Truck makers, technology developers and regulators are paving the way for self-driving commercial vehicles, but the future of the industry ultimately will be shaped by fleets and the extent to which they adopt automated driving capabilities.
A terminal at the Port of Charleston, S.C., will reopen and the safety zone has been lifted, the U.S. Coast Guard said June 15, after investigating a threat of a "dirty bomb" on a containership.
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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump named longtime Republican donor Kelly Craft as his next ambassador to Canada on June 14, according to a White House official.
The trucking industry’s march toward self-driving trucks is gaining momentum as new developers attempt to accelerate the pace of innovation.
Americans’ confidence hovered near a decade high last week, indicating consumers remain upbeat about the U.S. economic outlook, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed June 15.
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Autonomous autos are advancing so rapidly that companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo are beginning to offer robot rides to everyday consumers. But it turns out the traveling public may not be ready.
Although it’ll be a while before we all have an IBM Watson supercomputer sitting on our desktops, there are a number of artificial intelligence business tools truckers can use right now that will help you run smarter, faster and ahead of the competition. Essentially, these next-generation wonders tap into the ability of artificial intelligence to do a lot of the thinking and strategizing for you.
An unexpected decline in May factory output after the biggest gain in three years shows U.S. manufacturing is leveling off, Federal Reserve data showed June 15.
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Automated driving technology holds the potential to bring revolutionary gains in safety and productivity to the trucking industry. But how far will automation go? And how quickly will it happen? No one really knows what the future holds, and many factors could help or hinder the advance of automation in trucking, but I do think it would be helpful to consider a projected timeline. So I’ll take a crack at it.
The U.S. job market continues to show signs of strength, as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a three-week low, according to Labor Department data released June 15.
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As the trucking industry moves toward more advanced automated driving technologies, drivers are viewing this trend with a mixture of optimism and trepidation.
Marten Transport will do a stock split July 7 after a vote from the company’s board of directors on June 15.
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The Trump administration has yet to agree on how to fund a portion of a $1 trillion, 10-year infrastructure plan expected to be unveiled this fall, the country’s top transportation officer told House funding leaders on June 15, a week after the White House hosted infrastructure-centric events around the country.
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The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach signed an agreement June 12 directing the nation’s largest port complex to reduce air pollution by moving toward zero-emission trucks and yard equipment.
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The Maersk Shanghai slipped into Government Cut before dawn June 14 and headed to its berth at PortMiami, becoming the largest containership to ever call at a Florida port.
ArcBest Corp. released second-quarter results through May in its less-than-truckload and third-party logistics divisions with strong results in most categories.
Kenco Group has appointed Denis Reilly president and CEO to succeed Jane Kennedy Greene, who will remain chairwoman of the board of directors.
Nu Skin Enterprises, a billion-dollar company, reached a deal with XPO Logistics to handle its global transportation and logistics needs.
Southern ports are experiencing a record foreign trade boom thanks in part to an expanded Panama Canal that permits Asian cargo ships to reach them more easily.
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A greater-than-expected deceleration in U.S. consumer-price inflation in May could give some pause to Federal Reserve officials as they consider further interest-rate increases, Labor Department figures showed June 14.
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