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Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Senate Autonomous Bill Negotiations Continue After Heated Confirmation Fight

Autonomous vehicles on road concept Shutterstock

Senators are negotiating safety provisions in an autonomous vehicles bill that proponents insist could advance before lawmakers leave Capitol Hill ahead of the midterm elections next month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2018
Business, Equipment

September Class 8 Sales Jump as Parts Move in Supply Chain

Freightliner Cascadia 2018 Freightliner Cascadia. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in September reached 23,648, the second-highest total of the year, WardsAuto.com reported. It was a sign that persistent supply chain woes had loosened enough for truck makers to bring down a backlog of partially built trucks and send them off to fleets and dealers, analysts said.

Transport Topics
October 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

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
Business, Logistics

CSCMP Honors Innovators at Annual Supply Chain Conference

An effort by a team of data scientists at Intel to use artificial intelligence and cognitive computing tools to identify supply chain threats earned the top award for innovation at the 2018 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 3.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 11, 2018
Government, Business

Consumer Prices Up Mere 0.1% in September

Consumer Price Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1% in September as energy prices retreated after a big gain in August

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
October 11, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

MCE 2018 to Focus on Cooperation, Trucking Industry Promotion

MCE 2018 Spear speaks during MCE 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

When trucking officials gather at the annual American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas, Oct. 27-30, the major theme they will hear is how the industry can work together nationally and locally to promote trucking.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

HOS Rules Relaxed as Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall

HOS Rules A woman checks on her vehicle as Hurricane Michael passes through in Panama City Beach, Fla. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration relaxed hours-of-service regulations in eight states as Hurricane Michael made landfall Oct. 10, battering the Florida Panhandle with 155 mph winds.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Hurricane Michael Hits Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Moist air, warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, and ideal wind patterns turbocharged Hurricane Michael in the hours before it smacked Florida’s Panhandle.Hurricane Michael’s wind speed increased by 50 mph in 24 hours, to 140 mph Oct. 10.

Seth Borenstein | Associated Press
October 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Managing Risk in Trucking'

LiveOnWeb panelists From left: Joe Howard, Joe DeLorenzo, Lisa Gonnerman, Eric Miller

What techniques are fleets using to pursue lower insurance costs as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration revamps its Compliance, Safety, Accountability scoring system? Our Oct. 17 LiveOnWeb program, "Managing Risk in Trucking," explores this topic. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE Accelerates Part of California Scorecard Ahead of Election

California Scorecard Aerial view of Sacramento River and Interstate 5. (Shutterstock)

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ California Infrastructure Report Card Committee released a portion of the state’s scorecard months ahead of schedule to raise awareness about infrastructure and funding issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2018
Business, Logistics

Transplace Acquires Yusen’s Intermodal, Freight Brokerage Business

Yusen intermodal activities Yusen Logistics (Americas)

Transplace Inc. has acquired the intermodal and freight brokerage business in North America of Yusen Logistics (Americas).

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 10, 2018

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