Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Could Save Lives Even Before They’re Perfected, Report Says

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Putting self-driving cars on the road sooner rather than later could save hundreds of thousands of lives, according to a report released Nov. 6 by Rand Corp., a Santa Monica policy research nonprofit.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Pre-Heaters Enable Reliable Engine Starts in Cold Weather

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Diesel-fired engine pre-heaters can help ensure reliable engine starts in cold-weather conditions while reducing engine wear, preventing service calls and boosting driver satisfaction, fleets said.

John Baxter | Contributing Writer
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Safety

TruNorth Introduces App for Breakdown Claims Processing

Warranty programs provider TruNorth launched an app designed to help truckers get back on the road faster after a breakdown.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

How Many Warehouse Robots Does It Take to Fill a Grocery Order?


The U.K.’s biggest online grocer hit a milestone this year: Ocado Group put together an order of 50 items, including produce, meat and dairy, in five minutes.

Jing Cao | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Qualcomm Confirms Broadcom’s $100 Billion Buyout Offer


Qualcomm confirmed Nov. 6 that it received a buyout offer from Broadcom of $70 a share in cash and stock.

Mike Freeman | The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Fontaine Offers Lightweight Steel Fifth Wheel

Fontaine Fifth Wheel now offers the Fontaine 6NWB, the lightest steel fifth wheel assembly in the industry, according to the company.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Emerging Evolution of Freight Brokerage

Freight and logistics always have depended on the human touch, but technology is getting smarter and many brokers wonder if their efforts will become unnecessary.

Brent Hollingsead | Marketing Director, Aljex Software Inc.
November 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Adds Electric Trucks for Sale, Lease or Rent

Chanje Electric Van Chanje Energy

Ryder System Inc. announced it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty all-electric panel vans for rent or lease, calling the vehicles the first of their kind in North America.

Transport Topics
November 3, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

SoCal Ports Approve Aggressive Air Quality Rules for Moving Cargo

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The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced they have approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update that sets out aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex — which is on pace for the busiest year ever.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Judge Rules Otto Trucking No Longer a Co-Defendant With Uber in Waymo Case


Waymo was dealt a fresh setback in its fight with Uber Technologies Inc. with a series of unfavorable rulings ahead of a high-stakes trial next month over driverless technology.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
November 3, 2017