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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Trucking Grapples With Evolving Cargo Theft Risks in Q3

Trucking continued to deal with a high number of cargo thefts during the third quarter as criminals take advantage of the tighter economy.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2023

EDI for Trucking: Everything You Need to Know

Discover the transformative power of EDI for Trucking with Truckbase. Learn how seamless EDI integrations enhance data accuracy, operational efficiency, and customer satisfaction for asset-based carriers.

Government, Technology, Safety

FAA Needs to Improve Staffing, Technology, Says Expert Panel

Aviation experts who examined the Federal Aviation Administration’s safety record say the agency needs better staffing, equipment and tech to manage a surge in close calls between planes.

David Koenig | Associated Press
November 16, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Torc Lays Out Road Map to Autonomous Truck Launch in 2027

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Torc Robotics is fine-tuning its technology and laying the foundation for autonomous fleet operations as it targets a 2027 market launch for its virtual driver product.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 16, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Workshop Prepares Fleet Partners for CARB Regulations

Now is the time for fleets to meet the challenge of complying with next year’s CARB regulations, a panelist said during a virtual Volvo Trucks regulatory workshop. 

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
November 15, 2023
Government, Technology, Equipment

Energy Department Announces $3.5 Billion for Battery Funding

The Energy Department is pushing to strengthen the U.S. battery supply chain, announcing up to $3.5 billion for companies that produce batteries and the critical minerals that go into them.

Isabella O'Malley | Associated Press
November 15, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Robots Outnumber People 15-to-1 at Massive New UPS Warehouse

UPS Inc. just opened its largest warehouse, and plans to fill the $79 million facility with more than 3,000 robots by next year to handle tasks like lifting and reduce the need for manual labor.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Third-Quarter Loss Widens for Truck Maker Hyzon

Third-quarter losses at Hyzon Motors Inc. increased to $41 million from $25 million in the year-ago period as the Class 8 hydrogen FCEV manufacturer eyes the start of serial production.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2023
Business, Technology

ConMet Buys TruckWings Creator TruckLabs

Heavy-duty commercial truck and trailer component manufacturer ConMet bought TruckLabs, whose products include the tractor-mounted TruckWings aerodynamic device, it said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2023
Business, Technology

Volvo Buys Bankrupt Proterra’s Battery Business

Volvo Group will acquire the battery business of Proterra Inc. and Proterra Operating Co., the businesses said separately.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2023
Government, Technology, Safety, Global Freight

Australia Cyberattack Leaves 30,000 Containers Stuck at Ports

DP World Plc is struggling to work through a backlog of 30,000 shipping containers piled up at ports across Australia as the company resumes operations after a cyberattack.

Angus Whitley and Lynn Doan | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2023