Fleets

Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Europe’s Truck Makers Offer Detailed Timeline to Run Truck Platoons Before 2025, Scania Says

Scania PLatoon Scania

Truck maker Scania said Europe’s truck manufacturers have presented a detailed timeline of steps leading up to the introduction of convoys of semi-automated trucks on Europe’s motorways before 2025. At the same time, similar U.S. efforts are emerging.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2017
Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Fleets Welcome Safety Benefits of Automation but Don’t Expect to See Driverless Trucks Soon

Truck makers, technology developers and regulators are paving the way for self-driving commercial vehicles, but the future of the industry ultimately will be shaped by fleets and the extent to which they adopt automated driving capabilities.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 16, 2017
Business

Federal Overtime Rule Faces Legal Battle

A U.S. Department of Labor rule that would add 4 million workers to the national pool of employees eligible for overtime bonus pay Dec. 1 is facing two legal challenges in a U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 3, 2016
Business

Electric Is the Buzz at IAA

Daimler AG

HANOVER, Germany — The loudest buzz at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show came from a technology not meant to be heard.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
October 3, 2016
Business, Government, Autonomous

New Pension Proposal Surfaces; Won’t Fix Some Teamsters Funds

Draft legislation that’s intended to preserve retiree pensions has surfaced in the House of Representatives, but the proposal won’t offer any relief for about 400,000 Central States Pension Fund Teamsters who face an uncertain financial future.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
October 3, 2016
Business

Higher Driver Pay Overtakes Fuel as Fleets' Top Expense, ATRI Says

Trucking’s operational costs fell 6% per mile last year, on a year-over-year basis, helped by a 31% drop in fuel prices that outweighed the highest-ever driver pay as well as increased insurance and truck payment expenses.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
October 3, 2016
Business

VW-Navistar Deal to Yield New Engine Platform for 2021

Volkswagen

HANOVER, Germany — The recently announced Volkswagen-Navistar deal will yield a new North American engine platform for 2021, the top executives with both companies said here.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
October 3, 2016
Business, Safety, Autonomous

ATA’s New Leadership to Share Vision for Federation at Annual Conference

This week’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition, hosted by American Trucking Associations, is expected to draw a record number of attendees, including industry leaders and some of the most influential federal regulators.

October 3, 2016
Business

IAA Notebook: News From Cummins, Eaton, Dana, Volvo and More

Cummins Inc.

HANOVER, Germany — The 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles Show featured more than 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world and more than 70 press conferences. Here are highlights, featuring news from Wabco, Continental, ZF, Cummins, Eaton, Volvo, Dana and DAF.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 30, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

ATA’s New Leadership to Share Vision for Federation at Annual Conference

James Marvin Phelps/Flickr

This week’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition, hosted by American Trucking Associations, is expected to draw a record number of attendees, including industry leaders and some of the most influential federal regulators.

September 29, 2016

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