Government, Business, Equipment

Volvo Group Hit With $130 Million Penalty Over Recall Issues

Volvo Group North America will pay a civil penalty of as much as $130 million under an arrangement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

Toyota Backs Down in Fight Against California Emission Rules

Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to recognize California’s authority to set its own auto emission standards, ending a standoff stretching back to the Trump administration.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
August 23, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Teen Truck Drivers Seen as Way to Alleviate Shortage

Dezjion Henson has wanted to be a truck driver his whole life. When he turned 18 last year, he jumped at the chance and signed on as an apprentice with Total Transportation of Mississippi in Richland.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021
Safety

Road Deaths Surged in US Even as Driving Fell in First Quarter

Traffic fatalities grew 10.5% in the first three months of the year even as overall driving declined, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which cited speeding and other risky behaviors that emerged when the pandemic reduced the number of cars on the road.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Uber Expands Self-Driving Safety Report After NTSB Slams Culture

Uber Technologies Inc. vowed to make public more safety information regarding its self-driving cars after the National Transportation Safety Board placed partial blame for a fatal 2018 crash on the company’s policies.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2020
Business, Technology, TCA

GM, Honda Partner to Build Honda EVs in GM Plants

General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. announced an agreement April 2 to jointly develop two new electric vehicles for Honda that will be based on GM’s global electric-vehicle platform that’s powered by the Detroit automaker’s Ultium battery system.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California OKs Passengers for GM’s Cruise Autonomous Vehicle Test

Cruise, the autonomous-vehicle unit of General Motors Co., has been cleared to carry passengers in California.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Rep. Debbie Dingell Introduces Electric Vehicle Bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell introduced legislation Jan. 8 to boost adoption of electric cars.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

GM, Tesla Head for New Year Without Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

General Motors Co. and Tesla are about to become the first automakers that will have to sell EVs without the benefit of a $7,500 federal tax credit.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Michigan Gets $7.5 Million to Test Self-Driving Cars

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding a $7.5 million grant to the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan, the University of Michigan and the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti to boost research, development and testing of self-driving cars.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2019