Government, Business

Roundtable Participants Voice a Variety of Concerns to House Panel

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 22, 2016
Business, Technology

Connected-Vehicle Spectrum Fight Intensifies

A battle within the business world is growing over the use of a slice of the radio frequency spectrum. It pits vehicle manufacturers and their allies against Wi-Fi providers, often owned by telecommunications companies.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 19, 2016
Business, Technology

Houston Port Shuttle Hailed as Potential Freight-Handling Breakthrough

Texas A&M Transportation Institute

A futuristic freight-hauling shuttle that can move massive cargo containers from one major shipping terminal to another at up to 70 miles per hour without using a drop of diesel or stopping at a single traffic light is set to get its real-world debut at the Port of Houston.

Dug Begley | Houston Chronicle
September 12, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Future Trucks Today

No quiet end to summer this year. Original equipment manufacturer executives have not been lounging poolside.

September 12, 2016
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

Editorial: A Welcome Proposal

After 10 years of deliberation, two agencies of the Department of Transportation have finally published a proposal that would limit the maximum speed of the largest commercial vehicles to a rate yet to be determined.

September 5, 2016
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: SOLAS Container Weight Rule Reaches Critical Milestones

Approximately 10% of ocean cargo may cite an inaccurate weight, according to Loadstar. In 2015, an estimated 16.3 million out of 200.5 million TEUs, or industry- standard 20-foot-equivalent container units, of cargo were shipped without an accurate measurement, which speaks to an industrywide problem.

August 29, 2016

Brokers Offer Smartphone Apps for Truckers to Make It Easier to Find Available Freight

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

Sifting through load boards can be a difficult and time-consuming task, but new apps are helping small carriers and owner-operators sort through the clutter using GPS to identify nearby freight.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business, Fuel

Study Finds Continued Savings for 17 Fleets Through Use of Fuel-Efficient Technologies

Seventeen trucking fleets realized a 3% increase in fuel savings in 2015, equally about a half-billion dollars, compared with the national average by adopting fuel-efficient technologies, according to a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business, Technology

Hyperloop Technology to Be Studied for Freight Transportation

DP World

The transportation startup Hyperloop will study its electric propulsion tube system technology for moving freight at ports.

August 24, 2016

Mobile Apps, Reserved Spaces Help Drivers Locate Available Parking

Petro Stopping Centers

Industry organizations, major truck stop chains, government officials and a Silicon Valley startup are all attempting to help truck drivers with one of their most pressing challenges today — finding a place to park.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 22, 2016