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Opinion: Time to Move Forward With ELD Mandate

On Dec. 18, the electronic logging device rule will take effect, marking an important step forward for the trucking industry.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Moving to ELDs: Carriers, Law Enforcement Prepare for Mandate

ELD example KeepTruckin

After years of anticipation and debate, the federal mandate of electronic logging devices is nearly here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Can Tesla Make Electric Work for Trucking?

A side view of the Tesla Semi Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla’s success in the passenger-car arena has changed consumers’ perceptions and pushed the limits of what’s possible with electric cars.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Major Fleets Line Up to Test Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi Tesla Inc.

Large for-hire carriers and major retailers are reserving their places in line to be among the first to test the all-electric Tesla Semi in their operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ELD Update: FMCSA Softens Violators' Safety Profile Impact

FMCSA's Cathy Gautreaux

To ease the trucking industry’s transition to the federal electronic logging device mandate, citations issued between Dec. 18 and April 1 for failure to comply with the new law will not be posted to motor carriers’ safety profiles. But carriers still could be fined, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said Nov. 20.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Autonomous Trucks a Plus for Safety, Security, Recruitment, Execs Say

Panelist discuss the state of autonomous trucking Panelists (left to right) Tucker, Cammisa and Ferguson discuss autonomous trucking. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Autonomous heavy trucks not only show promise to reduce crashes, but they also offer a potential to improve cargo security and driver recruitment, according to executives speaking here at a recent national safety and security conference sponsored by American Trucking Associations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Penske Launches Driver App for ELD Compliance

Penske Truck Thomas Hawk/Flickr

Penske Truck Leasing Co. launched a mobile app that will allow rental truck drivers to comply with the federal mandate for electronic logging devices and to access other information that enhances productivity.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
November 21, 2017
Business, Technology

Communication Helps With Driver Hiring, Retention

Recruitment David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Finding and retaining qualified drivers can be a difficult and time-consuming task, but there are some human resources firms offering alternatives to old-fashioned interviews to get them on the road.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Robot Makers Fill Their War Chests in Fight Against Amazon

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

A few years ago, Amazon.com Inc. triggered a robot arms race when it purchased a company called Kiva Systems, maker of automated warehouse robots. Now its would-be rivals are landing bigger and bigger cash injections to try to compete with the e-commerce giant.

Kim Bhasin and Patrick Clark | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber Steps Up Driverless-Cars Push With Deal for 24,000 Volvos

Simon Dawson/ Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy 24,000 sport utility vehicles from Sweden’s Volvo Cars to form a fleet of driverless autos.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2017

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