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Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Posts Record Profits as Deliveries Soared in 2021

The Tesla logo sits on a Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo.

DETROIT — Tesla Inc. on Jan. 26 posted record fourth-quarter and full-year earnings as deliveries of its electric vehicles soared despite a global shortage of computer chips that has slowed the entire auto industry.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 26, 2022
Government, Business

Biden Gets CEO Support for Economic Agenda

President Joe Biden, left, with private sector CEOs

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Jan. 26 secured the blessing of several business leaders, including Cummins' Tom Linebarger, on his economic agenda that has stalled in the Senate, part of an effort to restart some momentum for the nearly $2 trillion in spending and tax increases that he has...

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
January 26, 2022
Business, Technology

Ocado Unveils Enhanced Robots in Grocery Delivery Push

A delivery truck operated by Ocado in London

Ocado Group Plc has developed new, lower-cost technology that will speed up online grocery deliveries, boosting the company’s prospects as it seeks to license its robotic warehouse systems globally.

Katie Linsell | Bloomberg News
January 26, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports 78.9% Jump in Earnings for Q4

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings reported a 78.9% jump in earnings Jan. 26 for the fourth quarter of 2021.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2022
Business

Daseke Reports Improved Q4 Earnings; Optimism Abounds for 2022

Screen shot of a truck from Daseke video

Daseke Inc. on Jan. 25 reported fourth-quarter revenue and net income that exceeded Wall Street analysts’ expectations. The flatbed specialist also set a record for net income in 2021.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 26, 2022
Government, Technology, Equipment

US House Policymakers Examine Electric Vehicles' Role in Rural Commerce

Image of electric charging pump in rural setting

Transportation policymakers are reviewing the reliability of electric vehicles across the agriculture industry and rural commerce.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 26, 2022
Business

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January 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Ford Program to Give California Winegrowers Electric Pickups

Ford F-150 Lightning

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. — Ford Motor Co. on Jan. 26 announced the launch of a pilot program that will equip winegrowers in Northern California with electric pickup trucks, cargo vans and software services in a bid to boost EV and technology adoption among farmers and other commercial customers.

Jordyn Grzelewski | The Detroit News
January 26, 2022
Government, TCA

Young Fan of USPS Gets Own Mini-Mail Truck

Jacob Hayward, 7, drives a miniature mail truck

All 7-year-old Jacob Hayward wanted for his birthday was to tour the local post office. The young cancer patient got that and much more, thanks to the generosity of his community mail carrier.

Erika Ritchie | The Orange County Register
January 26, 2022
Government, Business

Merchandise-Trade Deficit Hits Record as Imports Jump

Port of Long Beach

The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit unexpectedly widened in December to a fresh record as imports continued to rise, outpacing shipments overseas.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
January 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Bentley Pours Billions Into Electric Car Overhaul

Bentley Bentayga SUV

LONDON — Bentley Motors is pouring billions into upgrading manufacturing to accelerate its electric vehicle development plan, joining other auto brands shifting away from gasoline engines, the luxury automaker said Jan. 26.

January 26, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

Female Drivers Express Concerns About Sharing Cab With Men

Image of female truckers

Most professional female truck drivers believe their cabs are safe places, but they recommend that motor carriers adopt training policies allowing them the option for a same-gender trainer when involved in on-the-road activities, a new survey shows.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

May Mobility Raises $83 Million for AV Shuttle

May Mobility AV shuttle

May Mobility Inc., a self-driving shuttle startup backed by the venture arms of Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG, raised $83 million in its largest funding round to date.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 26, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Reports Revenue, Earnings Growth for Q4

Marten Transport truck

Marten Transport saw revenue and earnings grow during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2022
Business, Logistics

CN Announces New CEO, Strong Q4 Results

 A Canadian National Railway locomotive and new CEO Tracy Robinson

Nearly a year after Canadian National Railway began pursuit of an ultimately unsuccessful $33 billion bid to merge with Kansas City Southern, the company will turn to Tracy Robinson, a former executive at one of CN’s rivals, as the railroad’s new president and CEO.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 25, 2022
Business

FleetPride Acquires Assets of Nationwide Truck Service

FleetPride store

FleetPride Inc. announced it acquired the assets of Nationwide Truck Service, a Louisville, Ky., company.

January 25, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Under-21 Driver Pilot Program Raises Carrier Reporting Concerns

young driver

While trucking industry trade groups have expressed support for a federal apprenticeship program that will train under-21 drivers to operate tractor-trailers across state lines, concerns are being raised that some of the initiative’s reporting requirements for motor carriers are overly burdensome.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 25, 2022
Business, Technology

Transfix Adds Byars, Mosso to Executive Growth Team

Digital freight platform Transfix has added Guy Byars and Jennifer Mosso to the company’s executive team. The company announced that Byars will serve as senior vice president of carrier growth and Mosso as president of shipper growth.

January 25, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Vaccine Rule Raises Shipping Costs for Canadian Grocer

A customer exits a Metro Inc. grocery store in Toronto.

The head of one of Canada’s largest supermarket chains says the vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the U.S.-Canada border is raising the cost of shipping fresh food. But so far, it has had little impact on the retailer’s ability to stock shelves.

Derek Decloet | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

US Taps Strategic Reserve for 13.4 Million Barrels of Oil

Crude oil pipelines at the U.S. Department of Energy's Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the loan of 13.4 million barrels of crude oil from its strategic reserve as part of a renewed effort by the Biden administration to contain oil prices that have surged to their highest level since 2014.

January 25, 2022