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Shifts in automotive technology: Waymo and Mercedes-Benz

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While Google withdraws autonomous vehicles, Mercedes Benz reinforces its combustion vehicles. In recent years, automotive technology has experienced significant advancements, but it has also faced challenges that hinder progress toward the future. An example of this can be seen with Waymo, the autonomous car division of Alphabet (Google’s parent company). On February 13th, Waymo issued […]

Clean Trucks Phase 3 Plan: Challenges and Opinions

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Heavy Vehicle Leadership Group, carriers and the future of EPA’s Phase 3. As transportation organizations grapple with proposed environmental regulations for heavy-duty trucks, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are backing the Clean Trucks Plan. While they view the initiative favorably, both groups see the lack of recharging infrastructure as a challenge to meeting the goals of […]

Recruiting challenges in the transportation industry and how to navigate them

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Volatility in the industry presents a challenge for recruitment strategies. The freight transportation industry experienced a recession last year due to the economic situation in the United States, which particularly affected hiring and retention rates. Earlier this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded an increase in sector hirings; however, the possibility of future decreases […]

Diesel price exceeds $4.00 in the US

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This marks the first time since early December 2023 that prices have exceeded $4. During the first month of 2024, diesel prices remained steady or saw slight increases. However, during the initial week of February 12th, there was a significant increase in average prices across the United States. According to data from the Energy Administration, […]

Drop in production and exports of heavy vehicles in North America

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This month saw a drop in heavy vehicle sales from Mexico to the United States and Canada. One of Mexico’s main exports to the United States and Canada is the production and assembly of heavy vehicles. Unfortunately, this month saw a 22.1% decrease in sales to the United States, with only 11,422 units exported compared […]

FMCSA combats abusive towing practices in the trucking industry

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The FMCSA denounces unscrupulous towing companies that overcharge truckers in situations such as accidents. The FMCSA has focused its attention on a proposed rule aimed at combating abusive fees charged to consumers. The proposal, put forth by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last year, seeks to enable the agency to pursue civil penalties against scammers […]

Rail or road? ATA debate and perspective

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Instead of a competition between both modes of transportation, ATA advocates for a strategy of multimodal coexistence. Amidst an ongoing debate about the effectiveness and direction of freight transportation, the recent release of statistics by Adif has once again highlighted tensions between advocates of railway and supporters of road transportation. The Association of Autonomous Truckers […]

Average diesel price increases again

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This week’s records show an increase in average diesel prices in all regions. In recent weeks, we have observed diesel prices remaining stable, experiencing declines in most regions. This week, reports from ProMiles.com and the Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicate that more regions saw an increase in average diesel prices, contrary to what had been […]

47,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt units recalled by Paccar

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Paccar is recalling over 47,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks of various models, due to possible loss of steering control. Paccar is recalling over 47,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks of various models, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is because certain steering gears may have been assembled with fewer recirculation […]

2024 shows a favorable outlook for jobs in the transportation industry

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Although this upturn contrasts with the significant losses in the sector in 2023, the current situation does not rule out the possibility of future decreases in employment. In January 2024, the road transport sector saw an increase of 2,000 jobs, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although this upturn contrasts […]

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