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Western State Coalition Seeks Partners in Heated Hydrogen Hub Race

Gordon Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon speaks during a past virtual event. (Gordon for Wyoming via YouTube)

Calling on private investors, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon is urging key stakeholders to explain in a web survey what role they would play in a four-state Western regional hydrogen hub.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Intermodal Industry Is Working to Increase Sustainability

orange EV Orange EV displayed its 2022 all-electric terminal truck, e-Triever. (Mindy Long for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Sustainability is top of mind for many in the shipping and transportation industries, and exhibitors and speakers at the IANA Intermodal Expo 2022 said the industry continues to make efficiency gains.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Intermodal Executives Optimistic About Chassis Supply

Chassis From left: William Hamlin, founding partner of Gray Wolf Group and panel moderator, with Douglas Hoehn, Ronald Widdows, Daniel Walsh, Mike O’Malley, Mike Wilson and Dave Manning. (IANA)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Unprecedented volumes of intermodal freight are starting to lighten as well as the long turn times and equipment backlogs that created chassis shortages throughout the past year, which can delay freight movement and disrupt truckers, carriers and the entire business model of the customer.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Pushes Past Glitches to Map Robotaxi Expansion

Cruise vehicle Cruise

It was a bit surprising when Cruise, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s 80% owned by General Motors, said it planned to expand its robotaxi service to Phoenix and Austin over the next three months.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2022
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

DOT Awards $1.5 Billion in Federal Infrastructure Grants

TCA Workers load produce onto trucks for transport at the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market. One grant will go to updates and expansions at the site. (John Taggart/Bloomberg News)

More truck parking spaces in Florida and Tennessee along with supply chain improvements for Mexico’s ports of entry in California, New Mexico and Texas are among winning projects nabbing $1.5 billion in federal infrastructure grants.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Cannibalized a Ford for Hyped Badger Electric Pickup, Jury Told

Trevor Milton (center) exits court on Sept. 12. Trevor Milton (center) exits court on Sept. 12. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

A Nikola Corp. prototype of the electric vehicle startup’s planned Badger pickup truck was made partly of components from a Ford Motor Co. F-150 Raptor, the jury in the criminal trial of Nikola founder Trevor Milton was told.

September 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Intermodal Industry Continues to Adapt as It Meets Shifting Demands

IANA panel John Larkin, strategic adviser for Clarendon Capital (left), moderated the opening general session, which included Evan Armstrong, Larry Gross, Lars Jensen and Tim Denoyer. (IANA)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Throughout 2022, the intermodal industry has responded to shifting consumer demand, supply chain disruptions, shipper demands and more.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 15, 2022
Business, Technology

Automating your Accounts Payable Process

EBE Webinar

Program Aired: September 15, 2022. The root of high costs and profit loss in the AP system is manually processing paper. The result of a manual process is costly due to more than just error-prone keying of information. Automating your AP system will expediate the invoice cycle time, reduce processing costs, boost staff-productivity, and more. 

September 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

States Get Early Green Light to Spend Federal EV Funds

AV EV charging station under construction at an Ohio service plaza on the Ohio Turnpike An EV charging station location under construction at an Ohio service plaza on the Ohio Turnpike. (Gary Kicinski/Transport Topics)

Dozens of states from coast to coast will have early access to their share of $900 million in electric vehicle infrastructure funds thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy’s early approval of plans to locate chargers on more than 53,000 highway miles throughout the country.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Real-Time Alerts Coming to Kansas Rural Freight Corridor

Kansas From left: Kansas Agriculture Secretary Mike Beam, Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz and Dave McCarty, who co-owns the McCarty Family Farms dairy business. (Kansas Department of Transportation)

Truckers driving through the U.S. Route 83 rural freight corridor in Kansas will benefit from a $6.67 million federal grant to help fund a long fiber optic network to deliver real-time traffic, weather and other useful information in that remote agricultural stretch.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 14, 2022

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