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Shipping Industry Hit With Second Cyberattack in Week

Hacking activity was reported for the second time in a week at a global shipping operation. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The global shipping industry sustained a second cyberattack within a week that’s raising concern about disruptions to supply chains already straining to move goods heading into the usual peak season for consumer demand.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Locomation, Wilson Logistics Partner to Deploy Autonomous Technology

Locomation-Wilson Trucks at Wilson's Portland, Ore., facility. (Locomation/Wilson Logistics)

Locomation announced it will equip a minimum of 1,120 trucks operated by Wilson Logistics so pairs can be deployed in what the technology company calls an autonomous relay convoy — describing it as the first fleet purchase order for autonomous technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Approaches Holiday Shipping Season ‘Unlike Any Seen Before’

packages at door with wreath TriggerPhoto/Getty Images

An exceptionally busy holiday shipping season appears to be on the horizon, and with it comes concerns about capacity.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Jim Farley Becomes New Ford CEO, Pledges Stronger Profit Margins

Jim Farley, new Ford CEO, speaks during the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. Jim Farley, new Ford CEO, speaks during the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

On his first day in Ford’s top job, CEO Jim Farley is replacing the company’s chief financial officer and announcing other structural and management changes.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 1, 2020
Business, Technology

Tech Investments Prove Vital During Pandemic, McLeod Says

Tom McLeod Tom McLeod, founder and CEO of McLeod Software, speaks during the company’s online-only 2020 user conference. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Trucking and logistics companies that have been investing in technology to improve their operations also have been well-positioned to handle the disruption caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, McLeod Software’s CEO said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Biden Emphasizes Infrastructure Resilience, Electrification in Debate

Biden Trump (left) and Biden debate in Cleveland on Sept. 29. (Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg News)

Under his administration the highways of tomorrow would consist of thousands of charging stations for fleets of electric vehicles, former Vice President Joe Biden insisted during his first debate with incumbent President Donald Trump.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Knight-Swift Sets Goal to Cut Emissions in Half by 2035

Knight-Swift Transportation trucks Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. via PowerPoint

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., North America’s largest truckload carrier, announced a goal to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2035.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Hires Former FMCSA Official Jim Mullen

Jim Mullen-TuSimple Mulllen by FMCSA; TuSimple by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

Jim Mullen, former acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has taken a position at TuSimple, a company that specializes in autonomous driving technology for trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Postpones Forum Where Electric Pickup Was to Debut

A promotional photo for the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck. A promotional photo for the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Corp. is rescheduling its in-person Nikola World conference, where it was planning to show its electric pickup truck, as the company regroups in the wake of a stock sell-off and the departure of its chairman.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Western Star Introduces 49X Heavy-Duty Vocational Model

Western Star 49X Western Star 49X Logger. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America announced its new Western Star 49X model designed to increase the brand’s share in the heavy-duty vocational market.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2020

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