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Volvo Group Venture Capital Invests in Apex.AI, Autotech Ventures

Workers install a Volvo engine on an assembly line Workers install a Volvo engine on the assembly line at the Dublin, Va., plant. (Volvo Group Truck Operations)

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB announced it invested in Apex.AI, a startup software company involved in autonomous mobility, to help fund the development of a safety-certified software framework for autonomous systems.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2019
Government, Business

House Democrats Plan USMCA Vote as Nancy Pelosi Lauds Revised Deal

USMCA Pelosi via J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

House Democrats plan a vote the week of Dec. 16 on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free-trade agreement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her members, saying the deal was changed to meet her demands.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM Loans Ohio Plant Buyer $40 Million to Launch Electric Truck

GM A banner depicting the Chevrolet Cruze model vehicle is displayed at the now-shuttered General Motors Lordstown plant. (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

General Motors Co. loaned the buyer of its half-century-old assembly plant in Ohio $40 million to help the cash-strapped startup roll out an electric pickup truck.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

PennDOT P3 Project Will Address I-81 Improvements

Interstate 81 A 4.5-mile portion of Interstate 81 near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., will see improvements, including widening both directions to three lanes. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

Leaders within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have approved a public-private partnership to reconstruct a portion of Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2019
Government, Business

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Proposes Truck Tolls

Ned Lamont Ned Lamont via Jessica Hill/Associated Press

A trucks-only tolling system in Connecticut is part of the latest iteration of Gov. Ned Lamont’s transportation investment plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2019
Government, Business

Joseph Campbell Wins Kenworth Truck as Part of Military Hiring Program

Joseph Campbell accepts the award with his family Joseph Campbell, winner of the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award, accepts the award with his father, Joseph H. Campbell Sr. (from left), mother Littie A. Campbell, and wife Debra Campbell, in Washington. (Courtesy Paul Feenstra)

Military veteran Joseph Campbell, a driver for Roehl Transport, won the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award on Dec. 6 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 9, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Drops 2.1¢ to $3.049 a Gallon

Driver pumping diesel The only area of the country where the average diesel price rose is New England, where it rose 0.7 cent. The West Coast saw the biggest drop at 5.7 cents. (Thinkstock Images)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 2.1 cents to $3.049 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Dec. 9.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Germany Edges Out Norway as Europe’s Biggest Electric Car Market

 Renault ZOE model A participant inspects a Renault Zoe model at COP22 village in Marrakech, Morocco, on Nov. 8, 2016. (Mosa'ab Elshamy/Associated Press)

Germany has pulled ahead of Norway for sales of all-electric cars since the start of the year, putting Europe’s biggest auto market in position to become the regional leader on an annual basis for the first time.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
December 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Cass Partners With University of Tennessee on Two Indexes

Cass Information Systems Inc. is partnering with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business to support two Cass transportation indexes, according to a Dec. 2 news release from Cass and UTK.

December 9, 2019
Business, Logistics

Descartes Systems Reports Net Income Up 23%

The Descartes Systems Group Inc., a Canadian logistics company, reported net income of $9.7 million in its third quarter ended Oct. 31, up 23% from $7.9 million the same quarter last year.

December 9, 2019