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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

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
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Pennsylvania Experts, Lawmakers Ponder AV Safety Regulations

An Argo test vehicle

When it comes to autonomous vehicles, there isn’t just one way to go about safety. State regulators draft legislation. Independent firms create recommendations. Individual companies devise their own protocols. Stakeholders can agree on one thing: Safety is important.

Noelle Mateer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 11, 2022
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

US Class 8 Retail Sales in July Present Mixed Picture

Volvo VNL

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in July rose 21.9% higher compared with a year earlier but stalled when measured against the past four months, Wards Intelligence reported. All truck makers but one reported gains.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Taking Industry Action on AB 5

The Transportation Intermediaries Association was extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court elected not to hear California Trucking Association's challenge to the Ninth Circuit ruling.

Chris Burroughs | Vice President of Government Affairs, Transportation Intermediaries Association 
August 11, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Congress Eyes Finish Line for Freight-Centric Budget Bill

Pelosi

Debate on a multibillion-dollar budget bill targeting supply chain connectivity concerns, clean energy initiatives and economic incentives remains front-and-center on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2022

US EV Tax Credit Could Violate WTO Rules

The 2024 Chevrolet SS EV

BRUSSELS — The European Union expressed concern Aug. 11 that a new U.S. tax credit plan aimed at encouraging Americans to buy electric vehicles would discriminate against European producers and break World Trade Organization rules.

August 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Rivian Leads EV Slump After Investors Shun Money Losers

Rivian

Even a breakthrough U.S. climate bill designed to encourage sales of electric cars has failed to revive investor interest in Rivian Automotive Inc., as the risk-hungry traders who catapulted its shares to dizzying heights last year shun companies for whom profitability is still years away.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Gas Prices Dip Just Below $4 for First Time in 5 Months

Gas Prices

Gasoline prices dipped to just under the $4 mark for the first time in more than five months — good news for consumers who are struggling with high prices for many other essentials.

August 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Truck Shrugs Off Supply Chain Issues With Rising Sales

Daimler

Daimler Truck Holding AG overcame supply chain headwinds to increase unit sales during the second quarter of 2022, the company reported Aug. 11.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2022
Business

Transport Topics Radio

Transport Topics Radio

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Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2022
Safety

Oregon’s Melody Primed to Compete at NTDC

2022 Oregon grand champion Tim Melody with Oregon Trucking Associations President Jana Jarvis

In 2013, Tim Melody won the twin trailers category at the National Truck Driving Championships. The victory paved the way for other accolades, among them a spot as an America’s Road Team Captain in 2017.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2022