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
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Editorial: The Coming of Phase 2

Within several weeks, we could see the final form of Phase 2 of greenhouse-gas limits for heavy- and medium-duty trucks. That should not be confused with the rollout of the second half of Phase 1 GHG regulations on Jan. 1 — although the timing seems almost guaranteed to generate confusion.

July 11, 2016
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Coping With Technology

This week's letter writers focus on two aspects of technology and their impact on the trucking industry.

July 11, 2016
Business, Technology

Cellphone Signal Provider Offers Booster Kit for Longhaul Drivers


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

June 28, 2016
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Collision Technology Proves Its Worth

Let us pause for a moment and consider the number zero. As in, during a recent test, 150 heavy-duty tractors racked up 3 million U.S. highway miles and there were zero rear-end collisions.

June 20, 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
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: Safety Is About Big Understanding, Not Big Data

Many years ago, when I was new to transportation safety, our team crafted five tenets for safety success:

June 13, 2016
Business, Safety, Government

Brokers Split Over How to Ensure Carrier Compliance With ELD Mandate

Teletrac Inc.

Freight brokers are sharply divided about how to bring their carriers into line with the upcoming federal electronic logging device mandate.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 6, 2016

Trucking Mergers Slow Down This Year, But Technology Could Spur More Deals

Dicom Transportation Group

After boiling over last year with multibillion-dollar deals involving UPS Inc., FedEx Corp., XPO Logistics and others, the 2016 merger and acquisition pot has slowed to a simmer while hungry buyers and sellers keep searching for appealing deals.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
May 30, 2016