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FMCSA Grants UPS Several ELD Exemptions

PeopleNet ELD MCS Freight via YouTube

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will grant UPS Inc. temporary exemption from parts of the upcoming electronic logging device mandate, according to a document scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Oct. 20.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Updates on Tax Reform, Autonomous Vehicles, Driver Shortage to Highlight MCE

ATA President Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Technology, tax reform and new initiatives to resolve the trucking industry’s persistent labor shortage will be front and center at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Alphabet to Pack its Digital City With Autonomous Delivery Vans

Sidewalk Labs Rendering of what a redeveloped Quayside area of Toronto would look like. Image by Sidewalk Labs.

Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous vehicle technology will be a big part of its Toronto project to make urban life more Googley.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Intel Proposes System to Make Self-Driving Cars Blameless

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Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road.

Ian King | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017
Government, Safety

Idaho’s Recently Approved Millions Will Widen I-84 Near Boise

Interstate 84 in Idaho Idaho.corcohighways.org

The Idaho Transportation Department is using recently approved funds to widen the portion of Interstate 84 that runs through Nampa, a city about 20 miles west of Boise that has seen increased traffic in recent years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

GM President Dismisses Hype About $30 Billion Self-Driving Tech Spinoff

Michigan Municipal League

General Motors Co. shot down speculation that it’ll spin off its business units working on self-driving vehicles and car-sharing, which one analyst has estimated could be worth as much as $30 billion.

Emily Chang Anne Riley Moffat and Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Completes Purchase of Dallas Service Center Inc.

Ryder Service Center Ryder System Inc.

Ryder System Inc. announced it completed the acquisition of all outstanding equity of Dallas Service Center Inc., an independent truck repair facility located in Dallas.

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

The Newest Frontier for Hackers: Your Car

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As computer technology increasingly controls critical vehicle safety features and more cars are connected to the internet, the danger of a hacker taking control of vehicles is becoming less like a Hollywood movie plot and more like something that can actually happen.

Lynn Hulsey | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
October 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GM Shows Off Autonomous Cargo Hauling Concept Vehicle

A rendering of the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS) platform with shipping containers to show the potential of flexible fuel cell solutions. General Motors

General Motors says it “aims to solve some of the toughest transportation challenges created by natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts” with its new Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure.

Dan Scanlan | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 13, 2017
Business, Safety

Scott Mugno Is the ‘Brain Coach’ to FedEx’s Championship Drivers

FedEx's Scott Mugno (left) Mugno (left) by Jennifer Wade/FedEx Ground

When FedEx Express’ Roland Bolduc claimed the Grand Champion prize at this year’s National Truck Driving Championships, he did so as part of a team of about 170 company drivers who were dominant in every class. While the skills required to claim those victories are varied and unique to the competitors, the company has for years relied heavily on one man to get its drivers ready: Scott Mugno.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 12, 2017

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