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Business, Technology, TCA

Tesla Touts Energy Savings in Its First Sustainability Report

Tesla A view from outside Tesla's Fremont, Calif., facility. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)

Tesla released its first sustainability report April 15, in which the electric carmaker highlighted the positive effects it said its vehicles — and its production efforts — have had on the environment since purchasing its Fremont, Calif., factory in 2010.

Rex Crum | The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
April 16, 2019

Transport Topics Podcasts: AOBRDs and ELDs

RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns programs. Episode 1 and 2 of Season Two, "The AOBRD Phaseout" and "What Does the Future Hold for ELDs?" are now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
March 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Opinion

Opinion: To Compete, Shippers Must Invest in Smart Technologies

To compete in the package delivery business, shippers must provide the best customer experience possible by investing in smart technologies and selecting the right delivery model, says Trevor Outman of Shipware.

Trevor Outman | Co-founder and President, Shipware
April 15, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla’s Elon Musk Blames Panasonic Battery Lines for Low Model 3 Output

Tesla Odin Jaeger/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk said Panasonic Corp. cell lines at the electric-car maker’s Nevada battery factory have been holding up production of its Model 3 sedans.

Craig Trudell and Pavel Alpeyev | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Chevron Megadeal Highlights Revival of American Energy

Chevron Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

For all the ink spilled over climate change and the global energy transition, the world’s biggest energy companies are focusing on where it all began: American oil.

Kevin Crowley and Kelly Gilblom | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2019
Government, Technology

Elon Musk Tweets Another Tesla Forecast in Midst of SEC Talks

Elon Musk Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, outside a federal court in New York on April 4. (Natan Dvir/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk, already in hot water over his Twitter use, posted another Tesla Inc. production forecast reminiscent of the one that landed him before a federal judge earlier this month.

Craig Trudell and Molly Kissler | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Executives, Transportation Experts Discuss Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Part of the distracted driving roundtable. (NTSBgov via YouTube)

Transportation companies — including trucking groups — can improve safety by promoting accountability at the individual, executive and peer levels, according to industry representatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2019
Business, Technology

Fleetilla, Polte Team on Asset-Tracking Tech

Fleetilla, an asset-tracking and fleet management company, announced a collaboration with Polte Corp., a location-technology company, and will integrate Polte’s technologies into its services, according to a news release.

April 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber’s Investment in Autonomous Tech Tops $1 Billion Since 2015

Uber A fleet of Uber's autonomous vehicles. (Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. has spent more than $1 billion on autonomous vehicle technology to compete with giants such as Alphabet Inc., Apple Inc. and General Motors Co.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
April 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Stanadyne Buys Pure Power Technologies

Stanadyne has acquired Pure Power Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of diesel fuel injectors and turbochargers headquartered in Columbia, S.C.

April 12, 2019
Business, Technology

GM Talks With Amazon-Backed Electric Truck Maker Said to Collapse

Truck Model of the Rivian pickup at the LA Auto Show. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Talks between General Motors Co. and electric-vehicle startup Rivian Automotive Inc. about the largest U.S. carmaker buying an equity stake have reached an impasse and may be dead, sources familiar with the matter said.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
April 12, 2019