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Biden’s Infrastructure Plan to Total $2.25 Trillion, Include Corporate Tax Hikes

Biden introduces infrastructure plan President Joe Biden unveiled his administration's infrastructure package in Pittsburgh on March 31. (c-span.org)

President Joe Biden announced a $2.25 trillion climate change-centric infrastructure plan meant to repair the country’s roads and bridges, and guarantee nationwide access to broadband internet and safe drinking water.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Fleets Selected for NACFE's Run on Less - Electric Event

NACFE Run-electric NACFE

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has announced Run on Less – Electric, a real-world demonstration slated for September of zero-emission goods movement involving 13 private and public fleets and a mix of vehicles — including yard tractors — from 13 OEMs.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ATA Supports Federal Legislation to Help States Curb Cellphone Use for All Motorists

Driver on cellphone "There is no federal law preventing passenger vehicle drivers from using hand-held mobile devices while driving.” (AndreyPopov/Getty Images)

American Trucking Associations has announced its support for federal legislation aimed at helping states curb distracted driving using cellphones for all motorists, a leading cause of highway accidents and fatalities.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Stellantis to Offer New Vans Pairing Hydrogen and Battery Power

Stellantis logo. Stellantis

Stellantis NV’s new range of cargo vans running on both hydrogen and plug-in electric technology offer the promise of emitting only water vapor and refueling time on par with going to the gas station.

Tara Patel | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

Geodis Announces Plans for Remote-Operated Forklifts

A worker prepares packages at a Geodis e-commerce fulfillment center in Pennsylvania. (Michelle Gustafson/Bloomberg News) A worker prepares packages at a Geodis e-commerce fulfillment center in Pennsylvania. (Michelle Gustafson/Bloomberg News)

Logistics giant Geodis SA says it plans to begin using remote-operated forklifts in its warehouses. The Paris-based company announced early March 31 that it has formed a partnership with Silicon Valley start-up Phantom Auto to supply teleoperations.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Embark Announces First OEM-Agnostic Self-Driving Interface

Embark Universal Interface system sensors Sensors are part of the Embark Universal Interface system. (Embark)

Autonomous technology company Embark announced a new self-driving system whose components and flexible interfaces are intended to be OEM-agnostic and accelerate fleet deployments.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz to Start Electric Van Production in US in 2023

Mercedes-Benz logo. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press) David Zalubowski/Associated Press

Mercedes-Benz is bringing production of its new electric delivery van to the U.S. in the second half of 2023, joining a herd of automakers seeking to capitalize on the greening of e-commerce.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
March 30, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Takes Major Steps in Transformation Plans

Roadrunner Roadrunner Freight

Roadrunner Freight took another step in its ongoing transformation with a March 25 announcement of a $50 million equity private placement and additions to its leadership team.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 30, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Volvo, Aurora Pair for Autonomous Trucking Service

Volvo Aurora truck Volvo Group

Volvo Group will partner with Aurora Innovation Inc. to develop and commercialize autonomous Class 8 trucks in North America.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 30, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Envisions Thousands of Wind Turbines Spinning at Sea to Bolster Grid

The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands in the water off Block Island, R.I. The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands in the water off Block Island, R.I. (Eric Thayer/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is outlining ambitions to dramatically boost offshore wind power in the U.S. by 2030, pushing to drive construction of projects at sea capable of generating enough electricity for more than 10 million American homes.

March 29, 2021

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