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Transportation Change – Coming Faster

Positive Future #276 (Feature photo – Modern Highway – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) InsideEVs just came out with its September 2018 report on sales of new cars able to run partially or totally on battery-electric power in the U.S It is hard to believe that automakers in the U.S. now have 42 different models of cars available to the public that run partially or totally on battery electric power. For September 2108, car sales in this category reached a stunning 44,589. For September 2017, car sales in this category were only 21,242. Why would car sales in this category be up over 100 percent from a year ago? No other…

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Electronic Driving Logs for Interstate Truckers

Touch the Soil News #890 (Feature photo – Creative Commons CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication) Set to go into effect on Monday, December 18, is a law requiring interstate truckers to be electronically followed as to their compliance relative to overtime driving – i.e. over 11 hours at a stretch. Federal Regulators think it will enhance safety. Interstate truckers will have their engines electronically monitored to ensure stop and rest compliance. The food and agriculture industry is concerned about the law because of the potential of perishable products being caught in a snag or livestock being inhumanely trapped in a “sidelined” truck. Other concerns are that trucks can become…

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