Workhorse Group has developed an eight-rotor “octocopter” called HorseFly designed to be used in tandem with its electric package delivery trucks, some of which are in service with companies like FedEx and UPS.
The ocean carrier reported a net loss of 7.21 billion yuan renminbi in the first six months of the year compared with a 1.97 billion yuan renminbi profit in the same 2015 period amid its merger with fellow state-run line China Shipping.
U.S. industrial conglomerate Honeywell completed a $1.5 billion purchase of Intelligrated, an information technology specialist in supply chain and warehouse automation.
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The Obama administration is ratcheting up fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy duty commercial vehicles.
However, chassis lessors oppose the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement members’ plan to implement a $5 fee on chassis that move in and out of container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, saying it will cost them $29 million.
The U.S. gross domestic product increased 1.2 percent in the second quarter of 2016, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of just 0.8 percent in the first quarter.