Technology

Perspective, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: First TMC Meeting Proved Unforgettable

As officers of American Trucking Associations, we are tasked with guiding the professional management of ATA and representing ATA at our federation partners’ meetings and industry events. In recent years, we also have assigned an officer as steward of ATA’s most prominent and important programs. For example, First Vice Chairman Kevin Burch has overseen our industry image movement, Trucking Moves America Forward, while Second Vice Chairman Dave Manning is our officer contact for LEAD ATA, our emerging leaders program. As part of this effort, I have the honor to be the officer serving as liaison to the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council, or TMC.

August 15, 2016
Business, Technology

Tech Startup Enjoy Delivers Your Product, Teaches You How to Use It

Photo courtesy of Enjoy

Enjoy, a tech device set-up and delivery service, aims to make reading indecipherable instruction manuals a thing of the past. An Enjoy "expert" delivers the purchase, unpacks and sets up the device, then helps the client learn about it, in up to an hourlong visit.

Marcia Heroux Pounds | Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. )
August 9, 2016
Business, Safety

Theft of Cargo Is Constant Worry for Trucking

Incidents of cargo theft occur all too often across the nation and are a constant worry for trucking.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
July 19, 2016
Technology, Business

Trucking Enters the Age of Automation

Daimler Trucks

Self-driving trucks, once regarded largely as the stuff of science fiction, appear to be on the verge of becoming a reality on the nation’s highways.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 15, 2016
Business, Technology

Truck Platooning Could Reach Market in 2017

European Truck Platooning Challenge

Interest in truck platooning continues to grow as manufacturers and suppliers showcase the technology and one company prepares for a commercial launch of its product.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 15, 2016
Business, Technology

States Passing Legislation to Clear Way for Platooning Tests

Peloton Technology

Regulators and elected officials are beginning to carve out a framework that could help pave the way for the real-world use of vehicle platooning and automation.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2016
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

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, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Behind the Wheel of a Self-Driving Truck

Sturgess by Neil Abt/Transport Topics

Being one of the few CDL holders with an autonomous endorsement to drive a truck with “self-driving” capabilities is a dubious claim to fame. But there it is. And why, if the truck drives itself, is there a need for a credential?

Steve Sturgess | 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

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