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Business, Technology, Fuel

Lion Electric Appoints First Chief Legal Officer

Truck maker Lion Electric announced it appointed François Duquette chief legal officer, a newly created role.

April 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Plans for Fossil-Free Steel in Trucks

Volvo VNL760 Volvo VNL 760 (Volvo Trucks)

Volvo Group has signed a collaboration agreement with steel company SSAB to cover research and development of what Volvo called the world’s first vehicles to be made of fossil-free steel.

April 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Chip Shortage Forces More Production Cuts by GM, Ford

GM assembly plant Midsized pickup trucks and full-size vans are parked outside a General Motors assembly plant where they are produced, March 24, in Wentzville, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

DETROIT — The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American factories as chip supplies seem to be growing tighter.

April 9, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Musk Statement on Tesla Production Raises Questions

Elon Musk Elon Musk by Saul Martinez/Getty Images via Bloomberg News

DETROIT — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again drawing scrutiny for questionable comments he made to Wall Street analysts, this time involving the status of his company’s vehicle production.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 9, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Boeing Grounds Dozens of 737 Max Jets on Manufacturing Flaw

A Boeing 737 Max sits on the tarmac in Farnborough, U.K., in July 2018. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News) A Boeing 737 Max sits on the tarmac in Farnborough, U.K., in July 2018. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. grounded dozens of 737 Max jets to repair an electrical flaw that emerged just months after the planes were cleared to return to the skies, forcing airlines to cancel flights and line up replacement aircraft.

April 9, 2021
Business, Technology

GI Partners to Acquire Orbcomm

Orbcomm exhibit booth at 2018 MCE Orbcomm's exhibit booth at an industry trade show in 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Orbcomm has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity firm GI Partners, the company announced April 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

C.H. Robinson Unveils Sustainability Tool, EPA Collaboration

C.H. Robinson The Emissions IQ tool. (C.H. Robinson)

C.H. Robinson has unveiled a tool and data model designed to help the transportation sector monitor and manage carbon emissions that was developed by the company’s technology incubator in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Michelin Reinforces Bet on Hydrogen to Move Beyond Tires

Michelin logo. (Bloomberg News) Bloomberg News

Michelin is intensifying efforts to make fuel cells as the French company bets that growing demand for hydrogen vehicles will help reduce its dependence on tires.

Tara Patel | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EV Shift Becomes Life-or-Death Risk for Automakers

Electric vehicle charging points in Braintree, U.K. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News) Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

The shift to electric vehicles won’t happen like the flip of a light switch.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Peterbilt Announces New Medium-Duty Trucks and Transmission, Updated Engines

Peterbilt 535 and 536 Peterbilt's 535 and 536 models (Peterbilt)

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced two new medium-duty box truck models — the 535 and 536 — aimed at the lease and rental segment; and two other models — the 537 and 548 — intended for the vocational “Class 7/8 market” that allow for multiple body builder integrations.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021