Drivers

Business, Technology

Robots Could Replace 1.7 Million American Truckers in the Next Decade

Daimler Trucks

LOS ANGELES — Trucking paid for Scott Spindola to take a road trip down the coast of Spain, climb halfway up Machu Picchu and sample a Costa Rican beach for two weeks.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2016
Business, Technology

Trimble Aims to Harness Data, Eyes Role in Automated Driving

Seth Clevenger/TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The top executives at Trimble Navigation Ltd., which owns several of trucking’s largest technology suppliers, said they see opportunities to harness an explosion of data from electronic logging devices and connected vehicles in the years ahead and also are eyeing a potential role in the movement toward automated driving.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 3, 2016
Business, Technology

UPS Drone Test Fosters Optimism

UPS Inc.

Drone technology is evolving so rapidly that companies such as UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Amazon.com could be using them within five years, according to industry watchers.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2016
Business

TMW, PeopleNet Strengthen Collaboration

Seth Clevenger/TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — TMW Systems and PeopleNet unveiled their latest steps to unite their capabilities and build a more comprehensive, integrated technology platform.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 3, 2016
Business

NACFE Says Platooning Becoming Realistic Option

Peloton Technology

Truck platooning is an increasingly realistic opportunity, with key foundational technologies already in the marketplace and testing is under way.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 3, 2016
Business

Responses Mixed on Federal Pilot Project to Allow Young Vets to Run Interstate

Sgt. Jason Fetterolf/U.S. Army National Guard

While the idea clearly has strong supporters, not everyone agrees that allowing young drivers behind the wheel of big rigs is either safe or a wise solution to one of trucking’s biggest headaches: the driver shortage.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 3, 2016
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Responses Mixed to Proposal for Pilot Program Involving Young Drivers

John Sommers II for TT

While the idea clearly has strong supporters, not everyone agrees that allowing young drivers behind the wheel of big rigs is either safe or a wise solution to one of trucking’s biggest headaches: the driver shortage.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2016
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Significant Accomplishments; More to Be Done

A year ago, I stood before you in Philadelphia and accepted the title of chairman of American Trucking Associations. It has been a tremendous honor to be your chairman at such a critical time for our industry.

September 26, 2016
Business

Driver Pay Levels Flatten

John Sommers II for TT

Driver pay increases during the second quarter sank to the lowest level in seven years as fleets show almost no interest in raising compensation to attract drivers when lackluster freight levels don’t require that step, according to an industry official who studies pay levels.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
September 19, 2016
Perspective, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: It’s Always Time to Appreciate Our Truck Drivers

One thing we’ll start to hear more about in the coming months is the next administration’s first 100 days in the Oval Office. It’s an opportunity to articulate a vision and begin executing new goals. As ATA’s new president and CEO, I’m nearing the end of my first hundred days in office and it has been an exciting time for me and our leadership team. There have been meetings to take and calls to make and all that goes into starting a new job, but we’ve hit the ground running to start securing victories for the trucking industry.

September 12, 2016

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