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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, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Leading Container Maker Sees Profit Jump in Hydrogen Business

China International Marine Containers Group, the world’s biggest manufacturer of shipping containers, is seeing a surge in revenues from its hydrogen business, a good sign for the fuel.

February 8, 2024

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

Trucking Executives Cite Opportunities for AI Adoption

LAS VEGAS — Artificial intelligence promises to unlock greater efficiency in the freight transportation industry, but implementing AI functions is not without its challenges.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 8, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

US, EU Discuss Semiconductors, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain

The U.S. and European Union agreed to increase raw material sourcing for semiconductors and better align mutual cybersecurity protocols for infrastructure and businesses.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2024
Business, Technology

Toyota Boosts Spending on US EV Production by $1.3 Billion

Toyota Motor Corp. is boosting investment at a plant in Kentucky by $1.3 billion as it prepares to start U.S. production next year of a three-row, all-electric SUV.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2024
Business, Technology

60 Seconds: Revoy Launches Atypical EV for Class 8 Trucks

Bay Area startup touts electric vehicle's ability to boost fuel economy while reducing emissions. Story by Keiron Greenhalgh.

February 6, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Global Freight, TCA

Cincinnati Airport Deploys Autonomous Baggage Handling EVs

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is using devices known as Auto-DollyTugs, electric autonomous vehicles complete with “robotic arms,” to handle baggage and cargo.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 6, 2024
Business, Technology

Hertz Plans Cost Cuts After Earnings Miss on EV Adjustment

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is looking to cut costs after it missed analysts’ fourth-quarter estimates as it sold down its fleet of Tesla Inc. electric vehicles.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

FHWA Awards Grants to Develop Charging, Hydrogen Stations

Eyeing heavy truck emissions, the FHWA has awarded nearly half of $622.57 million in new infrastructure grants to megawatt and kilowatt charging and hydrogen fueling projects.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Details Engine, Transmission Updates for Redesigned VNL

Volvo Trucks North America on Feb. 6 outlined enhancements to its D13 engine and I-Shift transmission that helped the OEM achieve efficiency gains with its redesigned VNL Class 8 tractor.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 6, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Uber Freight Unveils Pilot for New Scheduling API

Uber Freight is piloting a new scheduling application programming interface that aims to foster seamless communication across its network, the company announced Feb. 5.

February 5, 2024