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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 | Special to Transport Topics
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

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

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, Technology

Cellphone Signal Provider Offers Booster Kit for Longhaul Drivers

weBoost

Cellphone-signal equipment provider weBoost introduced a booster kit for longhaul drivers.

June 28, 2016
Business, Technology

Connected Vehicle Technologies a Priority For Next Highway Bill, Rep. Graves Says

Office of Rep. Sam Graves

Establishing programs that transportation officials and experts may use to devise strategies to reduce congestion through advanced technologies will need to be a part of the next long-term transportation bill, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) told stakeholders June 9.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2016
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

ELD Vendors to Self-Certify Devices as Compliant ELDs

Certification of electronic logging devices has been left to the device manufacturers under the federal ELD rule.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 14, 2016
Technology, Government, Safety, Business

Sleep Apnea Programs for Truck Drivers Enhanced by Data, ‘Workflow’ Systems

FusionHealth

Advances in technology are making it easier for fleets to screen drivers for a medical condition that’s believed to be a significant contributor to preventable crashes, while also enabling health care providers to monitor treatment while drivers are on the road.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
May 13, 2016
Technology, Business

Driver-Friendly Dispatching

Forbes-Hewlett Transport Inc.

Driver pay is a key factor in attracting and retaining drivers, but fleets said just offering a competitive per-mile rate is no longer enough.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 12, 2016

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