Government, Business, Technology

Seattle DOT Saves $500,000 With Road Work Planning App

Seattle construction

The Seattle Department of Transportation has saved more than $485,000 since August with an app that allows the city to coordinate with other entities on construction projects involving road work.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Government, Technology, Fuel, TCA

UPS to Convert Diesel Trucks to Electric in NYC

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. is planning to convert its package delivery trucks from diesel to electric using new technology in New York City.

Annalise Knudson | Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

China’s Biggest Uber-for-Trucks Apps in Talks to Merge

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Wang Gang, a backer of Yunmanman and an angel investor in ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, is the top candidate to become CEO if the companies merge, officials said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 13

Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology

Electrified Highway Goes Live to Serve Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles

Siemens-sponsored port e-highway Siemens

A one-mile electrified highway has gone live with three heavy-duty trucks running between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., as partners Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District seek to cut emissions from trucks serving the two largest U.S. ports.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Announces Bosch, PowerCell as Fuel Cell Suppliers

Nikola One Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Motor Co., which is developing a Class 8 hydrogen-electric truck, appointed Bosch Group and PowerCell AB the primary suppliers of the truck’s fuel cells — key elements of the truck’s powertrain.

Transport Topics
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

XStream Launches Articulated Device to Close Tractor-Trailer Gap

The XStream tractor-trailer aerodymanic device The XStream tractor-trailer aerodymanic device. (XStream Trucking Inc.)

XStream Trucking Inc. launched its aerodynamic device called TruckWings to address the gap between a Class 8 truck and trailer when at highway speeds.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

National Autonomous Policy Would Benefit Trucking Industry, ATA Official Says

ATA's Mike Cammisa Cammisa by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Developing a singular autonomous vehicle policy nationwide would facilitate testing of automated trucks and connected vehicle technologies, a senior official with American Trucking Associations said Nov. 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow'

Hosts Joe Howard and Seth Clevenger Transport Topics

On the heels of Tesla's electric truck unveiling, our Nov. 17 LiveOnWeb program took a look at fuel efficiency and cost-savings gains that cleaner-running diesel and natural gas promise, as well as the intriguing potential that electric offers, even for Class 8 trucks. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
November 9, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Repeal Regulation of Glider Kits

Fitzgerald Glider Kit on display at Mid-America Trucking Show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 9 issued a proposed rule to repeal the Obama administration’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Efficiency Standards for the glider industry.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017