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.
DETROIT — The head of the National Transportation Safety Board expressed concern on Jan. 11 about the safety risks that heavy electric vehicles pose if they collide with lighter vehicles.
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.
WASHINGTON — Recent policies linked to electric vehicles are helping to address climate change and improve safety across mobility corridors, the nation’s top transportation officer told stakeholders on Jan. 11.
WASHINGTON — California fuel cell advocates are urging a national strategy to replace diesel-powered heavy trucks at major U.S. ports and link future regional hydrogen hubs to create a fueling infrastructure.
WASHINGTON — Nearly three years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, global supply chains and international ocean carriers have seen cargo volumes return to pre-pandemic levels.
Middle-market infrastructure investment firm Nova Infrastructure announced that Harbor Logistics, one of Nova’s existing portfolio companies, acquired ATS Logistics Inc., a provider of transportation and warehousing services in Charleston, S.C.January 11, 2023
ConMet Digital announced a partnership with Stephens Pneumatics, a manufacturer of highly customized tank trailers, transporters and vehicle beds, to supply telematics systems for new tank trailer builds.January 11, 2023
Truck-Lite, a manufacturer of LED lighting systems for commercial trucks, buses and commercial trailers, announced it named company veteran Jon Stineman president of its U.S. operations.January 11, 2023
Voltera, a company that develops and operates electric vehicle charging facilities as a full-service turnkey solution for clients, announced a strategic partnership with EV fleet maintenance company Amerit Fleet Solutions.January 11, 2023
Power Trucks USA, an automotive accessory shop and service center, announced a collaboration with AutoLeap, which provides auto repair shop software, to upgrade current software and streamline operations.January 10, 2023
WASHINGTON — Research conducted at an interstate rest stop along a busy East Coast freight corridor found that truckers are missing out on open parking spaces due to a lack of visibility into what’s available, and drivers’ perception based on trucks already parked along the side of the highway that all spots are taken.