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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 […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $1.5 billion to upgrade and deploy clean transit buses in America

February 12, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

The U.S. Department of Transportation‘s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has unveiled a historic investment of approximately $1.5 billion to revitalise U.S. transit vehicle manufacturing, particularly focusing on zero-emission buses, bus facility development and workforce enhancement. This funding, made possible […]


Shipping

Shipping and the Macroeconomic Environment: What to Expect?

February 8, 2024

Via: Hellenic Shipping News

The global economy is heading towards monetary easing, expected to arrive in the following months. This could trigger a rebound in trade growth dynamics and demand across the board. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Xclusiv said that “despite record […]


Vehicles

E-bikes hold huge promise for sustainable transport in rural tourist areas, says researcher

February 6, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

I first rode an e-bike after a day out exploring the fells on foot a few years ago. Instead of driving back to my accommodation, I traveled 40km through the Lake District on an e-bike and I was surprised by […]


Travel & Public Transit

Pennsylvania budget proposal includes $282.8M for public transit

January 31, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget proposal would increase public transit funding by 1.75 percent, a $282.8 million investment, and provide nearly $1.5 billion in new state funding over five years. The proposal would deliver the funding needed to avoid […]


Vehicles

NASA autonomous flight software successfully used in air taxi stand-ins

January 26, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In late October, two research helicopters from the manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, made a dozen test flights over Long Island Sound, Connecticut taking care to avoid other aircraft in the area around them. Except the ordinary-looking helicopters were […]


Impact & Regulations

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 […]


Shipping

ABB buys weather routing firm in latest maritime tech consolidation move

January 24, 2024

Via: Splash 247

In a most recent move for shipping data providers, multinational tech corporation ABB has acquired the shipping business of weather and meteorological forecasting specialist DTN. ABB acquired the shipping business of DTN Europe and DTN Philippines expanding the company’s offering […]


Shipping

DHL Supply Chain reaches 50-truck milestone for Orange EV yard truck fleet, announces commitment for 100

January 11, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

DHL Supply Chain announced Tuesday it now owns and operates 50 Orange EV yard trucks and is one its was to its way to owning 50 more. The first shipping company to deploy a heavy-duty Class 8 electric truck, DHL […]


Shipping

DOT tangles with watchdog over $1.5 billion in freight grants

January 11, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

A new federal watchdog report criticizes the U.S. Department of Transportation for not properly documenting how it prioritizes funding for major infrastructure projects involving highways, ports and freight rail — but DOT disagrees with the assessment. The report, published and […]


Impact & Regulations

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 […]


Shipping

How Echo Global Logistics is mastering temperature-controlled shipping

January 3, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

From chocolates melting in the heat to pharmaceuticals degrading in the cold, the delicate balance of temperature-controlled shipping is a dance Echo Global Logistics has worked hard to master. Frank Hurst, Echo’s executive vice president of less-than-truckload, has been a […]


Impact & Regulations

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, […]


Infrastructure

Tennessee reveals 10-year, $15B plan

December 20, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently revealed a proposed 10-year, $15 billion fiscally-constrained project plan. This is the first such plan released by TDOT. “TDOT is proud to establish this fiscally responsible infrastructure investment program for the state of […]


Shipping

How FIU Business is guiding next generation of logistics professionals

December 19, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

One of the primary challenges facing any educated workforce is a lack of real-world industry experience among students and recent graduates. And while logistics is certainly not exempt from this challenge, Michael White and his colleagues at Florida International University […]


Impact & Regulations

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 […]


Travel & Public Transit

EMBARK marks launch of Oklahoma City’s first bus rapid transit service

December 13, 2023

Via: Intelligent Transport

In a significant milestone for public transportation in Oklahoma City, EMBARK has announced that, in collaboration with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the City of Oklahoma City, it has marked the official launch of RAPID – the region’s first […]


Travel & Public Transit

FRA doles out $8B in grants advancing passenger rail

December 8, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

The Federal Railroad Administration is awarding $8.2 billion in grants for high-speed passenger rail projects as well as projects supporting capital improvements in existing rail corridors. While the Class I railroads generally fund their own track improvements, freight rail service […]


Impact & Regulations

FAA proposal would test employees working on aircraft outside of US for drugs, alcohol

December 8, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed requiring repair stations outside of the U.S. to test employees who work on certain aircraft to undergo drug and alcohol testing in order to retain their certification. On Wednesday, the FAA said the […]


Infrastructure

New York to invest $100M for roadway repaving, resiliency enhancements

November 30, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

On Wednesday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her state would release $100 million to support repaving and improvements to state roadways impacted by the extreme weather. Hochul said the state would fund repaving projects in 66 locations covering nearly […]