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Group of Uber, Lyft Drivers Ask California Court to Scrap Ballot Measure

A rideshare car displays Lyft and Uber stickers in downtown Los Angeles. (Richard Vogel/Associated Press) A rideshare car displays Lyft and Uber stickers in downtown Los Angeles. (Richard Vogel/Associated Press)

A group of ride-hail and delivery drivers are suing to invalidate the California ballot measure approved in November that declared them independent contractors, the latest volley in the state’s yearslong struggle over whether gig workers are employees.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Owner Deutsche Post Reaps Profit Boost as Virus Spurs Demand

An employee sorts packages at a DHL Worldwide Express facility in Chicago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) An employee sorts packages at a DHL Worldwide Express facility in Chicago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Deutsche Post AG reported record earnings as its DHL express-delivery arm benefited from a surge in home shopping spurred by the coronavirus crisis.

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2021
Business, Safety, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

XPO XPO Logistics Inc.

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 11 that it has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking in an effort to combat the crime.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hunt for the Next Tesla Fuels Wave of EV Deals

A Tesla Model S vehicle sits parked on a road near the company's Gigafactory building site in Germany in September 2020. A Tesla Model S vehicle sits parked on a road near the company's Gigafactory building site in Germany in September 2020. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Wall Street’s obsession with electric vehicles is touching off a new round of public listings and helping clean-tech companies to forge partnerships with powerful allies.

January 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO Names Leadership Team for New Logistics Business

Malcolm Wilson Malcolm Wilson (XPO Logistics)

XPO Logistics Inc. on Jan. 12 announced the senior leadership team for the upcoming spinoff of its logistics segment.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Sherri Baker Joins Hyliion as Chief Financial Officer

Hyliion truck A Hyliion heavy-duty truck on display at a past industry show. On Jan. 7, Hyliion reported it received about $142 million in cash proceeds after the exercise of public warrants for about 12.5 million shares, priced at $11.50, of common stock. (Hyliion)

Hyliion Holdings Corp., a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for heavy-duty vehicles, announced Sherri Baker will join the company as chief financial officer.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

GM Announces New Electric Delivery Van, Electric Pallet

GM's EV600 electric van is already being tested with FedEx, representatives said. (General Motors via AP) GM's BrightDrop EV600 electric van is already being tested with FedEx, representatives said. (General Motors via AP)

The market for battery-powered delivery vehicles and equipment has so much potential that General Motors is forming a new business unit to serve it.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Exports Boosted US Shale Market, but Long-Term Demand Uncertain

The Theo T oil tanker sits docked at a facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, in December 2015. The Theo T oil tanker sits docked at a facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, in December 2015. (Bloomberg News)

These past five years could very well go down as the best years that U.S. shale oil exporters will ever see.

January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Trucks-Backed Proterra to Go Public Through ArcLight SPAC

The Van Hool CX45E electric coach, powered by a 676 kWh Proterra battery. (Van Hool) The Van Hool CX45E electric coach, powered by a Proterra battery. (Van Hool)

Proterra Inc., which makes electric buses and batteries, agreed to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company ArcLight Clean Transition Corp.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Nearly 49% of CMV Drivers Could Be at Risk for Sleep Apnea, Study Says

apnea A man wears a C-Pap machine. (no_limit_pictures/Getty Images)

A new obstructive sleep apnea study of 20,000 drivers using a more comprehensive screening evaluation method estimated that nearly 49% of commercial motor vehicle drivers could be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can cause sleepiness while driving.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021

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