Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

VW Mobility Chief Ole Harms Says Self-Driving Cars Core to Plan


Volkswagen AG’s fledgling Moia mobility unit is betting on the rise of self-driving cars to deliver on its plan to catch up with ride-hailing leaders such as Uber Technologies Inc. without burning through piles of cash.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Eaton to Invest $500 Million in New eMobility Business

Eaton Corp. building (Eaton Corp.)

Power management company Eaton Corp. announced plans to invest $500 million over the next five years in its new eMobility business to develop smart diagnostic technologies, intelligent power electronics and predictive monitoring for a range of electrified vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 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
Business, Technology, Logistics

Rand McNally’s New Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas Released

Wisconsin road map illustration (Thinkstock)

Mapping company Rand McNally published the 2019 Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas with updates and enhancements on truck-specific routes, weigh station locations, toll systems and more.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology

Phillips Connect Technologies Acquires Polish Electrical Components Company

Mercedes-Benz trucks in Germany Phillips Industries has been providing Daimler AG electrical/trailer cables for its Mercedes-Benz trucks in Europe. (Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg)

Phillips Connect Technologies, a business of Phillips Industries, completed the purchase of Fortech Poland, a manufacturer and distributor of quality 24-volt electrical connectors and cables for commercial vehicles with a broad and established customer base primarily in the European Union market.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Uberizing the Truck Industry in United Arab Emirates

Trucks in Dubai Construction site with construction machinery, excavator and trucks in Dubai. (Getty Images)

The idea of TruKKer was born at a dinner table when Gaurav Biswas realized how hard it was to find a suitable truck at the right time at a reasonable cost. He was quick to spot a lucrative gap in the market, and the region’s first and fastest growing truck aggregator was born.

Sandhya D’Mello | Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
June 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Looking to Be Leader in Autonomous Testing

Self-driving car Shutterstock

While many look to the coasts for the latest tech innovations, Ohio is making a move to be a driving force behind the development of autonomous vehicles.

Josh Ellerbrock | The Lima (Ohio) News
June 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

HOS Flexibility Provided Under House Bill

A truck hauling cattle Cattle Haulers of America via YouTube

Legislation that would provide hours-of-service flexibility for certain truckers as a way to promote highway safety and boost the economy was introduced June 21 by a bipartisan group of U.S. House lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Launches New Steer Tire for Longhaul Operations

Goodyear Endurance LHD tire The Endurance LHD drive tire (shown) will get a companion Endurance LHS steer tire for longhaul applications. (The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced its Endurance LHS steer tire for longhaul applications, which complements its Endurance LHD drive tire.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Carriers Led Logistics Industry Higher in 2017, Report Says

CSCMP panel Joe Ruddy (left), Cheryl Capps, Joe Carlier and Sean Monahan. (Burney Simpson/Transport Topics)

The logistics supply chain had a strong 2017 with a healthy economy revving up demand that led to tight capacity that gave carriers the authority to raise prices with shippers, according to the 29th Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals State of Logistics Report.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Pushes Forward With Electric Trucks

FL Electric Delivery A Volvo FL Electric truck outfitted for a delivery application. (Seth Clevenger for Transport Topics)

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Trucks executives said they are convinced that electric vehicles will play an increasingly important role in the future of commercial transportation and outlined their first steps toward making that vision a reality.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 21, 2018