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Arkansas’ Mobile Job Simulator Promotes Industry

Students using simulator The success of Be Pro, Be Proud has prompted similar initiatives in Georgia and South Carolina. (Be Pro, Be Proud)

Be Pro, Be Proud, a workforce development initiative, puts students behind the wheel of a truck driving simulator inside a tractor-trailer.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
December 7, 2020
Business, Technology

Daimler Picks Bernd Pischetsrieder to Be Next Chairman

Bernd Pischetsriede is the former CEO of BMW AG and Volkswagen AG. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images) Bernd Pischetsrieder is the former CEO of BMW AG and Volkswagen AG. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)

Daimler AG’s supervisory board picked Bernd Pischetsrieder to be its next chairman and help navigate the maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars through a seismic industry transformation.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Carriers, Law Enforcement Learning the Ropes for Hemp Transport

hemp Hemp at a Colorado farm. (Colorado Department of Agriculture)

The chairman of a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance working group focused on hemp said that while interstate transport of the substance is legal, potential risks remain for motor carriers and drivers hauling it.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Elon Musk’s $139 Billion Fortune Leads Huge EV Wealth Gains

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Spring media award. SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Spring media award in Berlin, Germany, on Dec. 1. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool via AP)

Elon Musk’s dizzying ascent in 2020 hit a new peak this week as he’s about to become the head of an S&P 500 Index company. That’s just days after surging to the second-richest person on the planet with a $139 billion fortune.

Ben Stupples and Venus Feng | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Cars on Hyundai’s Electric Platform Can Charge 80% in 18 Minutes

An engine sits inside a Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle on display in July 2018. An engine sits inside a Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle on display in July 2018. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

Hyundai Motor Group plans to build 23 electric vehicles on its new EV-dedicated platform, and is aiming to sell 1 million of the cars worldwide by 2025, the South Korean automaker said Dec. 2.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Win Is Pressuring Carmakers to Unite on Tailpipe Rules

Traffic moves along Highway 101 in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 25. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) Traffic moves along Highway 101 in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 25. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Carmakers that signed up for President Donald Trump’s battle with California over auto emissions are now being pressured to join a peace plan brought on by the election of Joe Biden.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

DTNA, Portland Utility to Develop Fueling Site for Electric Trucks

DTNA-Portland electric facility Rendering of the project site, where nine charging stations are planned to be operational in spring of 2021. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America and utility company Portland General Electric announced the co-development of a public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles that is expected to be the first of its kind in the United States.

December 1, 2020
Business, Technology

Nikola CEO Mark Russell Forges New Path

The Nikola Two. (Nikola Motor Co.) The Nikola Two. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Since taking the wheel at Nikola Corp. in September, Mark Russell has been adamant the electric-truck startup doesn’t need a deal with General Motors Co. to survive. Now he has to prove it.

Ed Ludlow and David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Assembling the Autonomous Truck

Truck makers and tech startups continue to make progress in their pursuit of autonomous trucks, but moving this elusive technology past the testing and development phase to broad commercialization will require a great deal of integration work.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 30, 2020
Business, Technology

ERoad Names Tim Hogan Chief Technology Officer

ERoad ELD photo with Tim Hogan inset An ERoad electronic logging device. Tim Hogan most recently was chief innovation officer at Webedia Entertainment. (ERoad)

Telematics provider ERoad appointed Tim Hogan as chief technology officer, effective Nov. 30.

November 30, 2020

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