Business, Technology, Autonomous

Federal-Mogul Acquires Controlled Power Technologies

Federal-Mogul Powertrain completed the acquisition of U.K.-based Controlled Power Technologies Ltd., which has expertise in the development and manufacture of powertrain technologies for electrification and hybridization.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla’s Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries


Elon Musk knows how to make promises. Even by his own standards, the promises made last week while introducing two new Tesla vehicles—the heavy-duty Semi Truck and the speedy Roadster—are monuments of envelope pushing. To deliver, according to close observers of battery technology, Tesla would have to far exceed what is currently thought possible.

Tom Randall and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Fuel Cells Gain Momentum as Range Extenders for Electric Trucks

Nikola One Ryder System Inc.

When Nikola Motor Co. President Trevor Milton pulled the wraps off the Nikola One prototype Class 8 truck last year and announced it would have a hydrogen fuel-cell power plant, it seemed a radical approach at the time.

Steve Sturgess | Contributing Writer
November 27, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Cummins' Tim Proctor on Customizing Power Solutions

Video: Cummins' Tim Proctor, left, talks with TT's Roger Gilroy about meeting the fuel economy needs of customers who are concerned about global warming.

Transport Topics
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT Boosts Emergency Aid for Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Hurricane Maria YouTube

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive additional funds to help agencies there pay for highway infrastructure that was damaged by back-to-back hurricanes in September, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Nov. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Truck Stocks Rebound After Tesla Leaves Crucial Details Out of Semi Plan

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s superstar chief executive Elon Musk unveiled a futuristic looking electric semi truck last week that surpassed analyst expectations and weighed heavily on the shares of truck and truck component makers.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ELD Resources: Websites Offer Information, Product Reviews

Omnitracs ELD Omnitracs

With the electronic logging device mandate quickly approaching, websites for ELD information and reviews have emerged to help carriers sift through the multitude of systems on the market and find the right fit for their operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 22, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Oil Climbs to Two-Year High as Stockpiles Fall Before OPEC Meets

Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT

Oil climbed to a two-year high as U.S. industry data showed crude stockpiles resumed declines and investors awaited a decision by OPEC on extending output cuts.

Ben Sharples and Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2017

Former Pilot Flying J Staffer Implicates Ex-President Mark Hazelwood in Fraud Scheme

Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — After hours of cross-examination in the ongoing Pilot Flying J fraud trial Tuesday, Holly S. Radford refused to budge on two assertions – that what was going on within a sales division of the truck stop giant was wrong, and that former President Mark Hazelwood knew about it.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Are Electric-Hybrid Trucks the Answer to California Port Pollution Problem?


The sound — and smell — of thousands of idling trucks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be fading if a new pilot project to convert them to part-time electric vehicles sticks.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
November 22, 2017