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GM, Microsoft Lead $2 Billion Funding Round for Cruise

January 19, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors Co. and Microsoft Corp. are leading a $2 billion investment round in self-driving car startup Cruise in a deal that will bring the software giant’s cloud and edge-computing capabilities to the venture. The new funds will raise Cruise’s […]


Vehicles

California governor proposes $1.5B for clean transportation

January 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has released his proposed 2021-22 budget, calling for $1.5 billion to be invested in clean trucks, buses and cars, as well as infrastructure to fuel those vehicles. This proposal, announced last Friday, follows the governor’s September […]


Vehicles

Are your driver trainers road-ready as well?

January 7, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The trucker life isn’t for everyone and the same is true for trainers. Arguably, a driver’s performance on the road is a reflection of the quality of training he or she receives, which is why it’s important for carriers to […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure, Vehicles

Weekly diesel price increase marks longest run in almost 3 years

January 4, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The weekly Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration retail diesel price rose a half-cent per gallon this week, the ninth consecutive week it has posted a gain. The Monday price of $2.64 a gallon stands 36.8 cents more than the $2.372-per-gallon […]


Vehicles

Covenant sees ESG principles moving deeper into truckload segment’s strategy

December 30, 2020

Via: FreightWaves

That can sum up the perspective of Matt McLelland, the director of innovation at truckload carrier Covenant Logistics Group. From his perch, McLelland has seen the coming of requirements that carriers will be facing in order to meet environmental standards […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Northeast Transportation Climate Initiative meets opposition

December 29, 2020

Via: FreightWaves

An initiative in the U.S. Northeast designed in part to drive reduced carbon emissions in the transportation sector has met opposition from the retail fuels industry. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia were the first governmental bodies […]


Vehicles

Collaboration targets pollution reduction, clean transportation

December 23, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

Three states and Washington, D.C. are collaborating to reduce pollution while also promoting clean transportation. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser have signed a Memorandum of Understanding […]


Vehicles

Xos partners with DLL on electric truck financing

December 22, 2020

Via: FreightWaves

In an effort to overcome the cost barriers to buying electric vehicles, electric truck maker Xos Trucks Inc. on Tuesday announced a partnership with DLL to help finance the leasing of its all-electric commercial vehicles. DLL is a global asset […]


Vehicles

Track record matters when moving fragile, high-value goods

December 21, 2020

Via: FreightWaves

Speed, accuracy and security are important for every shipment – from paper towels to fancy electronics. There are a handful of segments, however, in which the importance of these elements becomes amplified. Both manufacturers and their transportation partners must be […]


Vehicles

Maryland Gov. Hogan announces connected, automated vehicle strategic framework

December 16, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that his state would be releasing the Maryland Connected and Automated Vehicle Strategic Framework. The framework will guide connected and automated vehicle technology in the state while serving as a place for stakeholders across […]