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Rep. Bob Latta Reintroduces Self-Driving Vehicle Bill

Autonomous A man sits in an autonomous vehicle. “Self-driving cars have the potential to reduce traffic accidents and deaths, increase mobility and improve quality of life,” Latta said June 4. (AndreyPopov/Getty Images)

Legislation meant to facilitate access to autonomous vehicles nationwide has again come before the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

KeepTruckin Launches AI Tool Aimed at Fuel Usage

KeepTruckin launched a solution to help fleets save money on fuel and operate more efficiently, the company announced June 9.

June 11, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

J.B. Hunt, Waymo Partner to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

J.B. Hunt Left: Waymo technology on a Class 8 truck. (Waymo) Right: A J.B. Hunt truck. (J.B. Hunt Transport Services)

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has partnered with autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to move freight with self-driving trucks in Texas.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Heavy Trucking Exec Jerome Guillen Departs

Tesla President of Heavy Trucking Jerome Guillen has left the company Jerome Guillen in a 2014 photo at the North American International Auto Show. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. has parted ways with Jerome Guillen, a 10-year veteran who most recently served as president of heavy trucking and was one of four top executives running the company, including Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk.

June 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Cheeseburger While You Charge? Musk Pursues Tesla Restaurant Concept

Tesla CEO Elon Musk In 2018, Elon Musk revealed plans to launch a tequila after registering for the “Teslaquila” trademark. (Getty Images)

Move over, In-N-Out Burger. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc., is one step closer to opening a diner.

Hannah Elliott | Bloomberg News
June 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Drone Demo Offers a Taste of the Future of Delivery

A Deuce Drone on a landing target mat A Deuce Drone is displayed on a landing target mat. (Lawrence Specker/Alabama Media Group)

A Deuce Drone flew some smoothies to waiting consumers June 1 in Mobile, Ala., but the real payload might have been a peek at the legislative support that drone delivery startups need in order to get off the ground.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
June 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Plus Sends Self-Driving Truck Down China’s Silk Road

Heavy-duty truck equipped with PlusDrive Images of a heavy-duty truck equipped with PlusDrive navigating the Silk Road trade route. (

Self-driving truck technology company Plus reported a heavy-duty truck equipped with its PlusDrive autonomous system completed a 4,000-mile roundtrip journey on the historic Silk Road trade route.

May 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Stellantis Considers Battery-Manufacturing Investment in Italy

Fiat 500 A Fiat 500 outside the Mirafiori car plant in Turin, Italy. (Giuliano Berti/Bloomberg)

Italy’s government is in talks with Stellantis NV, the carmaker formed by the merger of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group, about investing in electric-vehicle battery manufacturing in the country, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Analysts Expect Electric F-150 to Capture Commercial Sales

Ford F-150 Lightning 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro. (Ford)

Commercial buyers will be among the fastest adopters of electric pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 Lightning that will go on sale next year, according to industry analysts.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 28, 2021