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  2. Forward Air Corp. will expand its expedited less-than-truckload service in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company announced July 20.View the full article
  3. U.S. Xpress Enterprises posted gains in earnings and revenue growth during the second quarter, the company reported.View the full article
  4. Magna International Inc. will acquire Veoneer Inc. for $3.8 billion in cash, bolstering its business supplying advanced driver-assistance systems to automakers.View the full article
  5. XL Fleet Corp. announced an agreement and an investment in eNow Inc., a provider of solar and battery power systems that enable fully electric transport refrigeration units for commercial vehicle trailers.View the full article
  6. Daimler AG reported higher earnings and revenue as it sold 736,385 passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the second quarter, up 36% compared with 541,833 a year earlier. Truck sales alone jumped by an even higher percentage.View the full article
  7. Ryder System plans to extend expansion of its last-mile delivery network to meet growing consumer demand, the company said.View the full article
  8. The U.S. and Mexico failed to resolve a dispute over trade rules for cars during a meeting this week, threatening the goal of boosting regional manufacturing under their new trade pact.View the full article
  9. Lucid Motors Inc.’s last-gasp appeal to investors succeeded in pushing through approval for the electric-car startup’s deal to go public by merging with a blank-check company.View the full article
  10. The Minneapolis City Council on July 23 passed a measure that would prohibit truck parking in the city.View the full article
  11. Some fleets are turning to third parties to provide the manpower to monitor, analyze and decide when to move a trailer, where to move it, when to have it maintained.View the full article
  12. Volvo Trucks North America is offering the fifth generation SafetyDirect processor (SDP5 Full) from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a factory-installed option on Volvo VNL, VNR and VHD models.View the full article
  13. Since truck drivers spend so much of their professional lives sitting behind the steering wheel, the driver’s seat is a crucial part of the vehicle spec.View the full article
  14. Adjusting overhead valves on heavy-duty ­diesels is a routine maintenance item subject to benign neglect in many of today’s fleets. But factory engineers are split on the importance of frequently setting overheads.View the full article
  15. DETROIT — General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric cars ablaze.View the full article
  16. Rising demand from electric vehicles and challenges in securing raw materials will deliver a battery supply crunch for automakers already grappling with a chip crisis, according to a key Chinese manufacturer.View the full article
  17. How can trucking fleets get the most out of their technicians? Treat them like surgeons, says one executive.View the full article
  18. The trucking industry is in a constant cycle of change, but it’s not so much a change as it is a calibration, an adjustment. So too it is in publishing. The Transport Topics quarterly Equipment & Maintenance Update is now Calibrate.View the full article
  19. The TFI International operating company, TForce Logistics, launched a regional e-commerce network in Texas, the company announced July 20.View the full article
  20. Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric pickup maker backed by Amazon.com Inc., is looking for a location for a second assembly plant in the U.S. before it has produced its first vehicle.View the full article
  21. The blank-check company seeking to buy electric-car startup Lucid Motors Inc. made a last-minute appeal for retail shareholders to vote for the deal amid signs that it’s struggling to win their approval.View the full article
  22. The Biden administration is laying the groundwork to spend roughly $52 billion on semiconductor research and manufacturing even as it’s awaiting congressional approval of the funding, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said.View the full article
  23. Negotiations for a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure package in the U.S. Senate remain tenuous as strong Republican opposition challenges a plan by Democratic leaders to schedule a key floor vote in the waning days of July.View the full article
  24. Officials in St. Louis Park, Minn., are moving forward with an ordinance that would limit truck parking. View the full article
  25. A bipartisan group of senators is closing in on a $579 billion infrastructure deal after agreeing to pay for it in part by delaying a Trump-era Medicare regulation, a key Democratic senator said July 22.View the full article
  26. Omaha, Neb.-based Union Pacific Corp. reported strong second-quarter results, surpassing expectations of Wall Street analysts.View the full article
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