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Three Concerns for Trucking’s Workforce Development

RoadSigns' series on Workforce Development

RoadSigns produced a special series of podcasts on workforce development in which Transport Topics explored various ways to obtain and strengthen the talents and attributes of employees. Here are some of the issues the leaders of the industry discussed with us.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
October 21, 2020
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Posts Q3 Increases in Earnings, Revenue

Knight-Swift Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. via PowerPoint

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. saw net income and revenue increase during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi, Mnuchin Near a Deal, With Post-Election Vote Floated

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the hope was to reach a deal on new stimulus by Oct. 23. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the hope was to reach a deal on new stimulus by Oct. 23. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the goal in talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a deal on a coronavirus relief package within the next 48 hours.

Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM ‘Going Forward’ With Nikola Partnership Talks on Trucks

Signage is displayed out the Nikola headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. Signage is displayed out the Nikola headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. (Ash Ponders/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is moving ahead in its talks with startup Nikola Corp. over a proposed partnership to make electric and fuel cell powered trucks, a senior executive at the Detroit automaker said.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Canadian National Reports Q3 Drop in Earnings, Revenue

CN Railway train Canadian National Railway

For the second consecutive quarter, Canadian National Railway felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic when the Class I, Montreal-based railroad announced third-quarter earnings Oct. 20.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Allison Gears Up for E-Axles

Allison Allison Transmission headquarters. (Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission Inc., widely known for its medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced the launch of eGen Power, its series of zero-emission electric axles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 21, 2020
Business, Safety

Plaintiff Lawyers Target Trucking Company Safety

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A recent study that explored the skyrocketing rise in jury awards against trucking companies went beyond the numbers to seek expert input on what fleets can do to protect themselves.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas DOT Updates Information Website Used by Truckers

Image from KanDrive.org Screenshot of KanDriv.org

The Kansas Department of Transportation has updated KanDrive, its traveler information website that includes roadway and traffic condition details for truckers and passenger vehicle drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Analysts View Traton, Navistar Deal as Win-Win

An International truck Navistar reported a near 50% decline in truck sales in the third quarter. (Navistar)

Navistar International Corp. is on the verge of becoming a subsidiary of German truck maker Traton SE, a step analysts said is a positive development for both companies.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

US Senate Committee Examines Freight Rail Operations

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Freight and passenger rail executives are scheduled to appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on Oct. 21.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 20, 2020

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