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Carrier, AWS Collaborate on Food and Medicine Transportation

Carrier unit/AWS logo (Carrier)

Amazon Web Services and Carrier Global Corp. announced Oct. 8 a multiyear agreement to develop a cold chain operations platform.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Ware2Go Launches FulfillmentVu Technology Platform

Warehouse worker Ergin Yalcin/Getty Images

Ware2Go launched a new technology platform Oct. 8 that combines warehouse management systems to help merchants meet customer expectations across all sales channels.

October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

CSA Reform Bill Introduced in US House

Driver behind the wheel Carriers would be able to request regular safety audits under a pilot program if the bill gets passed. (mladenbalinovac/Getty Images)

A new bill from the U.S. House proposes a pilot program to review potential benefits of remote carrier compliance reviews under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, as well as a national hiring standard for the trucking industry.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Utah DOT Opens Runaway Truck Ramp

Utah The ramp. (Screenshot via Utah DOT)

The Utah Department of Transportation unveiled a newly constructed truck escape system that is meant to serve commercial motor vehicle operators navigating a challenging intersection.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Truck Leasing Expands in Vermont

Penske maintenance Maintenance being performed at a Penske facility. (Penske)

Penske Truck Leasing announced it opened a new facility in Essex Junction, Vt., to offer full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance services.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

REG to Expand Renewable Diesel Refinery Capacity

Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced plans to expand capacity at its Geismar, La., renewable diesel refinery by between 250 million to 340 million gallons annually with construction expected to begin in 2021 with “mechanical completion” in 2023.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Sysco Tests Freightliner eCascadia in California

Sysco trucks Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Sysco Corp. announced it is testing in California an all-electric Freightliner eCascadia from Daimler Trucks North America.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Considerations for Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Kenworth Several Kenworth tractors with Toyota hydrogen-electric powertrains that are being deployed in drayage operations around the Port of Los Angeles. (John Baxter)

Hydrogen will likely end up as the dominant fuel for longhaul trucks one or more decades from now, according to experts at familiar component suppliers and truck manufacturers. Nikola Motor Co. agrees, as one of the first entrants into this arena, with a whole new vehicle architecture.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Technology Provider Hopes to Strike Balance on Diesel Engine

ClearFlame's first prototype using Cummins engine ClearFlame's first prototype demonstration using a Cummins engine. (ClearFlame)

ClearFlame Engine Technologies is working to develop a diesel engine that runs on cleaner fuel without compromising performance.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Refrigerated Carriers Finding Value With Electric-Powered Reefer Units

Electric Advances in microprocessor-based controllers are making systems more efficient and reliable, as well as enhancing diagnostics for maintenance. (Carrier Transicold)

The use of electric power to refrigerate trailers is expected to surge in the coming years, according to some manufacturers and fleet operators.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
October 9, 2020