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Government, Business, Logistics

Canada May Run Out of Warehouse Space This Year

A Rogers Sugar Inc. facility in Vancouver, B.C. A Rogers Sugar Inc. facility in Vancouver, B.C. Landlords in Canada may have to consider converting retail and office buildings into logistics hubs. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

Canada is in danger of running out of warehouse space by the end of the year, thanks to the boom in e-commerce sparked by the pandemic.

Ari Altstedter | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology

Automakers Want Aid for Car-Grade US Chip Production

Chip Shortage Vehicle frames sit on an assembly line at the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Automakers want a portion of the money Congress approved for addressing the global semiconductor shortage to be reserved for vehicle-grade chips — warning of a potential 1.3 million shortfall in car and light-duty truck production in the U.S. this year.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Tesla’s Blowout Deliveries Lift Shares Even as Smaller Peers Lag

Tesla Tesla's Elon Musk. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. first-quarter delivery numbers blew past analysts’ estimates, helping the stock fend off a slide in the broader electric vehicle industry amid growing skepticism about the future of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Suez Canal Traffic Briefly Stopped as Oil Tanker Loses Power

Suez Canal The entrance to the canal. (Islam Safwat/Bloomberg News)

Traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal was briefly halted April 6, just two weeks after a giant containership ran aground and blocked the waterway that’s vital for global trade.

April 6, 2021
Business, Technology

New Samsara Service Helps Carriers Compare to Industry

Samsara screenshot/logo Samsara

Samsara launched a new service aimed at helping carriers identify areas for improvement by revealing industry benchmarks, the company announced April 6.

April 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

ATA, Insurance Groups Vow to Tackle Towing Fraud, Staged Accidents

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American Trucking Associations, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association and the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud have announced a plan to combine their resources to pursue legislation to tackle two of trucking’s biggest problems — towing fraud and staged accidents.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

TMC Kicks Off Spring Meeting in Virtual Format

2021 TMC Spring Meeting logo

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting is being reconfigured this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with its spring meeting kicking off today under a virtual format.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 6, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

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April 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Kenworth Launches New Medium-Duty Product Lineup

Kenworth T280 A box van like this 26-foot demonstrator will likely prove popular. (Kenworth Truck Co.)

PHOENIX — After a model life of nearly 30 years, Kenworth is updating its Class 5 medium-duty vehicles through Class 8, with the introduction of four all-new models: the T180, T280, T380 and T480.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
April 5, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Violated Law in Firing Employee Activists, NLRB Says

A truck passes an warehouse on Staten Island A truck passes an Inc. warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. violated labor law when it fired two high-profile internal critics last year, the National Labor Relations Board’s prosecutors have found.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2021