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  1. Aurora Innovation Inc. and FedEx have expanded their autonomous trucking partnership to include freight hauling between terminals in Fort Worth, and El Paso, Texas.View the full article
  2. California will seek some of the $8 billion President Joe Biden set aside for building hydrogen production hubs, joining a crowded race among states angling for the money.View the full article
  3. A vast swath of North America from the Great Lakes to the West Coast is at risk of blackouts this summer as heat, drought, shuttered power plants and supply chain woes strain the electric grid, according to a report.View the full article
  4. Classes 4-7 U.S. retail sales in April dropped 15.4% compared with a year earlier, Wards Intelligence reported.View the full article
  5. LONG BEACH, Calif. — The leaders of Volvo Trucks North America and Navistar expect broader competition when it comes to delivering electric trucks to customers, and even closer collaboration with more parties to ensure such trucks are ready to work, they said in separate interviews with Transport Topics.View the full article
  6. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Accelerated retirements, an aging workforce, a decadeslong declining birthrate and low unemployment rate continue to cause challenges for the trucking industry as it seeks to overcome the 80,000-plus driver shortage.View the full article
  7. Target Corp. is on pace for its worst stock drop since 1987’s Black Monday crash after becoming the second big retailer in two days to trim its profit forecast.View the full article
  8. The American Transportation Research Institute supports efforts to create three guidebooks to help states better manage and improve truck parking facilities.View the full article
  9. Tesla Inc. customers might love the carmakers’ nifty keyless entry system, but one cybersecurity researcher has demonstrated how the same technology could allow thieves to drive off with certain models of the electric vehicles. View the full article
  10. While Europeans bask in the warmth of spring, governments are in a race against winter. View the full article
  11. U.K. battery company Britishvolt Ltd. received an investment from shipping firm Scorpio Group as it looks to develop technologies to help decarbonize the maritime sector. View the full article
  12. China appears to be gradually easing its lockdown of Shanghai, but that won’t bring immediate relief to global supply chain congestion, according to a major shipping company. View the full article
  13. A look at the first day of a three-day stepped-up law enforcement International Roadcheck inspection operation.View the full article
  14. Daimler Truck reported net income tumbled 81% and revenue increased 17% in the first quarter as it faced persistent supply chain bottlenecks and passed along rising costs amid increased demand. View the full article
  15. Nominees to fill senior roles at the U.S. Department of Transportation recently were confirmed by the Senate. John Putnam was approved to serve as general counsel, and Vicky Wassmer was approved as chief financial officer.View the full article
  16. Infinitum Electric, an electric motor maker based in Texas, has attracted $80 million in investment from several major energy-focused firms, enabling it to boost production.View the full article
  17. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The acting head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said her agency and trucking are in alignment on top issues confronting the industry, and pledged to work collaboratively with fleets to address them.View the full article
  18. DETROIT — Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the highways after the pandemic forced many to stay at home.View the full article
  19. Argo AI, the driverless startup backed by Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG, has started testing self-driving vehicles in Miami and Austin, Texas, without a human behind the wheel.View the full article
  20. Gasoline pump prices have risen above $4 a gallon in all states in the U.S. for the first time ever as the last holdouts — Kansas, Oklahoma and Georgia — saw prices rise overnight, according to auto club AAA.View the full article
  21. Ryder System Inc. opened a facility in Caldwell, Idaho, as part of a strategic expansion of its last-mile network, the company announced May 17. View the full article
  22. Truck drivers will continue to provide key contributions to the freight industry as automation is steadily adopted throughout the transportation landscape, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said recently.View the full article
  23. While local communities have more access to federal infrastructure funds to improve transportation, rising project costs are creating difficulties.View the full article
  24. LONG BEACH, Calif. — Hydrogen fuel cells are being adopted in transit fleets, and trucking is poised to be the second mover with the fuel — and ultimately see a price at production comparable to diesel, experts said at ACT Expo.View the full article
  25. Home Depot’s first-quarter sales improved despite a slow spring start, and the home improvement chain raised its full-year guidance. View the full article
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