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VTNA Remains Aggressive on Future Despite Uncertainties

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Volvo Trucks North America presented a business review, recapped two recently upgraded models and noted what it is doing at its customer center to stay connected amid social distancing and travel restrictions.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 16, 2020
Business, Technology

Convoy Unveils Service Targeting Owner-Operators, Small Fleets

Convoy A truck with a Convoy-branded trailer. (Convoy)

Convoy introduced a dedicated freight service that aims to provide more work for owner-operators and small fleets.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber Takes Shot at Lyft in Defense to Gig-Worker Suit

A pedestrian checks her phone in front of the Uber headquarters in San Francisco. A pedestrian checks her phone in front of the Uber headquarters in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to duck a California lawsuit that threatens to upend its business model — by pointing a finger at Lyft Inc.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson, Microsoft Forge Alliance to Enhance Supply Chain Monitoring

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C.H. Robinson and Microsoft Corp. have aligned with the goal of digitally transforming supply chains to improve monitoring, the logistics company announced July 14.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Texas County Gives Thumbs Up to Tesla Factory Tax Break

The Tesla company logo is seen on teh rear deck of an unsold 2020 Model X at a dealership in Colorado on April 26. The Tesla company logo is seen on the rear deck of an unsold 2020 Model X at a dealership in Colorado on April 26. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The prospect of a Tesla Inc. factory in the Austin, Texas, area has moved a big step closer to reality, after Travis County commissioners on July 14 approved tax breaks the electric vehicle maker requested.

Bob Sechler | Austin American-Statesman
July 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Navistar, TuSimple Partner to Launch Self-Driving Trucks in 2024

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Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp., and TuSimple, a global self-driving technology company, announced July 15 a strategic partnership to co-develop SAE Level 4 self-driving trucks targeted for production by 2024.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Shares Take a Breather After Historic Run

A man walks past a Tesla Model X electric vehicle on display at a showroom in Hong Kong. A man walks past a Tesla Model X electric vehicle on display at a showroom in Hong Kong. (Justin Chin/Bloomberg News)

After a torrid rally that saw shares more than double since early May, Tesla Inc. is taking a pause on July 15, even as the broader market rises on the hopes for a coronavirus vaccine.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Touts Union Jobs in $2 Trillion Plan to Build Clean Energy

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the campaign event in Wilmington, Del., on July 14. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the campaign event in Wilmington, Del., on July 14. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

Joe Biden unveiled plans July 14 to spend $2 trillion galvanizing a clean energy economy, with ambitions to spur millions of union jobs building the wind turbines, sustainable homes and electric vehicles needed to rapidly throttle U.S. greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change.

July 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

15 States Agree to Work Together for All Heavy Trucks to Be Electric by 2050

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A total of 15 states and the District of Columbia have signed a joint memorandum of understanding committing to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

DTNA, Navistar Announce Voluntary Safety Recalls

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported it administered almost 900 safety recalls in 2019, affecting more than 38 million vehicles. Two recent voluntary safety recalls illustrate the kinds of issues truck makers are adjusting to and how the agency is overseeing those efforts.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2020

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