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Impact & Regulations

Study finds health risks in switching ships from diesel to ammonia fuel

July 11, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

As container ships the size of city blocks cross the oceans to deliver cargo, their huge diesel engines emit large quantities of air pollutants that drive climate change and have human health impacts. It has been estimated that maritime shipping […]


Shipping

More boxships sold as Red Sea crisis continues

July 11, 2024

Via: Container News

The Red Sea crisis has rejuvenated the sales and purchases of container ships as vessel demand soars, according to Alphaliner’s latest report. Some 141 ships of 572,600 TEUs were bought and sold between January and June, an average of 23 […]


Travel & Public Transit

California approves more than $1.9B for public transportation agencies

July 10, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) recently approved more than $1.9 billion in Senate Bill 125 funds to support 22 public transportation agencies. The 2023 bill provided $5.1 billion to be distributed to regional transportation planning agencies over multiple years. […]


Infrastructure

U.S. Transportation Department awards $7M for positioning, navigation and timing technology companies

July 9, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had awarded contracts to nine companies support critical Global Positioning System infrastructure. The Complementary Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technology vendors will receive funding that will ultimately enable the DOT […]


Infrastructure

Department of Transportation rolls out $1.8B in infrastructure grants

July 9, 2024

Via: Transport Dive

The department announced the awards, part of a competitive, annual program, as the secretary embarks on a tour of construction projects to promote infrastructure investments ahead of the presidential election. The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity discretionary grants […]


Shipping

Trucking firms add automated scheduling software

July 3, 2024

Via: Transport Dive

Making appointments to pick up loads had been a difficult task to automate, but Qued software has helped save R.E. Garrison roughly 60 hours in staff time during its first two months of use, according to the release. Qued’s software […]


Vehicles

EU slaps Chinese electric cars with tariffs of up to 38%

July 3, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

The European Union on Thursday slapped extra provisional duties of up to 38 percent on Chinese electric car imports because of “unfair” state subsidies, despite Beijing’s warnings the move would unleash a trade war. Brussels launched an investigation last year […]


Impact & Regulations

FAA announces more than $123M in airport improvement grants

July 2, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced last week more than $123 million has been awarded to 235 airports in 35 states and the District of Columbia for airfield, safety, and other improvement projects. This is the […]


Impact & Regulations

US House bill includes $200M for truck parking

July 1, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

A member of Congress is leading the charge to create more truck parking to ease a headache-inducing problem drivers face daily. U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., is being praised by the American Trucking Associations for being “instrumental” in including $200 […]


Impact & Regulations

Diesel benchmark up third straight week, but demand figures look weak

July 1, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Retail diesel prices measured by the Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration average retail price now have moved higher for three consecutive weeks, but it doesn’t appear to be on the back of higher consumption. The weekly DOE/EIA diesel price, used […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT appoints acting AI chief to lead FMCSA

June 26, 2024

Via: Transport Dive

The length of White’s tenure as the FMCSA’s top official will likely be determined by the outcome of this year’s presidential election. But his promotion to acting FMCSA chief and deputy administrator at the trucking industry’s primary safety regulator reflects […]


Vehicles

VW to invest $5 bn in EV maker Rivian, establishing joint venture

June 26, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

German auto giant Volkswagen will invest $5 billion in US electric vehicle maker Rivian and create a joint venture expected to produce technology used by both automakers, the companies announced Tuesday. The collaboration includes a direct $3 billion investment by […]


Impact & Regulations

Corn growers file legal challenge against EPA’s trucking emissions rule

June 25, 2024

Via: Transport Dive

The legal challenges come months after the EPA released its final emissions standards designed to reduce greenhouse gas impacts by phasing out traditional transportation fleets and encouraging the growth of battery-powered vehicles. The agency’s final rules, which became effective last […]


Vehicles

Sustainable electrification: Managing resource demands for future electric vehicles

June 25, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

With goals to limit CO2 emissions, many countries have set targets to phase out internal combustion vehicles in favor of electric vehicles (EVs). Japan has set a target for 20%–30% of all car sales to be battery electric vehicles (BEVs) […]


Impact & Regulations

Federal Highway Administration awards nearly $60M for speedy deployment of vehicle-to-everything technologies

June 24, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

Through the Saving Lives with Connectivity: Accelerating V2X Deployment initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will award nearly $60 million to recipients in Arizona, Texas, and Utah looking to advance deployments of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies. Meant to promote road safety, […]


Shipping

Truckload producer pricing index falls in May

June 20, 2024

Via: Transport Dive

While percent changes in this area have remained negative, the most recent monthly data suggested further stability. But despite positive changes, such as May payroll jobs figures, market challenges still persist, and FTR expects its own trucking conditions index to […]


Vehicles

How vehicle size impacts others in a crash

June 20, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

We’re seeing more big cars on our roads, especially large wagon-style vehicles with a four- or all-wheel drive, known as sport utility vehicles or SUVs. For every passenger car sold in Australia, almost three SUVs are sold. Vehicles such as […]


Vehicles

Car dealerships across US halt services after cyberattack

June 20, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Thousands of car dealerships were ground to a halt during a normally busy holiday Wednesday by a cyber incident at CDK Global, a major software provider for dealers across the US. The company “shut all systems down and executed extensive […]


Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles found to be safer than human drivers, except in two types of situations

June 19, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

A pair of engineers at the University of Central Florida has found that autonomous vehicles are generally safer than those driven by humans except under two conditions. In their study, published in the journal Nature Communications, Mohamed Abdel-Aty and Shengxuan […]


Shipping

NWSA reports container volume increase

June 19, 2024

Via: Container News

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) announced that the total volume has risen by 8.2% since the start of the year, reaching 1,235,446 TEUs, compared to the same period last year. Full imports have seen a 12.5% increase, while full exports […]