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Business, Safety, Logistics

Union Pacific Steps Up Security to Curb L.A. Train Thefts

Union Pacific rail theft

Union Pacific Corp. is erecting physical barriers and increasing its own policing of an area in Los Angeles where people have been stealing goods from its trains.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2022
Business, Technology

Toyota Halts Work at Some Plants Amid COVID Disruptions

Toyota logo

Toyota Motor Corp. expanded the idling of its automobile production as rising COVID-19 cases impact its suppliers and operations in Japan.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2022
Business, Equipment

Traton Group Reports Sharp Gains in 2021 Sales, Orders

Traton Group HQ

The Traton Group reported sharp increases in its unit sales and incoming orders for commercial vehicles in 2021 compared with 2020 despite the continuing influence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties in the supply of semiconductors.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Mercedes Taps Luminar for Lidar

Mercedes logo

Mercedes-Benz plans to use laser sensors from Luminar Technologies Inc. in a next-generation vehicle platform to enable semi-autonomous driving features on highways.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple in Talks With Foton on Autonomous Trucks

TuSimple  truck

TuSimple Holdings Inc. is in talks to join forces with one of China’s premier commercial vehicle manufacturers to create heavy-duty trucks aimed at making long-distance logistics more efficient.

January 20, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Long Beach Moves Record Cargo Despite Logjams

Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach moved record cargo volumes last year amid an import surge and supply chain snarl brought on by the pandemic.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2022
Business, Safety

ATA Selects 22 Drivers as New Road Team Class

America's Road Team captains 2022-23

An immigrant from India, a former Marine and a grandmother joined an elite team of 22 professional truck drivers to make up the 2022-23 America’s Road Team Captains.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022
Government, Business, Breaking News

Robin Hutcheson Selected to Head FMCSA

Robin Hutcheson

Robin Hutcheson has been named Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Jan. 19.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 19, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO Logistics Port Truckers Seek to Unionize

Trucks enter and exit the Port of Los Angeles

Up to 250 XPO Logistics Inc. truckers who haul goods at Southern California ports and railyards are petitioning to unionize, hoping to convince federal authorities they’re really employees and not contractors as XPO claims.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2022
Business, Logistics

Truck Tonnage in December Increases 1.4% Year-Over-Year

Flatbed truck hauling freight

Truck tonnage in December rose a seasonally adjusted 1.4% compared with the same month in 2020 — the fourth consecutive year-over-year gain and the highest measurement since March, American Trucking Associations announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 19, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Higher Profit, Revenue for Q4 2021

J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services on Jan. 18 announced higher earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Announces Expansion of LTL Network

XPO

XPO Logistics is expanding its North American operations, adding to its LTL network two new terminals, four fleet maintenance shops and trailer manufacturing capacity, the company said Jan. 18.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 19, 2022
Government

White House Infrastructure Czar Touts Bridge Program

Capitol Agenda by Eugene Mulero

The White House’s point man for the implementation of a $1 trillion infrastructure law on Jan. 18 said billions of dollars in funding to rehabilitate bridges and other deficient infrastructure is a generational opportunity for the country.

January 19, 2022
Business

TT Newsmakers

Replay of TT Newsmakers

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joins TT's Eugene Mulero and Dan Ronan to discuss the implementation of the infrastructure policy bill and the path to a stronger supply chain. Watch the replay! 

January 19, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Schneider Plans to End Canadian Operations

Schneider truck

Schneider National plans to wind down its Canadian operations later this year, the company confirmed.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 19, 2022
Government, Business

Transportation Committees Prep New Waterways Bill

Port of Houston

Congressional transportation policymakers recently announced plans to kick off consideration of legislation aimed at improving the country’s transportation waterways.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 19, 2022
Business

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.

January 19, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Rumor Mill Misfires, Exasperates Even Elon Musk

Cybertruck

Steel Dynamics, a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based steel producer, has gotten all sorts of attention lately from Tesla fans and followers. This has been entirely unfounded, and is one of several examples of the narrative around the Elon Musk-led company getting ahead of reality recently.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Hits Seven-Year High as IEA Turns Bullish on Outlook

Oil

Oil climbed to the highest mark since October 2014 as the International Energy Agency said the market looked tighter than previously thought, with demand proving resilient to omicron.

January 19, 2022
Equipment

December Medium-Duty Sales Hit Year’s Second-Highest Level

Delivery truck

U.S. retail sales in December of Classes 4-7 commercial vehicles reached the second-highest volume for 2021 despite declines across the board. Sales in the month fell 8.9% compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto. com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 19, 2022