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Coalition Asks Biden Administration to Reduce Truck Emissions by Fall 2022

truck exhaust pipe Chmiel/Getty Images

A wide-ranging coalition of business, science and environmental groups is calling on the Biden administration to within the next 18 months set “multi-pollutant climate and clean air standards” that will eliminate particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions from new freight trucks and buses.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Provides Look Inside Self-Driving Truck Testing

Waymo test drive A Waymo self-driving truck autonomously navigates highway traffic near Phoenix during a March 24 virtual ride-along. (Waymo)

Autonomous vehicle developer Waymo offered a look inside the day-to-day testing of its self-driving trucks on public roads through a virtual ride-along event for members of the press.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bosch Research Calculates Value of Level 2 ADAS

Bosch logo and ADAS ADAS by Bosch

Bosch Research announced that recent accident data it studied pointed to significant potential reductions in injuries and deaths, and to the cost savings that could result from equipping Classes 7-8 vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems focused on a truck’s position in a lane.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

XPO Opening Automated Logistics Facility in Indiana

An XPO Logistics supply chain facility An XPO Logistics supply chain facility. The company will open an automated logistics facility in Clayton, Ind., this summer, bringing 800 jobs. (XPO Logistics)

XPO Logistics will open an automated logistics facility in Clayton, Ind., at one of the state’s major logistics hubs in Hendricks County. The new facility is expected to employ 800 people and become fully operational sometime this summer, according to XPO.

Rashika Jaipuriar | The Indianapolis Star
March 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

GM to Halt Midsize Truck Production on Chip Woes

A General Motors Wentzville Assembly employee at work A General Motors Wentzville Assembly employee works on a midsize truck. (Melissa Vaeth for General Motors)

DETROIT — General Motors Co. is halting production for two weeks at its Missouri midsize truck plant due to a global semiconductor supply constraint, the automaker said March 24.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
March 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Global Auto Plants Idle as Chip Supplies Dry Up

Chip Shortage Painted automobile body shells move along the production line inside a Mercedes-Benz AG automobile plant. (Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News)

Many of the world’s biggest automakers are suspending operations at their factories in Asia, Europe and North America due to a persistent shortage of semiconductors that was exacerbated by a fire at a key chip-producing plant over the weekend.

March 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Japan’s Toyota, Isuzu, Hino Join in Truck Technology Tie Up

Isuzu An Isuzu truck at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Toyota, Isuzu and Hino are setting up a partnership in commercial vehicles to work together in electric, hydrogen, connected and autonomous driving technologies, the three Japanese automakers said March 24.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
March 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Frito-Lay Replaces All Diesel Vehicles at Facility With Cleaner Tech

Frito-Lay Modesto Frito-Lay via YouTube

Frito-Lay has largely completed the transformation of a snack food facility in California to use zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies for production and transportation.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

BorgWarner Shares Drop After Skepticism on New EV Vision

BorgWarner BorgWarner Inc.'s integrated electric drive module sits on display at an industry show. (Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg News)

BorgWarner Inc.’s attempt to garner more respect from investors for its effort to shift to electrification fell flat, triggering an 8% slide in the auto-parts maker’s shares on the day it presented its strategic vision.

March 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Developer TuSimple Files for IPO

TuSimple  truck TuSimple via YouTube

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple is moving forward with plans to become a publicly traded company.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 23, 2021