Trucking

Port of Oakland

EPA Moves To Tighten Regulations on Emissions

Many environmental groups argue the EPA's proposed plan, which is less stringent than California's regulations, doesn't go far enough to support electrification and reduce GHG emissions.

March 8, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Shrinking Highways: Could the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Be the First?

Highways have been razed, replaced with boulevards, and streets have been placed on road diets, but what about lane reductions on interstate highways? That's one recommendation in a report released Thursday by a panel of experts on the BQE.

February 3, 2020 - The New York Times

Goods Movement

5G Networks Will Change the Freight Trucking Industry

Industry experts believe that 5G networks will allow trucking fleets to send more data and video from individual trucks to fleet managers.

October 4, 2019 - Fleet Owner

New York City to Reduce Truck Emissions by Investing in Freight Rail Infrastructure

The Big Apple may claim the nation's highest public transit ridership, but it ranks well below average in its use of freight rail. Two small short line railroads are at the center of a $100 million investment to reduce truck reliance.

April 11, 2019 - The New York Times

Tolls, Not Gas and Sales Taxes, Will Fund I-81 Improvements in Virginia

Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam announced he is backing Republican legislation to toll all lanes of Interstate 81 to fund $2.2 billion in improvements along the 325-mile corridor, heavily used by trucks, from West Virginia to Tennessee.

January 13, 2019 - The Washington Post

Jiujiang power plant

U.S. Carbon Emissions Increased Last Year After a Three-Year Decline

The sobering news comes from the Rhodium Group, a research firm that tracks CO2 emissions. The preliminary estimate is the third in two months to show an increase in 2018, attributing it to an improved economy and Trump's regulation rollbacks.

January 10, 2019 - The Washington Post

Volvo to Sell All-Electric Heavy Trucks in North America in 2020

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.

October 4, 2018 - Transport Topics

Goods Movement

Tesla's 'Badass' Electric Semi Beats Diesel and Rail, Says Elon Musk

Tesla introduces a high-performance, totally electric, semi-autonomous truck that that can haul 80,000 of freight for 500 miles without recharging.

November 20, 2017 - Vox

Land Use and Zoning

A Logistics Warehouse Near an Elementary School Raises Questions

Some are worried about the truck traffic and air pollution likely to follow after a logistics warehouse gets built within visual distance of a San Bernardino school.

August 2, 2017 - SCPR

Identical Trucks

When Will the Trucking Industry Electrify?

Tesla's success with the Model 3 begs the question: When will the trucking industry electrify?

April 26, 2016 - Casey Brazeal

Uber for Trucking: Matching Freight with Haulers

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 18, 2016 - InTransition Magazine

Forgotten Freight Demands Frighten Transportation Planners

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.

May 25, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

Freight Movement Drives Rail Resurgence

Freight rail is booming throughout the U.S. While shipping oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale basin has been a huge factor in the resurgence, Betsy Morris digs deeper and analyzes the surprising competition between road and rail.

March 28, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Are Electric Cable Cars the Future of Trucking?

John Metcalfe explores a new kind of hybrid vehicle that could revolutionize trucking and cut down air contaminants in one of the most polluted regions in the country.

May 19, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

Parity for Bicycles Criticized

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's announcement that federal transportation policy will give parity to bicycling and walking is being criticized by some conservatives and industries dependent on trucking.

April 16, 2010 - Huffington Post

Trucking 2020

A new report from IBM looks into the future of the trucking industry. The report predicts that new technologies for systems monitoring will become standard.

November 10, 2009 - Fast Company

Cleaning Up Trucking in Southern California

The Port of Long Beach has settled with the American Trucking Association to clean up its air, while the Port of Los Angeles is waiting to reach more comprehensive changes.

October 23, 2009 - Los Angeles Times

Changes Coming to Trucking Industry

A senior executive at Navistar, a manufacturer of medium and heavy trucks, says the industry is heading for significant changes, including a shift away from long hauling to regional distribution.

April 30, 2009 - Transport Topics Online

Trucking Industry Prepping for Reauthorization Bill

The American Trucking Associations is preparing to focus their upcoming annual meeting on advocacy, promoting their agenda on the TEA-21 Transportation Reauthorization bill to Congress and the Obama administration.

February 26, 2009 - Transport Topics Online

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