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Technicians Gear Up for Truck Technology Changes

January 20, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

As truck technologies and emissions systems continue to evolve and electric-powered trucks begin to hit the market, the knowledge and expertise required to service and maintain these vehicles is also shifting. Rush Enterprises Inc. technicians highlighted these rapid changes in […]


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Toyota Backs Down in Fight Against California Emission Rules

August 23, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to recognize California’s authority to set its own auto emission standards, ending a standoff stretching back to the Trump administration. The Japanese automaker, which once sued along with several other manufacturers to stop California from setting […]


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Battery Giants, Hyundai Concerned by US Moves on China Supplies

August 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

South Korea’s biggest electric car batterymakers and Hyundai Motor Co. have expressed concern over new U.S. legislation aimed at boosting domestic production of EVs and reducing the use of Chinese materials, moves they say could hurt their competitiveness. Korean trade […]


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New Jerseyans urged to participate in fuel tax pilot program

August 10, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) commissioner, and the Eastern Transportation Coalition are urging residents to participate in the Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) Pilot Program. New Jersey currently funds transportation infrastructure largely from a fuel tax paid on […]


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Automakers Blitz Congress to Fix an EV Tax Credit They Can’t Use

August 3, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Automakers including Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. are making a last-ditch lobbying push to change Democrats’ proposed new spending bill over concern that they stand to lose out from strict new limits on electric vehicle […]


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Zero-Emission Truck Trial OK’d for California Ports

April 26, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Long Beach harbor commissioners on April 25 approved an agreement — hailed as groundbreaking — that will deploy 100 battery-electric trucks to the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The deployment is key as the ports press ahead […]


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New Car Ratings Include How They Make Drivers Stay Alert

January 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Two organizations that influence many Americans’ automobile-buying decisions will begin rating vehicles on how well they track behavior of motorists who use partially automated driver-assist systems. Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety say the ratings will factor […]


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Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles Expected to Take Hold in 2024

January 6, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Autonomous vehicles on the higher end of the technological scale may only be a couple of years away from greater adoption, panelists said at a CES 2022 session Jan. 5. Vehicles with autonomous capabilities typically are organized in classes, with […]


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Electric Vehicles Rank Low in Consumer Reports Reliability Study

November 18, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

When it comes to reliable cars, the newest and latest aren’t always best. Electric vehicles fare poorly in the latest reliability study from Consumer Reports, with Tesla Inc. and its battery-powered lineup finishing second to last for the second straight […]


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Congress Mandates New Car Tech to Stop Drunken Driving

November 9, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Congress has created a new requirement for automakers: Find a high-tech way to keep drunken people from driving cars. It’s one of the mandates along with a burst of new spending aimed at improving auto safety amid escalating road fatalities […]


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GM Beats Estimates, Sees 2021 Profit at ‘High End’ of Guidance

October 27, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors Co. beat analysts’ consensus estimate for the latest quarter thanks to strong performance from its financial unit and a one-time gain, and said full-year results would come in at the “high end” of its previous guidance. The automaker […]


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GM Plants That Closed Due to Chip Shortage to Reopen Nov. 1

October 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

For the first time in eight months, the global shortage of computer chips won’t force General Motors to keep any North American factories closed. The company said Oct. 22 that starting Nov. 1, all plants that had been closed on […]


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Legislators, industry leaders agree collaboration key to driverless vehicle adoption

October 14, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

It’s no secret that self-driving vehicles are a thing. From trucks to passenger vehicles to middle-mile delivery vans, companies across the transportation industry are doing everything they can to get drivers out of vehicles. But they can only do so […]


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Tesla Expects Delivery Record, Beating Supply Chain Turmoil

October 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. is expected to report record deliveries of roughly 224,000 vehicles in the most recent quarter, another milestone for CEO Elon Musk and his trailblazing electric-car brand. Deliveries are one of the most closely watched metrics at Tesla: They […]


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July US Trailer Orders Hit Lowest Level of 2021, FTR Reports

August 11, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. trailer orders in July slid some more, barely clearing 8,000 units and setting a new low point of this cycle, FTR reported. The preliminary volume was 8,200, according to FTR, which cited trailer makers’ initial data that they will […]


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Novel methods to improve the range and safety of e-vehicles

May 18, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

As part of the European Union’s STEVE* project, Surrey has developed several pioneering approaches to torque vectoring in electric vehicles. In e-vehicles with multiple motors, it is possible to deliver different amounts of drive power to each wheel. This benefits […]


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Tesla Told to Provide Documents Involving Musk Compensation

May 4, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A Delaware judge on May 3 ordered lawyers representing Tesla Inc. directors to turn over certain communications that CEO Elon Musk may have shared with the company’s top in-house attorneys before the board approved a compensation plan in 2018 that […]


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N.Y. Bill Orders All-Electric Truck Sales by 2045

April 27, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The state Senate on April 26 passed a bill that would essentially mandate that all new passenger cars sold in the state run on electric power by 2035. The measure, which had earlier passed in the Assembly, would also have […]


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Iveco Sale Talks End With China FAW as Italy Opposes

April 19, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The billionaire Agnelli family’s CNH Industrial NV ended talks to sell its Iveco SpA truck and bus unit to China FAW Group Co. after the Italian government signaled it would oppose the deal. CNH abandoned the talks because the Chinese […]


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Biden Taps Meera Joshi to Lead FMCSA

April 14, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden announced April 14 that he intends to nominate Meera Joshi to serve as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Joshi has been serving as acting administrator of FMCSA since late January. The FMCSA administrator post […]