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Business, Logistics

Spot Market Decline Accelerates as Demand Softens

truck and flatbed

Trucking’s spot market is experiencing an accelerating decline as pre-pandemic conditions re-emerge.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Louisiana Starts Pilot With Two-Container Trucks at Ports

CRC Global Solutions trucks carry two 20-foot containers in tandem

Louisiana is working out details in a new experiment enabling trucks to carry two 20-foot containers in tandem to and from its ports to alleviate supply chain issues exacerbated by congestion and driver shortages.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2022
Business, Fuel

Shell Sees $1 Billion Gain in Refining on Record Fuel Prices

Shell station

Shell Plc said soaring margins from fuel production may have added more than $1 billion to the earnings of its refining business last quarter, when gasoline prices broke records in several countries.

Laura Hurst | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2022
Government, Business

Trade Gap in Goods, Services Narrows to Smallest This Year

Port of Miami

The U.S. trade deficit shrunk in May to the lowest level of the year, reflecting a pickup in exports of goods and services.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2022
Government, Fuel

EIA Plans July 7 Release of Diesel Prices to End Three-Week Delay

Tanker truck at a fueling station

The U.S. Energy Information Administration plans to release diesel prices July 7 after a three-week delay caused by a network problem, the agency announced July 6.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2022
Government, Logistics, TCA

Price of a Postage Stamp Set to Increase July 10

Introduction of a Forever Stamp

The U.S. Post Office will raise the price of a First Class Forever Stamp by 2 cents, from 58 cents to 60 cents, starting July 10.

Leada Gore | al.com
July 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Clarience Technologies Acquires P.S.I.

Pressure Systems International's TireView

The deal for the provider of automatic tire inflation systems extends Clarience's string of recent acquisitions.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 6, 2022
Government, Business

Stakeholders to White House: Extend ‘Buy America’ Rules Waiver

Getty Image of road construction

Nearly 50 transportation groups are asking the Biden administration to extend a waiver for certain requirements for products and materials associated with infrastructure construction projects.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

The Next Frontier for Drones: Out of Sight

Drones

REMINGTON, Va. — For years, there’s been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight. Not just because it’s a good idea — it’s also the law.

July 6, 2022
Business

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July 6, 2022
Business, Fuel, Logistics

ATA’s Costello Puts Chances of a Recession in 2023 at 50-50

Getty Image depicting U.S. economy

Economic conditions in the country and in trucking remain relatively strong, but American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said he has concerns about early 2023 and puts the chance of a recession in the first quarter of the year at 50-50.

July 6, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Dockworkers Still Talking After Contract Expired

West Coast port

LOS ANGELES — A contract between shipping companies and 22,000 West Coast dockworkers expired over the weekend. But both sides continued to talk and said they want to avoid a strike that could savage an economy already stressed by soaring inflation and supply chain woes.

Robert Jablon | Associated Press
July 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

States Adopt Digital License Plates for CMVs

digital plate and app

Digital license plates are a reality for heavy trucks in California and Arizona as Texas becomes the latest to adopt this innovative technology, but only for some commercial vehicle fleets.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Private

Amazon Will Take Stake in Grubhub, Offer Prime Users Membership

Grubhub

Just Eat Takeaway.com NV’s shares jumped the most in almost four years after Amazon.com Inc. agreed to take a stake in its Grubhub business.

Amy Thomson | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2022
Business, Logistics, Private

Walmart Announces New Charges for Suppliers

Walmart

Walmart Inc. is hitting some suppliers with two new charges as it struggles to soften the blow of surging transportation costs.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Announces Canadian Rear Underride Guard Standard for US

rear underride guard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has finalized a rulemaking that updates two truck rear underride guard standards it said will improve protection for drivers and passengers in light vehicles in the event of a rear underride crash.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

US Wants Dutch Supplier to Stop Selling Chipmaking Gear to China

ASML

The U.S. is pushing the Netherlands to ban ASML Holding NV from selling to China mainstream technology essential in making a large chunk of the world’s chips, expanding its campaign to curb the country’s rise, according to people familiar with the matter.

July 5, 2022
Government, Technology, Equipment

EPA Hearing Solicits Comments on Three CARB Regulations

Traffic on the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles

A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing focused on the California Air Resources Board's bid to proceed with three aggressive regulations that have not been well-received within the trucking industry.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

WTI Oil Drops Below $100 as Recession Fears Overwhelm Markets

pump jacks

West Texas Intermediate crude futures dropped below $100 a barrel for the first time since May 11 as concerns grow that a global economic slowdown will ultimately hobble demand.

Julia Fanzeres | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Volvo Says Electric, Autonomous Programs Key to Growth

Volvo hydrogen-powered zero-emissions truck

Volvo Group is looking to expand its autonomous and electric truck programs to build market share in its key U.S. market and drive revenue and profits higher, top executives said recently.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 5, 2022