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April 19, 2018

Safety Groups Seek End to Roadway Fatalities

A coalition of safety groups has released an ambitious plan to eliminate roadway deaths by 2050 in response to rising fatalities in recent years that have reversed the progress of earlier decades.

April 6, 2018

Mobility Research Center Opens in Michigan with Microsoft Support

Microsoft is the exclusive data and cloud provider for the mobility center at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan.

December 12, 2017

Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for electric vehicles.

November 17, 2017

How ELDs Could Cut the High Cost of 'Crash Harm'

A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

November 6, 2017

PIT Examines Effects of Optimized Engine Programming

PIT Group have been busy on a project first launched in 2014 that aims to examine the effects of optimized programming on commercial vehicle engines.

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.

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