiconductor plant in New York, promising an investment of up to $100 billion and a plant that could bring 50,000 jobs to the state, the Senate majority leader says.

October 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

GM Tops Rival Automakers in Car Sales as Supply Crunch Eases

Silverado

General Motors Co. made big sales gains in the third quarter in a sign the semiconductor shortage is easing, but the relief may arrive for automakers just as consumers get squeezed by rising interest rates and concerns about the economy.

October 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Rivian Ramps Up Production, Reaffirms Annual Goal

Rivian vehicle

Rivian Automotive Inc. shares rose in early trading after the automaker reported progress in ramping up production and reaffirmed its goal to build 25,000 electric vehicles this year.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

California Finds Truck Parking Shortage Complicated by EV Mandates

Parking

California is among the leaders pushing for wider adoption of zero-emission commercial vehicles, but the state is confronting the dual challenges of resolving a shortage of truck parking and the need to build charging infrastructure accessible to tractor-trailers.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2022
Business, Logistics

Logistics Managers’ Gauge Rises for First Time Since March

warehouse

Supply chain activity in the U.S. picked up for the first time since March, buoyed by elevated inventories even as transportation costs slid for a sixth straight month.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Won’t Testify in Fraud Trial

Trevor Milton

Nikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton said he wouldn’t take the witness stand in his criminal fraud trial, as the defense prepares to rest its case.

Chris Dolmetsch | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt Expands Transloading Services With Two More Locations

J.B. Hunt map

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is expanding its transload strategy with new operations in Tacoma, Wash., and Laredo, Texas, the company announced Oct. 3.

October 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VTNA Explores Ins, Outs of EV Truck Ownership

Ellis

DUBLIN, Va. — Executives from Volvo Trucks North America detailed a comprehensive approach to help address fleet concerns about incorporating electric trucks into their operations during a recent media event.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo, C.H. Robinson Driverless Trucks Haul Beer to Houston From Dallas

A Waymo self-driving truck

Waymo, Alphabet Inc.’s driverless-vehicle unit, said it has carted in excess of 1 million pounds of Modelo and Corona beer over 220 miles a day to Houston from Dallas under a pilot program with C.H. Robinson for Constellation Brands Inc.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Sheds 5.3¢ to Reach $4.836 a Gallon

Fuel delivered to a service station

The national average price for diesel fell another 5.3 cents Oct. 3 to reach $4.836 a gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration.

October 3, 2022
Business, Equipment

New Yokohama Drive Tire Now Available in US

Yokohama Tire announced its new 716U ultra-wide-base weight-savings drive tire now is available in the U.S. in size 455/55R225.

October 3, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire

Werner Acquires Truckload Carrier Baylor Trucking

Werner and Baylor trucks

Werner Enterprises Inc. said it is acquiring Baylor Trucking, a move that expands its truckload operations.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2022
Government

Truck Parking a Major Priority for FMCSA Administrator

Capitol Agenda plate-new logo

Ensuring the nation’s truck drivers have access to adequate parking is a priority for Robin Hutcheson, the recently confirmed administrator at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 3, 2022
Crossword

Crossword Puzzle Solution for October 3, 2022

Crossword solution

Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the October 3, 2022 print edition.

October 3, 2022
Business, Logistics, TCA

BNSF Plans $1.5 Billion Rail Facility to Relieve California Port Congestion

A conceptualized image envisioning the Barstow rail yard

With a threatened railroad strike in the rearview mirror, BNSF Railway is hauling out a $1.5 billion plan for a new rail facility in Southern California that it says will relieve congestion around the critical ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Paul O'Donnell | The Dallas Morning News
October 3, 2022