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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, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: The Clean-Truck Paradox

For anyone who operates a commercial truck, there is little doubt about the importance of the vehicle’s fuel efficiency — especially in this era of historically high diesel and gasoline prices.

February 20, 2007

Transport Topics Podcasts: AOBRDs and ELDs

RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns programs. Episode 1 and 2 of Season Two, "The AOBRD Phaseout" and "What Does the Future Hold for ELDs?" are now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
March 12, 2019
Business, Logistics, Government, Autonomous

Schneider, DHL Stepping Up Operations in China

Truckload carrier Schneider National said Thursday it received a business license from the Chinese government to begin trucking and logistics operations in that country.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2007
Business, Autonomous

DaimlerChrysler’s Truck Sales Improve; May Sell Chrysler Unit

DaimlerChrysler AG said Wednesday it earned $4.3 billion or $4.17 per share last year, up from $3.8 billion or $3.70 a share in 2005, and the company said its truck unit's sales improved.

Transport Topics
February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 8 - Feb. 14

ATA Seeks Alerts to Fleets on Drivers’ CDLs • ATRI Seeking Input for Speed-Governor Survey • Idaho Eyes Raising Truck Speed Limit to 70 MPH • Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls 60,000 Trucks Overseas

February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Trucking Braces for Hours-of-Service Decision

In May 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a number of proposed changes to the existing hours-of-service rules — rules which, until this point, had remained virtually unchanged for 60 years.

February 14, 2007
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
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

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