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Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce. Wielding a cordless drill, Osborne hooked up all three appliances in about

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Kenworth, Toyota Partner to Develop 10 Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

LAS VEGAS — Kenworth Truck Co. and Toyota are collaborating to develop 10 hydrogen-electric tractors for drayage operations in the Los Angeles basin, the companies announced. The zero-emissions trucks will be based on Kenworth’s T680 model and will utilize Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell technology. The project is part of a $41 million grant preliminarily awarded

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Skills Testing Delays Cost US Economy $1.5 Billion, CVTA Study Says

Commercial driver skills testing delays are responsible for $1.5 billion in annual economic losses for the U.S. economy and more than 6.4 million days of delays for new drivers, according to new research commissioned by the Commercial Vehicle Training Association. “Commercial vehicle drivers are in high demand by the trucking and bus industries,” CVTA said

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Volvo Launches Transport Service Using Fully Autonomous Trucks

Volvo Trucks announced it has signed a “landmark” agreement in Norway with mining company Bronnoy Kalk AS that calls for the truck maker to haul commercial loads of quarried limestone across mine property using six fully autonomous heavy-duty trucks. The Volvo FH models — pulling trailers with hydraulic tipping gears — will travel 3½ miles

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Diesel Drops 2.1¢ to $3.261 a Gallon in Sixth Consecutive Weekly Decline

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 2.1 cents to $3.261 a gallon the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Nov. 26 as crude oil prices continued to stay low. The drop marked the sixth consecutive weekly decline in the price of trucking’s main fuel. The price has fallen 13.3 cents during that period. Yet

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Oakland Leaders Craft Truck Management Plan

The Port of Oakland and city leaders are developing the West Oakland Truck Management Plan in an effort to reduce the impact of freight haulers moving through residential areas. The plan outlines strategies that are meant to limit disruption from truck traffic and truck parking, increase safety along freight corridors and educate drivers on preferred

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Trump Signals US Is Likely to Proceed With China Tariff Increase

President Donald Trump said he’ll likely push forward with plans to increase tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, indicating he would also slap duties on all remaining imports from the Asian nation if negotiations with China’s leader Xi Jinping fail to produce a trade deal. Trump, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal

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