Business, Technology Teams With FTR to Offer Rate Forecasting Service

Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

DALLAS — is preparing to launch a service that forecasts rates for spot market freight as far as a year in advance.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 4, 2016
Business, Technology

Self-Driving Truck Delivers

Aether Films

In what it called the world’s first shipment by a self-driving truck, technology firm Otto announced Oct. 25 that one of its heavy-duty, semi-autonomous trucks assisted in a 133-mile delivery for Anheuser- Busch InBev.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 31, 2016
Business, Technology

Trucking Industry’s Onboard Video Market Expands to Multicamera Deployments

SmartDrive Systems

Trucking’s onboard video market is expanding beyond cab cameras to capture a more complete view of what is happening around the vehicle.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2016

Volvo Trucks Showcases Active Driver Assist; System Uses Alerts, Braking to Prevent Crashes

Seth Clevenger/TT

MOUNTVILLE, S.C. — Volvo Trucks North America showcased the next generation of collision- mitigation technology available on its trucks and touted the product offering as its latest effort to enhance road safety.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2016
Business, Autonomous, Technology

Panel Says Platooning Is Near, Driverless Trucks Far Away

John Sommers II for TT

LAS VEGAS — Advancements in trucking technology are paving the way for the industry to experience two-vehicle platoons soon, but the driverless heavy-duty trucks idea remains a distant vision, according to executives from leading firms in both industries.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 10, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Technology

Autonomous October: Two Chances to Ask Questions of the Experts

Abt, Andersky

The buzz around autonomous vehicles grows louder with each passing month, and we’re devoting two significant events to this complex subject in October. And in both cases, we’re inviting your questions to be put to our experts.

September 27, 2016
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Significant Accomplishments; More to Be Done

A year ago, I stood before you in Philadelphia and accepted the title of chairman of American Trucking Associations. It has been a tremendous honor to be your chairman at such a critical time for our industry.

September 26, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Fascinating Future, Difficult Present

In putting this issue together, we didn’t know whether to oooh and ahhh like children watching a Harry Potter movie or reach for antacids like baby boomers with heartburn. Engineers are weaving computer capability into vehicles in a way that seems like wizardry coming soon, while this year’s freight market continues to offer disappointment with no signs of yielding.

September 26, 2016
Business, Government

Trucking Airs Concerns to House Panel; HOS Restart, Highway Funding Top List

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2016

UPS Drone

UPS Inc., teaming up with drone-maker CyPhy Works, announced drone tests to deliver packages in remote areas.The first test was earlier this week to move medicine from a Boston area community to Children’s Island, located about three miles from the mainland and without automobile access. UPS also has done drone application tests inside warehouses to track stock availability and assessment of relief aid deliveries, also in hard-to-reach locations. (video by UPS Inc.)

September 23, 2016