Infrastructure: Page 2


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    Driver concerns are trucking's top issues in 2021: ATRI

    Some fleets are laser-focused on retaining their workforce, but pay may not be the only answer to retention.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 24, 2021
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    XPO Logistics debuts LTL service center for added capacity near Chicago

    Growing e-commerce and a manufacturing resurgence helped XPO post its strongest growth rates since 2015. 

    By Oct. 22, 2021
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    7 challenges lie ahead for the Port of LA to support 24/7 supply chains

    Roughly 18,000 truck drivers move in and out of the port, so officials must work with the trucking industry to figure out how best to operate around the clock.

    By Oct. 18, 2021
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    Biden aims for 24/7 supply chains, but trucking groups dubious

    Drayage providers and truck drivers are not the source of congestion — chassis are, said the CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association.

    By Oct. 13, 2021
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    Trucking's green movement isn't void of diesel

    Curbing emissions doesn't have to be all or nothing. Renewable diesel and natural gas can produce a "double-green effect" that cut downs carbon and costs.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 11, 2021
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    Opinion

    Infrastructure spending: eye-popping but necessary

    The trucking industry can't afford to continue to foot the bill of crumbling roads and bridges, the author writes.

    By Christopher Thornycroft • Oct. 4, 2021
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    Volvo, Amply Power partner on uptime and cost savings for electric trucks

    Charging and management are among the challenges fleets face, when it comes to EVs.

    By Jim Stinson • Sept. 22, 2021
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    Money and range: Experts note roadblocks to EV adoption

    The smaller the truck, the smaller the battery, which is why fleets such as PepsiCo's target medium-duty vehicles for electrification.

    By Jim Stinson • Sept. 14, 2021
  • FMCSA declares emergency in 6 states as Ida shutters freight networks

    The already limited supply of available trucks were redirected to haul supplies or provide other relief services.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Aug. 30, 2021
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    I-45 highway widening in Texas shows challenges with federal funding

    As federal and local officials decry the controversial Houston-area project, the infrastructure bill could make it easier for states to fund similar projects.

    By Cailin Crowe • Aug. 27, 2021
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    Natural gas: A piece of the hydrogen infrastructure puzzle?

    Transportation providers, major oil companies and even technology startups are vying for the same partnerships with electric utilities.

    By Emma Penrod • Aug. 24, 2021
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    Can hydrogen regulations benefit transport and utilities?

    Nikola intends to approach the California legislature with a proposal in the next session that it believes would help bring down the cost of hydrogen production.

    By Emma Penrod • Aug. 20, 2021
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    Energy Department grants Nikola $2M to study autonomous hydrogen refueling

    Hydrogen may have better range than batteries, but electric infrastructure is already built in the U.S. — and it's everywhere.

    By Jim Stinson • Aug. 17, 2021
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    Senate passes $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

    The legislation includes $110 billion for improvements to roads and bridges, in addition to expanding electric vehicle capabilities.

    By Zachary Phillips , S.L. Fuller • Aug. 10, 2021
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    Daseke: Infrastructure bill would keep capacity tight, rates up

    Executives said the industrial market has improved to near pre-pandemic levels, and a federal bill would keep the momentum going.

    By S.L. Fuller • Aug. 6, 2021
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    How lawmakers could save the Highway Trust Fund from insolvency

    Adding a tax is one option. The Congressional Budget Office reported a 5-cent-per-mile tax on trucks would have generated $4 billion-$13 billion in 2017.

    By Sebastian Obando • Aug. 4, 2021
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    Indiana DOT, Purdue partner on wireless electric-vehicle charging for highways

    The state transportation department is considering installing the technology in areas with heavy commercial truck traffic to support fleets' transitions to EVs. 

    By Katie Pyzyk • Aug. 3, 2021
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    Trucking mulls impacts on drivers, equipment with infrastructure bill on the horizon

    The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework allocates $109 billion for roads, bridges and "major projects." But more construction could take flatbeds out of circulation.

    By June 25, 2021
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    Averitt Express opens Dallas distribution center, as LTL fleets move closer to consumers

    The center will be Averitt's largest for distribution, at 400,000 square feet. 

    By Jim Stinson • June 1, 2021
  • What a truck-specific VMT tax would mean for the industry

    Trucking associations blasted a tax proposal from Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and raised concerns about the effects on small fleets.

    By Jim Stinson • June 1, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    More frequent, severe wildfires threaten California's growing logistics network

    Fires can clog and cut off freight arteries, creating choke points for inventory traveling via truck and rail.

    By Deborah Abrams Kaplan • June 1, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    As storms become more frequent and volatile, some ports plan for the risk — but most do not

    The interconnectedness of ports leave assets such as warehouses, trucking networks and railroads vulnerable to disruptions from climate change and rising sea levels.

    By Matt Leonard • June 1, 2021
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    How supply chains contend with severe weather and climate disasters

    As the climate changes, the threat to logistics networks evolves. So must the industry.

    June 1, 2021
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    4 types of billion-dollar weather events tested supply chains in 2020

    The combination of a record year for natural disasters and the pandemic magnified disruptions to shippers, carriers and everyone in between.

    By Shefali Kapadia , S.L. Fuller • June 1, 2021
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    Opinion

    Logistics firms can make a dent in climate change. I know from experience.

    The last year has shown that supply chains are amazingly resilient, but even resilience has its limits, writes Kathy Fulton, executive director of the American Logistics Aid Network.

    By Kathy Fulton • June 1, 2021