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Ford Expands Electric-Truck Factory in Michigan as Demand Surges

Ford Expands Electric-Truck Factory in Michigan as Demand Surges Ford F-150 Lightning electric vehicle. (Al Drago/Bloomberg)

Ford Motor Co. is spending $250 million to expand its new factory producing the battery-powered F-150 Lightning as demand surges for the pickup truck, which goes on sale next year.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Electrification Key to FedEx’s Energy Goals, Executive Says

FedEx A General Motors EV600 van with the FedEx Express logo. (General Motors via Associated Press)

With industries considering adopting zero-emission sustainability operations in the coming years, a senior executive at FedEx Express recently outlined the company’s objectives related to electrifying vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Chevron CEO Warns of High Energy Prices, Supply Crunches

Chevron CEO Warns of High Energy Prices, Supply Crunches Chevron CEO Mike Wirth. (Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg)

The world is facing high energy prices for the foreseeable future as oil and natural gas producers resist the urge to drill again, according to Chevron Corp.’s top executive.

Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Technical Session Explores Modern Truck Battery Challenges

Jeff Muir Jeff Muir by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CLEVELAND — The evolving demands on truck batteries and how to prolong their life has proven revolutionary for Class 6 and Class 8 vehicles, experts said Sept. 14 during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 15, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

US House Democrats Edge Closer to $3.5 Trillion Budget With Transportation Bill Approval

DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio speaks at a past hearing. (House Television via Associated Press)

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer to realizing President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda after they advanced transit and climate change proposals in a transportation budget bill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 15, 2021
Business, Safety, Fuel

Storm’s Blackouts Sever Texas Fuel Shipments to East Coast

Storm’s Blackouts Sever Texas Fuel Shipments to East Coast A Colonial Pipeline Co. storage tank at a facility in the Port of Baltimore. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg)

The largest gasoline pipeline in North America halted most shipments of fuel from Texas to the East Coast after Hurricane Nicholas’ winds knocked out power to almost half a million homes and businesses.

September 14, 2021
Government, Fuel

Diesel Price Barely Budges, Dips 0.1¢ to $3.372

Trucker pumping fuel Diesel's modest price drop comes after two consecutive increases that totaled 4.9 cents. (Getty Images)

The national average price for a gallon of diesel barely moved, dipping one-tenth of a cent to $3.372 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Sept. 13.

September 13, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Democrats Unveil New EV Tax Credit Proposal

An electric car and a plug-in hybrid car charge at a public charging station An electric car and a plug-in hybrid car charge at a public charging station. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images via Tribune Content Agency)

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Washington want to include a significant new incentive to buy electric vehicles in their $3.5 trillion social spending bill, according to a new plan revealed by the House Ways and Means Committee.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
September 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

EV Tax-Credit Plan Draws Ire From Nonunion Toyota, Tesla

Electric David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

A proposal by U.S. House Democratic lawmakers to give union-made electric vehicles higher subsidies drew criticism from nonunionized automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp., Tesla Inc. and Rivian Automotive Inc.

Yueqi Yang | Bloomberg News
September 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Transtex Trailer Aerodynamic Device Meets CARB Emissions Standards

Todd McGuire of Transtex Todd McGuire of Transtex touts the success of the Edge Topkit+. (Connor D. Wolf/Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Transtex, a developer and manufacturer of trailer aerodynamic solutions, said it received preapproval for its Edge Topkit+, meeting California’s environmental standards.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2021

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