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Discount Airline Group Presses for Extension of US Assistance

An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. (Saul Martinez/Bloomberg News)

Smaller U.S. airlines are likely to need more government aid amid an uncertain travel recovery, according to a trade group that represents discounters such as Spirit Airlines Inc., Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Travel Co.

June 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

West Coast Utilities Offer Plan for Charging Stations Along Interstate 5

Electric vehicle An electric vehicle charging station. (CHUYN/Getty Images)

Several West Coast electric utilities proposed a phased-in approach to electrifying Interstate 5 in an effort to reduce commercial vehicle emissions along the major freight corridor.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

May Tonnage Falls 9.6% Year-Over-Year

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in May declined 9.6% compared with year-ago levels, the steepest seasonally adjusted year-over-year percentage drop since a 10.7% decline in June 2009, American Trucking Associations reported.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Amazon’s Carbon Footprint Grows 15% Despite Green Pledges

A newly constructed Amazon fulfillment facility is seen in Dallas on May 20. A newly constructed Amazon fulfillment facility is seen in Dallas on May 20. (Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press)

Amazon said June 23 that its carbon footprint rose 15% last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
June 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Advocates of Hydrogen Fuel Are Primed for Global Markets

Hydrogen refueling A hydrogen fuel pump nozzle. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

The CEO of Nel ASA, a Norwegian company founded in 1927 and the largest manufacturer of electrolyzer technology that produces hydrogen from water, said Nel is ready to “cut and paste” its manufacturing approach in locations around the world as interest in the alternative fuel climbs.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Trump’s 25% Steel Tariffs

Steel coils sit in a storage area at the Salzgitter AG steel plant in Germany. Steel coils sit in a storage area at the Salzgitter AG steel plant in Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Supreme Court left intact President Donald Trump’s 25% tariffs on imported steel products, rejecting an industry trade group challenge that sought to strip the president of a powerful legal tool for imposing duties.

Greg Stohr | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Rises to Meet Unprecedented Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic

Chris and Megan Lyndberg offer a free lunch to a truck driver. Chris and Megan Lyndberg offer a free lunch to a truck driver at an Arizona rest area as part of a driver appreciation event during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Matt York/Associated Press)

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains and caused severe business challenges for many fleets, but it also will be remembered as a time when the trucking industry’s essential role within our society has never been clearer.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

China to Speed US Farm Purchases After Secretive Hawaii Talks

A truck hauls a load of corn between grain bins on a farm in Illinois during harvest. A truck hauls a load of corn between grain bins on a farm in Illinois during harvest. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

China plans to accelerate purchases of American farm goods to comply with the phase one trade deal with the U.S. following talks in Hawaii this week.

June 19, 2020
Business, Logistics

Werner CEO Looks Back at Founder’s Legacy

Werner Enterprises truck Werner Enterprises Inc.

Werner Enterprises CEO Derek Leathers in an exclusive interview with Transport Topics discussed how the principles established by company founder Clarence L. Werner — who plans to step down as chairman of the board next year — remain the foundation of how the company operates.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

China’s Meat Testing Threatens to Derail US Pork Exports

An employee handles a Smithfield Foods pork belly on a production line in China. An employee handles a Smithfield Foods pork belly on a production line in China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China’s move to test imported meat for the novel coronavirus is threatening to derail trade with the world’s largest pork consumer, hurting American farmers who had seen shipments boom.

Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2020

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