Self-driving technology for trucks has emerged as a pivotal issue in Congress

Self-driving technology for trucks has emerged as a pivotal issue in Congress

Self-driving technology puts truck driver jobs at risk, however, the potential benefits are rewarding. And that is making it a hot topic in Washington, where legislators are trying to determine how involved the government should be.

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What happens to electric vehicles when the power goes out?

What happens to electric vehicles when the power goes out?

Electric vehicles have come a long way, yet there is an important question that never seems to get addressed when discussing electric cars and trucks: what happens if the power goes out? Will your trucks still make their deliveries?

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Connecting Asia along the New Silk Road

Connecting Asia along the New Silk Road

The Belt-And-Road Initiative is proving to be an ambitious plan. But there is no stopping the Chinese government as it has secured a joint venture deal with Hong Kong-based rail company MTR. The deal will result in connecting major cities in Asia within the area defined by the initiative.

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Today’s Pickup: Tight capacity, rising rates continue to push Trucking Conditions Index higher

Today’s Pickup: Tight capacity, rising rates continue to push Trucking Conditions Index higher

Continued tightening of capacity is driving up FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). The TCI for July posted a positive reading of 5.75, reflecting tightening capacity, rising spot rates and a further impact this fall and winter from the implementation of electronic logging devices, FTR said.

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Trump administration loosens guidance on autonomous vehicles

Trump administration loosens guidance on autonomous vehicles

As the Congress works on developing legislation aimed at regulating self-driving vehicles, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is looking to guide that legislation with less of a regulatory hand, according to Bloomberg.

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Global insurance company rolls out flight-delay insurance backed by blockchain

Global insurance company rolls out flight-delay insurance backed by blockchain

With the introduction of smart insurance contracts in transportation applications, companies in the freight business could emulate a similar offering to solve some of the major disruption risks involved in carrier service failures. 

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