Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Autonomous Tech Company Locomation Signs Deal With Wilson Logistics

Locomation truck Locomation

Autonomous-trucking technology provider Locomation and Wilson Logistics, a Springfield, Mo.-based trucking and transportation logistics company, have announced a multiyear partnership.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Peloton to Develop System for Driverless Following Truck in Platooning

Two Peloton trucks Peloton is developing Automated Following, a system that relies on vehicle-to-vehicle communication to connect a driverless, fully automated following truck with a driver-controlled lead truck in a platoon. (Peloton)

Peloton Technology Inc. announced it is expanding its vision for truck platooning and driver productivity.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Platooning Continues to Be Put Under Microscope at Federal Level

Derek Constable, a bridge management engineer for the Federal Highway Administration Derek Constable, a bridge management engineer for the Federal Highway Administration, said the agency is researching platooning’s impact on structural safety, bridge fatigue limits and design standards. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The effects of truck platooning on the nation’s infrastructure continues to be studied, federal officials told the American Society of Civil Engineers’ International Conference on Transportation and Development here.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Automated and Electric Vehicles

platooning trucks Trucks platooning over a bridge in Utah by Peloton Technology

The Technology & Maintenance Council is evolving to contend with the necessary maintenance and specification issues that are arising as a result of two advanced technologies that are fast becoming part of today’s trucking scene.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
April 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Developers Seek to Advance Truck Platooning Through Higher Automation, Global Demonstrations

Scania platooning Scania trucks travel in a platoon in Europe. The manufacturer seeks to combine truck platooning with higher levels of automated driving technology. (Scania)

WASHINGTON — Truck platooning has not yet advanced beyond the testing and development stage, but proponents and developers of the technology continue to explore ways to eventually deploy it in real-world freight operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Platooning Tries to Move Past a Work in Progress

Platooning trucks A pair of trucks utilize platooning technology in a demonstration by Peloton, Meritor Wabco and Denso. (Meritor Wabco)

The head of Daimler Trucks has questioned, but not completely written off, the business case for heavy-duty truck platooning in light of other emerging technologies and fuel gains from new combination vehicles operating independently.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Volvo, FedEx Team on Live Platooning in North Carolina

Volvo platooning demonstration in North Carolina Volvo, in collaboration with FedEx Corp. and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, demonstrates on-highway truck platooning on N.C. Route 540. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America and FedEx Corp. demonstrated on June 27 a platooning system with three twin trucks on a stretch of Route 540 in North Carolina, one of 10 official test sites for driverless cars designated in 2017 by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Peloton to Launch Platooning by End of 2018

Peloton Trucks platooning (Peloton Technology)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Platooning developer Peloton Technology will have its two-truck platooning system in day-to-day commercial operation by the end of the year, a company executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 7, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Can Bridges Handle Weight of Platooning Trucks? Engineering Firm Wants to Know

Peloton platoon Peloton

WASHINGTON — While truck-to-truck communication, driver training and safety have advanced the effort to hasten platooning to market, another critical aspect is looming and just may cause momentum to pull back some: the impact on infrastructure.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
January 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Peloton Demonstrates Platoon System in Michigan

Peloton platoon test in Michigan Volvo VNL 670 trucks on I-96 in Michigan during a Peloton platooning demonstration. (Peloton)

Peloton Technology recently demonstrated its driver-assist truck platooning system on Interstate 96 in Michigan with two Volvo VNL 670 trucks, featuring one following about 60 feet behind the lead truck.

December 18, 2017