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Autonomous technologies now drive significant change in trucking and freight transportation. Transport Topics autonomous coverage provides a comprehensive look at that change. It provides the latest details on deployment concepts such as advanced driver-assist systems, transfer hubs, teleoperations, platooning and off-road automation and latest analysis of the companies who are manufacturing, adopting and investing in these technologies. Readers can follow the impact such deployment has on everything from policy and infrastructure initiatives to highway congestion, fuel consumption, fleet management, driver management and business investment.

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Michigan Plans Fast-Charging EV Hub for Trucks on I-96

Michigan is joining California and other states in reimagining tomorrow’s truck stops, moving forward with the development of a high-speed charging hub for freight vehicles.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
July 19, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Volvo's Chayene de Souza and Magnus Gustafson discuss how new, connected trucks can boost business, enhance safety practices, and reinforce preventative maintenance plans.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Private

Rivian CEO Scaringe Eyes New Commercial Clients

Rivian Automotive Inc. is ready to take on more commercial partners beyond Inc. after a recent run of production success.

Ed Ludlow and Sean O'Kane | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2023
Government, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Looking Into Details on Tesla’s Self-Driving Changes

U.S. automobile safety regulators at the NHTSA are zeroing in on changes that Tesla has made to its Autopilot partially automated driving system.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
July 6, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Eyes US Exit, Hires Bankers

TuSimple is exploring strategic alternatives for its U.S. operations, including a sale, which would see the self-driving truck technology provider focus on Asia-Pacific activities.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 30, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Inside an Aurora Self-Driving Truck Testing in Texas

A number of autonomous truck developers like Aurora have set up operations in Texas, allowing them to run test drivers and preview routes with their self-driving technology.

Alexandra Skores | The Dallas Morning News
June 30, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Kodiak to Equip 800 Loadsmith Trucks With Self-Driving Tech

Kodiak Robotics Inc. is set to equip 800 trucks with self-driving technology for Loadsmith, a third-party Capacity-as-a-Service logistics provider, the companies said.

June 27, 2023
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Plans Driver Behavior Study on Self-Driving Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget to do a study related to truck drivers and advanced driver-assistance systems.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

AI Provides Vital Assistance to TMS Companies

Incorporating artificial intelligence in transportation management systems is changing how trucking companies and their partners use them to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
June 26, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Samsara Launches Investment Fund for Industry Startups

AUSTIN, Texas — In addition to expanding its own product offerings, Samsara is investing in other technology companies that are developing innovative products and services.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
June 26, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, Private

FBI Says EVs Raise Risk of Cyberattacks

Trucking companies that are considering electrifying their fleets must be on their guard for the heightened opportunities such decisions offer cybercriminals, according to the FBI.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2023