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Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Shares Jump as Investors Buy Into Musk’s Robotaxi Hype

When Elon Musk announced late April 5 that he’ll unveil a Tesla Inc. robotaxi in August, it was a clear attempt to arrest a spiral for the once high-flying carmaker.

Dana Hull and Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2024

Best Trucking Software 2024

For growing asset-based carriers, ensuring you have the right trucking software is essential for managing fleets, optimizing operations, and winning more higher-paying loads.

Business, Technology, Autonomous, For-Hire

Kodiak Forms Autonomous Truck Council With Walmart, UPS

Kodiak Robotics launched an advisory council to bolster its efforts to commercialize autonomous trucks with the help of trucking industry leaders, the company announced March 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Biden Grants $6.6 Billion to Chipmaker TSMC

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Biden administration pledged on April 8 to provide up to $6.6 billion so that a Taiwanese semiconductor giant can expand the facilities it is building in Arizona.

Will Weissert | Associated Press
April 8, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety

Toyota to Oversee Model Certification at Daihatsu

TOKYO — Japanese automaker Toyota will oversee model certification at its subsidiary Daihatsu to regain trust among dealers, customers and workers after a safety testing scandal.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
April 8, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Musk Says Tesla Will Unveil Robotaxi in August

Tesla Inc. plans to unveil its long-promised robotaxi later this year as the electric carmaker struggles with weak sales and competition from low-cost Chinese EVs.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics

Trucker Path Launches Brokerage Service for Smaller Brokers

Transportation technology provider Trucker Path is launching a new brokerage service offering designed for small to midsize freight brokers, the company announced April 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Stellantis CEO Says EV Battery Weight Must Be Halved

The weight of electric vehicles batteries should be halved over the next decade in order to make the cars more efficient and environmentally friendly, Stellantis NV CEO Carlos Tavares said.

Luke Ramseth | The Detroit News
April 4, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

South Korean Chipmaker Plans $3.87 Billion Indiana Plant

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A major South Korean computer chipmaker said April 3 it plans to spend more than $3.87 billion in Indiana to build a semiconductor packaging plant and research center.

April 4, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ford to Delay Production of New Electric Pickup, Large SUV

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. says it will delay rolling out new electric pickup trucks and a new large electric SUV as it adds gas-electric hybrids to its model lineup.

April 4, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

2024 TMC Photo Gallery

Photos from American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting March 4-7, 2024, at the Ernest  N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 

April 4, 2024