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Business, Technology

Truck Platooning Could Reach Market in 2017

European Truck Platooning Challenge

Interest in truck platooning continues to grow as manufacturers and suppliers showcase the technology and one company prepares for a commercial launch of its product.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 15, 2016
Business, Technology

States Passing Legislation to Clear Way for Platooning Tests

Peloton Technology

Regulators and elected officials are beginning to carve out a framework that could help pave the way for the real-world use of vehicle platooning and automation.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2016
Technology, Business

Connected Vehicles Could Boost Safety

Wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication is playing an increasingly important role in the development of more advanced vehicle automation and driver-assist features. A possible federal mandate of the technology could accelerate that movement.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
July 15, 2016
Technology, Business

Fleet Executives See Opportunities, Limitations in Self-Driving Technology

Truck makers and suppliers are investing heavily in vehicle automation technology, but what do their end customers think of it?

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 15, 2016
Technology, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Behind the Wheel of a Self-Driving Truck

Sturgess by Neil Abt/Transport Topics

Being one of the few CDL holders with an autonomous endorsement to drive a truck with “self-driving” capabilities is a dubious claim to fame. But there it is. And why, if the truck drives itself, is there a need for a credential?

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
July 15, 2016
Technology, Business

A Safer, More Efficient Future Within Our Grasp

Self-driving trucks are coming. The potential benefits to highway safety and freight efficiency, combined with heavy investments in vehicle automation by truck makers and suppliers, are making it increasingly clear that the advent of semi-autonomous trucks on the nation’s highways has become less a question of “if” than of “when.”

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 15, 2016
Technology, Business

Move to Truck ‘Autopilot’ Not Automatic

Perhaps no technology has captured so much attention so quickly in the trucking industry as automated driving and platooning systems.

Duke Drinkard | Chairman, TMC Future Truck Committee
July 15, 2016
Technology, Business

Unmanned Trucks on Public Roads Deemed Far Off by OEMs, Suppliers

As autonomous-driving technology continues to advance, one open question is whether this path eventually could lead to fully unmanned trucks traveling down the road.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 15, 2016
Business

Chris Spear Named ATA President, Becomes Federation's Ninth Leader

Meredith Wohl for TT

Christopher Spear was named president and CEO of American Trucking Associations, effective July 9, succeeding Bill Graves, who is retiring.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 11, 2016
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Opinion: Mexican Logistics and Sorting Out the Border

The logistics industry in the United States is rapidly evolving. Thirty or 40 years ago, we worked within our own borders to manufacture and produce many of our own goods. In the 1980s and 1990s, this quickly shifted to China and India, because production costs and labor were much cheaper overseas. Even with the costs of transportation, the United States could manufacture goods much easier in China than in our own homeland.

July 11, 2016

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