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Russian Driverless Buses Make Their World Cup Debut in Kazan

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World Cup soccer spectators had the opportunity to ride driverless buses to see France’s clash with Australia in Russia’s eastern city of Kazan on June 16, part of a state-backed push into autonomous vehicles.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Announces Three-Year Delay of Rule to Eliminate Need for Truck Drivers to Carry Their Medical Cards

Physical exam (iStock)

Federal trucking regulators have issued a final rule that will delay for three years a streamlined process to eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical certification cards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 18: Have a Pothole? Call Domino’s

Domino's Paving for Pizza campaign Domino's IP Holder LLC

For a limited time only, Domino’s is mixing it up in the infrastructure game. After you order two medium pizzas with any topping and a drink, don’t forget to say you want free refills on the potholes outside your window. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Technology, Logistics, TCA

‘Smart City’ Columbus Cites Technology, Collaboration as Keys to Future

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Few things annoy futurist David Staley as much as when he is in his car stopped at a traffic light and no one is moving.

Mark Williams | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
June 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Shippers Opt for Collaboration to Strengthen Supply Chains, TMSA Panelists Say

TMSA Shipper Panel Troy Turner (left), Scott Grady, Vivek Syania and Dick Metzler. (Deb Schroeder Photography)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Shippers are looking for collaborative transportation partners willing to understand their specific business challenges and work toward solving their current and future needs, a panel of experts said at a sales and marketing conference June 12.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Advisory Board to Review Science Behind the Agency’s Glider Truck Rule Repeal Proposal

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

An Environmental Protection Agency advisory board is reviewing the quality and relevance of scientific and technical information used to justify repealing an Obama administration regulation that limits the production of glider trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Trucks' Martin Daum Warns That Tariffs Will Increase Production Costs

Daimler execs Nielsen (left) and Daum by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

PORTLAND, Ore. — New U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could ultimately raise the price of trucks sold in the United States, top executives at the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer warned.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Enterprise Picks Up a Partner in First Driverless Car Foray

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Enterprise Holdings Inc., the nation’s largest car renter, is making a foray into self-driving — albeit gingerly.

Mark Bergen and David Welch | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Trucking Gaining Ground in China

Trucks sit idle in a parking lot at a logistics park in Chengdu, China, April 11, 2017. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

In China, autonomous trucking is coming faster than expected. Chinese driverless truck startup Fabu Technology said June 12 that its driverless trucks already have taken part in open road tests and it plans to offer intercity cargo transportation this year, which is expected to radically reshape the nation’s freight transportation market.

Cheng Yu | Asia News Network
June 13, 2018
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles Could Ease Congestion, Senators Argue

Autonomous car in San Francisco An autonomous car in San Francisco. (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The looming mainstream deployment of autonomous cars and trucks around the country has the potential to improve traffic safety while reducing congestion along key freight corridors and metropolitan regions, senators on a transportation committee said June 13.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2018

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