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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, Technology, Fuel

DOE Boosts Hydrogen Efforts With $750 Million in Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy announced it intends to issue $750 million in funds to dramatically lower the cost of hydrogen technologies for heavy-truck fuel cells as well as hydrogen delivery and storage.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 29, 2022

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

Treasury Signals Opening for Foreign Carmakers on EV Subsidy

The U.S. Treasury Department signaled some imported cars will qualify for electric vehicle tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act, a move that could assuage Asian and European allies’ concerns about the sweeping climate legislation.

December 29, 2022
Business, Technology, TCA

Florida’s Blue Innovations Group Betting on Electric Boats

As Tesla helped usher in electric cars, a Tampa Bay, Fla., company seeks to do the same for boating. Blue Innovations Group, founded by former Tesla global head of manufacturing Chuan “John” Vo, is working out of Pinellas Park on a 30-foot-long boat powered by only electricity.

Bernadette Berdychowski | Tampa Bay Times
December 29, 2022
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Texas Schools Awarded Grants for Trucking Vocations

Educational grants for careers as truck drivers and diesel mechanics are among $54 million in awards by the Texas Workforce Commission to schools to buy equipment and expand job options for students.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Toyota Hits Record November Output, but Shortages Loom

Toyota Motor Corp. said its global output hit a record for November, thanks in part to solid consumer demand, though it warned of an uncertain outlook due to a persistent shortage of semiconductors and spikes in COVID cases in China.

Masumi Suga | Bloomberg News
December 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Clean Energy Fuels Secures $150 Million Loan

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that it entered into a four-year $150 million sustainability-linked senior secured term loan with Riverstone Credit Partners.

December 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

VTNA Adds Young Trucks to EV Dealer Network

Volvo Trucks North America announced it expanded its network of certified electric vehicle dealers into Ohio. Young Trucks, a fourth-generation, family-owned dealership, recently completed the required training and certification program.

December 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Tre BEV to Operate at LAX

Los Angeles World Airports announced the arrival of its first heavy-duty battery-electric vehicle, marking a significant step in the airport’s transition to a fully electric fleet.

December 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Aurora Driver Beta 5.0 Released

Aurora Innovation Inc. has released Aurora Driver Beta 5.0, the latest version of its integrated hardware and autonomy system, to its autonomous trucking fleet in Texas.

December 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California Bill Says Tesla Can’t Call Cars ‘Full Self-Driving’

Starting in 2023, Tesla will effectively be banned from advertising its vehicles as Full Self-Driving in California under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Ricardo Cano | San Francisco Chronicle
December 28, 2022