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Bill Targets Truck Excise Tax

Bipartisan legislation to repeal the 12-percent federal excise tax (FET) on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers is getting “strong support” from American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Modernize the Truck Fleet (MTF), a coalition…

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Investors Targeting Truck Software

Embark Trucks Inc., the first autonomous trucking software company to hit the highway, is the latest to join the Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) parade to public trading. The Mountain View, Calif., startup, founded in 2016…

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Dillon Transport Closes Its Doors

Dillon Transport closes its doors in early September, according to sources at the company. Founded 41 years ago in Burr Ridge, Ill., the family-owned dry and liquid-bulk trucking company had 342 drivers and 323 power units…

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TuSimple Partnering With Ryder

TuSimple partnering with Ryder System Inc to Expand Nationwide Autonomous Trucking Ryder maintenance facilities in the Southern U.S. to serve as terminals for TuSimple’s expanding Autonomous Freight Network Autonomous trucking software developer TuSimple will...

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XL Fleet & eNow, Launch Reefer Project

XL Fleet, a provider of vehicle electrification solutions, has announced a development and supply agreement with eNow, a provider of solar and battery-powered systems for fully electric transport refrigeration units (eTRUs) for Class 8 commercial…

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Trucking Applications May Set Record

About 51,000 motor carriers had received common or contract carrier authority through June, making 2021 likely to surpass 2020’s calendar-year record of 59,000, according to transport consultancy FTR. The company’s data was drawn from FMCSA…

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Knight-Swift Acquires AAA Cooper

The nation’s largest truckload carrier, Knight-Swift Transportation, announced recently it had acquired less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier AAA Cooper Transportation in a transaction with an enterprise value of $1.35 billion. AAA Cooper is expected to generate full-year…

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Chevron, Cummins Target Hydrogen

Chevron and Cummins announced they will form an alliance to develop commercially viable business opportunities in hydrogen and other alternative energy sources. The two companies entered into a memorandum of understanding, which provides the framework…

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CSX Acquires Quality Carriers

CSX Corp. completed its acquisition of Quality Carriers, Inc. in early July. Quality Carriers is the leading North American provider of bulk liquid chemicals truck transportation. CSX acquired the carrier from Quality Distribution, Inc. Financial…

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