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

Uber Plans Self-Driving, Longhaul Trucks on the Road ‘In the Near Future’

Uber

Uber is working on a fleet of self-driving semi-trucks, but it won’t completely replace traditional drivers, the company said.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 14, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Safety Belt Use Increased Since 2007 Among Truck Drivers, New Survey Says

Seat belt use up since 2007 among truck drivers TT File Photo

The number of truck drivers wearing safety belts increased by more than 20% since 2007, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Miles Traveled Don't Give Complete Picture of Highway Fatalities, Deborah Hersman Says

SMC Deborah Hersman Eric Miller/Transport Topics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —An improving economy and higher number of vehicle miles traveled “don’t tell the whole story” for continuing increases in the number of fatalities on U.S. highways, National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman told executives attending a safety meeting here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017
Business, Equipment

October Medium-Duty Sales Rise as All Segments Post Gains

Freightliner M2 Class 6 vocational truck Freightliner Trucks M2 Class 6 vocational vehicle,TT File Photo

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks in October remained strong amid broad-based demand, pushing past 18,000 units, according to WardsAuto.com.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla’s New Semi Already Has Some Rivals

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. will unveil its electric Tesla semi-truck on Nov. 16 in southern California. It’s all part of CEO Elon Musk’s “Master Plan Part Deux” in which he vowed to expand the company’s lineup to “cover the major forms of terrestrial transport.”

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

China’s Biggest Uber-for-Trucks Apps in Talks to Merge

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Wang Gang, a backer of Yunmanman and an angel investor in ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, is the top candidate to become CEO if the companies merge, officials said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 13

Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Three East Coast Ports Handle Record Cargo Volumes in October

Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal by Georgia Ports via YouTube

Three major East Coast ports shattered records for container volume in October, another sign that 2017 has been a strong year in the ocean freight industry.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Business, Equipment

Commercial Vehicle Group Reports Strong Third Quarter

Component supplier Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported stronger revenue and net income for the third quarter as its two key segments improved.

Transport Topics
November 13, 2017

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