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October 4, 2017

3PL Study Finds Growing Potential in Blockchain, Automation

A global study stresses the importance of adapting to emerging technologies for third-party logistics companies and shippers, including blockchain and automation to provide better services to end customers.

August 8, 2017

Inside the Small Fleet

Small fleets make up the vast majority of trucking companies. Comdata shares some research into their challenges and habits.

August 2, 2017

ATRI Announces New Focus on Web

The American Transportation Research Institute has a new web address, www.truckingresearch.org, and says it will focus on improving its online presence and promotion of its research efforts.

July 11, 2017

Global Self-Driving Market Expected to Grow 40% by 2027

The global autonomous vehicle market revenue is expected to grow at a compound average growth rate of 39.6% over the next 10 years - resulting in a $126.8 billion market by 2027, according to Infoholic Research.

June 16, 2017

Report: Mediocre 2016 for U.S. 3PL Activity

Third-party logistics in the U.S. experienced “a mediocre year” in 2016, according to a new report prepared by market-research and consultancy firm Armstrong & Associates Inc.

June 7, 2017

Driver Visual Awareness Slows During Conversations

Research from the University of Iowa finds that even a simple conversation creates an "attention disengagement" lag that affects a driver’s reaction time.

May 25, 2017

Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget slashes the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology program funding, reducing it by nearly 74%. The cuts include terminating funding for the Clean Cities program.

May 2, 2017

Congestion, Distracted Driving, HOS Top ATRI's Research Priorities

The American Transportation Research Institute has decided on its research priorities for 2017, approving studies on congestion, driver distraction, hours of service, and autonomous truck technology, among others.

January 19, 2017

Hydrogen Stations to Reach 5,000 by 2032

Almost five thousand hydrogen fueling stations will be deployed globally by 2032, according to a report published by Information Trends, a market research company based in Washington.

November 7, 2016

Nearly a Third of Major Urban Roads in Poor Condition

Urban road conditions in major metropolitan areas are in terrible shape and could deteriorate further as traffic increases and transportation remains underfunded

May 3, 2016

Fleets: No 'Doom and Gloom' Over Slowing Environment

Recently surveyed truck fleets are not reporting “doom and gloom” despite a slowing industry environment and a desire for more freight by some, according to the Q2 CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Report.

March 21, 2016

Sleep Apnea Treatment Reduces Severe Crash Risk, Study Finds

Drivers with sleep apnea have a five times greater risk of a severe crash when they do not adhere to a mandated treatment program, according to a study co-authored by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

February 19, 2016

Strategic Programs Co-Founder Rim Yurkus Has Died

Rim Yurkus, co-founder, president and CEO of Strategic Programs, died last month, according to representatives of his company.

October 20, 2015

Canadian PIT Group Opens U.S. Offices

The Canada-based trucking industry engineering and research firm, PIT Group, will open a U.S. office to increase its presence in the country.

March 12, 2015

Intermodal Freight Market Facing Big Challenges

Intermodal freight movements are finally recovering since a tentative agreement was worked out about three weeks ago between West Coast Port workers and shipping companies, but diversions of freight from this part of the country are expected to continue.

February 18, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Shows Improvements

Business conditions in the trucking industry improved dramatically the final month of 2014, according to a new report from the transportation forecasting firm FTR.

February 11, 2015

Diesel Prices Forecast to Move Lower in the Short-Term

Despite the first upturn since November in average diesel prices this week, expect prices to move slightly lower at least for a while longer, according to the U.S. Energy Department and its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook released on Wednesday.

January 27, 2015

Study: Clean Diesel Exhaust Safe for Animal Lungs, Probably Humans

Modern diesels burn so cleanly that laboratory rats suffered no lung illnesses during a lengthy study of their exposure to exhaust gases, according to the Health Effects Institute.

January 15, 2015

Cass Freight Index Performing Well Despite December Decline

A new report shows freight shipments and expenditures in shipping fell in the final month of 2014 but posted gains for the entire year.

January 13, 2015

DOE: Diesel to Average $2.85 in 2015

In the wake of diesel prices falling from an average of more than $4 per gallon nearly a year ago the U.S. Energy Department's Energy Information Administration has lowered its price forecast from last month’s prediction.

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