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TMCSuperTech Back at Full Strength at Fall TMC

Chris Tate Chris Tate won the 2021 TMCSuperTech. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

After an abbreviated meeting and TMCSuperTech competition, this year’s American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition is back at full strength.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

California Sues Amazon, Alleging Antitrust Law Violations

An Amazon headquarters building on the company's corporate campus in downtown Seattle An Amazon headquarters building on company's corporate campus in downtown Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — California is suing Amazon, accusing the company of violating the state’s antitrust laws by stifling competition and engaging in practices that push sellers to maintain higher prices on products on other sites.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
September 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Whistleblower Made $600,000 Off Short Sale, Jury Told

Nikola founder Trevor Milton (center) exits court on Sept. 12. Nikola founder Trevor Milton (center) exits court on Sept. 12. (Stephen Yang/Bloomberg News)

A former Nikola Corp. contractor whose allegations of fraud at the electric truck company helped spur a criminal investigation told a federal jury he made $600,000 off a short seller’s report on Nikola.

September 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Touts EVs at Detroit Auto Show

President Biden tours the auto show in Detroit President Biden tours the auto show in Detroit. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

DETROIT — President Joe Biden, a gearhead with his own vintage Corvette, is showcasing his administration’s efforts to promote electric vehicles during a visit Sept. 14 to the Detroit auto show.

Colleen Long and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
September 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in August Climb to Year’s Best

Western Star A Western Star 57X Class 8 sleeper truck. (Daimler Truck North America)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in August reached their high point for the year, clearing 23,000 for a 29.7% increase compared with a year earlier, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Pulsing Brake Light Maker Wants FMCSA Decision

Intellistop Intellistop via YouTube

The owner of brake-lamp technology with a pulsating bulb feature intended to help reduce rear-end collisions with trucks and trailers has asked a federal appellate court to compel the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to act on a long-pending exemption request to permit the company to deploy the system.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Number of Female Technicians in Transportation Remains Low

Tech students Students train to be diesel technicians with the prospects of landing trucking jobs in Alabama. (Wallace State Community College)

The percentage of female technicians working at transportation companies remains low, the Women In Trucking Association Index found Sept. 12.

September 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Unveils Plus Series for Classes 6-8 Freightliner Models

DTNA M2 model Customer input led to the relocation of a speaker from the door to the dash to improve sound quality on the M2 model. (Daimler Truck North America)

Daimler introduced major updates to the interior and electrical systems of its M2 and SD models, including new safety and connectivity systems.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 13, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

US, Mexico to Cooperate on Semiconductors, Electric Vehicles

Blinken US Secretary of State Antony Blinken waves in front of US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. (Associated Press Photo/Fernando Llano)

MEXICO CITY — Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration’s massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expanding the production of electric vehicles through Mexico’s nationalized lithium industry, officials from both countries said Sept. 12.

September 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Kenworth Offers New TX Model Automated Transmissions

Kenworth The new Paccar TX-18. (Kenworth Truck Co.)

Kenworth Truck Co., a brand of Paccar Inc., announced the new Paccar TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions for Class 8 heavy on-highway and select off-highway vocational applications are now available for order.

September 12, 2022

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