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Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Prepares for Future of Electric Trucks

VTNA President Nyberg Nyberg at an industry trade show last year. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Volvo Trucks North America views urban distribution and other pickup and delivery applications as the starting point for battery-powered electric trucks in North America, but Europe is the first market where its parent company will enter the segment.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Atlanta

Paul Sancya/AP

Waymo, the driverless car division owned by Google’s parent company, announced Jan. 22 that it will bring its test program to metro Atlanta.

Becca J. G. Godwin | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Imported, Low-Cost Tires Gain Market Share

Chinese tire manufacturing plant Tires are being manufactured at a plant in China. Last year, the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that low-cost Chinese imports were not harming the U.S. tire industry (Kangrui Group)

The new tire market for medium- and heavy-duty trucks continues to be dominated by familiar names such as Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Yokohama, Firestone and Continental. But an outside force has been making inroads into the domestic truck tire business in recent years, an industry analyst said.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
January 23, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Stripes on California Highway to Pave Way for Self-Driving Vehicles

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While it likely will be several more years before autonomous vehicles are common on North State roads, Interstate 5 could be a step closer to accommodating the vehicles by this spring.

Damon Arthur | Redding (Calif.) Record Searchlight
January 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Bringg Receives $12 Million in New Funding

Bringg, a software firm based in Tel Aviv, Israel, that offers a delivery logistics platform for companies including Coca-Cola, Panera Bread and Kimberly-Clark, has raised $12 million in new funding from automotive executive Shmuel Harlap, billionaire investor Eyal Ofer and Salesforce Ventures.

Transport Topics
January 22, 2018
Business, Technology

Ryder Appoints Rajeev Ravindran Chief Information Officer

Ryder Trucks TT File Photo

Ryder System Inc. announced the appointment of Rajeev Ravindran to the position of chief information officer.

Transport Topics
January 22, 2018
Business, Technology

Bourque Logistics to Test Blockchain for Rail Industry

Bourque Logistics announced its first blockchain project to explore the application of this shared digital ledger for its rail shipper clients.

Transport Topics
January 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor Realigns Operating Segments

Meritor executive Chris Villavarayvan Villavarayvan by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Commercial vehicle supplier Meritor Inc. announced a realignment of its three operating segments to further drive its long-term strategic objectives while assigning new responsibilities as part of the company’s commitment to leadership development.

Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

SuperTruck: Electrical System Changes Are Coming

Navistar Inc.

The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck project is producing technological changes, including to auxiliary power units, and these changes will be working their way into standard truck manufacturing, according to industry experts.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Tips on Truck Electrical System Maintenance

Battery Box Purkey's Electrical Consulting

Troubleshooting problems with a truck’s electrical system takes knowledge and experience.“Always take a systems approach when you are spec’ing and maintaining your vehicles’ electrical systems,” said Bruce Purkey, CEO of Purkey’s Electrical Consulting, which helps fleets solve their electrical system problems.

John Baxter | Contributing Writer
January 19, 2018

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