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FY25 Federal Funding Bills on Congress' Summer Agenda

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 14:14
WASHINGTON — A fiscal 2025 bill to ensure funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation is on Congress’ agenda this summer.

Buttigieg Promotes Infrastructure Law During Election Year

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 13:30
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been pointing to the benefits linked to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which President Joe Biden touts as a signature achievement.

Congress Debates FY25 NDAA

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 13:14
A comprehensive defense policy measure recently approved in the House of Representatives proposes security enhancements for trucks at military bases and a review of a new moving contract.

Motor Carriers Not Quick to Enroll in Apprenticeship Program

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 12:54
In 2022, some in trucking hoped that a pilot to teach and monitor 18- to 20-year-olds in interstate commerce could help lessen the driver shortage. Now it’s not looking that way.

ATRI Research Identifies Challenges for Female Truck Drivers

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 12:34
A new study by the American Transportation Research Institute identifies key obstacles that keep women from entering and remaining in the trucking industry.

Trailer Orders Fall Again in May After Brief Rise

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 11:56
U.S. trailer orders continued the trend of year-over-year declines in May following a short-lived turnaround, ACT Research reported.

Key EV Battery Material Can Come From Methane

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 10:06
Graphite is key to manufacturing the lithium-ion batteries that power electric cars, and there has been a push to grow a U.S. supply chain.

California Lawmaker Pulls Bill on Autonomous Vehicles

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 09:26
The tech sector has declared victory after California state Sen. Dave Cortese withdrew SB 915, which would change how self-driving cars are regulated, from consideration this week.

Joby Says FAA OKs In-House Software for Air Taxi Service

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 08:54
Joby Aviation said it received regulatory clearance to use software products that the electric aviation startup has developed in-house since acquiring Uber’s air taxi division in 2021.

Road to NTDC Spotlight: Andrew Lewis

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 08:30
When Andrew Lewis, 22, competed in Maine's state truck driving championship May 18, he kicked off the fourth generation of “roadeo” competitors for the Lewis family.

Amazon Is Shifting to Recycled Paper Filling for Packages

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 08:23
Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it’s more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.

Chipmaker Nvidia Becomes Most Valuable Company in S&P 500

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 16:30
Nvidia’s startling ascent in the stock market reached another milestone June 18 as the chipmaker rose to become the most valuable company in the S&P 500.

Private Equity Firms Invest in RPM Freight Systems

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 15:33
RPM Freight Systems is to receive backing from private equity firms Trive Capital and Bluejay Capital Partners, the investors said in a news release.

Artur Express to Run 100 Kodiak Self-Driving Sleeper Trucks

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 14:15
Artur Express plans to operate 100 sleeper trucks with Kodiak Robotics’ self-driving truck technology installed in a partnership between the companies, they said.

May Medium-Duty Sales Decline 6% Year-Over-Year

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 13:34
U.S. retail sales for medium-duty trucks declined year-over-year in May after six consecutive months of gains, according to data from Wards Intelligence.

Efficient Use of Space Is Key in Weak Freight Market: Study

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 13:06
Over-the-road carriers waiting for an upturn in the freight cycle must make the most efficient use of their trucks’ space to best ride out ongoing market weakness, according to CSCMP.

House Panel Takes Up Water Resources Development Act

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 12:27
This month, the transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on a policy update to the country’s commercial waterways.

ATA Reports Tonnage Turnaround for May With 1.5% Rise

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 11:00
The trucking industry experienced its first increase in tonnage this year during May, a 1.5% bump, American Trucking Associations reported June 18.

Lawmakers Seek to Limit Chinese Influence on Chipmaking

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 10:47
U.S. lawmakers want to prevent companies that win federal chipmaking funds from using Chinese-made equipment at government-backed factories.

A Waste-Oil Crunch Is Coming for Renewable Fuel

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 09:31
The world’s renewable fuelmakers are about to face a crunch in one of the most basic building blocks they need to be profitable: sufficient supply of waste oil.