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Crowley Maritime Christens LNG-Powered Cargo Ship

Crowley tugboat A Crowley Maritime Corporation tugboat. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Fair winds and following seas greeted El Coqui — hailed as the future of modern maritime trade with its cleaner-burning liquefied natural gas engines and cutting-edge technology — as she sailed Oct. 20 from Jacksonville with cargo bound for Puerto Rico.

Teresa Stepzinski | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 22, 2018
Business, Technology

Mack, Volvo Enhance Over-the-Air Software Update Capabilities

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks have improved upon their over-the-air feature, which allows for updates to occur while a driver has downtime, such as while at a rest stop or home.

Transport Topics
October 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

AxleTech, Thor Trucks Partner to Build Heavy-Duty E-Powertrain

Heavy-Duty E-Powertrain Thor intends to market in 2019 the ET-1, a battery-electric Class 8 day cab that will have a 100-mile range and cost $150,000. (Thor Trucks Inc.)

AxleTech and Thor Trucks have partnered to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain, according to an Oct. 16 press release. The two will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology.

Transport Topics
October 22, 2018
Business, Technology

Uber Launches Powerloop, a Trailer-Rental Business, to Build Drop-Freight Network

Powerloop trailer Powerloop, a new trailer leasing and rental company started by Uber, hopes to reduce driver detention time through its trailer-pool system. (Uber Freight)

Uber Technologies Inc. has started Powerloop, a trailer leasing and rental business, to support drop-freight opportunities for carriers and shippers using its Uber Freight load-matching network.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

AB Volvo Posts Record Third Quarter, Higher Income and Revenue

Volvo VNL 760 interior John Sommers II for Transport Topics

AB Volvo notched a 38% gain in net income as record third-quarter revenue was lifted by stronger truck orders and deliveries.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

BigRoad Freight Introduces Personalized Load-Matching Platform

BigRoad Freight has launched a new set of features that gives drivers access to personalized load boards, load searching and truck posting through the BigRoad app. That allows them more control over the shipments they choose, according to a press release.

Transport Topics
October 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

DeliveryCircle Launches SaaS Platform KrewZen

DeliveryCircle, a same-day delivery solution for shippers, has introduced KrewZen, a Software-as-a-Service platform that gives retailers, third-party logistics companies and distributors the tools to build a local delivery network for same-day, final-mile deliveries.

Transport Topics
October 19, 2018
Business, Technology

Basin Commerce Launches New Workflow Program

Bulk freight software solutions provider Basin Commerce unveiled Conduit, its new quoting and management workflow platform.

Transport Topics
October 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Sygic Introduces Real-Time Driver Behavior Analysis

Sygic, a Slovakia-based mobile navigation company, has unveiled a new driver behavior algorithm designed to motivate drivers to act safer behind the wheel.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking to Turn More to Alternative Fuels, Experts Say

Alternative Fuels A truck operated by the Cummins engineering department (foreground) stands beside a tractor-trailer combination from the Monarch Beverage Co. Both run on compressed natural gas. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS — Sales of Class 8 natural gas fueled trucks are rising, grants and incentives for using alternative fuels are expanding and more related regulations are coming as major shippers pursue environmental sustainability, experts said at an industry forum here.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018

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