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, 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, 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

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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
Business, Technology, Logistics

FedEx CEO Fred Smith Sees Blockchain as ‘Next Frontier’ for Logistics

Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News

Convinced that blockchain is on the brink of transforming the package-delivery business, FedEx Corp. is testing the technology to track large, higher-value cargo.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

TMC Conference to Focus on Cybersecurity, Truck Diagnostics

Truck repair technology Getty Images

As companies become more interconnected, executives need to have a broader understanding of their entire firm and the way divisions — once thought of as separate and distinct — interact with each other.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Symposium Emphasizes Advances in Brake Technology

Foot on brake pedal TT file photo

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The trouble with brakes is that so many things can go wrong. That was one of the takeaways from the first day of a two-day Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance brake symposium aiming to educate motor carriers, commercial vehicle inspectors and technicians on the latest advances and challenges in keeping brakes in good working order.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Find Clearer Paths to Market Outside US

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Cars that drive themselves are finding the clearest paths to showrooms in the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea and Singapore, where governments have enacted legislation allowing autonomous vehicles to be tested on public roads. And China’s not far behind.

Ma Jie and David Welch | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2018
Business, Technology

Dynamo Launches Founders Camp for Entrepreneurs

Anna Mason Investor Anna Mason talks with entrepreneurs in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Santosh Sankar, Dynamo)

Dynamo, a transportation and logistics-oriented venture capital fund based in Chattanooga, Tenn., is launching a Founders Camp for entrepreneurs with ideas for transforming global trade and commerce.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
May 15, 2018