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    Bendix patents tractor-trailer cybersecurity tech

    Tankers and road trains can be especially vulnerable, NMFTA Senior Cybersecurity Research Engineer Ben Gardiner said.

    By May 26, 2023
  • Kratos to deploy more autonomous platooning trucks in Midwest

    Platooning technology is allowing lower-cost entry to the autonomous space, rather than focusing solely on “customers who can afford to buy new trucks,” the defense and tech company says.

    By May 26, 2023
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    The Trucking Outlook for 2023

    Driver shortages, M&A and the need to replace aging fleets are among the topics that are top of mind for trucking executives.

    By Transport Dive staff
  • The view from the driver's seat of an A. Duie Pyle truck. The carrier uses speed limiters in its trucks to cap speeds at 65 mph on the pedal and 68 mph on cruise control.
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    Speed limiter debate rages on as FMCSA weighs mandate

    A Congressional hearing and a bill to stop the agency from requiring the technology magnified a divide between big trucking and its smaller competitors.

    By May 19, 2023
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    Opinion

    Here’s what you need to know to get started on AI

    For trucking companies, the technology can help find efficiencies and take over mundane tasks.

    By Tanmay Mathur • May 19, 2023
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    TuSimple to cut approximately 30% of workforce

    The move follows a restructuring and layoff announcement from five months ago.

    By May 18, 2023
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    California truck emissions rules appear poised to spread across North America

    EV truck makers Hyliion and Lion Electric believe many states will adopt similar regulations to those drawing industry concerns.

    By May 17, 2023
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    Volvo Trucks tests hydrogen-powered trucks on public roads in Sweden

    The OEM tested the vehicle in the Arctic Circle to see how its fuel cell system performed in icy and cold conditions.

    By May 16, 2023
  • A Torc Robotics truck and C.R. England trailer.
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    Torc Robotics, CR England tout AV reefer pilot

    The Daimler Truck subsidiary and carrier are planning to develop a partnership in the Southwest later this year.

    By May 12, 2023
  • A Heliox electric charging port connects to a Mack Electric heavy-duty vehicle
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    Deep Dive

    Waste industry braces for ‘bumps and bruises’ in EV rollout as California sets the pace

    Haulers and vehicle manufacturers at WasteExpo said they expect a potential collision between regulation-fueled demand and limited supply of battery-electric trucks. Charging infrastructure is also a growing concern.

    By Jacob Wallace • May 12, 2023
  • A Nikola Tre BEV electric truck in a city.
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    Nikola pauses EV truck production in Arizona

    The move comes as the OEM sells its stake in a joint venture in Europe to focus on the North American market.

    By May 10, 2023
  • An XPO truck drives in Dallas.
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    XPO orders EV trucks for California

    The order primarily consists of straight trucks as Class A vehicles face mileage and charging infrastructure challenges, said CEO Mario Harik.

    By May 9, 2023
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    Walmart, Cummins partner on CNG-powered trucks

    The retailer says incorporating alternative fuel vehicles and EVs is a step toward its goal of reaching zero emissions by 2040. 

    By May 2, 2023
  • Kodiak Robotics is developing an autonomous electric truck.
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    Kodiak introduces autonomous electric truck

    A truck envisioned for short-haul and drayage use is helping show the potential of the concept to scale, the tech company says.

    By May 2, 2023
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    California lawmakers advance bill to restrict driverless autonomous trucking

    The measure, if passed, would require a human operator in the vehicle for testing and deliveries.

    By April 26, 2023
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    Hyzon hires its 1st COO

    Bappa Banerjee, who will oversee the company's end-to-end supply chain and manufacturing operations, is scheduled to start May 1.

    By April 24, 2023
  • A Kodiak Robotics truck is attached to a C.R. England trailer.
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    CR England tests AV route in Texas

    The carrier is working with Kodiak Robotics on autonomous Tyson Foods deliveries between Dallas and San Antonio.

    By April 20, 2023
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    FMCSA looks to broaden parameters of non-preventable crashes

    The agency is considering changes to the scope of its Crash Preventability Determination Program to allow more crash types and video evidence.

    By April 18, 2023
  • Schneider National hauled Frito-Lay North America's first third-party EV shipment, the companies announced.
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    Schneider touts Frito-Lay as first customer to use EV trucking service

    The carrier’s Freightliner eCascadias will initially handle drayage hauls for the snack giant in Southern California.

    By April 17, 2023
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    Aurora touts its first Texas AV truck terminal as expenses mount

    The company is preparing to haul freight autonomously without vehicle operators between Dallas and Houston in 2024.

    By April 14, 2023
  • XPO driving instructor Don Giffin drives a truck at the company's Hagerstown terminal.
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    Driver-facing camera footage often exonerates truckers: ATRI

    The group’s report offers more than a dozen recommendations for fleets, whether or not they use the devices.

    By April 12, 2023
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    With electric delivery vehicles in high demand, GM’s Brightdrop sold out for the year

    By 2025, a manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada, is expected to produce 50,000 units a year. 

    By Dan Zukowski • April 12, 2023
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    Q&A

    Speed limiters, AVs and double-brokering: A Q&A with FMCSA’s Earl Adams Jr

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is on track to announce a speed limiter rule this year, the deputy administrator told Transport Dive.

    By April 11, 2023
  • Aurora Innovation self-driving trucks parked in a terminal.
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    Aurora hits key milestone to haul freight without a driver

    The company is targeting a year-end safety goal and late 2024 commercial launch for its self-driving technology.

    By April 6, 2023
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    Embattled EV maker Nikola promotes insider to CFO

    The company's current CFO is stepping down following managerial turmoil in recent years.

    By Elizabeth Flood • April 4, 2023
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    EPA greenlights California truck emission rules, drawing industry outcry

    The Biden administration's favorable ruling makes the state the world's first government requiring the sale of zero-emissions trucks.

    By April 3, 2023