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Impact & Regulations

New Jersey law disrupts carrier insurance market

February 20, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

The top three carrier expenses are fuel, maintenance and insurance – things that are crucial to the success of a trucking company but that have seen a drastic uptick in cost the past few years. A new law in New […]


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Ford CEO says company will rethink where it builds vehicles after last year’s autoworkers strike

February 15, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Last fall’s contentious United Auto Workers’ strike changed Ford’s relationship with the union to the point where it will “think carefully” about where it builds future vehicles, Ford’s top executive said Thursday. CEO Jim Farley told the Wolfe Research Global […]


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The Whac-A-Mole reality of autonomous trucking regulations

February 2, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

If you thought last year’s veto of a Teamsters-backed ban on heavy-duty autonomous trucking in California put the issue to rest, think again. While 23 states allow at least testing of driverless trucking, emerging challenges resemble the arcade game Whac-A-Mole. […]


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Departing US road safety chief says agency has the people and knowhow to regulate high-tech vehicles

January 30, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In the past 15 months, no one has been more responsible for safety on the nation’s roads than Ann Carlson. For much of that time she has served as acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, where she […]


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New Mexico completes truck parking initiative

January 30, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) recently completed a $2.7 million truck parking initiative along Interstate 10. “NMDOT is excited to implement this first-of-its-kind system in New Mexico and is committed to finding and implementing technology to support safety […]


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Pennsylvania awards $39.6M to replace diesel trucks

January 29, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently awarded more than $39.6 million in 2022-2023 Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Pilot grants to 16 applicants for the replacement of diesel-fueled fleets with zero-emission vehicles. The grant program was created to […]


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FHWA awards $729M for natural disasters, weather damage to roads and bridges

January 25, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) said it was providing more than $729 million to help states and territories repair and rebuild roads and bridges damaged due to natural disasters and extreme weather events. The […]


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U.S. senators introduce bipartisan evacuation planning legislation

January 19, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Sens. Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would help state and local governments improve emergency evacuation plans. The Emergency Vehicle and Community (EVAC) Planning Act, S. 3605, would require the U.S. Department of […]


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Framework for transportation agencies to improve ramp control strategies

January 19, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

New research published in the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems titled “Data-driven transfer learning framework for estimating on-ramp and off-ramp traffic flows” introduces a data-driven framework using transfer learning to estimate freeway ramp flows accurately from mainline loop detector data. […]


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FCC chair asks automakers about plans to stop abusers from using car electronics to stalk partners

January 12, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

The top U.S. telecommunications regulator is asking automakers how they plan to protect people from being stalked or harassed by partners who have access to vehicle location and other data. In a letter sent Thursday to nine large automakers, Federal […]


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Supreme Court rejects review in broker liability case, leaving the issue unresolved

January 9, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

The Supreme Court has again rejected a review of the question of broker liability in a case involving the death or injury of a person struck by a truck that was booked by a 3PL. However, unlike the case of […]


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With Red Sea quagmire running unabated, vessel attacks top 23 as oil prices drop down

January 3, 2024

Via: Offshore Energy

With the Israel-Gaza crisis in full swing, the Red Sea, which sees a lot of maritime traffic between Europe and Asia with its connection to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal, became a flurry of maritime incidents after the […]


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Shell ready to embark on seabed survey activities at natural gas field

January 2, 2024

Via: Offshore Energy

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) confirmed the approval of Shell’s environment plan in December 2023, enabling the oil major to undertake the Crux seabed survey within production licenses AC/PL1 and WA-33-PL. This seabed survey will […]


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Florida lawmakers urge governor to accept Carbon Reduction Program investments

December 28, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

Members of Florida’s Democratic Congressional Delegation recently sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis, urging him to accept $320 million in federal Carbon Reduction Program funds to reduce carbon pollution and improve the state’s transportation network. Florida is the only […]


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Idaho Transportation Department initiates testing to make snow plows more visible

December 28, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Idaho Transportation Department is conducting a preliminary testing program in North Idaho to assess the efficiency of increasing visibility on plows with the goal of reducing the number of accidents. Green and yellow are among the most highly visible, […]


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Relationships provide layer of protection against supply chain fraud

December 26, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

All forms of fraud – from double-brokering schemes to hacking attempts – are on the rise across the logistics industry. Due to a number of isolating factors, companies that tend to operate in a vacuum instead of collaborating with industry […]


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After dropping for 8 weeks, benchmark diesel price turns higher

December 26, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

Tuesday marked the end of the eight-week decline in the benchmark diesel price used for most fuel surcharges. The Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration price posted a 2-cents-per-gallon increase. The upward move to $3.914 a gallon marked the first increase […]


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USDOT allocates $25 million for rural autonomous vehicle research programme

December 18, 2023

Via: Intelligent Transport

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced that it has unveiled a $25 million funding opportunity for its Rural Autonomous Vehicle (RAV) research programme. Accredited universities across the nation are invited to vie for this competitive six-year co-operative agreement […]


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U.S. Transportation Department awards $645M in community grants for rural transportation, mobility projects

December 14, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it had awarded more than $645 million to help rural communities complete transportation and mobility projects. Funded through the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program, the awards will fund 18 projects to improve […]


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Driver wage growth slows, but not as steeply for all, survey finds

December 14, 2023

Via: Transport Dive

While pay increases are slowing, wages are still rising. Driver pay has grown 1.5% over the last four quarters, compared to gains of over 10% in 2021 and over 5% in 2022, NTI found. “Throughout the year, despite hiring needs […]