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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

Hiring Stays Brisk as Employers Add 223,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON — America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy, yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.

January 6, 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, Equipment

Mercedes to Build Its Own EV Charging Network

Mercedes-Benz says it will build its own worldwide electric vehicle charging network starting in North America in a bid to compete with EV sales leader Tesla.

January 5, 2023
Business, Technology

Tesla’s Board Takes Heat Over CEO Succession Planning

Tesla Inc.’s board of directors is facing mounting pressure to prove just how prepared they are for the potential loss of Elon Musk, the erratic CEO largely behind the breakneck rise and dramatic fall in the company’s valuation.

Dana Hull and Jef Feeley | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

EV Tax Credit Rulings Please Some Automakers, Exclude Others

The U.S. government has angered Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk and handed welcome news to other automakers like Hyundai Motor Co. with guidance on which electric vehicles will qualify for tax credits in the coming months.

Sean O'Kane | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Auto Sales Fell 8% in 2022 Amid Supply Chain Struggles

Shortages of computer chips and other parts continued to hobble the U.S. auto industry last year, contributing to vehicle sales dropping 8% from 2021 to their lowest level in more than a decade.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 5, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Torc Announces Collaboration With Foretellix

Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, announced a multiyear strategic collaboration with Foretellix, a provider of verification and validation solutions for automated driving systems, intended to reduce development costs and accelerate time-to-market.

January 4, 2023
Government, Business, Technology

Secretaries Granholm, Buttigieg to Headline 2023 TRB Conference

Biden administration Cabinet secretaries Pete Buttigieg and Jennifer Granholm are headlining this year’s annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 4, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

China’s CATL Extends Lead as World’s Top EV Battery Maker

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd.’s share of the electric vehicle battery market continues to grow, as the Chinese company accounted for 37.1% of global sales in the first 11 months of 2022.

Heejin Kim | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Drivewyze Partners With Bestpass to Better Align Tolling, Bypass Services

Drivewyze and Bestpass Inc. have joined forces so fleets can better leverage their toll management and weigh station bypass services, the companies announced Jan. 4.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2023
Business, Technology

Tesla Breaks Own Sales Record, but Misses Estimate for 2022

Tesla said Jan. 2 that it sold a record 1.3 million vehicles last year, but the number fell short of CEO Elon Musk’s pledge to grow the company’s sales by 50% nearly every year.

January 3, 2023