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Stellantis to Buy Mercedes-BMW Car-Sharing Venture

Free2Move A Free2Move vehicle. (Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images)

Stellantis NV will acquire the Share Now car-sharing venture formed by BMW AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, the latest shakeup in the industry as automakers struggle to make mobility services profitable.

William Wilkes | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Perspective

Perspective: Exploring Quantum Computing

Quantum computing might be a new frontier in easing logistics management.

Robert Liscouski | President and CEO, Quantum Computing Inc.
May 2, 2022
Business, Equipment

Rush Enterprises’ Net Income, Revenue Set Q1 Records

Rush Enterprises Rush Enterprises

Truck dealership Rush Enterprises Inc. reported net income more than doubled in the first quarter as revenue rose 27% compared with a year earlier.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Lordstown, Foxconn Delay Ohio Factory Sale Deadline

Lordstown Signage outside the Lordstown Motor Corp. headquarters last year. Sale negotiations are still in progress. (Dustin Franz/Bloomberg News)

Lordstown Motors Corp. agreed to push back the deadline to sell its Ohio factory to Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd., known as Foxconn, dragging out the closure of the vital partnership and offering no guarantee that it will get done.

May 2, 2022
Business, Equipment

How Dash Cams Protect Your Drivers and Your Business

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Large verdicts against motor carriers have been increasing. Fleets that adopt dashcams are in a better position to defend against claims. This paper includes important information about the increasingly litigious landscape carriers operate in and the protection that dashcams provide. 

May 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Despite Gains, Challenges Remain for Adoption of Alt-Fuel Trucks

Estes Estes has incorporated more than 200 natural-gas powered tractors. (Estes Express Lines)

Record-high diesel fuel prices are creating some painful sticker shock moments at the pump for truck lines and shippers. Yet, those rising costs aren’t necessarily driving a dramatic uptick in adoption of alternative-fueled vehicles in the Class 8 heavy-truck sector.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
April 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Allison Reports Best Quarterly Revenue Since 2019 in Q1

Allison Allison products at a past industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. reported gains in first-quarter net income while revenue rose 15% to post its strongest revenue quarter since 2019.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 29, 2022
Business, Equipment

5 Questions: Greg McQuagge, U.S. Xpress

Greg McQuagge Greg McQuagge oversees the maintenance of 6,300-plus tractors and nearly 15,000 trailer assets. (U.S. Xpress Enterprises)

Greg McQuagge, maintenance supervisor at for-hire carrier U.S. Xpress, shares some insight on what it takes to keep trucks on the road.

April 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Will the Diesel Engine Ever Be Perfected?

The California Air Resources Board has approved for 2027 what the Engine Manufacturers Association refers to as “sweeping new regulations affecting heavy-duty trucks sold in the state.”

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
April 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tire Choices Provide Pros, Cons for Fleet Maintenance Managers

Retread Due to the many advances in retreading, Jones Logistics has seen the advantages of applying the practice. (Jones Logistics)

In the current environment of high fuel prices and a technology shift looming over many companies regarding last-mile delivery, fleets are challenged to develop a strategy toward tire management. For some maintenance managers, the debate of new tires versus retreads offers various methods in battling some of those concerns.

Brendan Baker | Contributing Writer
April 29, 2022

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