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Waymo Looks to Calm Doubts About Driverless Cars With Data Release

A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle sits parked in Chandler, Ariz., in July 2018. A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle sits parked in Chandler, Ariz., in July 2018. (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News)

The voluntary disclosure comes less than a month after Waymo announced that it would begin offering fully driverless service to customers in Arizona and days before an election that could usher in a much tougher regulatory regime.

October 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Zeta, Now Tropical Storm, Leaves Trail of Blackouts Across South

Waves crash over Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Oct. 28, in New Orleans, La. Waves crash over Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Oct. 28, in New Orleans. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Tropical Storm Zeta is spinning across the U.S. South after walloping New Orleans, blacking out 1.9 million homes and businesses and leaving a trail of wreckage from Louisiana to North Carolina.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
October 29, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Louisiana Woman Pleads Guilty to Staging Truck Accident

New Orleans ablokhin/Getty Images

A participant in a ring that staged two accidents the same day with two tractor-trailers in New Orleans has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50

The Rise of the Warehouse Robot

XPO Collaborative robots, or “cobots,” work in concert with pickers to boost efficiency at an XPO Logistics warehouse. (XPO Logistics)

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline of brick-and-mortar retail establishments and accelerated e-commerce, creating a massive logistical challenge for warehouse and distribution center operators.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Toyota Recalls Additional 1.52 Million Vehicles on Stall Risk

Toyota announced a recall of 1.52 million vehicles on Oct. 28. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. added 1.52 million vehicles to a recall due to potentially defective fuel pumps that may cause stalling. That brings the number of recalled Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles sold in the U.S. to 3.34 million.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Nominations for Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee

Traffic on Interstate 71 MCSAC’s members represent safety advocates, law enforcement officers, labor groups and trucking leaders. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting nominations for people to serve on its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Zeta on Course to Hit New Orleans as Category 2 Hurricane

Damage is seen in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, on Oct. 27, after Hurricane Zeta passed through. Damage is seen in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, on Oct. 27, after Hurricane Zeta passed through. (Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

Hurricane Zeta is strengthening as it spins across the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to slam into New Orleans in the evening Oct. 28 as a Category 2 storm capable of uprooting trees and causing massive power outages.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Representatives Talk Silver Linings, Lingering Problems Amid Pandemic

Garner Brumbaugh Sherri Garner Brumbaugh (Transport Topics)

Although the coronavirus pandemic has presented numerous challenges, it has also allowed transportation companies to find ways to improve, especially in terms of communication, according to trucking industry representatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

12% of Vehicles Inspected Placed Out-of-Service

CVSA inspector checks brakes An officer performs an inspection during a previous Brake Safety Week. (CVSA)

Commercial vehicle inspectors put 12% of the 43,565 inspected commercial motor vehicles out-of-service for brake-related violations during Brake Safety Week Aug. 23-29, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said Oct. 27.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Safety

ATRI Top 10 Report Finds Driver Shortage Top Issue for Fourth Year in a Row

ATRI driver shortage Transport Topics

For the fourth year in a row, the trucking industry’s persistent driver shortage ranked No. 1 on the annual Top Industry Issues list from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 27, 2020

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