Business
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla, Public or Private, Still Will Release Autopilot Safety Data

Tesla logo Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Even as CEO Elon Musk pursues the idea of taking Tesla private, the electric automaker has confirmed that it still plans to release safety data on its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving feature.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
August 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

July Class 8 Sales Jump Amid Demand for Safety Tech

Freightliner dealer Freightliner and Western Star trucks for sale at a Texas Premier Truck Group dealership. Freightliner remains the market leader. (Premier Truck Group)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July were the second-highest of the year, increasing by more than 33% as they cleared 20,000.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 16, 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
Government, Business, Equipment

Trump’s Tariffs Will Make Fixing Your Car More Expensive

Fixing Your Car Getty Images

Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. may shift its China supplier network to factories in Taiwan. Multi Parts has stopped hiring new employees. AutoZone Inc. and O’Reilly Automotive Inc. plan to raise prices.

Sarah Gardner | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2018
Business

Walmart Bounces Back With Best Sales in More Than a Decade

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Walmart Inc. bounced back from a lackluster start to the year with the strongest sales gain in more than a decade fueled by its grocery business, brightening the outlook for the overall retail sector. The stock jumped as much as 11%, the most intraday since October 2008.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians

Robot Driving Getty Images

You’re crossing the street wrong. That is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in the months after the first pedestrian death attributed to an autonomous vehicle and amid growing concerns that artificial intelligence capable of real-world driving is further away than many predicted just a few years ago.

Jeremy Kahn | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood’s Sentencing Delayed

Mark Hazelwood Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood (left) was arraigned Feb. 9, 2016. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel)

A federal judge has postponed the sentencing date for convicted former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood until Sept. 26.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Safety

ATA’s Chris Spear Addresses the Champions at NTDC

Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear roused a crowd of hundreds at the National Truck Driving Championships breakfast event Aug. 16.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Kroger Selects Arizona for Self-Driving Grocery Delivery Pilot

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Kroger Co. is bringing self-driving grocery delivery to Arizona.

Craig Giammona | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2018
Business, Equipment

Navistar Appoints VW Truck & Bus Executive Christian Schulz to Board

Truck maker Navistar International Corp. appointed Christian Schulz to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

Battle of the Banners

Workers organize banner placement at NTDC Workers organize placement of banners at NTDC. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s 3 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and the 424 drivers competing in the National Truck Driving Championships have just walked through the course set up on the expansive exhibit hall floor.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018

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