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The Right Utility Provider Is Key for Fleet Electrification

Fri, 06/28/2024 - 14:59
To understand the best utility provider for an electrified commercial fleet, it is important to know the types of providers that are available and understand how they operate.

Truck Maker Hyzon Mulls Sale of Part or All of Operations

Fri, 06/28/2024 - 13:56
Hyzon Motors could put up a for sale sign as the Bolingbrook, Ill.-based startup continues to hemorrhage cash, and it may begin layoffs before that.

Salem Carriers to Use Pair of eCascadias in Carolinas

Fri, 06/28/2024 - 13:28
Salem Carriers is to begin using two Freightliner eCascadias to service some of Daimler Truck North America’s inbound logistics needs in the Carolinas, the companies said June 25.

Reactivating XPO’s Wilbert Vano

Fri, 06/28/2024 - 12:24
After sitting out 2023 over a technical disqualification, XPO 3-axle driver Wilbert Vano returned to competition triumphantly at the New Jersey Truck Driving Championships.

Fed’s Preferred Inflation Gauge Shows Price Pressures Easing

Fri, 06/28/2024 - 09:19
WASHINGTON — A measure of prices that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve suggests that inflation pressures in the U.S. economy are continuing to ease.

Polestar Loss Deepens to $1.46B Amid Slowing EV Demand

Fri, 06/28/2024 - 08:53
Polestar Automotive Holding UK Plc reported deepening losses for last year as the EV maker faced weaker demand amid organizational challenges that delayed its earnings report.

Senate Probes Possibility of Collusion Between Big Oil, OPEC

Fri, 06/28/2024 - 08:23
A Senate panel is investigating whether oil producers are illegally coordinating with OPEC to raise prices, following allegations that the former head of Pioneer colluded with the cartel.

Clean Fuels Alliance Sues EPA Over Phase 3 Emissions Rule

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 17:09
The Clean Fuels Alliance America filed a lawsuit against EPA for adopting a heavy-duty truck regulation that the group claims fails to evaluate the use of biodiesel and renewable diesel.

Operations Underway at VTNA’s New River Valley Assembly Plant

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 13:20
DUBLIN, Va. — Cabs for VTNA's redesigned flagship Class 8 VNL tractor — launched in January — are built at the new Plant 2 of the New River Valley manufacturing facility.  

Largest US Ports Report Volume Declines For May

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 13:16
U.S. ports posted a mixed bag of results for May, with certain facilities seeing volume gains while some of the nation’s largest saw container traffic decline.

House Transportation Subcommittee Approves FY25 Bill

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 12:23
WASHINGTON — A transportation bill approved June 27 by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee includes $200 million for truck parking operations nationwide.

House Committee Approves WRDA

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 11:54
A bill to help advance commercial waterway infrastructure projects and promote supply chain efficiency was recently approved by a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

FMCSA Gets Few Responses on Fitness Method Revision

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 11:22
Federal trucking regulators held a second public listening session seeking comment on a possible major revision to the motor carrier Safety Fitness Determination method.

Economic Growth for Q1 Is Revised Up to a 1.4% Annual Rate

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 09:28
WASHINGTON — The economy expanded at a 1.4% annual pace from January through March, the government said in a slight upgrade from its previous estimate.

Walgreens Woes Continue With Earnings Miss, Guidance Cut

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 09:01
Walgreens signaled that more store closings are on the way, missed earnings expectations for its third quarter and cut its annual forecast.

Could Cheap Chinese EVs Reach US From Mexico?

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 08:20
Low-priced Chinese EVs pose a potentially “extinction-level event’’ for America’s auto industry.

Hill Democrats Urge Action on Rail Safety Legislation

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 08:01
Congressional Democrats on the transportation committees are pressing for approval of rail safety legislation after an investigation of a high-profile freight train derailment in Ohio.

Amazon Plans Discount Web Store to Counter Upstarts

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 16:05
Amazon.com Inc. plans to launch an online storefront for low-priced apparel and home goods, the company’s biggest move to date to counter the rise of discount upstarts like Temu and Shein.

Volvo EV Deliveries to US Delayed by Higher Tariffs on China

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 15:38
Volvo Cars will postpone U.S. shipments of its best-selling electric car model as it shifts production from China in the wake of tariff hikes.

VTNA: US Class 8 Retail Sales Running Below Expectations

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 13:36
U.S. Class 8 retail truck sales paced a bit below expectations through May and are now expected to total 260,000 to 270,000 vehicles overall in 2024, according to a VTNA executve Magnus Koeck.

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