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NTDC, Inspectors Tournaments Kick Off in Indy

Indiana Convention Center

More than 400 women and men representing carriers such as UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Walmart Inc., will test their skills in a trucking tournament referred to as the “Super Bowl of Safety" beginning Tuesday in Indianapolis at the National Truck Driving & Step Van Driving Championships.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2022
Government, Fuel

Diesel Falls 8.2¢ to Reach $4.911 a Gallon

Fuel delivery at a service station

The national average price of diesel continued on its downward path, dropping 8.2 cents to settle at $4.911 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Aug. 15.

August 15, 2022
Government

Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Named California’s Infrastructure Adviser

Antonio Villaraigosa

Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been tapped by the governor to become the new state infrastructure czar overseeing $119.6 million in federal funds recently awarded for eight key projects.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

For Virginia’s Mark Brundage, NTDC Brings Industry Together

Mark Brundage

At the start of the year, Mark Brundage was tied up with plenty of work obligations and family commitments. But a last-minute opening in his schedule in May made it possible for Brundage to take a shot at Virginia’s trucking competition.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

L.A. Warehousing Mecca Halts Expansion Just as Needs Soar

Warehouse in Redlands, Calif.

Communities in the Inland Empire, the logistics mecca east of Los Angeles, are suspending new warehousing projects to examine the impact from decades of pollution, putting the industry under pressure when it’s needed most.

August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Mobile Sets Record for Container Shipping in July

Port of Mobile

The Alabama Port Authority set a new benchmark in July, moving more cargo containers than ever before, and port officials say that Mobile’s performance in an era of supply chain turmoil is being noticed.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Hail Supply Chain Progress

Port of Los Angeles

In January, a record 109 ships awaited entry into the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, often stretching to south Orange County. On Aug. 11, that number stood at nine ships.

Donna Littlejohn | Los Angeles Daily News
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Fleets Can Reduce the Risk of a Nuclear Verdict

gavel

Nuclear verdicts can be detrimental to motor carriers and their insurance rates, but carriers can mitigate risk by utilizing technology, documenting and sharing safety efforts, and taking advantage of the first 24 hours if a claim occurs.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2022
Government

Delaware Bill Would Hike Fines for Residential Truck Parking

Getty Image of truck parking in a residential neighborhood

A bill to force truckers to stay away from Delaware residential parking or pay skyrocketing fines up to $2,000 awaits action by Gov. John Carney after it sailed through state General Assembly largely unopposed.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Average Gasoline Price Falls 45 Cents to $4.10 per Gallon

gas nozzle

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline plummeted 45 cents over the past three weeks to $4.10 per gallon.

August 15, 2022
Government, Business

Congress OKs Dems’ Climate, Health Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON — A divided Congress gave final approval Aug. 12 to Democrats’ flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their prospects for keeping their hold on Congress in November’s...

Alan Fram | Associated Press
August 12, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Administrator Steven Cliff Leaves for CARB

Steven Cliff

Steven Cliff, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is stepping down from his post for a leadership role at the California Air Resources Board.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Stellantis May Invest Billions to Make EVs in Mexico

Stellantis

Stellantis NV is considering renovating a plant in Mexico to build hybrid and electric vehicles as it transforms its lineup to meet surging demand for battery-powered transport.

August 12, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

USPS to Hike Prices in October for ‘Peak Holiday Season’

USPS trucks

The U.S. Postal Service announced it intends to hike prices in October for holiday shipping.

Claudia Dimuro | pennlive.com
August 12, 2022
Business, Technology, TCA

EV Startup Arcimoto Removes CEO Mark Frohnmayer

Arcimoto worker

Electric vehicle manufacturer Arcimoto abruptly removed founding CEO Mark Frohnmayer on Aug. 12, promoting another executive to run the company on an interim basis.

Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
August 12, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Battery Giants, Hyundai Concerned by US Moves on China Supplies

Hyundai sign

South Korea’s biggest electric car batterymakers and Hyundai Motor Co. have expressed concern over new U.S. legislation aimed at boosting domestic production of EVs and reducing the use of Chinese materials.

Heejin Kim | Bloomberg News
August 12, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Mercedes, CATL Partner on $7.6 Billion Hungary Battery Plant

Mercedes logo

Mercedes-Benz Group AG will join China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. in building a battery factory in Hungary with an investment of as much as $7.6 billion.

Danny Lee and William Wilkes | Bloomberg News  
August 12, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla, Nikola Race for Up to $40,000 Incentives

Nikola Tre

The Inflation Reduction Act would give up to $40,000 tax credits per heavy-truck purchase, suggesting that competition to get the Tesla Semi to compete with Nikola will heat up.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
August 12, 2022
Government, Business

DOT Awards $2.2 Billion for Infrastructure Projects

Aerial view of a southern section of the Port of Los Angeles

Reducing truck waiting times at ports was a recurrent objective among some of the 166 projects awarded $2.2 billion in infrastructure grants announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2022
Business, Fuel

Rivian Cuts Annual Earnings Forecast on Inflation, Supply Woes

The Rivian R1T interior

Rivian Automotive Inc. posted quarterly sales above Wall Street’s expectations and reaffirmed its delivery forecast, but the electric vehicle maker trimmed its full-year earnings expectations as it continues to grapple with supply chain snags, high costs and economic volatility.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2022