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MSC Launches Air Cargo Business

MSC ship Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg News

Mediterranean Shipping Co., the world’s largest container line, will expand into air cargo using four leased Boeing Co. wide-body freighters after missing out in a bid for Italy’s flag-carrier airline.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
September 27, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Multiple Efforts Underway to Mainstream Hydrogen Fuel

Quantron The Quantron QHM fuel cell electric vehicle at the IAA show. (Quantron AG)

The U.S. Department of Energy, the private sector and a new national nonprofit have stepped up their respective efforts recently to bring hydrogen forward as a mainstream fuel for trucking, among other industrial uses.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Input on CDL Third-Party Training, Testing Programs

All State Career CDL training school FMCSA says that current prohibitions limit the ability of jurisdictions to increase training capacity, which has resulted in the more frequent use of third-party entities. (All State Career)All State Career CDL training school)

Expressing concern over commercial driver license issuance delays and possible fraud, federal trucking regulators are seeking public comment on the effectiveness of third-party training and testing programs as they relate to CDL skills, knowledge tests and minimum testing standards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Seven States Form Midwest Hydrogen Coalition

hydrogen fueling Getty Images

To better position the use of advanced energy in the nation’s heartland, governors of seven states have formed the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition to spur creation of a robust hydrogen market, supply chain and workforce.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2022
Government, Business

Hurricane Ian on Path to Strike Florida as Category 4

Tampa-area woman loads sandbags Victoria Colson of Tampa loads sandbags into her truck Sept. 25. (Luis Santana/Tampa Bay Times via Associated Press)

Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it approached the western tip of Cuba on a track to hit the west coast of Florida as a major hurricane as early as Sept. 28. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a statewide emergency and waived certain hours-of-service rules.

September 26, 2022
Business, Fuel, TCA

New Mexico to be Part of ‘Clean Freight Corridor’

A Hyundai fuel cell truck A Hyundai fuel cell truck. Hyundai is proving guidance for the corridor project. It recently secured $3.5 million in EPA funding to deploy five fuel cell trucks in California. (Hyundai)

Longhaul truckers could soon power up their 18-wheelers with New Mexico-made hydrogen delivered through a vast fueling network stretching from the Port of Los Angeles to West Texas.

Kevin Robinson-Avila | Albuquerque, N.M., Journal
September 26, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

USPS Prices Going Up for Holiday Season

USPS A USPS worker. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

It’ll cost more to mail letters and packages this holiday season. Starting Oct. 2, the U.S. Postal Service is increasing its rates for both commercial and retail products.

Myesha Johnson | The Detroit News
September 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon to Hold Holiday Shopping Event in October

Amazon Boxes at an Amazon fulfillment center. (Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg News)

Amazon said Sept. 26 that in October it will hold a second Prime Day-like shopping event, making it the latest major retailer to offer holiday deals earlier this year to entice cautious consumers struggling with tighter budgets.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
September 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Pump Prices Soar as Supply Cracks Outweigh Weak Demand

gas A driver holds a fuel nozzle at a gas station in Sacramento earlier this year. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. is running low on gasoline on the West Coast and in the Midwest, where prices are surging on the street, defying falling futures markets.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Isaac Adds McLeod Integration

Titan truck Isaac Instruments

Fleet telematics provider Isaac Instruments announced it has completed a technology integration with McLeod Software to help joint customers streamline their operations.

September 23, 2022