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Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Embark Trucks Add HP to Partner Development Program

Embark trucks HP’s first autonomous freight deliveries with Embark will move printers from Los Angeles to Phoenix. (Embark)

Self-driving truck technology developer Embark Trucks Inc. announced HP Inc. is joining its partner development program to test and deploy autonomous freight and provide data and feedback to Embark.

May 14, 2021

State of Heavy Duty Repair and Fleet Maintenance in 2021

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In this webinar, industry leaders from Fullbay explore the state of the heavy-duty repair industry, including regional revenue trends, hiring challenges, shop demographics, technician rates and efficiencies, the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, and more.

May 13, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment

Louisiana House Takes Action on Staged Accidents Involving Trucks

Interstate 10 sign in Louisiana The Interstate 10 corridor in metro New Orleans has been the site of several staged crashes involving large trucks. (ablokhin/Getty Images)

The Louisiana House has passed a bill that would make staging an accident with a car or truck a serious state crime.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Forklift Driving Becomes Desk Job in Phantom-Mitsubishi Deal

A driver operates a forklift remotely. (Bloomberg News) A driver operates a forklift remotely. (Bloomberg News)

Phantom Auto, a California-based startup focusing on remote vehicle operation, has struck a deal to provide logistics equipment heavyweight Mitsubishi Logisnext Co. with software that enables forklifts to be operated remotely from thousands of miles away.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

April US Class 8 Sales Clear 19,000, but Production Slows

Freightliners on lot Class 8 Freightliners on a sales lot. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in April jumped 52.8% compared with a year earlier to 19,312, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2021
Government, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

DOT Issues Further Allowances for Haulers in States Affected by Colonial Pipeline Attack

Fuel tankers The U.S. Department of Transportation says states covered by presidential disaster declarations issued within the past 120 days may use interstate highways to transport overweight loads of gasoline and other fuels. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

Government agencies at the federal and state levels have taken measures — including steps to facilitate truck movement — as a response to the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Shell Starship 2.0 Split Into Two Cross-Country Treks

Shell Starship truck Shell Starship on display at an industry trade show. This year's excursion will be divided into runs in May and August. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Shell Lubricants is planning to hold two separate cross-country trips to showcase fuel-efficient truck technologies, the company announced May 10.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Diesel Engine Makers Need to Innovate to Meet Stricter NOx Emission Standards

truck getting EPA test A truck is being readied for testing of its emissions levels at the EPA emissions laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Environmental Protection Agency)

As state and federal clean-air regulators move forward with plans to further reduce nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions from commercial trucks, diesel engine makers are exploring new technologies to meet those targets in the coming years.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
May 10, 2021
Government, Equipment, Logistics

Wisconsin Leaders Issue Grant to Support Marine Facility in Marinette

Aerial view of Fincantieri Marinette Marine Aerial view of Fincantieri Marinette Marine (SteelGuru Business News via YouTube)

Wisconsin officials announced May 6 that $1 million in grant funding has been awarded to support infrastructure at a shipbuilding facility in Marinette.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

House Democrats Support Electric Vehicle Policies, Rep. Pallone Says

Electric vehicle charging station Under President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan, $174 billion would be earmarked for investments related to electric vehicle infrastructure. (Penske Truck Leasing)

House Democrats are aiming to advance legislation pertaining to electric vehicles as the White House and congressional leaders debate infrastructure policy measures this year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2021