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How trucking costs reached a new high in 2023

July 11, 2024

Via: Transport Dive

The cost of trucking reached a new all-time high in 2023 at $2.27 per mile, according to an annual report from The American Transportation Research Institute. The increase, though, was less than 1% and subdued by declining fuel costs, which […]


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 […]


Shipping

Container shipping will be hit hardest by upcoming FuelEU Maritime regulation

July 9, 2024

Via: Splash 247

New analysis from Germany shows the container sector faces the brunt of penalties from the upcoming FuelEU Maritime regulation, the sector likely to account for nearly a third of all payouts. The financial impact of FuelEU Maritime, which comes into […]


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

Study: Low-pressure CO2 ship transport chain is technically feasible

July 8, 2024

Via: Offshore Energy

The CO2 Efficient Transport via Ocean (CETO) joint industry project (JiP) concluded recently with the release of the report setting out the findings of the Technology Qualification performed in the study. CETO was funded by the project partners and Gassonova […]


Shipping

US lawmakers mull port fee to fight China’s shipbuilding dominance

July 5, 2024

Via: Container News

A union proposal seeking to blunt China’s growing dominance in the maritime, logistics and shipbuilding sectors is finding bipartisan support among U.S. Congressional lawmakers, based on remarks made at a recent U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing. The Congressional hearing, […]


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 […]


Vehicles

Tesla sales fall for second straight quarter despite price cuts, but decline not as bad as expected

July 2, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Tesla’s global sales fell for the second straight quarter despite price cuts and low-interest financing offers, another sign of weakening demand for the company’s products and electric vehicles overall. The Austin, Texas, company said Tuesday that it sold 443,956 vehicles […]


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, […]