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Aurora, Covenant Team on Autonomous Trucking Program

Aurora An Aurora autonomous truck. (Aurora Innovations Inc.)

Autonomous driving technology company Aurora Innovation Inc. will collaborate with Covenant Logistics to refine a self-driving truck system that could robotically emulate the speed of human team driving.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Survey Cites Fleets’ Growing Acceptance of Alt Fuels, Sustainable Tech

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates' sustainable fleets report cover image Gladstein, Neandross & Associates via Twitter

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Overall use of clean fuels and advanced vehicle technologies is rapidly progressing, according to a recent survey of 250 public, private and municipal fleets. But industry experts added that many thorny issues remain.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Legislators Optimistic About Ohio Bill to Provide Resources for CDL Training

Student Driver If it becomes law, the legislation would incentivize employers to train employees to obtain a commercial driver license. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Two Ohio legislators are optimistic their bill will pass in the General Assembly that would pay 50% of employer expenses to train truck drivers under a four-year tax credit capped at $25,000 per company.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

DTNA Unveils Production-Ready eCascadia at ACT Expo

Freightliner eCascadia Daimler

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Freightliner Trucks, a division of Daimler Truck North America, has unveiled its production-ready eCascadia Class 8 electric truck, built on the best-selling heavy-duty truck platform in North America.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

How Anglo American Developed the World’s Biggest Hydrogen-Fueled Truck

Anglo American The huge hydrogen-powered truck during its unveiling at Anglo American Plc’s platinum mine in Mogalakwena, South Africa, on May 6. (Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg News)

Four years ago, Anglo American Plc couldn’t find any industry partners to support its idea of replacing open-pit mining’s monster diesel trucks with climate-friendly, green hydrogen-fueled vehicles.

Antony Sguazzin | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight

HMM to Continue Deploying More Ships as Port Congestion Persists

HMM HMM's containership 'HMM Algeciras'. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

HMM Co., the biggest container-shipping line in South Korea, will continue deploying more vessels than usual to try to meet demand from the country’s exporters struggling to transport goods overseas.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Volvo Autonomous Solutions, DHL to Partner on Hub-to-Hub Transport

Volvo DHL truck Volvo

Volvo Autonomous Solutions announced it will offer a new hub-to-hub autonomous transport solution in North America, designed to serve shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight brokers.

May 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment


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May 9, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Industry Leaders Raise Concern About Proposed EPA NOx Rule

Cummins hydrogen tractor Most OEMs, like Cummins, support stronger NOx requirements and efforts to reduce emissions eventually down to zero. (Cummins Inc.)

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing its first new rules governing heavy-truck nitrogen oxide emissions in two decades, but engine manufacturers say the proposals would be difficult to meet and counterproductive because they could slow the move to cleaner technology.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
May 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Rivian Tumbles After Report of Ford Share Sale at a Discount

Rivian Rivian R1T electric vehicle pickup trucks on the assembly line. (Jamie Kelter Davis/Bloomberg News)

Rivian Automotive Inc. sank 21% after a media report that Ford Motor Co. is selling 8 million of its shares in the electric-pickup maker at a discount.

Stefan Nicola | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2022