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FHWA to Extend Inspection Requirements for Bridges

bridge A bridge in California. (Pgiam/Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a final rule that will extend inspection requirements for some of the nation’s bridges from 24 months to 48 months, and in some cases, 72 months.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2022
Government, Technology

White House Aims to Boost Electrical Grid With Grant Program

Getty Image of electrical grid The Biden administration is pursuing an agenda to achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero, greenhouse gas-emission economy by 2050. (surfmo/Getty Images)

Launching a $2.3 billion effort for states and tribes to revamp the national power grid is the latest White House effort to bolster electricity usage to modernize transportation infrastructure.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Torc Names Penske for Maintenance on Autonomous Test Fleet

Torc Robotics-Penske Truck Leasing image Torc Robotics

Self-driving-vehicle technology developer Torc Robotics announced Penske Truck Leasing will serve as the truck maintenance service provider for Torc’s autonomous test fleet.

May 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VTNA Adds First EV-Certified Dealer in Pennsylvania

VNR Electric Truck at TransEdge Service Center One service manager and two technicians have been trained to service and maintain the Volvo VNR Electric at the TransEdge Trucks Centers site in Pittsburgh. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America announced TransEdge Truck Centers recently became the truck maker’s first certified electric vehicle dealer in Pennsylvania.

May 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Top 100

5 Questions: Daragh Mahon, Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises' Daragh Mahon sheds some light on how technology is shaping the trucking industry.

May 6, 2022
Technology, Logistics

How AI Is Streamlining Freight Movement

While the concepts of artificial intelligence and machine learning are not new, rapid advances in this field are driving the future of software development in the freight transportation industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Guarding Against Coronavirus

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As trucking and logistics workers have returned to offices and terminals without masks — and perhaps with a pang of uncertainty — some workplaces have implemented technology and procedures to protect the health of their employees against the potential for new outbreaks and variants.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
May 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Perspective

What’s the Reason Behind Canada’s ELD Mandate Delay?

ELD check Unlike the U.S. regulation, Canada's ELD mandate requires vendors to obtain third-party certification for their devices. (Isaac Instruments)

The Canadian government has pushed back full implementation of its electronic logging device mandate to Jan. 1, 2023. This is the second delay of the regulation that has been many years in the making. However, the reason behind each delay is quite different.

Jacques DeLarouchelliere | CEO, Chairman, Isaac Instruments
May 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

How Fleets Are Using Technology to Control Fuel Consumption

Fuel Economy Fleets such as Kriska Transportation are using in-cab technology to help drivers operate their trucks as efficiently as possible. (Kriska Transportation)

As the cost of diesel rises, so does trucking companies’ interest in technology to monitor and improve miles per gallon.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
May 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Apex.AI Gains Minority Investment From Daimler Truck

Daimler lineup Daimler Truck

Software developer Apex .AI announced Daimler Truck made a minority investment in the company.

May 5, 2022