Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Warehouses Are Getting Bigger, Taller, Faster

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Those boxes piling up on your doorstep over the holidays don’t ship from Santa’s workshop. As Americans spend more money shopping online, real estate developers are sinking record amounts of money into new warehouse space, building bigger, taller structures to meet the needs of e-commerce — and the robots that help it along.

Patrick Clark and Kim Bhasin | Bloomberg News
December 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Toyota Plans Hydrogen Fuel Cell Plant at Long Beach

Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. is building the first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. The facility will use biowaste from California’s farms to generate water, electricity and hydrogen.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Canadian ELD Mandate Would Improve Safety, Efficiency, Industry Stakeholders Say

Ambassador Bridge A truck travels on the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit and Windsor, Ontario/Ambassador Bridge

Mandating electronic logging devices in Canada would separate conscientious fleets from those who do not prioritize safety, according to Stephen Laskowski, president of the Ontario Trucking Association and the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

BP’s New Existential Question: How to Advertise to a Machine

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

The anticipated proliferation of driverless cars will bring a brand new problem for the world’s biggest oil companies -- how to advertise to a machine.

Anna Hirtenstein and Rakteem Katakey | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber’s Well-Paid ‘Whistle Blower’ Slammed by In-House Lawyer

Carlos Jasso/Reuters

An Uber Technologies Inc. security manager who was paid $4.5 million over his termination was derided by one of the company’s top internal lawyers as a thief and “extortionist” who made “fantastical” allegations of unethical conduct inside the company.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Key Lawmakers Defend ELD Mandate

Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.) Rep. Alma Adams, House Small Business Committee/YouTube

WASHINGTON — A fast-approaching mandate on electronic logging devices would enhance safety across the trucking and freight sectors, Democrats on the House Small Business Committee said Nov. 29.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Vehicles Could Displace 8 Million Barrels of Oil Per Day by 2040

Scania CV AB

An energy transition is underway. Solar and wind are being added in ever-greater numbers. Electric vehicles are becoming more commonplace. Meanwhile, policy makers are grappling with the right mix of policies to pay for it all.

Anindya Upadhyay and Iain Wilson | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

There’s Now a Vessel That Produces Zero Pollution

The Hydroville passenger shuttle. Cie. Maritime Belge SA

Cie. Maritime Belge SA has built the first commercial ship that runs on hydrogen and produces zero pollution, taking the world a step closer to cargo without emissions.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

FAA Warns of Drone Collision Risks With Airplanes

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The millions of small civilian drones plying the nation’s skies can cause significant damage to airliners and business jets in a midair collision, new research commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration concluded.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber-Waymo Trial Delayed Again Following Allegations of Rogue Conduct at Uber

Seth Wenig, Eric Risner/AP

An Uber Technologies Inc. whistleblower made explosive allegations that a company team stole trade secrets to gain an edge over rivals, prompting a judge to further delay the ride-hailing company’s trial with Waymo.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2017