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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Atlanta

Paul Sancya/AP

Waymo, the driverless car division owned by Google’s parent company, announced Jan. 22 that it will bring its test program to metro Atlanta.

Becca J. G. Godwin | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Imported, Low-Cost Tires Gain Market Share

Chinese tire manufacturing plant Tires are being manufactured at a plant in China. Last year, the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that low-cost Chinese imports were not harming the U.S. tire industry (Kangrui Group)

The new tire market for medium- and heavy-duty trucks continues to be dominated by familiar names such as Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Yokohama, Firestone and Continental. But an outside force has been making inroads into the domestic truck tire business in recent years, an industry analyst said.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
January 23, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port of Savannah Breaks Container Traffic Record

Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal Cargo is loaded and unloaded from the MOL Benefactor at at the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal. (Stephen Morton/Georgia Ports Authority)

The Port of Savannah has shattered its record for container traffic in a year, processing more than 4 million industry-standard 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) in 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority announced Jan. 22. The previous record was 3.7 million TEUs in 2015.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Stripes on California Highway to Pave Way for Self-Driving Vehicles

Getty Images

While it likely will be several more years before autonomous vehicles are common on North State roads, Interstate 5 could be a step closer to accommodating the vehicles by this spring.

Damon Arthur | Redding (Calif.) Record Searchlight
January 22, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

FMCSA Grants Truck Leasing Group 90-Day ELD Exemption

Ryder tractor-trailer Ryder System

Federal regulators have granted the Truck Renting and Leasing Association a 90-day electronic logging device exemption for rentals not exceeding 30 days.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2018
Business, Equipment

HDA Truck Pride Adds Foley Equipment to Network

HDA Truck Pride added Foley Equipment Co. to its network for an increased focus on truck service in the Midwest.

Transport Topics
January 22, 2018
Business, Equipment

Trail King Adds 12 Dealers

Trail King John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Trailer manufacturer Trail King Industries Inc. announced the addition of 12 new dealers to its network in the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
January 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor Realigns Operating Segments

Meritor executive Chris Villavarayvan Villavarayvan by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Commercial vehicle supplier Meritor Inc. announced a realignment of its three operating segments to further drive its long-term strategic objectives while assigning new responsibilities as part of the company’s commitment to leadership development.

Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

SuperTruck: Electrical System Changes Are Coming

Navistar Inc.

The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck project is producing technological changes, including to auxiliary power units, and these changes will be working their way into standard truck manufacturing, according to industry experts.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, Equipment

APUs: Diesel or Electric?

The climate control panel for the Volvo parking cooler can be seen on the wall to the right in a Volvo truck sleeper. (Volvo Trucks)

Auxiliary power units allow truck drivers to have climate control for their sleepers and electricity for hotel loads without needing to idle the tractor engine, but fleets that elect to add APUs to the cab must decide how those APUs will be powered — by a small diesel engine or by batteries.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2018

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