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House Advances Diesel-Reduction Program

Diesel fuel The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act looks to reduce older, diesel-powered trucks on the road, as well as facilitate the transition in the freight industry to newer equipment. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would authorize a federal emissions reduction program and fund research and development for technologies across the environmental sector recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Pushes Back on Skeptics by Showcasing In-House Technology

A Nikola Two prototype. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Corp. wants to put allegations of deception behind it with a push to showcase its own innovations and detail how it plans to get its clean-powered trucks to market.

Ed Ludlow and David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Unveils HOS Resource as Revised Rules Take Effect

Trucks at truck stop Trucks sit at a truck stop in Connecticut. (Alexander Farnsworth/Getty Images)

FMCSA has launched an online tool to help carriers and drivers better understand the hours-of-service regulations that took effect Sept. 29.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

ERoad Go Helps Fleets Manage Pickup and Delivery Operations

ERoad has announced the release of ERoad Go, which connects to a truck fleet’s transportation management system to help dispatchers make better load assignments, get real-time updates on load position and reduce paperwork in the dispatch process.

September 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Supply Chain Workers Play Essential Role in Coronavirus Response

Northwell Health distribution center Northwell Health distributes medical supplies across its network of hospitals from its facility in Bethpage, N.Y. (Northwell Health)

Employees at Northwell Health’s 85,000-square-foot distribution center often joined together to watch the success stories as COVID-19 patients left Northwell’s hospitals, with many workers getting tearful as they realized the critical role they were playing in the health care supply chain.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Fleets Operating in Health Care Sector Adjust to Surge in Demand Amid Pandemic

Northwell Health distribution center Logistics workers in the health care field have adjusted to dramatic shifts in demand during the coronavirus pandemic. (Northwell Health)

When the COVID-19 outbreak first hit, fleets serving the health care industry responded to sudden shifts in demand while also implementing new safety protocols to protect their drivers and customers.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Weighs Purchase of BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing Venture

Pedestrians pass in front of signage displayed outside Uber headquarters in San Francisco. Pedestrians pass in front of signage displayed outside Uber headquarters in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. is considering a purchase of Daimler AG and BMW AG’s ride-hailing joint venture Free Now, a deal that could boost its market share in Europe and Latin America, people with knowledge of the matter said.

September 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Trump Shows Off Lordstown Motors’ Endurance Electric Pickup Truck

President Trump With Lordstown Motors' Endurance Electric Pickup Truck President Trump speaks while Steve Burns, chief executive officer of Lordstown Motors Corp., right, listens during a tour of the new Endurance electric pickup truck on the South Lawn of the White House Sept. 28. (Ken Cedeno/Sipa via Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The day before traveling to Cleveland for his first presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden, President Donald Trump inspected the new Endurance electric pickup truck from Ohio’s Lordstown Motors outside the White House, claiming success for boosting the region’s economy after General Motors shuttered its plant that made the Chevrolet Cruze.

Sabrina Eaton | cleveland.com
September 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Rep. Bob Latta Introduces Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

Navistar TuSimple truck TuSimple is among the companies researching and testing autonomous technology.

The introduction of the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution, or SELF DRIVE, Act, by Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), aims to enhance the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s overview of autonomous vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Electrifying California Cars Could Crush the Grid, or Save It

Tesla vehicles sit in a lot at a Tesla store in Colma, Calif., on Sept. 24. Tesla vehicles sit in a lot at a Tesla store in Colma, Calif., on Sept. 24. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Electrifying all new cars in California could be an immense burden on the state’s struggling power grid — or a whole new line of defense against blackouts.

September 28, 2020

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