Category Archives: News

LouAnn Wagner Always Under-Promise And Over-Deliver

LouAnn Wagner is veteran of the trucking industry with over 30 years’ experience. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Texas Auto Carriers, Inc (TAC), a company she co-owns along with her husband, Ford Wagner. LouAnn has led TAC to become one of the industry’s leading auto transport, towing and equipment hauling companies in the southern U.S. […]

Automakers get ‘imaginative’ with coronavirus parts disruptions

The real impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China on the North American auto industry soon could be felt as delays from the shipment of parts catch up to automakers — a disruption that could lead suppliers to reverse a trend of consolidating production in China. As automakers cancel vehicle showings and implement employee travel […]

Heavy-duty trucks slowly hauling sci-fi into reality with testing of autonomous rigs

Several truck manufacturers, including Daimler, are working to bring autonomous heavy-duty trucks to the U.S. and other parts of the world. (Courtesy: Daimler) Almost anyone who grew up in the U.S. in the 1960s or later will remember watching television series and cartoons that showed visions of life in the future. High-tech cars were often […]

New Port Canaveral business processes autos made at Mexican plants for U.S. sale

A vehicle roll off the Wisteria Ace vehicle carrier ship on Thursday morning at the auto processing facility at Port Canaveral’s South Cargo Pier 4. (Photo: CANAVERAL PORT AUTHORITY PHOTO) With the unloading of 730 vehicles from the Wisteria Ace on Thursday, Port Canaveral started a new business — directly processing the import into the United States […]

FreightWaves and partner to bring spot market analytics to SONAR (with video), the largest digital freight marketplace in North America, and FreightWaves, the leading provider of data and analysis to the logistics markets, have partnered to provide spot trucking rate market visibility to SONAR subscribers. Craig Fuller speaks with Brent Hutto about SONAR partnership, Trucking marketplace. Effective immediately, FreightWaves SONAR clients will have access to rate […]

7 Tips For Choosing The Best Car Shipping Company

While searching for a car transport company, there are tons of questions running through the mind. A large number of transport carriers to choose from make this task even more challenging. There are many ifs and buts associated with the credibility of the prospective vehicle shippers. But, if you know that right way to choose […]

Hybrid carmakers accused of ‘con’ over zero-emissions claims

Drivers hoping to cut emissions may be let down by cold weather or low battery charge Drivers hoping their new plug-in hybrid car will help cut down their carbon footprint may have an unlikely enemy: cold weather. Zero-emissions driving can be impossible for some of the UK’s bestselling plug-in hybrid models when the air is […]

BMW Manufacturing Remains Largest U.S. Automotive Exporter By Value

BMW Manufacturing led the nation in automotive exports by value for the sixth consecutive year, the company said, citing U.S. Department of Commerce data. During 2019, the South Carolina plant exported 246,014 BMW X models with a total export value of approximately $9.6 billion. The BMWs produced in Spartanburg, were exported through the Port of Charleston […]

New York City Is Working To Electrify Its Vehicle Fleet

One of the best ways local governments can encourage electric vehicle adoption is by deploying EVs in their own municipal fleets. EDITOR’S NOTE: This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX, which makes and sells aftermarket Tesla accessories. The opinions expressed therein are not necessarily our own at InsideEVs, nor have we been paid by EVANNEX to publish these […]

Car buyers could get compensation after claims of price fixing by shipping companies

Motorists and businesses who bought or leased a new car between October 2006 and September 2015 could be entitled to compensation, following claims that five shipping companies conspired to fix the prices they charged for transporting new cars and vans to the UK. An estimated 80 per cent of motorists who purchased a car or van during […]

Delaware consumers protected by work of weights and measures inspectors

DOVER, Del. – Every day, Delaware consumers are protected by the work of the Weights and Measures inspectors at the Delaware Department of Agriculture. When consumers purchase products based on a weight or measurement – like a gallon of gas or a pound of lunch meat – the Department’s Weights and Measures section is responsible for […]

Why Rivian Won’t Sell Its Electric Trucks Through a Dealership

Lawmakers in Colorado may allow any electric vehicle to be sold directly to customers, and Rivian hopes other states follow that lead As Rivian prepares to offer its electric trucks and SUVs for sale, there’s one thing the company doesn’t plan on doing: opening dealerships. Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would carve out an […]

Polestar teases an all-electric concept sedan running Android Automotive

olvo’s performance sub-brand Polestar is bringing a striking electric concept car to this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Instead of focusing on flashy performance specs, though, the company is talking up two different topics: the use of sustainable materials throughout the car, and a deeper integration with Google’s new Android Automotive operating system. The car is […]

Jaguar Land Rover Shipping Auto Parts In Suitcases As Coronavirus Hits Supply Chain

The company on Tuesday warned that its production schedules in the UK as well as India are under strain due to its supply chains in China. Coventry (UK):  Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has flown in auto parts in suitcases as the effects of coronavirus take a toll on the luxury carmaker’s supply chains in […]

Alabama’s exports down again in 2019, but autos up

By William Thornton | New figures from the Alabama Department of Commerce show Alabama continues to take a hit from global trade tensions, but its auto sector is still gaining strength. Alabama’s exports totaled $20.7 billion in 2019, with overseas shipments of motor vehicles, auto parts and aerospace products showing a head of steam. That’s […]

E-DealerDirect site now includes shipping features

Through a new integration between transportation provider ShipYourCarNow and online used-car auction E-DealerDirect, shipping services are now embedded within the E-DealerDirect site. E-DealerDirect says it has a strong presence in the Southwest, with a focus on front-line units from various sellers. The company provides an auction marketplace that it says helps buyers and sellers control the […]

Billions are pouring into mobility technology – will the transport revolution live up to the hype?

Over the past decade almost US$200 billion has been invested globally in mobility technology that promises to improve our ability to get around. More than US$33 billion was invested last year alone. Another measure of interest in this area is the number of unicorns, which has doubled in the past two years. A unicorn is a privately held […]

Bed Bugs In Ride Share Vehicles Is Our New Nightmare

Contrary to their name, bed bugs don’t just live where you sleep, and ride-sharing vehicles can be a breeding ground for the parasitic critters. Don Brooks, an exterminator from Dallas, Texas, tells the local WFAA News that he treats five to ten of these vehicles a week. “Drivers either see bed bugs, someone complained, or they were […]