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.
New EV Models Drive Up North American Factory Production
North American factories cranked out 219,000 battery-powered cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, a 39% increase over the year-earlier period.
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Rivian Reports Better-Than-Expected Loss, Affirms EV Plans
Rivian Automotive Inc. reported a narrower-than-expected loss to start the year and reaffirmed its annual production plans as efforts to cut costs buoyed the electric vehicle maker.
Westport Posts Q1 Loss
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. shifted to the red from the black in the first three months of 2023, it said May 9.
Nikola to Pause Battery-Electric Truck Production
Nikola Corp. is set to pause battery-electric truck production at its Coolidge, Ariz., facility by the end of May ahead of a pivot in its operations to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, the company said.
REPLAY: Secretary Pete’s Outlook on Infrastructure & Funding
Since the fall of 2021, the USDOT has overseen the implementation of a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law, distributing billions of dollars for a variety of projects from state-to-state. What progress has been made in maintenance and construction projects funded by this law?May 9, 2023
EPA Seeks Comment on Electric Truck Costs, Charging
Prior to moving forward with Inflation Reduction Act funding, the EPA says it is seeking comment on zero-emission technologies in the heavy-duty vehicle and port sectors.
New Georgia Laws Address EV Chargers, Max Truck Weight
Two new Georgia laws serve to accommodate the rising number of trucks and electric vehicles on the road, which is expected to increase exponentially in coming decades.
ATA Leadership Touts Wins on Federal, State Levels
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The trucking industry is scoring wins on the national and state levels, said American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear at the Mid-Year Management Session.
Volvo Road Tests Hydrogen-Powered Truck
Volvo Trucks has tested its fuel cell electric trucks on public roads for the first time, the company announced May 8.May 8, 2023
California’s Container Ports to Develop Shared Data System
California’s five container ports have agreed to develop a $27 million, high-tech supply chain infrastructure using a computer cloud to share data and cargo flow information.