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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

Fed ‘Beige Book’ Report Reports Weaker Trucking Demand

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that its 12 district banks reported a moderate pace of growth and inflation late last year as labor markets tightened, and several regional banks reported softer trucking demand.

January 18, 2007

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

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Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Names New America’s Road Team for 2007-2008

American Trucking Associations Wednesday named the members of the 2007-2008 America’s Road Team, an elite group of drivers who have driven millions of miles safely and will serve as trucking ambassadors for the next two years.

January 17, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Arkansas-Based Trucking Firms Push Forward With Growth Plans

Three large Arkansas-based trucking companies have pushed ahead with plans to expand despite warnings signs of a slowdown in the trucking industry this year, the Northwest Arkansas Morning News reported.

January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Stricter Emission Rules Require New Oils, Lubricants

A major challenge facing the trucking industry as it copes with tighter emission standards from the Environmental Protection Agency is choosing the right type of oil to ensure that engines continue to perform to their maximum capability.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Volkswagen Rejects MAN’s Bid for Scania

Volkswagen AG, Swedish truck maker Scania AB’s largest shareholder, rejected German truck maker MAN AG’s $13.3 billion hostile bid for Scania, saying it prefers the two companies try to achieve a “friendly” combination, Bloomberg reported.

January 12, 2007
Business, Logistics, Autonomous

RoadLink USA Buys Intermodal Firm Transus

Intermodal and logistics firm RoadLink USA said Thursday that it has acquired Transus Intermodal, an intermodal trucking services company.

January 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

ArvinMeritor to Develop Diesel-Electric Drivetrain for Wal-Mart

Trucking component maker ArvinMeritor and Wal-Mart Transportation have agreed to develop a dual-mode, diesel-electric drivetrain for a Class 8 tractor, the two said.

January 11, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Trucking-Related Revenue Rose to $292 Billion in ’05

Trucking, couriers and messengers, and warehousing and storage revenue reached $292 billion in 2005, up from $266 billion the year before, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.

January 10, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Paccar to Build $400 Mln. Powertrain Plant in Southeastern U.S.

Paccar Inc., the parent company of Kenworth Truck Co. and Peterbilt Motors Co., said late Tuesday it plans to build a new $400 million powertrain manufacturing plant in the southeastern United States.

January 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Jan. 4 - Jan. 10

Highway Watch Report Leads to Arrest • McMurray Named FMCSA’s Chief Safety Officer • Mass. Trucking Company Files Complaint Against FMCSA • Survey Cites Drivers’ HOS Compliance Concerns • And more...

January 10, 2007