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Commercial freight transportation businesses rely on data, intelligence, and novel solutions for operational efficiency. Transport Topics technology coverage investigates available technologies, real-world applications of business solutions, and the strategies necessary for advancement. News topics focus on the latest applied science, and issues range from autonomous vehicle and robotics innovations to management software, tracking and transparency, data analytics, blockchain, and the internet of things.

Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Ford Pauses F-150 Lightning Shipments

Ford Motor Co. has paused shipments of the 2024 F-150 Lightning pickup truck as part of a longer-than-expected quality check process.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
February 26, 2024

Best Trucking Management Software Buyer’s Guide

For growing carriers, choosing the right Trucking Management Software (TMS) is vital for the efficiency and growth of your transportation business. As we move into 2024, it's crucial to understand the key features and considerations that make a TMS solution stand out, and which ones play to your unique operation.

Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Investors Flee Tumbling EV Upstarts

Investors have all but thrown in the towel on shares of EV startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid Group. 

Esha Day | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2024
Business, Technology

Flexport Resurrects Convoy Services With New Tech Platform

Flexport launched a new technology platform that offers global shippers access to a trucking capacity marketplace of small carriers and owner-operators, the company announced Feb. 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Wireless Charging for EVs Is Inching Closer to Reality

Multiple startups have spent years working toward a world in which wireless EV charging goes mainstream, and as adoption picks up, momentum is building to make that dream a reality.

Tope Alake | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Prepares to Resume Robotaxi Testing After Halt

GM’s Cruise autonomous unit is nearing the resumption of testing in the coming weeks, with Houston and Dallas emerging as potential locations, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Julia Love and David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Five Questions: Chris DeMillo, Leonard's Express

Chris DeMillo was promoted to vice president of information technology in September after holding several IT positions since joining the company in 2005.

February 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucking Landscape Is Shifting Rapidly

The anticipated benefits of autonomous trucking have ­attracted an influx of entrepreneurs determined to bring highly automated driving technology to the commercial vehicle market. 

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 23, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, For-Hire

New SEC Rules Prompt Closer Look at Cybersecurity

Trucking businesses need to take a close look at the state of their cybersecur­ity in 2024 now that tough, new disclosure rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission have gone live.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
February 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Nikola Q4 Loss Dives 30.8% as R&D Costs Fall

Losses at Class 8 vehicle manufacturer Nikola Corp. narrowed 30.8% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2023 as research and development costs plummeted.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Stays Positive on Class 8 Truck Sales Prospects in ’24

Volvo Trucks North America is forecasting a solid year for Class 8 sales, but expects activity soon for a pre-buy of new trucks ahead of federal emission rules taking effect in 2027.

February 22, 2024