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Gov. John Kasich Opens Ohio Roads to Autonomous Testing

Ohio smart corridor A truck travels along Ohio's smart corridor. (Ohio Department of Transportation)

Ohio’s public roads and highways are open to autonomous vehicle testing as mandated in an executive order recently signed by Gov. John Kasich.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2018
Business, Technology

International Launches Industry Forum

Navistar International Mark Elias/Bloomberg

International Truck, a unit of Navistar Inc., announced it is creating an industry forum, UPNEXT, to discuss emerging trends and topics that are driving industry change.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Meritor Tire Inflation System Available on Vanguard, CIMC Trailers

Meritor Inc. John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Meritor Inc. announced its tire inflation system with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC refrigerated trailers.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FedEx Express Driver Mark Brundage Takes Home Top Prize in Virginia Championships

Virginia is for lovers, and Mark Brundage loves the 4-axle. Finishing first in the class, Brundage earned the best-in-show trophy at the state’s annual truck driving championships.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Trailer Orders Continue to Mount, and So Does Pressure on Trailer Makers

Stoughton trailer manufacturing Trailers on the production line at a Stoughton plant. (Stoughton Trailers via YouTube)

U.S. trailer orders continued to mount in April, tightening the pressure on trailer makers to secure the components and labor needed to boost production amid the rising cost of materials.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Business, Technology

TransForce Buys Online Trainer SafetyServe

Trucking industry staff recruitment and training provider TransForce purchased SafetyServe, which provides online safety training courses for companies, government agencies and insurance companies.

Transport Topics
May 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Municipalities Tasked With Climate-Resilient Infrastructure, FEMA Says

Superstorm Sandy A man walks through floodwaters in Hoboken, N.J., on Oct. 30, 2012, after Superstorm Sandy. (Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said although the agency takes into account rising seas when preparing for disasters, advancing resilient infrastructure projects begins at municipalities.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Lawmakers Stress Highway Funding, but an Infrastructure Bill Remains Months Away

Sam Graves Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) addresses the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors meeting May 16. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — An infrastructure package will probably take a back seat to bills relating to the Federal Aviation Administration, farming and water resources, which will continue to dominate Congress’ attention in the coming months, according to Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.).

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

ATA Leaders Meet With IRU in Geneva, Discuss Industry’s Future

Daimler autonomous truck Daimler autonomous truck. (Daimler AG)

Trucking industry leaders from around the world are facing many of the same issues as their counterparts in the United States, including the emergence of advanced driver-assistance systems and combating a persistent shortage of drivers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Apple Passes Waymo, Tesla for Self-Driving Car Permits in California

Getty Images

Just last year, Apple was in the backseat of an increasingly crowded competition for self-driving cars with Google-owned Waymo, Tesla and Uber vying for an edge.

Seung Lee | The (San Jose) Mercury News
May 17, 2018

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