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Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Interstates Serve Important Role in Autonomous Truck Testing, Experts Say

WASHINGTON— Long-distance stretches of interstate will serve as an important proving grounds as autonomous truck technology develops, industry experts said at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting Jan. 8.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Hit Las Vegas Streets for Tech Tradeshow

Aptiv

LAS VEGAS — The self-driving car is getting closer to deployment in the real world for everyday passengers.

JC Reindl | Detroit Free Press
January 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Can Bridges Handle Weight of Platooning Trucks? Engineering Firm Wants to Know

Peloton platoon Peloton

WASHINGTON — While truck-to-truck communication, driver training and safety have advanced the effort to hasten platooning to market, another critical aspect is looming and just may cause momentum to pull back some: the impact on infrastructure.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
January 7, 2018
Government, Safety

Severe Storm Prompts States to Issue Restrictions, Emergency Plans

Rhode Island Road formulanone/Flickr

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation banned tractor-trailers from all state highways for most of Jan. 4 as the state faced heavy snow and high winds.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Cold Outside, but Transportation’s a Hot Topic

It's cold outside, but trucking issues will heat up with the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting just around the corner.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Peloton Pledges Commercial Platooning in 2018

Volvo VNL 670 trucks in Peloton Technology platooning demonstration Volvo VNL 670 trucks on I-96 in Michigan during a Peloton platooning demonstration. (Peloton Technology)

2018 could bring commercial applications of truck platooning after successful demonstrations of the driver-assisted technology last month in Florida and Michigan by platooning developer Peloton Technology.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2018
Government, Safety

FMCSA to Phase In Multiyear Plans for State Grant Program

FMCSA inspection TT File Photo

FMCSA announced Jan. 4 that some states will start using multiyear commercial vehicle safety plans when carrying out projects made possible by the agency’s largest grant program supporting states.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Bipartisan Human Trafficking Legislation Advances to White House

Elizabeth Esty Rep. Elizabeth Esty (House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee via YouTube)

Bipartisan legislation designed to exclude from the trucking industry those involved in human trafficking was advanced to the White House Dec. 21.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Nissan’s Car of the Future Will Read Your Brain Waves

Nissan

The world’s biggest carmakers and technology companies are spending billions of dollars to perfect your ability to drive without thinking. Nissan Motor Co. is taking a different direction — trying to “decode” your thinking so hands-on driving is more fun.

Jie Ma and Nao Sano | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Full Speed Ahead for Economy, Trucking in 2018

2017-2018 Highway Getty Images

Trucking firms are revved up for 2018, with predictions of tight capacity and strong demand for freight hauling setting the stage for an anticipated big year ahead for the industry, and indicators pointing to a potentially sustained period of business expansion in the United States and around the globe.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
December 28, 2017

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