February 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Urban freight deliveries are expected to grow 40 percent by 2050, according to the 2017 Material Handling Industry’s annual report. Cities aren't yet ready to keep up with the changing times.
January 20, 2019, 1pm PST
Inland waterways have capacity to spare to help deal with an expected surge in freight movement around the country. Some TLC will be required to maximize that potential, however.
Eno Center for Transportation
October 4, 2018, 12pm PDT
Volvo gained attention last year by announcing it would stop making new internal combustion engine models. Now it plans to electrify its 2020 truck models as well. A demonstration program will be launched in Southern California next year.
November 20, 2017, 8am PST
Tesla introduces a high-performance, totally electric, semi-autonomous truck that that can haul 80,000 of freight for 500 miles without recharging.
August 11, 2017, 9am PDT
A powerful lobby is more in interested in protecting its monopoly than lessening congestion and pollution.
December 16, 2016, 12pm PST
The Colorado Transportation Department and Aecom Inc. are exploring options for an electric trucking charging system that uses a coil buried in the road to charge electric trucks as they drive.
May 9, 2016, 7am PDT
A Planetizen blog post by Casey Brazeal asks, "When will the trucking industry electrify?" Three truck manufacturers and electric truck builder BYD Motors are now in competition thanks to a $23.6 million state grant to the South Coast Air District.
March 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
An infographic illustrates the circulatory system of the nation's economy.
March 18, 2016, 7am PDT
Finding freight to haul—or truckers to move merchandise—is as easy as logging into one of many so-called "Uber for trucking" smartphone applications on the market.
March 5, 2016, 11am PST
A big data dump from the federal government earlier this week predicts drastic increases in the amount of freight that will be moving around the country in the next few decades.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
February 29, 2016, 11am PST
As consumers increasingly buy online, technology is changing the shape of our cities, reducing demand for retail space, increasing freight congestion, and leaving parking lots empty.
January 1, 2016, 1pm PST
A look ahead at what is shaping up to be a very eventful year in the world of transportation.
November 30, 2014, 9am PST
Although the holidays cause millions more drivers to hit the road, delays in traffic may also stem from the congestion of goods movements by truck, both locally and across the country.
The Brookings Institution
November 7, 2014, 10am PST
A new report by the Brookings Institution "analyzes domestic and international goods trade data from 2010" toward the goal of better coordinating freight policies and investments between regions.
May 19, 2014, 11am PDT
Florida Governor Rick Scott dedicated a new tunnel under the Port of Miami today. Thirty years in the making, the tunnel is one of the most expensive and elaborate transportation projects in South Florida history.
March 3, 2014, 6am PST
Take 260 trucks off the road for every train, avoid costs for maintaining highways maintenance cost, and create multiple other environmental and economic development advantages—states are reinvesting in their rail lines.
January 10, 2014, 5am PST
Big trucks and big cities just don't mix. But a federal panel that's developing a strategic plan for national freight transportation is reportedly paying little attention to the conflict. Tanya Snyder explains why that may not be a bad thing.
September 25, 2013, 9am PDT
Chicago's position as a central hub for manufacturing and shipping helped establish the city as the economic powerhouse of the Midwest. A new report recommends the city update that infrastructure to grow the region's economy.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 26, 2013, 9am PDT
The energy industry's plans to transport oil and coal bound for Asia via rail through the Pacific Northwest provokes outrage and a lawsuit.
May 25, 2013, 9am PDT
While much of the current discussion in planning centers on decreasing road capacity to promote greater pedestrian mobility, Eric Jaffe wonders if we are thinking enough about the critical and complex task of moving freight.