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The Economic and Environmental Benefits of The STEER Act

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Program Airred: October 19, 2021. The STEER Act, a new bill introduced by Rodney Davis, will catalyze adoption of active emissions-reducing technologies by the trucking industry, the 3rd largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the US. Its initiatives will help the US continue to lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and put money in truckers’ pockets.

October 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

September Port Numbers Remain Strong as Leaders Address Congestion

Port of Los Angeles Shipping containers at night at the Port of Los Angeles on Oct. 13. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg News)

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are gearing up to operate 24/7 to clear the massive backlog of 20-foot-equivalent (TEU) containers as they pile up at the two Southern California ports and others on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Trail King Adds Two New Dealers

Trail King A Trail King booth at a previous industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Trailer manufacturer Trail King Industries announced the addition of two new dealers to its network: Frost Machines of Cody, Wyo., and US Equipment Sales & Rentals in Plainfield, Ill.

October 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Engagement Is Vital to Industry

I got to see up close just how important it is to be engaged with the association, and as I turn the wheel over, I want that to be the message I leave you with: Engagement is key in moving our agenda and industry forward.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Shares Are Roaring Back

The steering wheel of a Tesla Inc. Model 3 electric vehicle Tesla shares are up over 50% from a March 8 low of $563. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. shares are staging a comeback as investors expect the Elon Musk-led electric carmaker to navigate the crippling semiconductor shortage better than rivals that have been severely disrupted.

October 18, 2021
Business, Technology

Isuzu, Decisiv Collaborate on Dealership Network Management

Isuzu Connect truck Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America confirmed Oct. 15 a long-term collaboration with service management platform provider Decisiv.

October 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Commerce Head Gina Raimondo Aims to Bring Chip Manufacturing to the US

Gina Raimondo Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo shows her Bulova watch. (Alex Brandon/AP)

President Joe Biden has tasked Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo with ensuring the United States will be the world leader in computer chips.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
October 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Foxconn Announces Electric Car Venture

Foxconn EV One of the electric cars unveiled by Foxconn Oct. 18. (Taijing Wu/AP)

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands announced plans Oct. 18 to produce electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model.

Taijing Wu | Associated Press
October 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford to Make Electric Power Units in England

Ford logo Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

LONDON — Ford Motor Co. plans to spend up to $315 million to turn a transmission factory in northwest England into a plant that will make electric power units for cars and trucks sold throughout Europe.

October 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Toyota to Build $1.29 Billion US Battery Plant

lithium-ion battery Lithium-ion batteries for the Toyota Prius. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

DETROIT — Toyota plans to build a $1.29 billion factory in the U.S. to manufacture batteries for gas-electric hybrid and fully electric vehicles.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 18, 2021