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ATA Leader Chris Spear Doesn’t See Automation as Threat to Drivers

Chris Spear Chris Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said he doesn’t view the ongoing advancement of autonomous trucking as a threat to drivers, since economic factors will ensure demand for drivers for years to come.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Futurist Outlines What Could Be Ahead for Driver Recruiting

Nikolas Badminton Nikolas Badminton describes some future possible trends in driver recruiting. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Futurist Nikolas Badminton explored June 2 how the trucking industry could change in the years ahead and what that means when it comes to driver recruitment.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Ford Plans to Add 6,200 Jobs in Ohio, Michigan, Missouri

Ford The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

DETROIT — Ford will add 6,200 factory jobs in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio as it prepares to build more electric vehicles and roll out two redesigned combustion-engine models.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Paccar Predicts Truck Market Stronger for Longer

Peterbilt EVs Battery-electric Peterbilt Model 579EVs. (Peterbilt Motors Co. via Twitter)

Truck maker Paccar Inc. sees the traditional peak-to-peak cycle in the U.S. truck market smoothing amid the industry’s already strong orders backlog that has fleets still waiting to gain slots for 2023 to replace aging trucks that they have to run longer than usual.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Truck Says Chip Crunch Easing

Daimler AG New haulage trucks in the customer delivery center outside the Daimler truck factory in Woerth, Germany. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Daimler Truck Holding AG sees promising signs of moving past the prolonged chip shortage that has beset manufacturers globally, the head of the company’s Mercedes truck brand said.

William Wilkes | Bloomberg News
June 2, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Transportation Agencies Face Challenges Spending More for Safety

Roadwork Stephen Barnes/Getty Images

With billions of dollars in new congressional funding available for transportation regulatory agencies to spend on safety initiatives, several high-level federal officials said leaders must take a hard look at how that money is being spent, and whether there are opportunities to take new approaches to improve highway safety.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Jeep to Stop Selling ICE-Only Models in Europe by Year-End

Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid by Stellantis

Jeep will stop selling vehicles powered only by internal combustion engines in major European countries by the end of the year, Christian Meunier, the brand’s CEO, said June 1.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
June 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Pioneering The New 5G Era In Transportation And Logistics

Transportation And Logistics Is The Lifeblood Of Our Economy. Companies Are Using 5G To Uncover Exciting Possibilities Across Their People, Fleets, Assets, And Workflows.  Learn how T-Mobile® For Business Can Help Fuel An Industry Transformation, Today And Tomorrow.

June 1, 2022
Business, Technology

Cargo Transporters Maximizes Trailer Utilization, Cargo Security with SkyBitz

The reliability of SkyBitz hardware and software saves Cargo Transporters money, while new features like SkyBitz SkyCamera accelerate ROI by preventing cargo claims from capturing images of loads and by reporting trailer loaded or unloaded status with certainty. 

June 1, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Proposal Seeks Increase in Port Diesel Fee

Port of Los Angeles A truck pulls a container at the Port of Los Angeles. (Port of Los Angeles)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — San Pedro Bay ports charge $10 per container for transport that isn’t by a zero-emission truck, but an environmental group wants to combine a higher fee with incentives to accelerate adoption of cleaner trucks.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 1, 2022