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Gulf, East Coast Port Volume Rises; West Coast Activity Lags

Sky view of Port Houston August container volume at Port Houston was up 20% year-over-year, and total tonnage is 24% ahead of last year's pace through August. (Port Houston via Twitter)

Container volumes at West Coast ports are beginning to moderate but remain at a strong pace, while facilities on the Gulf and East coasts are seeing increases.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

California Seeks to Ban Sales of Diesel Big Rigs by 2040

LA Traffic in Los Angeles. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg News)

Saying they had a “moral obligation,” California regulators could soon ban the sale of diesel big rigs by 2040.

September 22, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Senators Promote Truck Parking Access

Truck parking Trucks parked at a rest stop. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Two members of the Senate committee on highway policy raised concerns about inadequate parking for the nation’s truckers during a recent hearing about supply chain connectivity.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Grote to Offer Digital Wiring Harness 4SEE

Grote The 4SEE system begins at the weather-protected, pre-wired nose box at the front of the trailer. (Grote Industries Inc.)

Grote Industries Inc. announced its new modular, digital wiring harness for trailers, 4SEE, which is slated to go into limited release in North America in the fourth quarter, with full release beginning in 2023.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Hertz to Order Up to 175,000 EVs From GM

Hertz EVs Hertz made a splash last fall when it announced it would offer “the largest EV rental fleet in North America and one of the largest in the world” with an initial order of 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles. (Hertz via YouTube)

The Hertz Corp. is planning to order up to 175,000 electric vehicles from General Motors Co. over the next five years for its rental fleet, the companies said Sept. 20.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
September 21, 2022
Business, Equipment

Record Ocean Shipping Costs Add to Auto Industry’s Supply Chain Woes

Cars and ocean carrier Cars are generally carried on roll-on roll-off ships, most of which are specialist carriers. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg)

The car industry, already grappling with a shortage of semiconductors, is now seeing another source of supply chain concern: a lack of ships.

Alex Longley | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Showcases Fuel Cell, Engine Innovations

Cummins CEO Jennifer Rumsey at IAA 2022 “The shortest path to zero requires scrutinizing the entire chain of carbon emissions," Cummins CEO Jennifer Rumsey says. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — Cummins CEO Jennifer Rumsey detailed a two-part strategy the company is following to achieve net-zero emissions from its product line built around zero-emission technologies and innovations to improve the performance of internal combustion engines.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 20, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Fisker, Wallbox Partner on EV Charging Stations

Fisker Wallbox is Fisker's global partner for home EV charging solutions. (Michael Miller via Business Wire)

Electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. on Sept. 20 named electric vehicle and energy management solutions provider Wallbox its global partner for home EV charging solutions.

September 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Parts Shortage Forces Ford to Cut Its Q3 Earnings Forecast

Ford logo Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

DEARBORN, Mich. — A parts shortage that has thousands of Ford’s most-profitable vehicles sitting on lots waiting to be fully assembled has forced the automaker to slash its third-quarter earnings forecast.

September 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Daum Stresses Green Technology, Collaboration

Daimler AG CEO Martin Daum "For the sustainable transport of the future, having the right vehicles alone is not enough. We also need the right infrastructure," Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum says. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum said his company is pursuing a clean-energy strategy built around electric and fuel cell technology, setting aside natural gas as a component of the plan.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 20, 2022

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