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Podcast: Transport Topics' Seth Clevenger on the Future of Autonomous Trucks

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Transport Topics Managing Editor/Features Seth Clevenger talks about the future of autonomous trucks, the ELD mandate, the ongoing driver shortage and spends some time on electric trucks with financial-services company The Motley Fool.

January 26, 2018
Business, Equipment

Bendix Expands Brake Shoe Options

Bendix John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake announced a steel, coreless shoe with its Bendix Basic Friction or Bendix Advanced Friction lines.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Concerned About Self-Driving Cars? You’re Not Alone

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As automakers push aggressive time frames for introducing driverless vehicles, the outreach needed to convince the public that the technology represents a positive development appears still to be wanting.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
January 26, 2018
Business, Equipment

Used Class 8 Prices Up in December; Sales Slip on Fewer Days

Sternberg International Truck sales lot in Indiana Sternberg International Truck

The average used Class 8 vehicle in December sold for a higher price, had less mileage and was slightly newer compared with a year earlier, according to ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port of Long Beach Sets Record for Container Volume in a Year

Hyundai merchant marine vessel at Port of Long Beach A Hyunday merchant marine vessel returns to the Port of Long Beach (Port of Long Beach via YouTube)

The Port of Long Beach recovered from a rocky 2016 with a record-setting year in 2017, moving 7.5 million industry-standard twenty-foot-equivalent units, the port’s leader announced at the State of the Port address Jan. 24.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Apple Expands California Self-Driving Test Fleet to 27 Cars

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Apple Inc. has expanded its California self-driving test fleet to 27 vehicles as it accelerates efforts to catch up with competitors such as Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.

Alex Webb | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Second US Safety Agency to Investigate Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Crash

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A second federal safety agency has opened an investigation of an accident in which a Tesla car on “Autopilot” rammed into a parked fire truck.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018
Business, Equipment

Caterpillar Tops Estimates Again With a Bright Outlook for 2018

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If you want more evidence of a broadening expansion in the global economy, look no further than Caterpillar Inc.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Massachusetts Creates Commission on Disruptive Technologies Like Self-Driving Cars

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Jan. 23 created the commission through an executive order and appointed his former chief of staff, Steve Kadish, as the chairman.

Gintautas Dumcius | MassLive.com (Springfield, Mass.)
January 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Car Crash Highlights Tricky Legal Question

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General Motors is in a race to be the first company to mass produce self-driving cars, but a recent crash with a San Francisco motorcyclist has illustrated the tricky challenge of assigning blame when an autonomous vehicle gets in an accident.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
January 24, 2018

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