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Linda Baker, Senior Environment and Technology Reporter

Linda Baker is a FreightWaves senior reporter based in Portland, Oregon. Her beat includes autonomous vehicles, the startup scene, clean trucking, and emissions regulations. Please send tips and story ideas to [email protected]
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27 January
Linda Baker, Senior Environment and Technology Reporter

Battery constraints a drag on the Tesla Semi

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said constraints on battery production limit the company’s ability to move forward on the long-delayed Tesla Semi.

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26 January
Linda Baker, Senior Environment and Technology Reporter

Owner-operators, small trucking companies key to success of clean truck programs

The success of California’s ambitious clean truck programs hinges on giving financial incentives to small trucking companies so they can afford to pay for the vehicles.

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24 January
Linda Baker, Senior Environment and Technology Reporter

‘Insatiable demand’ drives Southern California warehouse boom

The Inland Empire continued a record streak of warehouse development, with over 50 million square feet of transactions in 2020.

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21 January
Linda Baker, Senior Environment and Technology Reporter

Transfix launches TMS for small businesses

Transfix has released a transportation management system (TMS) for small and midsize shippers, continuing a trend in which digital freight brokers expand their reach with software targeting carriers and shippers […]

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20 January
Linda Baker, Senior Environment and Technology Reporter

PACCAR taps Aurora to help develop autonomous Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors

Fresh from its takeover of Uber ATG in December, autonomous vehicle company Aurora has signed an agreement with heavy-duty truck manufacturer PACCAR to commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks.

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Linda Baker, Senior Environment and Technology Reporter

VectoIQ, U.S. Xpress leaders included on TuSimple executive advisory board

Autonomous trucking company TuSimple establishes a high-powered executive advisory board; takes equity investments from Werner Enterprises and Schneider.

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19 January
Linda Baker, Senior Environment and Technology Reporter

PACCAR and Aurora to build autonomous trucks

Fresh from its takeover of Uber ATG in December, autonomous vehicle company Aurora has signed an agreement with heavy-duty truck manufacturer PACCAR (NASDAQ: PCAR) to commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth […]

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Linda Baker, Senior Environment and Technology Reporter

Rivian secures $2.65B; sees life after Amazon

Rivian has closed an investment round of $2.65 billion as the electric truck company best known in freight circles for making the Amazon custom delivery van gears up for mass production.

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