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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.

Business, Government, Autonomous

California May Build More Toll Roads, Paper Reports

California state lawmakers are planning toll-road projects that could be a future trend in the state, and some of the first projects will be targeted to roads that move goods from the state’s ports, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2007

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RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns and LiveOnWeb programs. Episode 2 of our Season Intersession of RoadSigns, "Is Trucking Charging Toward an Electric Reality?" is now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
January 3, 2019
Business, Autonomous

Volvo Won’t Bid for Germany’s MAN, Paper Reports

Volvo AB has no plans to pursue a takeover of German truck maker MAN AG, as it would not get European Union regulatory approval to do so, Bloomberg reported Monday.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

NATSO Expects More Biodiesel Sales

SAN ANTONIO — Truck-stop industry officials meeting here said their main focus this year would be preparing for the expected increase in biodiesel use.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Stuart Named TMC Chairman; Says More Technicians Needed

TAMPA, Fla. — Trucking executives are not doing enough to attract talented, younger technicians to the increasingly complex field of truck maintenance, said Darry Stuart, incoming chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

TMC Group Says Onboard Recorder Rule May Be Costly

TAMPA, Fla. — A Technology & Maintenance Council task force said several provisions of the proposed federal requirement for electronic onboard recorders need clarification, and the rule’s required data-display equipment could be a costly and ineffective expense for trucking companies.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

ATA to Launch Driver Recruitment Web Site Friday

American Trucking Associations will launch its driver recruitment Web site, GetTrucking.com, Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Letters to the Editor: Hybrid Trucks, Diesel vs. Gasoline

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. Undoubtedly, there is a need to pursue alternatives to decrease fuel consumption, lower our dependency on fossil fuels, promote cleaner air and reduce CO2 emissions.

February 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Petitions FMCSA for Employer Notification

American Trucking Associations has filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week seeking amendments to rules regarding employer notification and drivers.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Sweden’s Scania to Boost Payout to $1.43 Bln. on Strong Sales

Swedish truck maker Scania AB plans to boost 2006 shareholder dividends to about $1.43 billion, as booming European sales leave truck makers flush with cash, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 8, 2007
Business, Autonomous

NYSE to Delist Navistar’s Shares Feb. 13

Shares of Navistar International Corp. will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading on February 13, the truck manufacturer said late Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007

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