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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.

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
Perspective, 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
Business

Dale Mossey: From Judge to Trucker to Bus Driver

Dale Mossey, the judge who became an over-the-road trucker at age 65 is morphing into a Metro Bus driver at 70.

Dave DeLand | St. Cloud (Minn. )Times
June 16, 2016
Business

Graves Looks Back on ATA Tenure (with video)

Graves and Bill Canary on his first day in 2003/TT file photo

Trucking will continue to face familiar infrastructure funding battles as opportunity increasingly beckons for the industry to capitalize on dramatic technological advancements, said Bill Graves. And he should know.

June 13, 2016
Business

Graves: ATA Is Evolving With Changing Industry

Graves with 2012 NTDC drivers/John Sommers for TT

As American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves moves closer to retirement at the year’s end, he believes the federation is “doing fine” as its leadership evaluates how to adjust its focus to serve a fast-changing industry.

June 13, 2016
Government

DUI Case Exposes Gaps in Safety Screening

On a late afternoon in March, state troopers found truck driver Yakov Zaverukha lying on his back in a mud puddle beside his big rig that was stuck in a ditch just off Interstate 57 in central Illinois.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2016
Business

May Truck Orders Plunge 30%; OEMs Plan Additional Cutbacks

Daimler Trucks North America via YouTube

Class 8 truck orders in May plunged 30% year-over-year, two research firms said, underscoring two truck manufacturers’ recently announced plans to trim production for the second time this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2016
Government

DOT’s Anthony Foxx Says CSA Scores to Be Public Again in 2 Years

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — It will be about two years before Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores will be available again for public view, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2016

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