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Tire Data Ownership, Safety Explored

Austin Crayne Austin Crayne, Goodyear business development manager, says fleets and tire manufacturers often will agree upon who owns the data, how it can be used and security before a contract is signed. (Goodyear)

CLEVELAND — Truck tire manufacturing representatives received pushback over data ownership and safety during a panel discussion at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

USDOT Officials Praise Truckers’ Contributions

Meera Joshi "Careful, professional truck drivers, attentive to driving, are saving lives every day.” says FMCSA deputy Administrator Meera Joshi. (U.S. Department of Transportation via Twitter)

Truck drivers are key to ensuring the country’s economic prosperity and maintaining safety along the highways, said top officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Future Looks Bright for Automated Braking

John Bennett "This is such a cost-sensitive industry that unless there is a strong payback, technology adoption takes a long time,” says Meritor Chief Technology Officer John Bennett. (Michael Freeze/Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Industry experts presented an in-depth analysis concerning the future of braking systems during a study group session at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 16, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Electrification Key to FedEx’s Energy Goals, Executive Says

FedEx A General Motors EV600 van with the FedEx Express logo. (General Motors via Associated Press)

With industries considering adopting zero-emission sustainability operations in the coming years, a senior executive at FedEx Express recently outlined the company’s objectives related to electrifying vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Sustained Economic Recovery Ahead, Transportation Economist Predicts

Tom McLeod McLeod Software founder and President Tom McLeod, shown in 2020, says new technology and allowing drivers younger than 21 to work interstate routes would help mitigate the driver shortage. (McLeod Software)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Transportation economist Donald Broughton said that the U.S. and trucking are in the early stages of a long, sustained, robust economic recovery as the country comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Planning, Flexibility Key in Electric Fleet Management

Ray Hasting Ray Hasting, director of e-mobility and national vocational accounts for Volvo and Mack trucks. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Experts stressed common considerations in electric fleet management in a study group session during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Technical Session Explores Modern Truck Battery Challenges

Jeff Muir Jeff Muir by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CLEVELAND — The evolving demands on truck batteries and how to prolong their life has proven revolutionary for Class 6 and Class 8 vehicles, experts said Sept. 14 during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Clarience Relates Transition From Electric to Electronic

Paul Snioegocki “The A2Z for e-Mobility initiative brings EV-optimized LED lighting solutions for trucks, trailers and truck bodies sold under the Truck-Lite brand,” Chief Technology Officer Paul Sniegock says. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Ushering in its transition from an electrical company to an electronic company, Clarience Technologies introduced a suite of products including the A2Z for e-Mobility, a companywide initiative developed to extend the range of electric vehicles by reducing battery amp draw.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 15, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment

Seven More Indicted in New Orleans Staged Crash Scam

image of a gavel in front of the Louisiana state flag (Getty Images)

Seven individuals have been charged with staging two accidents with tractor-trailers in New Orleans, bringing the number of indictments to 40 in a federal investigation into intentional collisions with trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 15, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Worker Shortage Adds to Supply Chain Snags, Caterpillar CEO Says

Worker Shortage Adds to Supply Chain Snags, Caterpillar CEO Says Caterpillar Inc. excavators are displayed for sale at the Whayne Supply Co. dealership in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Caterpillar Inc. is having a tough time getting the materials it needs from suppliers facing a labor crunch, adding another hurdle for the machinery maker already has said a global chip shortfall may keep it from fully meeting demand this year.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2021

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