Want to know what is happening in trucking?

Want to know what is happening in trucking?

The latest weekly and monthly DAT Trucking Freight Barometers are continuing to surge strongly into even more positive territory, and proving our September prediction that “the ‘fall surge’ is happening for the first time since 2007,” has come to pass.

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Europe offers a different playground for the Tesla Semi

Europe offers a different playground for the Tesla Semi

Tesla is now accepting orders for its Tesla Semi in three European countries. The different dynamics of the European freight market represent some different challenges for the company.

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Key data points for the year in freight

Key data points for the year in freight

With third-quarter GDP coming in at 3.2% growth and fourth-quarter GDP also expected to best the 3% mark, which would be the third consecutive quarter of 3%-plus growth, and a newly minted tax plan promising to start moving the economy forward, times would appear to be ripe for trucking.

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Ontario to introduce healthy rebate to boost electric truck demand

Ontario to introduce healthy rebate to boost electric truck demand

The Canadian province of Ontario has announced an electric truck rebate of 60% of the incremental purchase cost compared to an equivalent conventional fuel vehicle, up to a cap of CA$75,000 per vehicle, under the new Green Commercial Vehicle Program.

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Tight spot market snowballs under Polar Vortex

Tight spot market snowballs under Polar Vortex

An unstable Polar Vortex first warmed the Great Lakes and then brought Siberian temperatures to the region, creating disruptive snowfalls and historically low end-of-year temperatures. These weather events only add to numerous factors keeping spot rates sky-high.

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Workhorse group announces intention to spin off SureFly business

Workhorse group announces intention to spin off SureFly business

SureFly re-invents the helicopter, making it safer, easier to fly and much more affordable than a conventional helicopter. Like a drone, its redundant design includes four propeller arms, two fixed contra-rotating propellers on each arm; and a backup lithium battery pack to drive the electric motors in the event of engine failure.

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Consumer spending, manufacturing driving freight industry

Consumer spending, manufacturing driving freight industry

As the flagbearer of capitalism and a lynchpin example of consumerism, it is clearly understood where the growth of the U.S. economy lies. It is estimated that consumer-driven spending accounts for nearly 70% of all economic growth in the country.

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WABCO makes strategic $10 million investment in Nikola

WABCO makes strategic $10 million investment in Nikola

WABCO and Nikola will accelerate the development of industry-leading safety technologies specifically designed for electric commercial vehicles, including electronic braking, traction control, and stability control. Nikola anticipates offering its fully electric Nikola Two day-cab truck (pictured here) for sale in the U.S. by 2021.

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Opinion: Why has it become bullish to be bearish on Tesla?

Opinion: Why has it become bullish to be bearish on Tesla?

From all green e-vehicles to the hyperloop to the rocket-to-Mars, one thing we should all be hoping for is that Elon Musk's visions become reality. On the one hand, you can say the only way to make a vision happen is to possess the vision in the first place.

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Freightos introduces carbon emissions calculation tools for greener freight transport

Freightos introduces carbon emissions calculation tools for greener freight transport

It is estimated that international trade-related freight transport accounts for nearly one-third of the total emissions across the world. Such situations call for innovation in the freight industry that could help mitigate carbon footprint through optimizing fuel consumption and improving operational efficiency.

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DAT’s Tami Hart honored for efforts in stopping fraud

DAT’s Tami Hart honored for efforts in stopping fraud

Mark Lavender, special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, awarded DAT's Tami Hart with a “challenge coin” at the DAT User Conference in October for her efforts in helping the Bureau identify and track down hundreds of cases of false payments, cargo theft, and other transportation fraud.

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