trucking

NHTSA Guidelines: What Do They Mean?

The 15-point “Safety Assessment” lays out what technology developers will have to follow in order to meet federal guidelines, Bendix’s Fred Andersky explains.

October 27, 2016

All About Platooning

A comprehensive look at platooning – its benefits, challenges and unanswered questions. Includes demo videos of platooning in action.

October 27, 2016

Who Are the Players?

TT’s Seth Clevenger gives a primer on who the players are on the autonomous field, from automotive and trucking manufacturers to the suppliers.

October 27, 2016

Building Blocks of Autonomous Safety

Bendix’s Fred Andersky reviews what he calls the “5 I’s of Active Safety and Future Autonomy,” which are important to development of any system.

October 27, 2016

Definition of Terms

What’s the difference between automation and autonomous? Bendix’s Fred Andersky draws the distinction.

October 27, 2016
Business

September Tonnage Dips 0.7%; First Year-Over-Year Drop in 2016

Truck tonnage in September continued to reflect a sluggish freight market, down 0.7% from the same month a year ago, reversing an August uptick and marking the first year-over-year decline in the American Trucking Associations index since October 2015.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Business, Equipment

Engine Downspeeding Dictates Drive-Axle Design

Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

To slow the speed of the engine at cruise — called downspeeding, in which every 100 rpm slowed equates to 1% fuel savings — axle ratios are getting numerically lower. To wring the most miles from a gallon of fuel, some fleets are increasingly spec’ing direct-drive instead of overdrive transmissions, which is driving the trend to lower numerical final drive ratios.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
October 24, 2016
Government

Congress’ 2017 Transport Agenda Murky With Committee Leaders in Tight Races

Shuster by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

In this election cycle, senior transportation policymakers, including House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chairman of the Railroads subcommittee and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Commerce Committee, are scrambling to hold on to their seats.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

Appeals Court Rejects Obese Driver’s Claim That He Needn’t Submit to Sleep Apnea Test

John Sommers II for TT

An appeals court has rejected claims by an obese truck driver that he should not have been required by his employer to submit to a sleep study to determine if he had obstructive sleep apnea.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2016
Business

Kenworth, Peterbilt to Return to MATS; Still Considering Decision on Rival Show

John Sommers II for TT

Kenworth Trucks and Peterbilt Motors will return to the Mid- America Trucking Show in March after their one-year hiatus, and, so far, these Paccar Inc. brands will be the only North American heavy-duty truck makers to attend.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 24, 2016

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