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Business

Whittington Steps Down as CEO; Middleton Takes Post at Grammer

Whittington/Photo by Grammer Industries

Charles “Shorty” Whittington has stepped down as CEO of Grammer Industries, and Bart Middleton has succeeded him, the Indiana-based hazardous materials carrier announced Nov. 30.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
December 5, 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 | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016
Government

FMCSA Panels Give Approval for Driver Health Measures

Thinkstock

WASHINGTON — A pair of commercial driver health-related measures won approval from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory panels last week.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016
Business

Trucking and Logistics Deals Anticipate Capacity Crunch

Despite a current weak freight market, concern about future freight hauling capacity is leading to an increase in dealmaking among trucking and logistics service providers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
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
Government

FTC Charges Two With Deception in Selling Registration Services

Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents

The Federal Trade Commission has charged two people with using a fake government affiliation to sell registration services to truck owners and operators.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 31, 2016
Business

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

Truckers Face Third Double-Digit Toll Hike on Illinois Tollway System in Three Years

Illinois Tollway

Truckers on the Illinois Tollway will be dealing with their third double-digit increase in three years come January. The 10% rise in 2017 follows a similar one in 2016 and a 40% hike in 2015.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016
Business

UPS Profits Edge Up in Third Quarter, Aided by International Results

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. said stronger international business helped boost third-quarter net income by 1% to $1.27 billion, or $1.44 per share.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016
Business

Third Quarter LTL Results Mixed; YRC Tumbles, Others Gain

TT File Photo

Less-than-truckload companies re- ported mixed results in the third- quarter as the carriers battle lower tonnage and shipments compared with a year ago.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016

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