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Business, Technology, Equipment

Supply Chain Technology Leads M&A Wish List

Samsara via YouTube Samsara via YouTube

A flurry of recent investments and merger and acquisition activity suggests 2018 could be an active year for purchases in third-party logistics and for technology firms that provide usable data and an open view of the supply chain.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2018
Business, Equipment

Dana Adds to Offer for UK-based Driveline Operation

Dana Inc.

Dana Inc. announced it has upped its offer for the driveline division of United Kingdom-based GKN plc by $140 million to $1.77 billion, an 8.6% increase.

Transport Topics
March 27, 2018
Business, Equipment

FedEx’s Courville Wins Top Honors in Louisiana Truck Championships

Louisiana Grand Champion Eric Courville FedEx Freight driver Eric Courville (center) took home the grand champion honors at the Louisiana State Truck Driving Championships March 23-24. (John Ballance for Louisiana Motor Transport Association)

Eric Courville, a FedEx Freight driver for more than two decades, took home the grand champion honors at the Louisiana State Truck Driving Championships March 23-24.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

FedEx Orders 20 Tesla Semis

Tesla CEO Elon Musk with Semi electric truck Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Semi electric truck in November. (Tesla)

FedEx Corp has ordered 20 of the Tesla Semi electric trucks for its FedEx Freight less-than-truckload unit.

Transport Topics
March 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo, Jaguar Team Up With 20,000-Car Self-Driving Fleet

Waymo

Waymo is teaming up with Jaguar Land Rover on autonomous vehicles, its second major automaker partnership and a big boost for the nascent technology that has come under scrutiny recently.

Gabriella Coppola and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
March 27, 2018
Business, Equipment

S.C. Ports Authority Announces Record Container Volume Through February

Port of Charleston South Carolina Ports Authority

South Carolina Ports Authority posted record fiscal year-to-date container volume through February with more than 1.4 million 20-foot equivalent container units handled since July.

Transport Topics
March 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

‘Flying Whale’ Blimp That Never Lands Joins Global Cargo Airship Race

Flying Whales

France has entered the global race to develop a viable cargo airship with a 500-foot blimp designed to lift lumber from deep woodland.

March 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Former Bosch Division Looks for Own Success as SEG

SEG John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The former division of the Bosch Group that since 1914 made starters and generators is now on its own as SEG Automotive and has added an electrification component to its mix of products.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo CEO Krafcik Has ‘A Lot of Confidence’ His Tech Would Have Avoided Deadly Uber Accident

Waymo

In a pioneering self-driving car company’s first public comments on the Uber autonomous car accident March 18 that killed an Arizona woman, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said his tech could “handle” that very scenario.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
March 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Senate Bill Could Clean Up Patchwork Autonomous Vehicle Laws

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The companies and officials influencing the development of self-driving technology offered a wide variety of reactions to the death of a pedestrian struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle March 18.

Brad Stone | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2018

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