Autonomous
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Gains 4.4% in July

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Truck tonnage jumped 4.4% in July from a year earlier, marking the eighth straight year-over-year increase, American Trucking Associations said.

Transport Topics
August 28, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

China’s Largest Truck Company’s Profit Rises 40%

China’s largest truck maker, Sinotruk, boosted a first-half profit 40% as consumers rushed to buy vehicles before the introduction of a new emissions regulation, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 28, 2008
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, Safety, Autonomous

Editorial: Truck Driver Appreciation

A good rule of thumb is that you cannot appreciate truck drivers too much. But we’re convinced that expression of admiration for what America’s 3.5 million professional drivers accomplish on a daily basis carries a certain value.

August 27, 2008
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Volvo’s North American Sales Drop 2%

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Volvo AB said deliveries by its four truck brands rose 2% worldwide in July, but fell by 2% in North America, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
August 27, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Chicago’s O’Hare Conducts Mobile Cargo Screening

The Transportation Security Administration for the first time has used a mobile X-ray machine capable of screening contents of large cargo containers to check trucks entering Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
August 27, 2008
Business, Government, Equipment, Safety, Technology, Autonomous

Freightliner to Offer Meritor WABCO System

Freightliner Trucks, part of Daimler Trucks North America, said it will offer Meritor WABCO’s new automatic forward-collision warning and braking system on its models Cascadia and Century Class S/T tractors.

Transport Topics
August 25, 2008
Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Truck Driver Appreciation Week Is Under Way

The annual National Truck Driver Association Week began Sunday and will run through Saturday, American Trucking Associations said.

Transport Topics
August 25, 2008
Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Heritage Transport’s Dennis Shirar Is Truck Driving Grand Champion

Dennis Shirar, a driver with Indianapolis-based Heritage Transport who has driven 3 million accident-free miles, was named the 2008 National Truck Driving Grand Champion, American Trucking Associations said.

Transport Topics
August 25, 2008
Business, Government, Autonomous

Carriers Expect Weak Volume During Usually Strong Season

Freight carriers are preparing for a relatively weak peak shipping season this year as major retailers react to sluggish economic growth by cutting back on imports and reducing the volume of goods that typically move by truck and rail during what is usually the busiest shipping period in the third and fourth quarters.

August 25, 2008
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Fleet Growth Stagnant In 2nd Quarter, Polk Reports

Growth in the nation’s fleet of Class 8 trucks ground to a halt during the second quarter, as U.S. registrations for vehicles in operation rose by just 0.75%, according to R.L. Polk & Co.

August 25, 2008

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