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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Analysis: Self-Driving Cars Need Standardized Software to Avoid Crashes

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Fans of self-driving cars will have breathed a sigh of relief at the news that Uber and Google’s Waymo, two giants in the industry, have settled their intellectual-property lawsuit. This removes a huge distraction for companies, freeing them up to focus on their own research.

Noah Smith | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

More Vocational Fleets Opting for Automated Transmissions

Driver on keypad for truck's Allison automatic transmission A driver interacts with the keypad for his truck's Allison automatic transmission. (Autocar Trucks)

An aging driver population and the addition of vocational-specific features are the top reasons fleet managers and industry executives cited for growth in two-pedal transmission use among vocational truck buyers.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
February 21, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Tampa Bay Welcomes First Shipment of Bananas in 21 Years

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More than two decades after the last bunch arrived on shore, bananas are back at Tampa’s port.

Richard Danielson | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
February 21, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Truck Driving Makes 2018 List of Toughest Jobs to Fill

Mack Trucks

The truck driving profession is on the top 10 list for CareerCast’s 2018 Toughest Jobs to Fill report, which CareerCast Online Content Editor Kyle Kensing believes is the result of the recession and skills gap.

Camri Nelson | The Lima (Ohio) News
February 21, 2018
Business, Technology

FourKites Garners $35 Million From Investors to Expand Business

FourKites has received $35 million from investors to fund expansion of its shipment tracking technology to new international markets and to develop new products.

Dan Bearth | Transport Topics Staff Writer
February 21, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of New Orleans ‘Evolution’ Could Include Billion-Dollar Project

Port of New Orleans

Increasingly pressed for space upriver as cargo business continues to grow, Port of New Orleans officials are looking at the idea of building a new $1 billion-plus container terminal and distribution facility on a 675-acre undeveloped tract of land in nearby Meraux — a project that could create thousands of jobs and provide a major boost to St. Bernard Parish’s long-stagnant economy.

Richard Thompson | The (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate
February 21, 2018
Business, Safety

Truckers Against Trafficking Launches ‘Man to Man’ Awareness Campaign

Truckers Against Trafficking TruckersAgainstTraff via YouTube

A nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness about human trafficking, and amplifying industrywide efforts was launched by Truckers Against Trafficking and key partners, the group announced Feb. 21.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2018
Business

Sales of Existing Homes Unexpectedly Fell in January

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Sales of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in January to a four-month low, indicating a shortage of available properties is increasingly hindering the real-estate industry, a National Association of Realtors report showed Feb. 21.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2018
Government, Business

Lawmakers Commence Fiscal 2018 Funding Bill Negotiations

Trucker eating meal in cab A truck prepares to eat a meal in his cab (Big Truck Talk via YouTube)

A fiscal 2018 funding bill being negotiated is expected to provide a viable vehicle this year for advancing a meal and rest break provision for truckers which proponents argue would improve safety and efficiency.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2018
Business, TCA

Former Amazon Executive Joins Covenant Transport as Chief Transformation Officer

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Covenant Transport Services has hired a former executive at Amazon and rival U.S. Xpress Enterprises to serve in the newly created position of chief transformation officer.

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
February 21, 2018

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