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Union Pacific Corp. reported fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates as disruptions from winter storms drove up costs.
Host Seth Clevenger chats with Torc Robotics CEO Peter Vaughan Schmidt about the realities of autonomous truck technology and how they fit into the freight transportation industry. Second of a three-part series on autonomous vehicles.
Additional funding is available for officials seeking to modernize operations at small shipyard facilities around the country, the U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced.
The adoption of electric trucks by fleets would see a more sustainable trucking industry, but is our infrastructure ready to support commercial electric vehicles? And, how has technician training evolved to include EV support and maintenance? Join us for conversations that will help your fleet charge ahead.January 24, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk returned to the stand for a third day on Jan. 24 in federal court in San Francisco to testify in a trial stemming from a class action lawsuit.
U.S. business activity contracted for a seventh month, though at a more moderate pace, while a measure of input prices firmed in a sign of lingering inflationary pressures.
Paccar said Jan. 19 it is collaborating with Platform Science to integrate its virtual vehicle platform into its trucks.January 24, 2023
The good news for EV automakers and charging network operators is that changes to an 18-year-old U.S. program that has driven adoption of ethanol and biodiesel is getting a makeover for the electric vehicle age.
While all-electric transport refrigeration units might seem a relatively new development in the refrigerated transportation segment, the technology has developed over the last 20-plus years.
An Amazon warehouse worker who helped lead a hotly contested union campaign in Bessemer, Ala., said he was abruptly terminated without explanation.
Former USA Truck CEO James Reed has joined autonomous truck technology company Kodiak Robotics, the company announced Jan. 19.January 23, 2023