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Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Sen. Wicker: Commerce Committee’s Agenda to Include Autonomous Vehicle Policy

Autonomous BMW under development by Aptiv in Pittsburgh on display in  March An autonomous BMW under development by Aptiv in Pittsburgh on display March 4, 2019. (Associated Press/Gene J. Puskar)

The U.S. Senate panel with jurisdiction over the trucking industry likely will take up autonomous vehicles technology policy during the 116th Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla Bears Pile On as Citi Is Latest to Lower Target

Tesla A trailer full of Teslas preparing to be transported. (Spencer Platt/Bloomberg News)

Another analyst is cutting his price target for Tesla Inc. after the electric car maker on May 21 fell to the lowest since December 2016.

Felice Maranz | Bloomberg News
May 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Biodiesel, Mudflaps Help Improve Emissions

DPF installer A technician installs a retrofit diesel particulate filter. (TT file photo)

Although large gains have been made in cleaning up new diesel engines, nearly two-thirds of all commercial trucks don’t meet the latest emissions standards. As of 2017, some 36% of all commercial trucks (Classes 3-8) in the United States rely on the newest generation of diesel engines — a 6% increase over 2016, according to the Diesel Technology Forum, which cited the latest data.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

$2 Billion Invested in Trucking Tech Firms So Far in 2019

Trucking technology firms are raking in cash as investors look to get in on a hot industry and capitalize on a U.S. economy that remains strong.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Approval of Amazon Air Cargo Complex in Lakeland, Fla., Gets Mixed Reception

Amazon Ted S. Warren/Bloomberg News

City commissioners are excited to sign a deal with Amazon to build an air cargo facility at Lakeland’s airport. Residents were less enthusiastic.

Sara Megan Walsh | The Lakeland. Fla., Ledger
May 21, 2019
Business, Technology

Oil Giant Chevron Offering Electric Car Charging at Stations

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Chevron Corp. is offering electric car charging ports at a handful of gasoline stations in its home state of California, according to a statement May 20.

Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
May 21, 2019
Business, Technology

Ford Slashing 7,000 Jobs as Disruption Sweeps Auto Industry

Ford A 2017 Ford Motor Co. Super Duty F-250 truck stands near an American flag at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. plans to eliminate about 7,000 salaried jobs — about 10% of its global white-collar workforce — as pressures mount on automakers to keep pace with massive technological shifts amid signs global car demand has peaked.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Tesla Shares Breach $200 as Analyst Says CEO Elon Musk Faces a ‘Code Red’

Tesla David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. shares plunged below $200 for the first time in more than two years on concerns the carmaker faces a “Kilimanjaro-like uphill climb” to hit profitability goals in the second half of the year.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Infrastructure Week Encore: Trump, Democrats to Discuss Funding May 22

President Donald Trump Democrats want Trump to take the lead during infrastructure funding talks when the president meets with congressional Democrats on May 22. (Fox News via YouTube)

President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats agreed on April 30 to proceed with a $2 trillion infrastructure package, yet, they haven’t announced how to pay for the measure. That may change when they meet May 22 to discuss funding. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TuSimple Self-Driving Trucks to Haul Mail for Postal Service in Two-Week Pilot

TuSimple TuSimple’s self-driving tractors will haul U.S. Postal Service trailers. (TuSimple)

Self-driving trucks operated by startup TuSimple will haul mail and packages across the Southwest in a two-week pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 20, 2019