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Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Domino’s Uses Nuro Vehicles for Autonomous Delivery in Houston

Domino's Nuro Domino’s and Nuro launched autonomous pizza delivery in Houston. (Domino's/Nuro)

Domino’s, the world’s largest pizza company, on April 12 began offering autonomous pizza delivery services to select customers in Houston through a partnership with self-driving delivery vehicle company Nuro.

Erik Bascome | Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
April 13, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Investigates Possible Air Bag Failures in GM Vehicles

Chevy Silverado Some Chevrolet Silverado model years are part of the probe. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the air bags may not inflate in a crash on thousands of General Motors vehicles.

April 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

MVTS Finds FlowBelow Technologies Bring Significant Fuel Savings

FlowBelow Tractor Aerokit Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions realized fuel savings of 3.16 gallons per 1,000 miles, or 2.13%, testing the Tractor AeroKit. (FlowBelow Aero Inc.)

Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions tested FlowBelow Aero Inc.’s tractor and trailer wheel covers for the first time as well as the Tractor AeroKit, and found that each technology provided significant fuel savings.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2021
Business, Fuel

Permian Oil Nears Levels Not Seen Since Pandemic Start

Pumpjack in Oklahoma A pumpjack operates on an oil well in the Permian Basin near Orla, Texas. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

The Permian Basin, the most prolific shale patch in the U.S., will produce crude oil at levels not seen since the start of the pandemic in the latest sign the global economy is heating back up.

Sheela Tobben | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Top 100

TT Wins Five Regional ‘Azbee’ Awards

Screenshots of TT's gold-winning Wheels of Justice series and Top 100 For-Hire Carriers supplement Screenshots of TT's gold-winning Wheels of Justice series (left) and Top 100 For-Hire Carriers supplement

The American Society of Business Publication Editors has recognized Transport Topics’ 2020 coverage of the trucking industry with five regional “Azbee” awards.

April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Biden Reassures Chip Summit of Bipartisan Support for New Funds

President Joe Biden leads the CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience President Joe Biden leads the virtual CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Monday. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden told companies vying with each other for a sharply constrained global supply of semiconductors that he has bipartisan support for government funding to address a shortage that has idled automakers worldwide.

April 12, 2021
Business, Technology

Here Marketplace Adds CustomWeather to Platform

Here Technologies added weather conditions and environmental data to its location data platform, the company announced April 12.

April 12, 2021
Business, Technology

Lytx Recognizes ‘Heroes of the Road'

Lytx The Private Trucking Driver of the Year first-place honor went to John Dansby of Honda Transportation U.S. (Ryder). (Lytx)

Lytx announced April 8 the recipients of its 2021 Driver of the Year and Coach of the Year awards.

April 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Plus, Iveco Sign Memo of Understanding on Autonomous Trucks

Plus Plus autonomous trucks. (Plus)

Self-driving truck technology developer Plus announced it signed a memorandum of understanding with Iveco, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., to jointly develop autonomous trucks that will be deployed across China, Europe and other areas.

April 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Idelic Raises $20 Million in Financing for Transportation Safety Products

Idelic dashboard Idelic Safety Suite by Idelic Inc.

Data analytics and driver management systems developer Idelic has completed a $20 million fundraising round to help continue development of its transportation safety products, the company announced.

April 12, 2021