BI Prime Transportation 2020-04-20T21:01:55Z
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Bank of America says Amazon is the No. 4 largest delivery company in the US — here's how its network compares to UPS, USPS, and FedEx

Amazon has been building an in-house transportation network for more than a decade. Here's how it compares to giants like UPS, FedEx, and the USPS.
BI Prime Markets 2020-04-20T20:10:00Z
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The price of US crude oil just went negative for the first time ever. Here's what that really means, and why you can't fill up your car for free.

US crude oil was trading in negative territory on Monday for the first time in history. That means producers will pay people to take oil from them.
Personal Finance 2020-04-20T19:47:32Z
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Here's everything we know about saving money on car insurance during coronavirus

Car insurance is changing during coronavirus. Many insurers are offering refunds and flexible payment plans. But, don't cancel your coverage.
Military & Defense 2020-04-20T19:37:20Z

F-16 fighter intercepted even more Russian jets 'overflying' a US warship, NATO says

After Russian jets flew over a US warship, NATO said a F-16 fighter "conducted a professional intercept and left the scene"
Transportation 2020-04-20T18:03:00Z

Drones 101: The Future of Drones for Consumers, Businesses, and the Military

In The Drones 101 report, Business Insider Intelligence forecasts the future of the drone market and examines how high it will fly.
Transportation 2020-04-20T17:55:00Z

Elon Musk claims in a tweet that Tesla's Cybertruck can float "for a while"

Musk has a history of dropping vague references on Twitter to obscure Tesla car capabilities without offering much detail.
Markets 2020-04-20T16:09:00Z

United Airlines plummets 8% after revealing the coronavirus outbreak drove a $2.1 billion quarterly loss

Quarterly revenue tanked 17% to $8 billion as the pandemic forced widespread flight cancellations and emergency borrowing for the company.
News 2020-04-20T16:07:13Z

A Spanish taxi driver has been giving coronavirus patients free rides to a local hospital. A trending video shows him receiving a standing ovation, a check — and his own negative COVID-19 test.

The man was was brought to the hospital under the guise of transporting a patient, but was instead greeted by cheers, the taxi union wrote on Twitter.
Transportation 2020-04-20T15:47:25Z

California's shelter-in-place order cut car crashes by 50% — saving motorists $40 million every single day

Los Angeles' notoriously smoggy air hasn't been this clean in decades, as the drastic measures put into place in March show signs of success.
Transportation 2020-04-20T15:14:14Z

A US truck-stop giant is furloughing 2,900 workers as the coronavirus continues to clobber the trucking industry

As states order dine-in restaurants to shutter and people to stay home, truck stops are suddenly no longer so lively — impacting employment rosters.
Transportation 2020-04-20T14:20:00Z

Airstream just unveiled the new $238,000 Atlas camper RV built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — see inside

Airstream partnered with Mercedes-Benz to create the RV, a collaboration that "has been a natural fit right from the beginning," the company says.
Transportation 2020-04-20T12:40:16Z

United lost $2.1 billion in the first quarter because of coronavirus, and it's a dark sign of just how bad things will get for the airline industry

United's losses due to the coronavirus outbreak came in March, and losses have accelerated in recent weeks.
Tech 2020-04-20T11:22:52Z
Transportation 2020-04-19T17:18:00Z

Porsche is auctioning off a unique $312,000 Porsche 911, a matching wristwatch, and a VIP trip for coronavirus relief

The car being auctioned is the last seventh-generation Porsche 911 off of the line, and comes with a matching watch, book, and VIP trip to Germany.
Transportation 2020-04-19T17:17:00Z

13 things you should do to keep your car in good running condition while coronavirus lockdowns park it indefinitely, according to experts

By following some key steps, you can keep your car in good running condition while it sits around — both during the coronavirus lockdowns and after.
Transportation 2020-04-19T17:17:00Z

The Ford Mustang continues its reign as the world's top selling sports car. I've driven all the best ones and it's easy to see why.

For five years in a row, the Ford Mustang has been the best-selling sports car. I've driven the best ones currently available.
Transportation 2020-04-19T14:09:00Z

Turbocharged engines have taken over the car world. These are our favorites from Porsche, Ferrari, Chevy, Ford, Volvo, VW and more.

Turbo engines allow carmakers to offer higher-displacement power on a smaller motor, and pick up some MPGs in the process.
Transportation 2020-04-19T13:33:00Z

The $370,000 'EarthCruiser' off-road RV has 2 kitchens, a full bathroom, and can sleep up to 5 — see inside

The off-grid, off-road "EarthCruiser" camper has a kitchen, a bathroom, and two beds with an optional additional "sky" bed.
Transportation 2020-04-19T13:18:00Z

I flew the 'world's best' business class on Qatar Airways just before the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the airline industry and changed the world as we know it.

I used frequent flyer miles for Qatar Airways' QSuite, the "world's best" business class, before the pandemic worsened. Here's what it was like.
Transportation 2020-04-19T12:26:00Z

An airline is offering Tony Robbins' Boeing 737 private jet featuring an onboard shower for charter. Take a look inside.

The private jet version of the Boeing 737, the BBJ offers a spacious cabin and long-haul range with amenities such as a private bedroom and shower.
Science 2020-04-19T11:13:42Z

Canada is making face coverings compulsory on all flights — another sign that masks are becoming an unavoidable part of life

Passengers who refuse will be denied boarding. Canada is one of several governments now insisting on mask-wearing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tech 2020-04-18T20:05:00Z

Elon Musk is working to solve the ventilator shortage caused by the coronavirus — here are all the other humanitarian crises he's tried to fix, and how it's going so far

Elon Musk has pledged to fix a lot of humanity's problems. He's doing a lot of good — but not all of his solutions seem to be working.
Transportation 2020-04-18T18:15:00Z

Leaked audio reveals that crew members on Cunard Line's MS Queen Victoria cruise ship off the coast of England have been asked to quarantine in their rooms because of COVID-19 cases on board

The ship's captain told crew members not assigned to "essential work" to remain quarantined in their cabins for at least two weeks.
Transportation 2020-04-18T13:47:00Z

Tesla's electric cars require far less maintenance than gas-powered vehicles. Here are all the differences between them.

Tesla vehicles are simpler than gas-powered cars. Tesla also routinely improves its vehicles using over-the-air software updates.
Markets 2020-04-18T13:27:00Z

Warren Buffett's financial crisis bailouts inspired the US government's 'big 4' airline rescue deals, Sen. Jack Reed says

"When the airlines bounce back, the taxpayers should realize the benefits," Sen. Jack Reed told Business Insider.
Transportation 2020-04-18T12:28:00Z

People entering Canada could face a $750,000 fine if they don't quarantine for 14 days — even if they don't show coronavirus symptoms

Canada also said it would require people coming on planes to prove they have a mask to cover their nose and mouth.
Transportation 2020-04-17T19:19:32Z

NASA and SpaceX plan to launch the first astronauts from US soil in nearly a decade on May 27

The last time US astronauts blasted off American soil in an American spaceship was in July 2011. Elon Musk's rocket company is about to change that.
Transportation 2020-04-17T18:55:00Z

I drove a $63,000, diesel-powered Chevy Silverado to find out if the engine was a worthy option for an already-great pickup truck — here's the verdict

The Silverado ranks behind the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150 in my full-size pickup list, but the diesel motor adds something special.
Transportation 2020-04-17T18:47:00Z

Americans are turning to bikes instead of public transportation because of the coronavirus

Bike shops in New York city had long lines and cycle lanes were full as the bicycle gets its moment in the spotlight as a tool for social distancing.
Transportation 2020-04-17T18:29:53Z

Shifting Gears: It's bikes' time to shine

Here's all the transportation news you missed this week, as airlines and cruises remain in holding patterns around the world.
Personal Finance 2020-04-17T18:03:00Z

31 lenders that may help you with auto loan and lease payments in response to COVID-19

Worried about affording your monthly auto loan payments? These lenders are offering assistance to customers affected by the coronavirus.
Transportation 2020-04-17T17:48:07Z

NYC subway ridership cratered 93% as all but essential workers stay home — and the transit system says it needs an additional $3.9 billion bailout to keep running

To make matters worse, thousands of train drivers, conductors and more have fallen sick with the coronavirus, hurting service and causing crowding.
Transportation 2020-04-17T17:41:34Z

The legendary Bugatti Veyron, once the fastest production car in the world, turns 15 this year. Here are some never-before-seen photos of what led to its creation.

The Bugatti Veyron started out as a sketch on a slip of paper. It went on to become one of the most significant supercars ever made.
Transportation 2020-04-17T17:37:00Z

Boeing just lost 69 more orders for its troubled 737 Max airplane

General Electric's aircraft leasing subsidiary cancelled orders for 69 Boeing 737s as it reevaluates its order book due to the coronavirus.
Science 2020-04-17T16:33:00Z

Power Line: Why historic OPEC cuts aren't enough to rescue the oil industry, and the energy startups Bill Gates is betting on

This week in Power Line, we explain why historic production cuts won't rescue the oil industry, and introduce 24 clean-tech startups backed by Gates.
Transportation 2020-04-17T16:23:22Z

This Mercedes G-Wagen with wood floors is for people who can't decide between a yacht and an SUV — see inside the G63 'Yachting Edition'

Carlex Designs' G-Yachting Edition might look as pedestrian as a Mercedes-AMG G63 can from the outside, but inside is where things get opulent.
Tech 2020-04-17T16:15:59Z

Elon Musk lashed out at reports that he never delivered ventilators to California hospitals. Here's what's going on, and why Musk's ventilator efforts have become controversial.

Elon Musk's ventilator efforts have been repeatedly called into question since he announced that Tesla would help during the coronavirus crisis.
Politics 2020-04-17T15:00:56Z

20 London bus drivers died after catching the coronavirus so the city has made bus travel free and told passengers to only board by the middle doors

The London mayor has made bus travel in the capital free and banned the use of front doors in order to protect drivers.
Transportation 2020-04-17T14:47:00Z

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing car dealers to change the way they sell and deliver vehicles. But not everybody knows how to do it successfully.

With showrooms shut down, dealerships have embraced online sales, digital financing, and touchless deliveries in ways that they had resisted.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-17T14:13:11Z

Here's why Ford is investing in quantum technology — and how the carmaker plans to employ it to help people navigate large cities

Companies are rushing to be early adopters of advanced tech like quantum and artificial intelligence so they don't fall behind competitors.
Politics 2020-04-17T12:10:00Z

You shouldn't book a summer holiday until the coronavirus lockdown ends, according to the UK government

'I won't be booking a summer holiday at this point, let's put it that way,' Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Friday.
Transportation 2020-04-17T12:05:00Z

The controversial charity setting up hospital tents in NYC uses a 51-year-old plane to transport COVID-19 supplies. Take a closer look at its DC-8.

The Douglas DC-8 has long since been retired by the world's airlines and cargo operators but has been put to use by Samaritan's Purse for aid flights.
Analysis 2020-04-17T11:45:00Z

The coronavirus pandemic could cause the death of the commuter rush hour as home working becomes the norm

Transport use has collapsed during the coronavirus pandemic with home working now the norm in many industries.
Tech 2020-04-17T09:26:45Z

Uber withdrew its 2020 guidance and warned of a $2.2 billion writedown

The news comes just as Uber faces an employee backlash in California.
Transportation 2020-04-17T00:58:00Z

These are the 5 leaders in the self-driving-car race

In a new report, BI Intelligence takes an in-depth look at the most expansive self-driving-car tests taking place in the US, and offers insights on the leaders.
Transportation 2020-04-16T22:05:00Z

Boeing will reopen its Washington state factories next week, nearly a month after an employee died from the coronavirus

Boeing said it will resume commercial airplane production next week in Washington State after suspending operations in March due to COVID-19.
Transportation 2020-04-16T20:44:43Z

Did you hear honking at 3 p.m. on Thursday? It was a coordinated way of honoring transit workers.

Transit agencies around New York and New Jersey blasted their horns at 3 p.m. Thursday as a way of showing appreciation for essential workers.
Transportation 2020-04-16T20:07:36Z

Trump didn't bail out trucking, but he did give 4 truck drivers a mysterious gold key at White House ceremony. Nobody knows why.

"We have a little special award," President Donald Trump said. Unfortunately for truck drivers, it was not a bailout.
Military & Defense 2020-04-16T19:41:29Z

Manuals for Trump's new Air Force One cost almost as much as an F-35 stealth fighter

The new instruction manuals for President Donald Trump's new Air Force One cost $84 million, just a few million dollars short of a stealth fighter.
Transportation 2020-04-16T19:13:36Z

United expects to fly fewer people during all of May than it did in a single day last year, the airline's CEO said in a letter warning staff of likely job cuts this fall

United carried 97% fewer passengers in the first two weeks of April than it did in April 2019, due to a drop in demand caused by the coronavirus.
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