Drivers

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 | Contributing Writer
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 | Contributing Writer
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

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

Goodbye, Drivers: DHL Opens Location Where Packages are Walked to Customers

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DHL has opened a retail service center in lower Manhattan to increase market share for pickup and deliveries to Wall Street and the entire financial district.

Transport Topics
July 8, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Why Will the Feds Let Robots Drive Trucks but Not Trains?

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Peter Mills sees an inconsistency. One arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation is recommending two-person crews be required for freight trains as another plans to spend billions to help develop driverless technology for longhaul trucks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2016
Opinion, Business, Government, Autonomous

Opinion: The Truck Driver Shortage Is a Myth

Truck drivers, for the most part, don’t stay with one company for long. They go elsewhere quicker than they can be replaced.

June 20, 2016
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Collision Technology Proves Its Worth

Let us pause for a moment and consider the number zero. As in, during a recent test, 150 heavy-duty tractors racked up 3 million U.S. highway miles and there were zero rear-end collisions.

June 20, 2016

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