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Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Turns Up Pressure on Air Bag Inflator Company

DETROIT — The U.S. government is turning up the pressure on ARC Automotive to recall 67 million potentially dangerous air bag inflators.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 1, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Hayden Cardiff, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Idelic, discusses predictive analytics software and scoring driver practices.

Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Jaguar Recalls I-Pace EVs Due to Fire Risk in Batteries

DETROIT — Jaguar is recalling more than 6,000 I-Pace electric SUVs in the U.S. due to the risk of the high-voltage battery catching fire, and it’s telling owners to park them outdoors.

June 1, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety

Georgia, Wyoming Schools to Train More Truck Drivers

Seeking to get more truck drivers on the road, colleges in Georgia and Wyoming are expanding their commercial driver license programs.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Truck Driver Positive Tests for Marijuana Up 9.2% in Q1

The number of truck drivers testing positive for marijuana use increased 9.2% the first three months of 2023, according to federal Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse data.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 31, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Stellantis’ Battery Plant Subsidy Likely to Top Volkswagen’s

Stellantis NV is likely to receive more in subsidies for a new electric vehicle battery plant in Canada than the $9.5 billion Volkswagen AG extracted for a similar project, says one expert.

May 31, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, For-Hire

Estes Express Lines Opens Terminal in California

Estes Express Lines took a major step in its expansion and sustainability initiatives with the opening of a new terminal in Banning, Calif., the carrier announced May 26.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA to Require Automatic Emergency Braking on New Vehicles

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency plans to require that all new passenger cars and light trucks include potentially life-saving automatic emergency braking within three years.

Tom Krisher and Ashraf Khalil | Associated Press
May 31, 2023
Government, Business

Job Openings Hit 10.1 Million

WASHINGTON — U.S. job openings rose unexpectedly in April, illustrating the resilience of the American labor market and complicating Federal Reserve efforts to fight inflation.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
May 31, 2023
Business, For-Hire

Seattle Amazon Workers Protest Climate Goals, Layoffs

SEATTLE — Hundreds of corporate Amazon workers protested what they decried as the company’s lack of progress on climate goals and an inequitable return-to-office mandate May 31.

Ed Komenda | Associated Press
May 31, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Startup Verne Aims for Hydrogen Breakthrough in Trucking

San Francisco startup Verne is developing a lightweight hydrogen solution to power heavy-duty transportation. Co-founder Ted McKlveen talks about the company's plans.

John Woolfolk | The Mercury News
May 30, 2023