Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

In Break From Otto, Uber Upgrades Lidar to Third-Party, Off-the-Shelf System

Uber Truck Uber

Uber has upgraded its trucks to its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) technology stack, and they are driving on freeways around San Francisco.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2017
Business, Technology

FedEx’s TNT Unit ‘Significantly’ Affected by Cyberattack

Colin McPherson/Bloomberg News

FedEx Corp. said the worldwide operations and communications systems of its TNT Express unit in Europe have been “significantly” affected by a cyberattack, causing delays in deliveries.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2017
Business, Technology

The Synergy Between Onboard & Facility Technology for Commercial Fleets

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June 22, 2017
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

Building a Sustainable ‘Highway of the Future’

The Ray

WEST POINT, Ga. — Just past the Alabama border, in a bit of rural Georgia filled with manufacturing plants and distribution warehouses, there's an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 where new technologies are being tested for what could be a green highway of the future.

Jenni Bergal |
June 8, 2017
Business, Technology

Maven Machines Launches Earbud Version of Driver Safety Headset

Maven Machines

Maven Machines has released a much smaller, Bluetooth earbud version of its wireless safety headset, which provides real-time monitoring of driver fatigue and distraction.

May 8, 2017

Trucking Meets Tech With Startup Cargo42's Strategy


Francine Gervazio worked in the logistics industry in her home country of Brazil and Australia, and she saw first hand how inefficient the industry could be. In fact, she says, one out of every five trucks on the streets is traveling empty. While at Babson College in Massachusetts studying entrepreneurship, she came up with concept behind Cargo42.

Nancy Dahlberg | Miami Herald
May 8, 2017
Business, Technology

Carriers See Growth for Global Trade, Blockchain Technology, Dedicated

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — A panel of top executives from three major fleets emphasized the importance of international trade, the emergence of blockchain technology for freight transactions and the value of dedicated service during a shippers conference here.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2017
Business, Technology

Technology Hits Workers' Income Share More Than Trade, IMF Says

Aether Films

The advance of technology is the biggest reason workers are earning a shrinking slice of the income pie, according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
April 10, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

2017: Bendix Cites Active Safety Tech, Air Disc Brakes as Enablers for Automated Driving

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The growing adoption of active safety technology and air disc brakes is building a stronger foundation for the movement toward autonomous trucks, executives at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 3, 2017