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Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Minnesota’s $1.3B Transportation Deal Includes Gas Tax Hike

Minnesota lawmakers on May 21 sent the governor a $1.3 billion deal that would index the gas tax to inflation and bolster the state's extensive transportation network.

May 22, 2023

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Challenges Seen for California’s Advanced Clean Fleets Rule

Clean transportation advocates are in a race to transform the trucking industry in California to meet a mandate requiring zero-emission vehicles by 2035, and the challenges are many.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
May 22, 2023
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Improves Transit Times

Roadrunner improved transit times across 149 major lanes as part of an ongoing initiative to improve speed across its network, the company announced May 17.

May 22, 2023
Business, Fuel

Chevron to Buy Shale Driller PDC in $6.3 Billion Stock Deal

Chevron Corp. agreed to buy oil and gas producer PDC Energy Inc. in a $6.3 billion all-stock deal as it seeks to expand amid what may be a busy year of mergers and acquisitions in U.S. shale.

May 22, 2023
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford Strikes Lithium Deals to Support EV Output

Ford Motor Co. reached a series of deals to buy lithium from projects in Canada to Chile, as automakers rush to secure the materials needed to build electric vehicles.

May 22, 2023
Business, Technology

GM Rolls Out Electric Silverado Pickup Truck

General Motors Co. is finally pushing into the heart of the electric pickup market with its Chevrolet Silverado work truck starting production this month.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
May 22, 2023
Business, Technology

Cement Maker Orders up to 1,000 Volvo Electric Trucks

Volvo Trucks has signed a letter of intent to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks to a single customer in its largest EV order to date, the manufacturer announced May 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Delays Bid to Grant EV Makers Renewable Fuel Credits

The Biden administration has dropped, for now, a plan that would have awarded automakers such as Tesla Inc. credits for using renewable natural gas to power electric vehicles.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2023
Government, Business

Federal Reserve Chair Powell Hints at Pause in Rate Hikes

WASHINGTON — Chair Jerome Powell indicated May 19 that the Federal Reserve likely will forgo an increase in its benchmark interest rate when it meets in June.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
May 19, 2023
Business, Private

Walmart Stock Outperforms Target

Walmart shares are outshining those of Target as Wall Street anticipates the shopping behemoth’s broad array of household necessities will offer shelter from slowing economic growth.

Katrina Lewis | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2023