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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, Safety, Autonomous

Trucks, Autos Facing Higher Tolls, Paper Says

Drivers around the country will see big hikes in toll fees this year for roads, bridges and tunnels, USA Today reported Monday.

January 28, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Florida Banning Trucks from Left Lane of Turnpike Stretch

Florida officials are banning trucks from the left lane of a 40-mile stretch of the Florida Turnpike in South Florida starting Friday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

January 25, 2008
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Eaton’s 4Q Earnings Rise; Truck Segment Declines

Heavy-duty vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter net earnings rose 8%, and the company boosted its dividend too.

January 22, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel Urges Infrastructure Overhaul

WASHINGTON — In a controversial report calling for huge new spending on the national transportation system, a congressional commission last week made several recommendations that would affect trucking, including new flexibility in the federal driver hours-of-service rule in congestion-prone areas.

January 21, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Completes Draft ‘Greenhouse’ Regs

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed its draft of new regulations to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from cars and trucks, Bloomberg reported.

January 16, 2008
Business, Autonomous

Slagle to Succeed Vikner as Mack’s CEO

Mack Trucks said Tuesday that Dennis Slagle will succeed Paul Vikner as the company’s chief executive officer, effective April 1.

January 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

ATA Talks with Chinese Trucking Delegation

American Trucking Associations welcomed a delegation of Chinese trucking officials to its headquarters in Arlington, Va., Monday, where the two talked about international trucking issues in the two countries.

January 15, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Buying Geologic Enables Xata to Sell to For-Hire Carriers

Xata Corp.’s acquisition of fellow fleet technology provider GeoLogic Solutions gives the company its first real foothold for marketing information technology systems to for-hire trucking fleets, an executive with the Eden Prairie, Minn., firm said.

January 14, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel to Back Fuel Tax Hike

The commission charged with examining the future of the national transportation system is set to recommend a significant increase in federal fuel taxes to Congress, according to wire service reports and other sources.

January 14, 2008
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Truck Group Launches Clean Truck Initiative

Daimler Truck Group, the commercial vehicle arm of Germany’s Daimler AG, on Monday announced a new clean commercial vehicles initiative, under which the company will manufacture more hybrid electric trucks and test the effectiveness of biofuels.

November 13, 2007