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Biden Sees ‘Win’ for US in Electric Vehicle Battery Deal

LG logo Lee Jin-man/AP

WASHINGTON — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it “a win for American workers and the American auto industry.”

Matthew Daly and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Leaders Hail West Virginia Bill as Step Against 'Seat Belt Gag Rule'

Seat Belt Ziga Plahutar/Getty Images

The West Virginia Legislature has passed a bill to allow use or nonuse of seat belts as admissible evidence in civil actions, a legislative step the trucking industry has applauded.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

MercuryGate Acquires Cheetah Software

MercuryGate International Inc. announced it acquired Cheetah Software Systems.

April 9, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Meeting to Test Support for Infrastructure Plan in Congress

Los Angeles overhead highway Los Angeles highways by Bing Guan/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden will meet with Republican and Democratic members of Congress on April 12 to discuss his $2.25 trillion plan to build U.S. infrastructure, an early test of political support for the proposal.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Lion Electric Appoints First Chief Legal Officer

Truck maker Lion Electric announced it appointed François Duquette chief legal officer, a newly created role.

April 9, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Reason Foundation Report on Rest Areas Challenged by Truck Stop Operators

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A report that suggests a longstanding prohibition on commercial services at interstate rest areas should be lifted is being opposed by a group representing private truck stops.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021
Business, Equipment

Dobbs Truck Group Adds 18th Peterbilt Location

Dobbs HQ site Dobbs Truck Group via Facebook

Dobbs Truck Group announced it broke ground on its latest Peterbilt Motors Co. dealership, as well as Dobbs Truck Group corporate office in Sumner, Wash.

April 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Plans for Fossil-Free Steel in Trucks

Volvo VNL760 Volvo VNL 760 (Volvo Trucks)

Volvo Group has signed a collaboration agreement with steel company SSAB to cover research and development of what Volvo called the world’s first vehicles to be made of fossil-free steel.

April 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Chip Shortage Forces More Production Cuts by GM, Ford

GM assembly plant Midsized pickup trucks and full-size vans are parked outside a General Motors assembly plant where they are produced, March 24, in Wentzville, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

DETROIT — The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American factories as chip supplies seem to be growing tighter.

April 9, 2021
Business

Amazon Secures Enough Votes to Block Union Effort

Amazon warehouse A banner encourages workers to vote in labor balloting at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., on March 31. (Saul Martinez/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Amazon has secured enough votes to block a union effort at a warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., proving the might of the online shopping giant and cutting off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
April 9, 2021

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