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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.

Government, Business, Technology

Hyundai, LG to Build EV Battery Plant in Georgia

ATLANTA — Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution announced May 25 they will build a $4.3 billion electric battery plant as part of Hyundai’s new EV assembly plant in southeast Georgia.

Jeff Amy | Associated Press
May 26, 2023

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Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

TuSimple to Cut 151 Jobs at San Diego Headquarters

Self-driving truck company TuSimple Holdings has disclosed more details about plans to reduce its workforce by 30% — including that it will eliminate 151 jobs in San Diego.

Mike Freeman | The San Diego Union-Tribune
May 25, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

The EV Squeeze: How the US and Europe Compare

MILAN — European governments have historically been more aggressive than the United States in regulating fuel consumption. That is about to change.

Henry Payne | The Detroit News
May 24, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Veto Expected After Congress Rescinds EPA Emissions Rule

A proposal to roll back federal emission standards associated with heavy-duty commercial vehicles advanced to President Joe Biden, who has vowed to veto the legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 24, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, For-Hire

Hair Drug-Testing Rule Could Be Finalized by Midsummer

Can the long wait be coming to an end for the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt a drug testing rule allowing the use of hair samples to drug-test drivers?

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 24, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire

Cummins Invests in Jamestown Plant for Fuel-Agnostic Engine

LAKEWOOD, N.Y. — Cummins Inc. is readying a $452 million investment in its 1 million-square-foot Jamestown Engine Plant to produce a fuel-agnostic internal combustion engine platform.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
May 24, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Lytx: Idling Time Dropped by 16% in 2022

Fleets around the world experienced a 16% year-over-year decline in idling time in 2022, according to customer data from video telematics company Lytx.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 24, 2023
Government, Business, Technology

Energy Department Rejects $200 Million Grant to Microvast

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has canceled plans to award a $200 million grant to a U.S. battery manufacturer amid criticism from Republican lawmakers over the company’s alleged ties to China.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
May 24, 2023
Business, Technology

Company Earnings Guidance Is Wrong About 70% of the Time

The pandemic may have upended businesses, but surprisingly it did little to dent managers’ misplaced confidence in their earnings forecasts, new research shows.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Private

NLRB Accuses Amazon of Illegal Anti-Union Actions Inc. violated federal labor law by unilaterally changing policies and terminating union supporters at its sole unionized warehouse, U.S. labor board prosecutors allege.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2023