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- Senators Introduce Bill to Support Women in Trucking
Two lawmakers have introduced legislation that would support women in the trucking industry.
- California Sues Trump EPA in Fight Over Green Auto Rules
California sued the Trump administration for rescinding an Obama-era waiver that allows the state to require sales of electric vehicles and set stricter auto-emissions standards than the federal government.
- New England May Be One Cold Snap Away From Heating Fuel Crunch
Heating oil prices in the northeast U.S. may jump during cold snaps this winter, as the closing of the region’s biggest refinery and new clean-fuel rules for ships trim supply.
- Schneider Donates 10 Tractors to CDL Schools
Schneider is donating 10 gently used, late-model trucks to select CDL driver training programs at community or technical colleges throughout the U.S., the company said in a news release Nov. 15.
- Cummins Promotes X12 for New Market
Cummins Inc. announced its X12+Endurant powertrain is available for customers in regional haul applications, delivering what it termed as the lightest solution to this market with industry-leading maintenance intervals.
- Next Trucking to Expand App With Drayage Loads
Digital freight broker Next Trucking announced it concluded a beta program that allowed qualified independent owner-operators and small-fleet drivers to access port loads directly through Next’s mobile app.
- Uber Freight Subsidizes Geotab ELDs
Uber Freight has partnered with fleet-management services provider Geotab to offer small carriers electronic logging devices and one year of service.
- VW Challenges Rivals With $66 Billion Splurge for Electric Era
Volkswagen AG will ramp up spending on electric vehicles and automated driving by 36% as the world’s largest automaker challenges rivals to keep pace with an aggressive shift into the post-combustion era.
- Options Abound for Elevating Drivers’ Health and Wellness
There is a wellness movement on the rise aimed at improving the health of truckers, though the challenge remains to educate and motivate.
- Former BMW Executive Markus Duesmann Named New CEO at Rival Audi
BERLIN — German automaker Audi says former BMW executive Markus Duesmann is to become its new CEO.
- Ford Puts Iconic Mustang Name on First Electric Crossover
Ford Motor Co., which pioneered the racy pony-car body style 55 years ago, will use the Mustang name and insignia on an electric crossover utility vehicle coming next year.
- US Factory Output Declines by Most Since April Due to GM Strike
U.S. manufacturing output slumped in October by the most in six months as an auto workers strike at General Motors Co. curtailed vehicle production and the trade war continued to weigh on other factories.
- Atlas Promotes Phil Wahl to Lead Logistics Unit
Atlas Logistics Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas World Group Inc., promoted Phil Wahl to president and chief operating officer, a newly created position for the company, effective Jan. 1. Most recently, Wahl was senior vice president.
- US Signals China Trade Talks in Final, Hardest Steps to a Deal
President Donald Trump’s administration signaled talks with China over the first phase of a broad trade agreement are entering the final stages when the most contentious and complex issues are debated, with no guarantee that another breakdown will be averted.
- German Industrial Job Losses Top 80,000 With Daimler Cuts
Daimler AG said this week it will shed 10% of management positions at its Mercedes unit, lifting the tally of job cuts announced this year across Germany’s manufacturing sector to more than 80,000.
- Eaton Reports Higher Q3 Net Income, Lower Revenue
Eaton Corp. reported higher net income in the third quarter amid lower revenue as its electrical segments led the gains.
- New Jersey Seeks $640M From Uber for Misclassifying Workers
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-booking company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors.
- West Coast Ports Report Lackluster October
Three West Coast ports saw significant drop-offs in cargo volume last month, the latest indication that the United States’ long-simmering trade dispute with China is impacting operations at the nation’s ports.
- Shell Unveils Natural Gas Engine Oil
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Shell Lubricants announced a new natural gas engine oil Nov. 14, one of the first of its kind to meet standards to operate in natural gas, diesel and gasoline engines.
- Fleets Grapple With Question: How Many Subscriptions Do We Need?
Trucking executives are increasingly confronting the same proliferation of decisions that vex consumers who are shopping for online video services — to subscribe or not to subscribe?