These are the top 5 startups across digital freight services, warehouse robotics, AI, last-mile delivery robotics, and self-driving cars

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and self-driving technology are helping the transportation and logistics industry finally transform by cutting costs, optimizing delivery routes, and automating mundane tasks. Startups will be the lynchpin of this transformation because they specifically target areas of need  with cutting-edge solutions. Business Insider Intelligence examined the top 5 startups within five key […]

The top 5 startups paving the way for transportation and logistics within digital freight services, warehouse robotics, AI, last-mile delivery robotics, and self-driving cars

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and self-driving technology are helping the transportation and logistics industry finally transform by cutting costs, optimizing delivery routes, and automating mundane tasks. Startups will be the lynchpin of this transformation because they specifically target areas of need  with cutting-edge solutions. Business Insider Intelligence examined the top 5 startups within five key […]

Russia & Japan plan to launch freight route via Trans-Siberian Railway

A rail cargo transport route is expected to be officially developed between Russia and Japan, according to the Japan News. It will become the “third distribution channel” for the two countries, after sea and air routes. Cargo will be transported via the 9,289 kilometer-long (5,772 miles) Trans-Siberian Railway. The longest railway line in the world […]

At least 2 dead and 116 injured as passenger and freight train collide in South Carolina

Lexington Sheriff An Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina. Two people died and 116 others were injured. The lead engine of Amtrak train 91 derailed, as well as some passenger cars. President Donald Trump is aware of the incident and the White House’s “thoughts and prayers” are with those […]

‘Bloodbath’: Freight trains mow down 106 reindeer in 4 days (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 13:28 More than 100 reindeer were killed by freight trains in Norway within four days in what locals are calling “a psychological nightmare”. The deer in the north of the country fell victim to the trains while undertaking their winter migration from mountainous regions towards the coast. A single train […]

One way to curb freight emissions: Put trucks on an electric catenary system

Siemens Trucks hauling freight from ports emit a lot of greenhouse gases—in fact, freight is the number one source of smog-related emissions in the Los Angeles area—and projected US growth rates mean that by mid-century, those emissions could double unless something is done to control them. Daimler, Cummins, Tesla, and others have promised various models […]

50-car freight train derails, rams buildings in Tennessee

Published time: 22 Oct, 2017 05:03 A freight train has derailed in North Knoxville, Tennessee, with some of the cars running into two buildings and damaging them. No injuries or hazardous materials spilling have been reported. The train, consisting of 50 or more cars, was carrying shipping containers. Local police are advising to avoid the […]

From disasters to freight, this driverless fuel cell platform has it covered

General Motors On Monday, General Motors gave us a quick look at a new fuel cell EV platform it’s developing, called SURUS. It stands for Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, and it’s a large driverless vehicle—about the size of a shipping container—that GM thinks could work in a range of applications, including mobile and emergency […]

2017 Nissan NV3500 High Roof Tested: Eight for Freight

– There are fewer and fewer areas in the automotive space where naturally aspirated V-8 engines can be found. Muscle cars, although experimenting with forced induction, remain one holdout, but utility vehicles such as pickups and SUVs are largely responsible for carrying the eight-cylinder torch. It’s even more rare to see that source of power […]

Uber Freight schedules loads for truck drivers in six more states

Uber’s purchase of Otto provided the ride-sharing company with a beachhead to get into the trucking business, an entrée to the autonomous car industry and a bit of controversy. The resulting Uber Freight was announced last year, and the service intended to help truck drivers connect with cargo officially launched this May. The current business […]