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Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate Bill Would Ease HOS, ELD Demands for Ag Haulers

Livestock hauler Livestock hauler by David B./Flickr

A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced a bill that would relax both electronic logging device and hours-of-service requirements for livestock haulers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Plans Rate Hike for Heavy Freight as E-Commerce Volume Grows

UPS parcels (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. will increase its over-the-maximum limits and the oversize pallet-handling surcharge to $650 from $500 beginning June 4.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 29, 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, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Funds From Volkswagen Diesel Scandal to Pay for Zero-Emission Trucks in California

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State officials figure the Volkswagen diesel emissions testing scandal added an extra 10,000 tons of noxious nitrogen oxide to California’s air. To make up for it, the state will use $423 million of Volkswagen penalty money to cut the same amount of nitrogen oxide by subsidizing the purchase of zero-emission trucks, buses and other vehicles.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
May 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Fatal Uber Crash Sheds Light on Use of Thermal Imaging

This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber car on the street in Tempe, Ariz. (ABC-15.com via AP)

Since the Uber accident in March, autonomous car researchers’ eyes have been opening to the need to teach robots how to drive in the dark and avoid people who wander into the road.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50

Heavy Hitters Face Off in Online Tire Market

Tires (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

This spring, a struggle for market share in online tire retailing turned into a battle for dominance as giants Goodyear and Bridgestone paired off against Amazon and Sears.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: New FMCSA Chief Shows Vision

Ray Martinez, the newly installed head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, made the rounds last week, speaking first to trucking executives at American Trucking Associations’ midyear management meeting May 20 and then to lawmakers in the House of Representatives in Washington at a hearing by the Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Transport Topics
May 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Self-Driving Car in Fatal Crash Wasn’t Programmed to Brake

This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber car on the street in Tempe, Ariz. (ABC-15.com via AP)

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving vehicle wasn’t programmed to stop for obstructions in its path, including the pedestrian it struck and killed last March in Arizona, according to federal investigators.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Ends Testing of Self-Driving Cars, Trucks in Arizona

Uber trucks Uber Advanced Technologies Group

Uber Technologies Inc. confirmed it is shutting down its autonomous vehicle operations in Arizona, including its self-driving trucks, two months after one of its self-driving passenger cars struck and killed a pedestrian in the state.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Aims to Restart Self-Driving Car Tests in Pittsburgh This Summer

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Uber is shutting down testing operations in Arizona and focusing instead on testing in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, according to an internal e-mail from Eric Meyhofer, a Carnegie Mellon University graduate and the head of Uber’s self-driving car operations.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bosch Touts Electric-Hydraulic Steering to Facilitate Automated Driving

Bosch connected truck A “connected” truck at Bosch’s Flat Rock, Mich., proving grounds. (Robert Bosch)

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Executives with the North American arm of engineering company Robert Bosch showed off an electric-hydraulic steering system for Class 8 trucks that they said will aid in the transition to autonomous commercial vehicles and announced a “breakthrough” in substantially reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide from diesel.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
May 24, 2018

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