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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, Safety

Head of Transportation Safety Board Shares Concern Over Heavy EV Safety Risks

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.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 12, 2023

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.

Government, Business, Technology

Secretaries Buttigieg, Granholm Tout EVs at TRB

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.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 11, 2023
Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Truck Freight Routes Could Be Hydrogen Fueling Station Backbone

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.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Congestion Easing at Ports, Along Southern Border, TRB Speakers Say

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.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 11, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics

Nova Subsidiary Harbor Logistics Acquires ATS Logistics

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
Business, Technology, Equipment

ConMet Digital Partners With Stephens Pneumatics

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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Truck-Lite Promotes Jon Stineman to President of US Operations

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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Voltera Partners With Amerit on EV Fleet Maintenance

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
Business, Technology, Equipment

Power Trucks USA Upgrades With AutoLeap Shop Software

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
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truckers Need Better Visibility Into Open Parking Spaces, Study Finds

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.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2023