Business
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Here Are Eight Things to Watch for in Tesla’s Big Rig Reveal

Tesla’s teaser photo for the unveiling of its electric semi-truck.

Tesla Inc. is finally ready to introduce its first all-electric heavy-duty truck. In the works for two years, it’s a project that’s aimed squarely at cleaning up the freight industry, which accounts for one-fifth of global oil demand.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Cargo Thefts Drop Despite Storm-Driven Rise in Building Material Larceny

Cargo thefts in the United States and Canada declined in the third quarter, with total incidents falling 8% and total loss value dropping nearly 17% compared with the same period a year ago, according to CargoNet.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Security Experts Warn Truckers About Loadboard Scams, ‘Inspired’ Terrorist Attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Technology and smart, hard-working criminals have combined to keep loadboard fraud rampant, according to a senior investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Could Driverless Tech Mean Thousands of Trucking Jobs Lost? Probably Not

General Motors’ autonomous concept vehicle the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure that could be fitted with a cargo delivery system. Rendering by GM.

Truck driving — one of the most in-demand and stable jobs in Ohio — could face major changes as the industry develops new automated, driverless technology.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
November 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla-Partner Tencent Plans Its Own Driverless Technology

Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News

China’s Tencent Holdings has developed its own autonomous driving system, according to people familiar with the matter, becoming the latest technology player to dive into a crowded field that could become a $42 billion industry.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2017
Government, Business

Road-Builders Group Hosts Trucks in Work-Zone Webinar Nov. 16

Improving the design of work zones to enhance the safety of construction crews and the drivers of large trucks will be the topic of discussion in a webinar on Nov. 16 the national group representing road builders will host.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo, Uber Squabble Over Ground Rules as Autonomous Vehicle Trade-Secrets Theft Trial Looms

Photos by Seth Wenig, Eric Risberg/AP

What is a trade secret? That seemingly simple question dominated discussions Nov. 14 during a federal court hearing on Waymo vs. Uber, one of the last pretrial sessions before the case, which could shape the future of autonomous vehicles, heads to a jury on Dec 4.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 15, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Bickering Begins Again

David Kawai/Bloomberg News

NAFTA talks are set to pick up Nov. 15 for round five where they left off a month ago: with tension and animosity in the air.

Josh Wingrove Eric Martin and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2017
Business

Gain in Retail Sales Last Month Signals Steady Demand

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U.S. retail sales increased last month after a bigger September advance than previously estimated, indicating resilient demand heading into the holiday shopping season, according to Commerce Department figures released Nov. 15.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2017
Business

SoCal Port Turn Times Fall 7 Minutes in October

Containers ready for dray service at the Port of Los Angeles intherough/Flickr

The average time it took a truck driver to enter and exit the major Southern California ports fell 7 minutes in October on a year-over-year basis, according to monthly data from the Harbor Trucking Association.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017

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