Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ATA’s Chris Spear Charges Fleets to Plan for Future When Developing Workforce

Platooning vehicles Automated vehicles ultimately can reduce wastefulness and help entice younger drivers to consider careers in trucking, ATA President Chris Spear says (Peloton Technology)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Trucking companies need to “look beyond the hood” when cultivating a workforce, monitoring on the road ahead for issues that will shape their businesses in years to come, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said here.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

BNSF Announces $110 Million 2018 Capital Program in Oklahoma

Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News

BNSF Railway has announced its 2018 expenditure program in Oklahoma, which totals about $110 million.

February 22, 2018
Business, Equipment

Ritchie Bros. Orlando Auction Offers Used Trucks to Global Buyers

Dump trucks at Ritchie Bros. U.S. auction in Orlando, Fla. Dump trucks for sale at Ritche Bros. U.S. auction in Orlando, Fla. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla.— Industrial auctioneer Ritchie Bros. jammed row after row of used equipment in all shapes and sizes riding on tires or treads onto a 232-acre site here to launch its annual premier. auction in February, the first since acquiring rival IronPlanet.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Washington, D.C., Dips Its Toe Into Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous car company Torc completed an autonomous cross-country trip in 2017, from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. (Torc)

Washington, D.C., is preparing for a future with self-driving cars by inviting companies to test their autonomous vehicle technology in the District.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Special Coverage

2018 TMC

Complete coverage of the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting from the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, March 4-8, 2018.

Transport Topics
February 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber CEO Touts ‘Great’ Talks With Toyota CEO on Autonomous Cars

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (Matthias Balk/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

The world’s largest car maker and biggest ride-hailing company plan to team up on autonomous driving as technological changes sweep through the transportation industry.

Yuji Nakamura and Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mega Trends in Trucking Technology

Take a deep dive into three topics that can help fleets gain greater visibility into their trucking operations: Blockchain, predictive analytics and remote diagnostics. 

Transport Topics
February 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Texas Official Wants Driverless Lanes on Interstate 35


Bexar County, Texas, Commissioner Kevin Wolff believes that a meeting he had last month in Washington with federal transportation officials could lead to construction of lanes for driverless automated vehicles on the Austin-San Antonio section of Interstate 35.

Bruce Selcraig | San Antonio Express-News
February 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Analysis: Self-Driving Cars Need Standardized Software to Avoid Crashes

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Fans of self-driving cars will have breathed a sigh of relief at the news that Uber and Google’s Waymo, two giants in the industry, have settled their intellectual-property lawsuit. This removes a huge distraction for companies, freeing them up to focus on their own research.

Noah Smith | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

More Vocational Fleets Opting for Automated Transmissions

Driver on keypad for truck's Allison automatic transmission A driver interacts with the keypad for his truck's Allison automatic transmission. (Autocar Trucks)

An aging driver population and the addition of vocational-specific features are the top reasons fleet managers and industry executives cited for growth in two-pedal transmission use among vocational truck buyers.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
February 21, 2018