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PrePass Urges Caution on CMV Electronic Identifier System

Trucks on highway Shauni/Getty Images

A new PrePass Safety Alliance white paper claims that a proposal to require that trucks have a unique electronic identifier system would not necessarily improve highway safety, and could allow inspectors to monitor the condition of commercial motor vehicles while they are in motion.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Stellantis Promotes Opportunities for Minority-Owned Businesses in EV Shift

A Fiat 500 Hybrid vehicle charges in a Fiat, Jeep, and Alfa Romeo workshop A Fiat 500 Hybrid vehicle charges in a Fiat, Jeep, and Alfa Romeo workshop, operated by Stellantis NV, in Paris. (Nathan Lane/Bloomberg News)

The chief operating officer in North America of the maker of Jeep SUVs and Ram trucks on Nov. 14 emphasized the opportunities for minority-owned businesses to be a part of the company’s transformation toward electrification.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
November 14, 2022
Business, Technology

Musk Complains of ‘Too Much Work’ After Taking Over Twitter

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Twitter Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Twitter, has had a busy start to his time leading the social media platform. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The fear Tesla Inc. investors had as soon as Elon Musk made his bid for Twitter Inc. has come to fruition: Even he admits he’s taken on more than he should.

Grace Sihombing | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Trailer Makers Use Composites, Materials to Extend Life, Limit Moisture and Overloading

Wabash factory worker A Wabash employee operates a floor drill during the wood flooring process. (Wabash)

Amid a challenging landscape of supply chain issues, manufacturers are extending the lives of trailers using products such as composite materials and galvanized elements.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
November 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Study Says Charging Network Isn’t on Pace With Electric Truck Development

The Autocar E-ACTT electric terminal tractor The Autocar E-ACTT electric terminal tractor. (Autocar Trucks via YouTube)

In December, Tesla Inc. plans to deliver the first of its electric Semi trucks — prompting those responsible for delivering the power to ask: Are we ready for this?

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

California Deploys Portable Emissions Detectors Ahead of New Smog Rules

LA peaq inspection A truck is inspected at Port of Los Angeles. (CARB)

California is deploying a portable emissions detector in areas with heavy truck traffic to educate drivers and operators about a new smog check program that starts Jan. 1.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Kodiak Robotics Demonstrates AV Intervention After Tire Blowout

Kodiak blowout Kodiak via YouTube

Self-driving truck technology company Kodiak Robotics Inc. announced its autonomous technology, the Kodiak Driver, can maintain complete control of the truck when it suffers a catastrophic tire blowout — calling a demonstration of the technology an industry first.

November 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Brings Cheng Lu Back as CEO

A TuSimple truck being readied for display at MCE 2022 A TuSimple truck being readied for display at MCE 2022; inset of Cheng Lu. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Cheng Lu will be returning to TuSimple as CEO and president, replacing Ersin Yumer, who had been serving as the interim CEO and president, the company announced Nov. 11.

November 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Amazon Unveils Smaller Delivery Drone That Can Fly in Rain

The Amazon Prime Air MK27-2 drone on display The Amazon Prime Air MK27-2 drone on display in the Neighborhood of the Near Future exhibit during the Delivering the Future event at the Amazon Robotics Innovation Hub in Westborough, Mass. (M. Scott Brauer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. unveiled a new delivery drone on Nov. 10 that’s smaller, makes less noise and can fly through light rain, the latest effort to get the troubled and long-developing project off the ground.

November 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Hyliion Reports Modest Q3 Revenue as Net Loss Widens

Hyliion hybrid electric (left) and ERX trucks Hyliion said it has $455 million of cash and marketable investments, which it described as sufficient to commercialize the Hypertruck ERX system and fund other development activities. (Hyliion via Twitter)

Hyliion Holdings Corp., which went public in 2020, reported a higher net loss on modest revenue in the third quarter. But the electrified powertrain provider ended the quarter with over $455 million of cash and marketable investments.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 10, 2022

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