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Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Adds Electric Trucks for Sale, Lease or Rent

Chanje Electric Van Chanje Energy

Ryder System Inc. announced it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty all-electric panel vans for rent or lease, calling the vehicles the first of their kind in North America.

Transport Topics
November 3, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

SoCal Ports Approve Aggressive Air Quality Rules for Moving Cargo

Truck at Port of Long Beach Port of Long Beach via YouTube

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced they have approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update that sets out aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex — which is on pace for the busiest year ever.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Judge Rules Otto Trucking No Longer a Co-Defendant With Uber in Waymo Case

Otto

Waymo was dealt a fresh setback in its fight with Uber Technologies Inc. with a series of unfavorable rulings ahead of a high-stakes trial next month over driverless technology.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
November 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Launches ELD Platform for Commercial Rental Customers

Ryder ELD platform Business Wire

Ryder System has teamed with Geotab to launch the Ryder electronic logging device platform for commercial rental customers in North America.

Transport Topics
November 2, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Rocket Higher, Up 160% Year-Over-Year

Mack's Roy Horton Roy Horton of Mack touts his company's new Class 8 entry, Anthem, at NACV, where OEMs hoped to pick up 2018 truck orders. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Preliminary October North American Class 8 net orders significantly surpassed expectations, rising to 36,200 units, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

LG, Qualcomm Join Hands for Autonomous Driving

LG Electronics

LG Electronics said it will work with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies

Youkyung Lee | AP Technology Writer
November 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Alphabet's Self-Driving Unit Finds Another Maintenance Partner

Paul Sancya/AP

AutoNation Inc., the largest car-dealer group in the U.S., reached an agreement to maintain and help manage fleets for Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc.

Jamie Butters | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Canada, a Leader in AI, Is Now Taking Aim at Driverless Cars

Leddertech

Having built an impressive lead in artificial intelligence, Canada is keen to do the same in driverless cars — specifically the lidar (laser radar) technology that lets these vehicles see where they’re going.

Natalie Wong | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Trump Administration Shelves Plan for Talking Car Mandate

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The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths.

Joan Lowy | Associated Press
November 1, 2017
Business, Equipment

Wabash 3Q Net Income, Revenue Fall Against Prior-Year Record Performance

Wabash Factory Worker Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. reported net income and revenue dropped in the third quarter compared with the company’s record-setting third quarter in 2016.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2017

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