It's Difficult Finding Room for New Fueling Stations in Big Cities

NEW YORK — Densely populated cities present a challenge for alternative-fuel infrastructure because often there isn’t enough space, officials at one of nation’s largest waste operations said.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
July 25, 2016
Business, Safety

Theft of Cargo Is Constant Worry for Trucking

Incidents of cargo theft occur all too often across the nation and are a constant worry for trucking.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
July 19, 2016
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: Hiring Right People Can Cut Driver Turnover

Intermodal drivers are the essential link in the global and domestic supply chains, providing the first- and last-mile service for every load. A healthy intermodal network depends upon an adequate and ready supply of drayage drivers. This, in turn, is dependent on the ability of these drivers to operate in the most productive environment, be treated as professionals and with respect and earn a reasonable living for their efforts.

July 18, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Editorial: Churn and Change for the TT100

We bring you in this issue, our annual report on the size, shape and nature of trucking: the Transport Topics Top 100 list of for-hire carriers, our habit since 1989.

July 18, 2016
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Commenters Question Sleep Apnea Plan


Although welcomed by medical professionals and nonprofit safety groups, the prospects of regulatory guidance for truck driver diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea continues to raise concerns in the trucking industry.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Truck-Rail Freight Falls 5.5% in 2nd Quarter

U.S. Department of Transportation

Truck-rail freight in the second quarter fell by 5.5%, the largest year-over-year decline since late 2009. The fall was driven by a weak economy, a market share skirmish with over-the-road trucking and 2015 market dislocations that inflated shipments last spring, industry experts said.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
July 18, 2016
Business, Government

Campaign for Teamsters President Begins

The stage is set for the fall Teamsters union election, with incumbent James Hoffa campaigning for a five-year term and insurgent Fred Zuckerman, current president of a Kentucky local, seeking to unseat Hoffa after three terms.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
July 18, 2016
Technology, Business

Trucking Enters the Age of Automation

Daimler Trucks

Self-driving trucks, once regarded largely as the stuff of science fiction, appear to be on the verge of becoming a reality on the nation’s highways.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 15, 2016
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