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Government, Business, Logistics

J.B. Hunt Reports $3.14 Billion in Revenue for Q3

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Final Mile workers prepare to unload furniture from a truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services experienced both revenue and net income growth during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Oct. 15.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2021
Government, TCA

Missouri Transportation Officials Seek Approval for Raises

Missouri Department of Transportation workers at a job site

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation is requesting a $70 million infusion of cash to boost the pay of its workforce and hire more employees.

Kurt Erickson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Senators to Introduce Antitrust Legislation Aiding Amazon Sellers

An Amazon worker watches as boxed merchandise moves along a conveyor be

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Oct. 14 they were introducing additional legislation targeting platforms like Amazon’s marketplace amid news reports that say Amazon swipes product information from sellers to bolster its own brands, then favors those Amazon-branded products in search...

Katherine Anne Long | Seattle Times
October 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Nikola, PGT Trucking Collaborate on FCEVs


Nikola Corp. announced a collaboration with PGT Trucking Inc. that includes a letter of intent from the flatbed carrier to lease 100 Nikola Tre heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles following the satisfactory completion of a Nikola Tre FCEV demonstration program.

October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

'All Hands On Deck’ at Seattle, Tacoma Ports

Port of Seattle

Seattle and Tacoma port authorities said Oct. 13 it’s “all hands on deck” as they work to address cargo ship congestion in Puget Sound.

Akash Pasricha | The Seattle Times
October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Resilient Shoppers Push Retail Sales Up 0.7% in September

diesel pump

NEW YORK — Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow of goods.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

RMT Trucking's Sanders Named Chair of Colorado Motor Carriers Association

Walt Sanders, president of RMT Trucking Inc., was named the Colorado Motor Carriers Association’s chairperson of the board for the upcoming year.

October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Containership Traffic Jam in Southeast Asia Worst Since April

wave in Hong Kong

Typhoon Kompasu has resulted in the worst container shipping traffic jam in months, one that now stretches throughout Southeast Asia and may take weeks to unravel.

October 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Taiwan Chipmaker Plans Plant in Japan, Says Shortages Easing

semiconductor chip

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. has confirmed it is planning to build a computer chip factory in Japan.

October 15, 2021
Business, Top 100

CFI Celebrates 70 Years in Business


CFI marked seven decades in business Oct. 1 and held a ceremony the week prior to commemorate the anniversary at its headquarters in Joplin, Mo.

October 15, 2021
Government, Business

White House Targets Economic Risks From Climate Change

Joe Biden

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is taking steps to address the economic risks from climate change, issuing a 40-page report Oct. 15 on governmentwide plans to protect the financial, insurance and housing markets and the savings of American families.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Crunch Time at Southern California Ports as Black Friday Nears

Gene Seroka

One day after announcing the Port of Los Angeles will begin operating 24/7, port officials said they were working feverishly to get ready for what promises to be a busy stretch.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

In Reconciliation, Progressives Tout Climate Investments Amid GOP Pushback


As Democrats work on a revised multitrillion-dollar budget package, Republican transportation leaders have ramped up their criticism of congressional leaders and the Biden administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

UK May Ease Curbs on Foreign Trucks

A row of trucks at a service station near Thurrock, U.K.

The British government is considering suspending restrictions on the number of drop-offs that foreign truck drivers can make on trips to the U.K. in an effort to ease the country’s supply chain problems.

Ben Sills | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Dems Scrutinize Abandoned Offshore Oil Equipment

A containment boom at Talbert Marsh during an oil spill in Huntington Beach, Calif.

House Democrats began making the case Oct. 14 for stricter regulation of thousands of abandoned wells, platforms and pipelines off the U.S. coasts following one of the biggest offshore spills in California in nearly 30 years.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2021
Business, Logistics

ATA’s Signature Conference Touts Workforce

MCE 2019

American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition returns as an in-person meeting this year, providing trucking leaders with a forum to discuss pressing industry issues in a moment when moving goods efficiently across the country has never been in sharper focus.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Cummins to Add 15-Liter Natural Gas Engine to Lineup

Cummins engine

Cummins Inc. announced it will bring to market a 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks.

October 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Volvo Integrates Aurora Driver on Autonomous VNL Model

Volvo VNL prototype of an autonomous truck

Volvo Autonomous Solutions announced its first major steps toward the autonomous Volvo VNL model in North America, drawing on its partnership with Aurora Innovation Inc., a self-driving vehicle technology company.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2021
Government, Business

Wholesale Prices Rose Record 8.6% Over 12 Months

women sewing

WASHINGTON — Inflation at the wholesale level rose 8.6% in September compared to a year ago, the largest advance since the 12-month change was first calculated in 2010.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
October 14, 2021

Transport Topics Radio

Transport Topics Radio

Transport Topics Radio is a weekly news roundtable airing Saturdays on SiriusXM channel 146 from 1-3 p.m. ET and rebroadcast Saturday nights from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET, and Sundays from noon-2 p.m. ET and 9-11 p.m. ET. Check out this week's lineup.

October 14, 2021