Transportation Times

Tire Industry Association Announces Honors

The Tire Industry Association, which represents all segments of the tire industry, announced a slew of distinctions last month. ... Continue Reading

Biggest US Port Complex to Work Nights, Weekends to Cut Logjam

Ports operating in the U.S.’s biggest gateway for trade with Asia will extend night hours and work weekends to clear port delays amid record volumes. ... Continue Reading

Distracted Driving Coalition Launches Nationwide Effort

Dozens of safety-minded organizations launched a national coalition aimed at reducing the deadly threat of distracted driving on the nation’s highways. ... Continue Reading

August Used Class 8 Sales Fall

ACT Research reported preliminary used Class 8 same dealer sales in August fell 24% compared with a year earlier and were off 5% compared with July. ... Continue Reading

CLDA Strives to Raise Money to Help Members Affected by Hurricane Ida

The Customized Logistics & Delivery Association (CLDA) has set up a fund to help its members who were victims of Hurricane Ida, the organization announced Sept. 8. ... Continue Reading

Kruger Energy Adds First Peterbilt 579EV Models in Canada

Kruger Energy announced it purchased two Class 8 Model 579EV trucks from Peterbilt Motors Co., marking the first of the vehicles the truck maker has sold in Canada. ... Continue Reading

Maxion Begins Production of 64-Pound Steel Wheel

Maxion Wheels announced its 64-pound steel truck wheel, Tough and Light, is in production at its San Luis Potosí, Mexico, commercial vehicle steel wheels plant. ... Continue Reading

Alcoa Wheels Launches Dual Valve Wheel

Alcoa Wheels introduced its new forged aluminum dual valve wheel. ... Continue Reading

Embark, HP Introduce EV Drayage Within Autonomous Truck Operations

Embark Trucks Inc., developer of self-driving software for the trucking industry, has partnered with HP Inc. to combine electric and autonomous truck technology, the companies announced Sept. 14. ... Continue Reading

Union Pacific CEO Sees Strong Economy Coming Out of Pandemic

Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz is working to help clear up a major backlog in imported shipments. ... Continue Reading

Caltrans Releases Video for Highway 70-99 Corridor Plan

Caltrans released a virtual open house video presenting the California State Routes 70-99 Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan (SR 70-99 CMCP), according to an agency news release. ... Continue Reading

CN Rail Targets Cost Cuts, Share Buybacks to Fend Off Shareholder Revolt

Canadian National Railway Co. said it plans to cut spending, streamline management and buy back C$5 billion (about $4 billion) of stock next year as its tries to ward off a shareholder revolt started by TCI Fund Management Ltd. ... Continue Reading

Tire Data Ownership, Safety Explored

CLEVELAND — Truck tire manufacturing representatives received pushback over data ownership and safety during a panel discussion at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. ... Continue Reading

USDOT Officials Praise Truckers’ Contributions

Truck drivers are key to ensuring the country’s economic prosperity and maintaining safety along the highways, said top officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation. ... Continue Reading

Future Looks Bright for Automated Braking

CLEVELAND — Industry experts presented an in-depth analysis concerning the future of braking systems during a study group session at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. ... Continue Reading

TMC Holds Debate on the Future of Tractor-Trailer Connections

CLEVELAND — Trailer connectivity was a key focus of product announcements at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, but debate continues on how to best implement and integrate the various technologies in the mix. ... Continue Reading

Democrats Call Oil Giants to Testify on Climate Campaign

Congressional Democrats are calling top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants to testify at a House hearing as lawmakers investigate what they say is a long-running, industrywide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming. ... Continue Reading

FMCSA Medical Board to Review Recalled CPAP Machines

Members of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s medical review board are due to address uncertainties connected to a voluntary recall of some continuous positive air pressure machines, warning that truck drivers using them face potential health risks. ... Continue Reading

China Formally Applies to Join Asian Trade Deal Trump Abandoned

Beijing has applied to join an Asia-Pacific trade pact once pushed by the U.S. as a way to exclude China and solidify American dominance in the region. ... Continue Reading

Exxon’s Gulf Coast Carbon Hub Gains Support of Energy Titans

An ambitious project aimed at capturing millions of tons of carbon emissions along the U.S. Gulf Coast in Texas garnered the support of some of the world’s biggest refiners and chemical manufacturers. ... Continue Reading