Business, Technology, Fuel

City Furniture Orders Five Tesla Semis

Tesla semi Tesla Semi by Alexis Georgeson/Tesla Motors

City Furniture preordered five Tesla Semis, the electric-powered Class 8 truck that has received orders from such firms as DHL Supply Chain, FedEx Corp., J.B. Hunt Transport Services, UPS Inc. and Walmart Inc.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Great Dane Becomes First Trailer Maker to Join Blockchain Group

Great Dane trailer John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Great Dane announced that it became the first trailer maker to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, which is dedicated to the development of blockchain standards for the freight industry

Transport Topics
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology

Trimble’s David Wangler Dies at 56

Trimble's David Wangler Trimble's David Wangler at 2017 In.sight user conference. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

David Wangler, president of TMW Systems and Trimble’s transportation software division, died April 26 at the age of 56, the company said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 27, 2018
Business, Technology

Project44, KeepTruckin Partner on Data Visibility

Trucking technology provider KeepTruckin and digital transportation and logistics network operator project44 announced a partnership to increase and improve the visibility of electronic logging device and GPS-based data and provide it to their clients.

Transport Topics
April 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

LG Acquires ZKW in Its Largest Takeover; Focus Shifts to Lighting Self-Driving Cars

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South Korean electronics group LG aims to become the world leader in lighting self-driving cars, by taking over Austrian car lights specialist ZKW for an estimated $1.3 billion, LG announced April 26.

dpa | (Hamburg, Germany)
April 26, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Announces Delay of Rule Involving Driver Medical Cards

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A new federal rule due for implementation in June that would eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical cards has been delayed for three years due to a hack of the registry of certified medical examiners in December.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Autopilot Chief Jim Keller Latest Executive to Leave Company

Alex Kraus/ Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot chief, Jim Keller, has left the company, the latest in a rash of executive departures at the electric-car maker led by CEO Elon Musk.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2018
Business, Technology

Stord Receives $2.4 Million in Venture Capital Funding

Stord Founders Co-founders Henry (left) and Boudreau via Stord

Stord, a company launched two years ago by teenage entrepreneurs Sean Henry and Jacob Boudreau, has received $2.4 million in venture capital funding from a group of investors led by Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Dynamo.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Road to Zero Coalition Charts Ambitious Goal to Reduce Traffic Deaths by 2050

Female truck driver wearing a seat belt Among other recommendations, the report urges 100% compliance with seat belt use. (Getty Images)

National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman noted the goal of the newly formed Road to Zero Coalition is to dramatically reduce traffic deaths.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Jaguar CEO Ralf Speth Says Nobody Can Go It Alone in Autonomous Driving

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Jaguar Land Rover, which is teaming with Waymo to develop autonomous vehicles, is testing the technology predominantly in the United Kingdom and sharpening efforts to make the roads safer with such cars, CEO Ralf Speth said.

Bloomberg News
April 25, 2018