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Jacobs Prepares for Tougher Emissions Standards

Jacobs Vehicle Systems demo truck Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Jacobs Vehicle Systems is taking to the road to demonstrate its latest technologies directly to fleets and others as the company retools how it wants to be viewed — as a provider of emissions technology, not just the place for engine brakes.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla to Build Factory in Germany After Subsidies Announced

Elon Musk Elon Musk by Jae C. Hong/AP

BERLIN — Germany on Nov. 13 hailed Tesla’s decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electric cars.

November 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Al Gore’s Fund Leads $400 Million Deal With Convoy

Al Gore Al Gore by Mike Stewart/AP

In the four years since it was founded, Convoy Inc. has assembled a lineup of big-name investors that includes Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Marc Benioff. It’s adding one more to the list: Al Gore.

Emily Chasan | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

World Thirst for Oil Keeps Growing, With SUVs a Key Culprit

SUV on road Michel Euler/AP

PARIS — The world’s thirst for oil will continue to grow until the 2030s, with climate-damaging emissions climbing until at least 2040 — and consumers’ insatiable appetite for SUVs is a big reason why.

Angela Charlton | Associated Press
November 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Pemex Faces Payment Problems After Cyberattack Shut Down System

A Petroleos Mexicanos gas station stands in Mexico City A Petroleos Mexicanos gas station in Mexico City. Pemex is relying on manual billing until its security situation is resolved. (Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg News)

A ransomware attack that hit Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos is disrupting the company’s billing systems, according to people familiar with the situation.

Amy Stillman | Bloomberg News
November 12, 2019
Business, Technology

Nauto Unveils AI-Powered Driver-Behavior Learning Platform

Fleet-safety technology company Nauto on Nov. 6 unveiled its first and only in-vehicle, artificial intelligence-powered Driver Behavior Learning Platform, according to a news release.

November 12, 2019
Business, Technology

PowerFleet Revenue Jumps 26% in Q3

PowerFleet Inc. reported revenue increased to $16.9 million, a 26% jump from $13.4 million in the third quarter of 2018. The revenue was a record for any quarter, the technology company said.

November 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Roadrunner Freight Partners With MyCarrierTMS

Roadrunner Freight Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.

Roadrunner Freight, a business unit of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc., has partnered with MyCarrierTMS to offer customers a free transportation management system, according to a news release from both companies.

November 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Truck Delivery App Wins Saudi Funds to Expand in Middle East

Trukker vehicle via YouTube

Trukker, a digital marketplace for land freight based in the United Arab Emirates, has raised one of the largest initial rounds of capital for a startup in the region.

Farah Elbahrawy | Bloomberg News
November 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Natural Gas Trucks Expand in Southern California Ports

Clean Energy Fuels A Clean Energy Fuels station. (Clean Energy Fuels Corp.)

Clean Energy Fuels is supplying 100 trucks from Southern California port trucking companies with its Redeem renewable natural gas.

November 8, 2019