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Commercial freight transportation businesses rely on data, intelligence, and novel solutions for operational efficiency. Transport Topics technology coverage investigates available technologies, real-world applications of business solutions, and the strategies necessary for advancement. News topics focus on the latest applied science, and issues range from autonomous vehicle and robotics innovations to management software, tracking and transparency, data analytics, blockchain, and the internet of things.

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Nikola Develops Hydrogen Mobile Fueler to Use in 2023

Nikola Corp. announced it developed a heavy-duty, 700-bar hydrogen mobile fueler capable of direct fueling hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 18, 2023

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Business, Technology

Volvo Group Venture Capital Invests in Autonomous Tech Firm Waabi

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB on Jan. 18 said it is investing in Canadian autonomous trucking technology company Waabi Innovation Inc.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 18, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Heavy-Duty Electric Truck ‘Subscriptions’ Could Clean Up Pollution

Change to the hidden health and climate cost of consumer goods carried by tens of thousands of drayage trucks is coming in the form of more widely-accessible electric alternatives.

Todd Woody | Bloomberg News
January 17, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Cuts Vehicle Prices in Bid to Boost Flagging Demand

DETROIT — With its sales slowing and its stock price tumbling, Tesla Inc. slashed prices dramatically Jan. 13 on several versions of its electric vehicles, making some of its models eligible for a new federal tax credit that could help spur buyer interest.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 13, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Can Heavy Electric Trucks Be Deployed Industrywide by 2045?

WASHINGTON — Successful electrification of heavy trucks will require motor carriers to coordinate driver rest periods with charging their trucks, a potential obstacle that could increase carrier operational costs and result in delivery delays.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2023
Business, Technology

Nikola to Shift Battery Manufacturing to Arizona

Nikola Corp. announced it is moving its battery manufacturing to its Coolidge, Ariz., manufacturing facility from Cypress, Calif.

January 13, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Stellantis Secures Manganese Sulfate Supply for EV Batteries

The maker of Jeep SUVs, Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles on Jan. 9 said it has secured a supply of high-purity manganese sulfate monohydrate for electric vehicle batteries.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
January 13, 2023
Business, Technology

FTR Announces Key Executive Changes

FTR, an economic and freight forecasting firm, announced it appointed Jonathan Starks CEO of the company, replacing Eric Starks, who will be transitioning to chairman of the board.

January 12, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

January 12, 2023
Government, Technology, Safety

Fight for Zero Road Fatalities, NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy Urges

The rising number of people killed and injured in automobile accidents due to driving at high speeds is unacceptable, National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2023