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Goodyear Rolls Out New Line of EV-Ready Commercial Tires

Goodyear booth at TMC 2022 The Goodyear booth at TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. premiered two new tires designed for the last-mile delivery sector, including one developed for electric vehicles.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
March 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

PG&E to Test GM’s EVs as Backup Power for Homes

California Blackout Homes stand during a blackout in Sausalito, Calif., in 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Western U.S. utility giant PG&E Corp. and automaker General Motors Co. are working together to see if electric vehicles can be tapped as a source of backup power for homes in Northern California.

Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

TMC Considers Recommending EV Coolant, Lubricant Practices

McDonald Ray McDonald, a technology manager for EV fluids at ExxonMobil Research, speaks at a task force meeting. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Whether the time has come for recommended practices (RPs) for coolants and lubricants for electric vehicles was a topic of discussion during a pair of March 7 study group task force meetings at the Technology & Maintenance Council 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Fullbay, TMC Release New State of Heavy-Duty Repair Report

Patrick McKittrick, Robert Braswell Patrick McKittrick and Robert Braswell by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Supply chain bottlenecks and the ongoing technician shortage put a huge strain on heavy-duty repair shops in 2021, according to the second annual State of Heavy-Duty Repair report issued in partnership with Fullbay and the Technology & Maintenance Council.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
March 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

Goodyear Awards Illinois Truck Driver Its Highway Hero Honor

Gerald Wright, Gary Schroeder Gerald Wright (left) receives a check from Gary Schroeder after receiving the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Highway Hero on March 6. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — A truck driver who rescued motorists from a burning vehicle was honored by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. as the winner of its 2020-2021 Highway Hero Award.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
March 6, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Policymakers Raise Issue of Federal Oversight in Infrastructure Investments

Roadwork olaser/Getty Images

Congressional transportation officials are raising the issue of oversight in how states will spend $1.2 trillion in federal infrastructure funding.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Buttigieg Reaffirms Efforts to Increase Truck Parking

Parked trucks John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told senators the U.S. Department of Transportation is addressing the need for increasing access to parking for truck drivers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 4, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

GM Loses Bid to Skip Recall for Lights That Are Too Bright

GMC Terrain SLT 2022 GMC Terrain SLT by GMC

DETROIT — General Motors has lost a bid to avoid recalling about 727,000 small SUVs in the U.S. with headlight beams that can be too bright and cause glare for oncoming drivers.

March 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking Technology Q&A: Yellow's Jason Ringgenberg

Yellow Jason Ringgenberg (Yellow Corp.) and a Yellow truck. (Yellow Corp.)

Jason Ringgenberg joined Yellow Corp. in 2014 after more than 20 years at technology and consulting firm Accenture, where he worked with several commercial transportation clients across multiple modes, including less-than-truckload, parcel and rail. He is now Yellow's chief information officer.

March 4, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Buttigieg Defends Infrastructure Law’s Implementation Before US Senate Panel

Buttigieg Buttigieg speaks at the hearing. (C-SPAN)

Provisions approved in the country’s premier federal infrastructure law will alleviate supply chain bottlenecks and assist the economy, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation told a Senate panel March 2.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 3, 2022

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