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The goal is to understand the benefits and challenges of induction road charging networks and how they might work for public transit, passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Several states plan to test inductive charging - technology embedded in the pavement that can charge electric vehicles while they’re being driven - on public roads in the next several years, one solution to the problem of how to get to zero emissions. Read more»

Trucks loaded with chili peppers wait to enter the U.S. in this 2014 photo. One official said as much as $100 million in produce has been lost this week because of delays at the Texas border.

Commercial truckers were coping with longer-than-normal delays at the Nogales border crossing Thursday, as trucks trying to escape a logjam at the Texas border headed west to Arizona instead. Read more»

Many large trucking companies combat the high turnover among drivers by running their own training programs and requiring trainees to sign contracts promising to drive for up to two years. If they leave, they can owe thousands for their training.

Each year, thousands of aspiring truck drivers sign up for training with some of the nation’s biggest freight haulers - but the training programs often fail to deliver the compensation and working conditions they promise. Read more»

Hundreds of semi trucks headed southbound into Juárez, Mexico were at a standstill at the El Paso Ysleta Port of Entry Tuesday.

Six days into the initiative ordering the Texas Department of Public Safety to increase inspections of commercial vehicles, commercial traffic at the Texas-Mexico border has dropped by 60% and it’s unclear how thoroughly the DPS is inspecting vehicles. Read more»

Commercial vehicles go through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for inspection before entering El Paso from Ciudad Juárez at the Bridge of the Americas on Friday.

Commercial vehicles trying to enter the United States to deliver products from Mexico have been backed up for hours at Texas ports of entry following Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive that state troopers increase inspections. Read more»

Trucks blocked an intersection in Toronto on Feb. 5, 2022, as part of nationwide demonstrations aimed at blocking Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Arizonans — or, at least, people claiming to live in Arizona — gave nearly $120,000 to the massive anti-vaccine mandate Canadian trucker protest that shut down the country’s capital for more than a week. Read more»

Inflation is one of the challenges facing retailers and customers as the holiday shopping season slides into high gear.

Wages are high, jobs are plentiful and more than a third of states cut taxes in the past year as their revenues soared - yet the highest inflation spike in three decades has many policymakers digging for ways to ease the strain on families’ pocketbooks. Read more»

A new study says that interstate highway in Arizona are in relatively good shape compared to the rest of the nation, but the state had the highest fatality rate among states in 2018. State officials say risky driver behaviors are likely to blame.

Arizona’s interstate highways are in generally good shape, but they experienced the highest rate of fatalities in the nation in 2018, according to a national report released Tuesday. Read more» 1

Rolls of sheet metal that contained a stash of 4,100 pounds of marijuana, found over the weekend by Nogales ports officers.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at border crossings in Nogales and San Luis, seized more than 6,000 pounds of marijuana stashed inside semi-tractor trailers over the last week, worth an estimated $3.1 million. Read more»

A $305 billion highway bill approved by Congress includes several provisions aggressively sought by the trucking industry that, critics say, will undermine traffic safety. The long-awaited FAST Act removes truck safety ratings from a public website. It also creates a program to put drivers as young as 18 behind the wheel of a big rig if they have received military training. Read more»

Cargo aboard specific Mexican trucks and bound for the United States will soon be inspected by American officials south of the border and allowed to circumvent the lines at ports of entry, a top Mexican diplomat announced last week. Read more»

A semi truck waits to cross the United States-Mexico border at San Luis, Ariz., in this file photo. Despite a new pact opening the border to trucks, few Mexican companies, and no U.S. firms, have taken advantage of the deal.

Five months after the U.S. and Mexico ended a stalemate on long-haul international trucking, the agreement has led to a handful of cross-border deliveries — all by the same truck. Read more»

People wait to cross the border at the Nogales Port of Entry in fall 2010.

An attorney for Mexican trucking interests had a message Wednesday for opponents of a deal to gradually open the U.S.-Mexico border to long-distance freight trucking. “It’s going to take place,” Carlos Sesma said. “There is no way you can stop it.” Read more»

Some Texas Republicans are embracing a cross-border trucking agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that labor unions worry could kill jobs and drastically reduce border security. Read more» 1

A semi truck waits to cross the United States-Mexico border at San Luis, Ariz., in this file photo.

Mexican trucks subject to strict new safety measures will begin to move on U.S. highways, and Mexico will begin to lift tariffs on U.S. goods entering that country under an agreement signed Wednesday in Mexico City. Read more» 1

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