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While truck manufacturers make advances in battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology, they also are making fuel efficiency and aerodynamic improvements to their diesel offerings that will form the backbone of the trucking industry for years to come.
Elon Musk oversaw the creation of a 2016 video that exaggerated the abilities of Tesla Inc.’s driver-assistance system Autopilot, even dictating the opening text that claimed the company’s car drove itself.
American Trucking Associations is among the groups calling on the Federal Highway Administration to withdraw a memorandum from a little over a year ago focused on the implementation of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure law.
U.S. trailer orders in December surged to the second-highest level since ACT Research began tracking them in 1996, the company reported.
Trucking companies are navigating a challenging economic environment where stubbornly high costs for goods are affecting what shippers are willing to pay for transport, experts warned.
Three plans targeted to improve truck traffic in Alabama are among 33 road and bridge projects receiving a total of $40 million in state transportation funds announced by Gov. Kay Ivey.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation completed its first Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) Grant project in January.January 19, 2023
Federal drug regulators could soon announce plans to add fentanyl to a drug testing panel that would detect use of the dangerous drug among safety-sensitive federal employees — ultimately including truck drivers — after adoption by the Department of Transportation.