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Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow

On the heels of Tesla's electric truck unveiling, our Nov. 17 LiveOnWeb program took a look at fuel efficiency and cost-savings gains that cleaner-running diesel and natural gas promise, as well as the intriguing potential that electric offers, even for Class 8 trucks.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Business, Safety

Georgia Technical School Adds Seats To Truck Driving Class

Truck driver education through Albany Technical College WALB10 via YouTube

Albany Technical College, based in Albany, Ga., is increasing enrollment opportunities for students studying to be truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Tesla Unveils Electric Semi-Truck

Tesla unveiled its highly anticipated electric-powered semi-truck on Nov. 16, 2017. Here are its first public moments and the introduction by company co-founder Elon Musk. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Construction Begins on $42 Million Autonomous Vehicle Test Facility in Central Florida

Florida Department of Transportation;

When you think of autonomous cars, the city of Auburndale, Fla., doesn’t come to mind. All of that is expected to change in the coming years.

John Chambliss | The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.)
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California Clears the Way for Testing of Fully Driverless Cars

Honda via YouTube

At the beginning of the year, efforts to put driverless cars on California’s streets looked like they were careening.

Liam Dillon | Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Security Experts Warn Truckers About Loadboard Scams, ‘Inspired’ Terrorist Attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Technology and smart, hard-working criminals have combined to keep loadboard fraud rampant, according to a senior investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Government, Technology, Safety

NTSB Urges Collision Avoidance Tech, Data Recorders in Trucks

NTSB Rob Molloy Molloy by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Collision avoidance technology in trucks could improve the safety of operators and everyone else on the road, according to Rob Molloy, director of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Highway Safety.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
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

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