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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 Rail Names Tracy Robinson CEO

 A Canadian National Railway locomotive and new CEO Tracy Robinson

Canadian National Railway Co. named Tracy Robinson as its new CEO and settled a dispute with shareholder TCI Fund Management Ltd., ending a long period of uncertainty over the leadership of one of North America’s largest railroads.

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.

Ari Natter and Sheela Tobben | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler’s Richard Howard Envisions Transformation of Truck Financing

Daimler

As technology continues to transform the commercial truck market, Daimler’s Richard Howard sees a similar evolution under way on the financial services side of the industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 25, 2022
Business, Logistics

N.J. Trucking Leader Myron ‘Mike’ Shevell Dies at 87

Myron Shevell

New Jersey trucking leader Myron "Mike" Shevell dies at 87 after a career in the industry that spanned decades.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 25, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

New York Works to Expand Road Testing Availability for CDLs

Kathy Hochul

Efforts are underway in New York to enable more people to conduct road tests for commercial driver licenses to reduce a long backlog exacerbated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW, Bosch Team Up on Self-Driving Software

A VW badge on the front of a Volkswagen ID.5 GTX all-electric automobile

Volkswagen AG is partnering with Robert Bosch GmbH to develop a common software platform to bring hands-free driving functions to the German carmaker’s entire fleet in a bid to compete with Tesla Inc.

Monica Raymunt | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM’s $6.5 Billion Electric Truck Blitz Wins Michigan Incentives

The General Motors Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan.

General Motors Co. plans to spend $6.5 billion on an electric pickup plant and battery factory in Michigan thanks in part to a $1.8 billion incentive package put together by the state to make sure the automaker didn’t take a big piece of its EV business elsewhere.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Chip Shortage Expected to Stretch Through 2022

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

The Biden administration has concluded that a global semiconductor shortage will persist until at least the second half of this year, promising long-term strain on a range of U.S. businesses, including automakers and the consumer electronics industry.

Jenny Leonard and Ian King | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Robotics Startups Seek to Build a Better Self-Driving Lawn Mower

Autonomous lawnmower

Hundreds of well-funded robotics startups are working on self-driving cars, self-piloting drones and shelf-diving warehouse robots. One lesser-known area that’s beginning to draw the attention of investors: autonomous lawn mowers.

Sarah McBride | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Teen Tesla Hacker Accessed Owners’ Email Addresses to Warn Them

Tesla

The 19-year-old cybersecurity researcher who remotely accessed dozens of Tesla Inc. vehicles through a third-party flaw, has a new trick: hacking the car owners’ email addresses to notify them they are at risk.

Ed Ludlow and Emily Chang | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Paccar Boosts Q4 Net Income, Revenue

Peterbilt truck equipped with Aurora technology

Paccar Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income rose 26% and revenue increased by about $1 billion compared with a year earlier.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 25, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

OSHA Formally Withdraws Its COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Supreme Court

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is formally withdrawing its emergency temporary standard requiring large companies to require their employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the agency announced Jan. 25.

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

Walmart Mulls Options for Part of Central American Business

Walmart

Walmart Inc. is studying strategic alternatives for its operations in Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua, signaling another potential move to narrow its focus abroad.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2022
Business, Logistics

World’s Largest Container Line Makes Play for Italian Air Carrier

MSC

Mediterranean Shipping Co. is seeking a controlling stake in new Italian flag carrier ITA Airways through a deal that would also include Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

January 25, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Delay in Creating New Cybersecurity Board Prompts Concern

Cyberattack

RICHMOND, Va. — It’s a key part of President Joe Biden’s plans to fight major ransomware attacks and digital espionage campaigns: creating a board of experts that would investigate major incidents to see what went wrong and try to prevent the problems from happening again — much like a...

Alan Suderman | Associated Press
January 25, 2022