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Carriers Look Beyond Pool of Available Drivers

Female Driver Some carriers are looking to attract more female drivers. (kali9/Getty Images)

Trucking companies are working to expand their driver recruitment reach by bolstering diversity and inclusion initiatives, experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2022
Business, Technology

Broadcom to Buy VMware for $61 Billion

VM Ware HQ VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., by Paul Sakuma/AP

Computer chip and software maker Broadcom will spend about $61 billion to acquire the cloud technology company VMware, one of the biggest deals of the year despite rising inflation and economic uncertainty.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
May 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, TCA

Walmart Expands Drone Delivery in Six States

A DroneUp pilot observes a drone delivering a Walmart package A DroneUp pilot observes a drone delivering a Walmart package after being ordered by a resident in El Paso, Texas. (Mario Tama/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Walmart soon will expand its drone delivery program across six states: Florida, Arizona, Arkansas, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Drone hubs will be set up at 34 sites by the end of the year.

Bernadette Berdychowski | Tampa Bay Times
May 25, 2022
Business, Technology

Solera Sets Out to Build Unified Fleet Platform

Alberto Cairo Alberto Cairo, managing director of vehicle and fleet solutions at Solera, outlines the company’s plans to unify its trucking technology holdings into a single global platform. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

NEW ORLEANS — In the span of a year, Solera Holdings quickly became one of the trucking industry’s largest technology suppliers through its acquisitions of Omnitracs, SmartDrive, eDriving and Spireon.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 25, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Oklahoma Legislature Creates Legal Infrastructure for Hydrogen Energy

Hydrogen A hydrogen storage tank. (onurdongel/Getty Images)

Oklahoma legislators have passed nine new laws creating a legal infrastructure for hydrogen fuel to better position residents and businesses to make, use and distribute the alternative energy source.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

China Truck Data Showing Lockdown’s Hit Disappears From Public

China Trucks and passenger vehicles crowd onto a highway in Shanghai. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Real-time trucking data that shows the heavy toll of COVID restrictions on China’s economy is no longer being made publicly available, according to the company that collects the information.

May 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

CVG's Challenges in Q1 Send Net Income, Revenue Lower

CVG technicians work on a wiring board CVG technicians work on a wiring board. The company's products include wiper systems, mirrors, seating, sleeper and cab structures, trim and electrical systems. (Commercial Vehicle Group via Facebook)

Diversified supplier Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported net income fell sharply and revenue slipped in the first quarter as it dealt with challenges on three fronts.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: How Fleets Can Prepare for EVs

There are so many developments occurring in the electric vehicle space that it is becoming hard to keep up. But before fleets rush out to invest in battery-electric trucks, there are important things that need to be taken into account — and not all of the considerations are obvious at first glance. Fleets interested in EVs need to start preparing now.

Gregg Nierenberg | President and CEO, Transervice Logistics Inc.
May 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hyliion Q1 Revenue Rises on Sales of Hybrid ePowertrain

Hyliion Hyliion's Hypertruck ERX. (Hyliion Holdings Corp.)

Hyliion Holdings Corp. reported a net loss and higher revenue in the first quarter as it worked to move its core electric products into the market.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Experts Urge Preparation Now for Transition to EVs

VNR Electric A Volvo Trucks North America VNR Electric at a port. “It’s all location dependent. I think we’ll see more public charging facilities at the ports,” one expert said at the panel. (Volvo Trucks North America)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Sometime in the 2020s or early 2030s a growing number of traditional longhaul trucks could be running on hydrogen fuel cell systems while vans and trucks running regional and local routes — in the 150- to 250-mile per day range or going in and out of ports — will rely on battery-electric propulsion systems.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 23, 2022