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GM’s Mary Barra Boosts Stock as Tech Story Gains Credibility

GM CEO Mary Barra talks with reporters following a meeting with lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol in June 2019. GM CEO Mary Barra talks with reporters following a meeting with lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol in June 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

All General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra needed to hit a stock record was $27 billion and a bit of braggadocio.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Anthony Levandowski Receives Trump Pardon

Anthony Levandowski (left) and attorney Miles Ehrlich exit federal court in San Jose, Calif., in August 2019. Anthony Levandowski (left) and attorney Miles Ehrlich exit federal court in San Jose, Calif., in August 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump pardoned Anthony Levandowski, saving the engineer from more than a year in prison for stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.

Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 2.6¢ to $2.696 as Price Continues to Increase

Closeup of diesel fuel The largest gain came in the New England region, where diesel jumped 6.4 cents a gallon to $2.764. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

For the second week in a row, drivers in 2021 are seeing higher diesel prices as the nationwide cost of trucking’s main fuel ticked up, this time 2.6 cents to $2.696.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 19, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Plaintiff Attorneys Often Use 'Reptile Theory' to Win Nuclear Trucking Jury Verdicts, Experts Say

Courtroom scene In trucking accident lawsuits, plaintiff attorneys use the tactic to turn attention away from the incident, and focus instead on a carrier’s safety practices and policies. (Pattanaphong Khuankaew/Getty Images)

In trucking accident lawsuits, the "reptile theory" is a method plaintiff lawyers have deployed in pursuit of so-called “nuclear” jury verdicts.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

US Automakers Plead for Government Help in Growing Chip Crisis

Employees work as Ford Expedition SUVs sit on an assembly line in Louisville, Ky. Employees work as Ford Expedition SUVs sit on an assembly line in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

American automakers are asking the U.S. government to help solve a debilitating shortage of computer chips that is closing auto factories worldwide and could restrict production until the fall.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Paccar, Aurora to Partner on Development of Autonomous Trucks

Aurora Peterbilt truck and Kenworth T680 Left: Aurora has been testing autonomous Peterbilt trucks in Texas. (Aurora) Right: A Kenworth T680 at a past industry show. Paccar is working with Aurora to build self-driving models of the T680. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Paccar Inc. reached a deal with a California technology startup to develop and sell autonomous versions of two of its most popular Class 8 truck models.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 19, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden’s Transportation Aid in COVID-19 Package on Congressional Radar

Subway Part of Biden's plan puts an emphasis on public transportation. (AerialPerspective Works/Getty Images)

The incoming administration is calling on Congress to approve emergency aid for transportation programs as part of a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Spending on Global Energy Transition Hits Record $500 Billion

An employee holds an electric charging plug at a refueling site in Hanover, Germany. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

The world spent a record $501.3 billion in 2020 on renewable power, electric vehicles and other technologies to cut the global energy system’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Josh Saul and William Mathis | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

More Fleets Are Utilizing Remote Diagnostics

UPS remote diagnostics A UPS automotive technician analyzes data from its telematics platform. (UPS)

A growing number of motor carriers are taking advantage of remote diagnostics to streamline vehicle maintenance and reduce downtime, but fleets must know how to filter through the data to use this information effectively.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2021
Government, Business

Yellen Says Aid to Jobless, Small Firms ‘Biggest Bang’ for Buck

Janet Yellen, Joe Biden's nomination for Treasury Secretary, arrives for a news conference in Delaware in December 2020. (AP) Janet Yellen, Joe Biden's nomination for Treasury secretary, arrives for a news conference in Delaware in December 2020. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Janet Yellen told lawmakers Jan. 19 that help for the unemployed and small businesses would provide the “biggest bang for the buck” as she made the case for President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2021

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