Uber and freight

As Uber battles taxis and other ride-hailing apps in cities across the world, the company is beginning to move quickly into a much larger transportation market: trucking.This spring, Uber unveiled Uber Freight, a brokerage service connecting shippers and truckers through a new app. Conceptually, “Uber for trucking” seems like a logical extension of the passenger transport business.But the logistics industry …

Class 7 all-electric truck from Cummins has a 145 kWh battery and can haul a 22 ton trailer for up to 100 miles, version with a diesel range extender

August 30th, 2017, by Steve Hanley  This story about the Cummins Class 7 electric truck was first published on Gas2. With Tesla ready to roll out its Tesla Semi in September, Cummins stole a bit of the Silicon Valley company’s thunder by unveiling its own all electric Class 7 electric truck on August 29. Cummins does not make trucks, it makes the powertrains that make …

Largest Container Shipping Line In Japan To Test Remote-Controlled Vessel, Working Towards Fully Autonomous Shipping

By James Ayre, Clean Technica, 27 August 2017 In pursuit of its goal to achieve fully autonomous shipping, the largest container shipping firm in Japan, Nippon Yusen, will begin testing a remote-controlled vessel in the Pacific Ocean by 2019, according to recent reports. The testing will reportedly feature a crew on standby, in case safety needs call for intervention. Presuming that …

Heavy vehicle transition pathways, from New Zealand

Reducing Emissions in the New Zealand Heavy Vehicle Fleet “Yes We Can” Symposium Hotel Intercontinental Wellington, 31st  May 2016 At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in 2015 (COP 21), New Zealand committed to achieving a 30% reduction on 2005 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This requires a reduction of 25 million tonnes in 14 years. Converting the entire …

Urban delivery trucks manufactured by Ford and DHL in Germany

By Steve Hanley, 17 Aug 2017 This article about electric trucks was first published on Gas2. Is Ford of Europe really part of the Ford Motor Company? The two seem to be worlds apart when it comes to embracing electric vehicles. Until recently, CEO Mark Fields was telling anyone who would listen that nobody wants to buy electric cars. Fields has been sent …

Rigged: Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing.

By Brett Murphy on USA Today, June 16, 2017 Los Angeles — Samuel Talavera Jr. did everything his bosses asked. Most days, the trucker would drive more than 16 hours straight hauling LG dishwashers and Kumho tires to warehouses around Los Angeles, on their way to retail stores nationwide. He rarely went home to his family. At night, he crawled …