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Industry Works to Make Tractor-Trailer Connections More Efficient

October 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

As more data is being shared between trucks and trailers, the trucking industry is working to standardize the connections of the future. In the meantime, fleets are looking for solutions — some of them low-tech — to ensure trucks and […]


Impact & Regulations

High Diesel Prices Do Little to Speed Adoption of Alt-Fuel Trucks

April 29, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Record high diesel fuel prices are creating some painful sticker shock moments at the pump for truck lines and shippers. Yet, those rising costs aren’t necessarily driving a dramatic uptick in adoption of alternative-fueled vehicles in the Class 8 heavy-truck […]


Vehicles

GM Vows to Surpass Tesla in Electric Vehicle Sales

October 6, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors plans to cash in as the world switches from combustion engines to battery power, promising to double its annual revenue by 2030 with an array of new electric vehicles, profitable gas-powered cars and trucks, and services such as […]


Vehicles

Commercial goods transport companies want to electrify, but wait on technology

June 28, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Commercial goods transporters say they want to buy electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, but they’re waiting on technology and production to catch-up to demand. U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) stressed how important the move to electrify medium- to heavy-duty trucks […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping, Vehicles

Industry Rejects Tax Proposal Targeting Trucks

May 19, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A Senate proposal to impose a vehicle-miles-traveled fee exclusively on commercial vehicles drew a strong rebuke from the leaders in the trucking industry. During a May 18 Finance Committee hearing to explore funding solutions for the country’s infrastructure system, Sen. […]


Vehicles

Nikola Falls After Paring Output Goals for Debut Electric Trucks

February 26, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Nikola Corp. shares slipped after the company cut projected output of its first commercial zero-emission vehicles and said it may seek to raise more capital to invest in facilities such as a planned hydrogen-fueling network. The startup now expects to […]


Shipping

Winter storms still stalling supply chains

February 18, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

A second winter storm this week slammed parts of the South Wednesday. Several more inches of snowfall, along with some sleet and freezing rain, hit from Texas to the Tennessee Valley. This storm will impact trucks, trains and ships from […]


Vehicles

GM ‘Going Forward’ With Nikola Partnership Talks on Trucks

October 21, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors Co. is moving ahead in its talks with startup Nikola Corp. over a proposed partnership to make electric and fuel cell powered trucks, a senior executive at the Detroit automaker said. GM and Nikola announced a tentative agreement […]


Vehicles

Self-Driving Trucks and Presidential Politics

December 6, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The introduction of self-driving truck prototypes over the past five years has fueled an ongoing conversation about how this emerging technology will change the freight transportation industry in the decades ahead. The prospect of automated trucking also has become part […]


Vehicles

Self-Driving Trucks Are Ready to Do Business in Texas

August 6, 2019

Via: Wired

DON BURNETTE AND Paz Eshel are Silicon Valley, through and through. Burnette is a veteran of Google’s self-driving car project and Otto, the robotic trucking company acquired by Uber. Eshel has a background in venture capital, and his résumé is […]


Vehicles

Availability of Medium-Duty E-Trucks Is Limited as Testing Continues

July 23, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Battery-electric medium-duty trucks may have a bright future due to their potential to reduce operational costs and improve sustainability. But currently, the availability of these trucks is limited as testing continues. UPS Inc. would like to purchase more electric vehicles, […]


Impact & Regulations

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on New Trucks

May 7, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced legislation aimed at repealing the 12% federal excise tax on certain heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers. Reps. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) led a bipartisan effort April 29 […]


Vehicles

Are We There Yet? A Reality Check on Self-Driving Cars

April 22, 2019

Via: Wired

READ THE BREATHLESS articles and bold tweets and you could be forgiven for thinking that the fully autonomous vehicle is around the corner, with a collision- and congestion-free future riding shotgun. Prepare for disappointment. A decade of massive investment in […]


Vehicles

Daimler Acquires Majority Stake in Torc Robotics to Boost Development of Self-Driving Trucks

March 29, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Daimler Trucks has agreed to acquire a majority stake in autonomous vehicle pioneer Torc Robotics and will join forces with the technology firm to develop highly automated trucks for the U.S. market. Financial terms were not disclosed. The truck manufacturer […]


Vehicles

Paccar CEO Outlines Path Toward Zero-Emission Trucks, Automated Driving

January 28, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

SAN FRANCISCO — Paccar Inc. CEO Ron Armstrong said the trucking industry is moving toward ever cleaner and more energy-efficient vehicles and will adopt increasingly advanced automated driving technology to assist drivers. “The future of the industry is very dynamic, […]


Vehicles

Rising global cargo threat requires new approach

November 15, 2018

Via: JOC

Cargo owners have been warned that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to risk management to protect against rising theft. Speaking as the TT Club and BSI Supply Chain Services published the first edition of the joint 2018 Semi-Annual Global Cargo […]


Vehicles

As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Kodiak Jumps In

August 7, 2018

Via: Wired

FOR THE DEVELOPERS of self-driving vehicles, semi-trucks are a potential low-hanging fruit. Although big rigs are imposingly, intimidatingly huge, they also predominantly run on freeways and other fixed routes that are simpler to automate. Fleet managers are easier to convince […]


Vehicles

Why shippers, not truckers, hold the key to US truck capacity

May 24, 2018

Via: JOC

There’s a clock that regulates supply chains, and lately it is losing time, not just by a beat, but hours and days. That throws off sales forecasts and orders, lengthens transit times, and leads to missed deliveries and a pervasive […]


Vehicles

Uber Freight Introduces Discount Program for Fuel, Parts, Trucks

March 21, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Uber Freight has introduced a discount program that provides savings on fuel, parts and even new and used truck purchases to carriers using its load-matching mobile app. Offers available through the Uber Freight Plus program include a fuel card provided […]


Shipping

Planes, Trains and Trucks: Global Trade Boom Fires Up Oil Demand

March 7, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The strength of oil consumption took analysts by surprise last year, and played a big role in crude’s recovery to a three-year high in January. Demand this year could even turn out to be “way in excess” of 2017’s exuberant […]