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Business, Technology, Equipment

ZF Eyes US Commercial Vehicle Drivetrain Sales Expansion

Some of component manufacturer ZF’s latest product launches are set to service the growth in trucks using nontraditional fuels.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2024

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Government, Business, Logistics

Virginia Officials Laud WCS Logistics’ Cold Storage Expansion

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a $27 million cold storage expansion by WCS Logistics along the Interstate 81 trucking corridor in Frederick County.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

California Planning $7 Million Landslide Wall at San Clemente

A $7.2 million “catchment wall” will be built at a landslide area in San Clemente, Calif., to hold back the slipping hillside and get passenger train service running to San Diego again.

Laylan Connelly | The Orange County Register
February 21, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Biden Plans to Boost Port Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Feb. 21 signed an executive order and created a federal rule aimed at better securing the nation’s ports from potential cyberattacks.

Colleen Long | Associated Press
February 21, 2024
Business, Safety

60 Seconds: Driver Training Programs Focus on the Right Fit

“Part of the issue our industry is facing is that too many people decided to pursue trucking strictly for the money, and that lack of passion is having a negative effect on our image and reputation," says Dave Dein, CDL coordinator at Patterson High School in California.

February 21, 2024
Business, Technology

Stellantis CEO Calls Small EVs a Tough Sell in US

Offering small cars is the wrong approach to win over truck-loving Americans skeptical of electric vehicles, according to Carlos Tavares, CEO of Jeep-owner Stellantis NV.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Planning New Study on Sexual Assault and Harassment

With an eye on future policy, federal trucking regulators are planning a new study to dig deeper into the prevalence and severity of sexual assault and sexual harassment across the commercial motor vehicle industry, particularly among drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 20, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Pennsylvania Truckers Claim Unfair Competition at Philly Port

The Federal Maritime Commission is probing concerns raised by trucking companies that a Port of Philadelphia terminal operator is receiving favorable treatment from a state agency.

Andrew Seidman | The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 20, 2024
Government, Business, Private

FTC, States Expected to Sue Over Kroger-Albertsons Deal

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and a group of states are poised to sue to block the tie-up between supermarkets Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos., according to people familiar with the plans.

Leah Nylen and Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

REPLAY: Driving Innovation: A Preview of the 2024 TMC Annual Meeting With Robert Braswell

What new standards are expected to come out of the upcoming meeting and how will they help your company better transition to tomorrow? Robert Braswell joins Dan Ronan to preview the 2024 TMC Annual Meeting and why industry leaders can't afford to miss it.

February 20, 2024