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Plus.ai to pilot autonomous trucks on snowy Minnesota test track
Partnership intended to generate data on self-driving truck performance in winter conditions.
Amazon opts for electric avenue
E-commerce giant orders 100,000 battery-powered package-delivery trucks.
Driver shortage ranks as top fleet concern, ATRI says
Survey shows hours of service, compensation also in top three.
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Maritime sulfur cap could crimp container port volumes
IMO 2020 emissions cap to have unknown impact on container lines, international shippers, Drewry says.
Clear track ahead or challenges around the bend?
Intermodal service providers are finding that last year's stellar performance is a tough act to follow, as they face down challenges ranging from China tariffs to aging infrastructure to softening demand.
Port of L.A. debuts battery-electric top handlers for cargo loading
Port advances its clean cargo handling goals with testing of zero-emissions on-dock cargo handling trucks.
Roadrunner slashes dry van fleet by 50%
Trucking company lays off 10% of workforce following restated earnings, email hack.
Carrier and shipper relationships face "dysfunction" over strained rail networks, study finds
Rail transportation networks need digital transformation, according to paper from Maine Pointe and Michigan State University.
New trailer orders in August were down 72% from a year ago, ACT says
Fleets unwilling to invest, amidst economic uncertainty and low freight demand, analyst says.
Truck tonnage posted yearly 4.1% rise in August despite turbulence
ATA says tonnage dropped from a hot July, but remains strong enough to fend off a recession.

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