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DOT Supports Automation
The U.S. Department of Transportation last week issued guidelines for testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles. Top administration officials said they want to promote development of self-driving technology to reduce crashes on the nation’s roadways.

Vos Repeats as Champion, Leads FedEx at SuperTech 
RALEIGH, N.C. — FedEx Freight technician Eric Vos earned the title of Grand Champion of TMC SuperTech for the second consecutive year in the competition, which was swept by FedEx Freight.

August Truck Tonnage Rises 5.9%; ATA Cites US Freight Volatility 
U.S. truck tonnage jumped 5.9% in August, an increase attributed to volatility rather than clear economic growth and the largest year-over-year gain for the American Trucking Associations index since May.





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CatalIST courtesty of Navistar
Navistar's SuperTruck Concept, CatalIST, Demonstrates Engine and Fuel Efficiency
Navistar Inc. is the fourth and final original equipment manufacturer to produce a SuperTruck concept vehicle: CatalIST, a modified ProStar tractor hooked to an altered 53-foot Wabash National Corp. trailer. 

Quick Delivery Shopping Competition Heats Up With Entry of Google Express
Google launched its Express online shopping service in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Sept. 28, as the search engine giant continues to expand the program across the country.

Two-Truck Platoons Increasingly Realistic, NACFE Says
Commercial truck platooning is increasingly realistic, with key foundational technologies already in the marketplace and testing under way, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency said in a report issued Sept. 28.


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