Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Looking to Be Leader in Autonomous Testing

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While many look to the coasts for the latest tech innovations, Ohio is making a move to be a driving force behind the development of autonomous vehicles.

Josh Ellerbrock | The Lima (Ohio) News
June 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Carriers Led Logistics Industry Higher in 2017, Report Says

CSCMP panel Joe Ruddy (left), Cheryl Capps, Joe Carlier and Sean Monahan. (Burney Simpson/Transport Topics)

The logistics supply chain had a strong 2017 with a healthy economy revving up demand that led to tight capacity that gave carriers the authority to raise prices with shippers, according to the 29th Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals State of Logistics Report.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Boston OKs Citywide Tests of nuTonomy Self-Driving Cars

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Self-driving cars will soon be zipping across Boston after transportation officials granted one company permission to test their robotic cars outside the Seaport — with South Boston first up.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
June 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

New Partnership to Explore Effect of Autonomous Vehicles on Workplace

Autonomous Uber car in Pittsburgh An autonomous Uber vehicle in Pittsburgh. (rexworld/Flickr)

A diverse group of leading companies and associations launched the Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity, a collaboration committed to exploring how autonomous vehicles will impact American workers as well as identifying opportunities and developing solutions to address future challenges.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Federal Regulators Tout Autonomous Vehicles’ Potential Benefits

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Commercial vehicles utilizing automated technology have the potential to increase highway safety and provide a boost to the economy, the country’s top trucking regulator said June 19.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

XPO, Nestle Team on UK Distribution Center

Robotic arm at an XPO Logistics facility Robotic arms such as this one will be featured at the UK distribution center. (XPO Logistics)

XPO Logistics has joined with food and drink giant Nestle to create a 638,000-square foot distribution center that will feature robotics and state of the art automation in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. The center is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

Transport Topics
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 18: Have a Pothole? Call Domino’s

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For a limited time only, Domino’s is mixing it up in the infrastructure game. After you order two medium pizzas with any topping and a drink, don’t forget to say you want free refills on the potholes outside your window. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Enterprise Picks Up a Partner in First Driverless Car Foray

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Enterprise Holdings Inc., the nation’s largest car renter, is making a foray into self-driving — albeit gingerly.

Mark Bergen and David Welch | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Trucking Gaining Ground in China

Trucks sit idle in a parking lot at a logistics park in Chengdu, China, April 11, 2017. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

In China, autonomous trucking is coming faster than expected. Chinese driverless truck startup Fabu Technology said June 12 that its driverless trucks already have taken part in open road tests and it plans to offer intercity cargo transportation this year, which is expected to radically reshape the nation’s freight transportation market.

Cheng Yu | Asia News Network
June 13, 2018
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles Could Ease Congestion, Senators Argue

Autonomous car in San Francisco An autonomous car in San Francisco. (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The looming mainstream deployment of autonomous cars and trucks around the country has the potential to improve traffic safety while reducing congestion along key freight corridors and metropolitan regions, senators on a transportation committee said June 13.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2018