Business, Technology, Equipment, Editorial

Editorial: Training Tomorrow’s Technicians

Year after year, the annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has been a must-attend event for those looking to learn about the latest trends in truck maintenance. As this year’s meeting convenes in Atlanta, that remains true.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2018
Business, Equipment

Sales, Prices Rise in Used Class 8 Market in January

Used truck lot in Kentucky John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Sales of used Class 8 trucks rose in January as mileage and age fell, and the price of the average vehicle was stable compared with a year earlier, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Firm Aurora Innovation Lands $90 Million Investment


Aurora Innovation’s 2018 is off to a booming start. The self-driving car company with offices in Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley started the year announcing partnerships with Hyundai and Volkswagen.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 28, 2018
Business, Equipment

FreightCar America Acquiring Navistar Rail Facility

FreightCar America

FreightCar America is moving to acquire the rail operations of Navistar Inc. in Cherokee, Ala.

William Thornton | Alabama Media Group
February 28, 2018
Business, Equipment

DTNA Sees Surging Truck Market in 2018

Western Star Truck Western Star Truck (Daimler Trucks North America)

When Daimler Trucks North America looks at 2018, it anticipates a surging truck market, constrained supply lines, customers’ need for faster uptime aided by predictive technology and the steady advance of electric powertrains, the company’s top executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Trump’s Biofuel Summit With Senators Ends Without Agreement

A truck is loaded with ethanol at the Poet Biorefining facility in Jewell, Iowa. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News)

Donald Trump’s meeting with senators warring over the future of a program designed to boost biofuels ended without a breakthrough Feb. 27, prolonging a clash that could undermine the president’s political appeal in Pennsylvania and Iowa.

Jennifer A Dlouhy Mario Parker and Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford is Arriving With a Solution to Miami’s Terrible Drivers: Eliminate Them


On Feb. 27, Ford announced it had chosen Miami-Dade to be the first large-scale test site of its self-driving vehicle fleet.

Rob Wile | Miami Herald
February 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars With No In-Vehicle Backup Driver Get OK for California Public Roads

General Motors Co.

Self-driving cars with no human backup behind the wheel will be legal on California roads for testing and transporting the public starting April 2.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
February 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Tell Us Your Vision of the Future of Logistics

Navigating the Future of Logistics Getty Images

How will technology and innovation change the business of transportation and logistics? That’s a question we are exploring as part of a series of articles on the theme, “Navigating the Future,” in Transport Topics this year.

Transport Topics
February 26, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Opinion

Opinion: 3D Printing Could Bring Supply Chain Closer to Customers

Most of the talk surrounding 3D printing in the trucking industry centers on how it can be used to supply replacement parts for older vehicles. But its real value is much greater than that.

G. David Gerrard | Managing Partner Cornerstone Growth Advisors
February 26, 2018