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Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Let Your Voice Bring About Change

When the laws governing the trucking business inevitably change, those who show up and speak up can help bring change for the better.

Donald G. Oren | Chairman, Dart Transit Co.
November 22, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Announces Partnership With Mobileye

Whitmer Whitmer via Al Goldis/Associated Press

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced a partnership with the autonomous vehicle technology company Mobileye to create a pilot program focused on advanced driving systems.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Electronics, Food and Beverages Targeted by Cargo Thieves in Q3

lock on intermodal container Electronics are often at the top of thieves' lists, especially as Christmas approaches. (Getty Images)

Two national cargo theft reports found that top targets for thieves during the third quarter included food and beverages, electronics and nonconsumable household goods such as vacuum cleaners and cleaning products, but while one report found an increase in thefts, the other reported a decline.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Congressional Policymakers Drafting Autonomous Vehicles Bill

Panelists at Senate Commerce Committee hearing on autonomous vehicles Senate Commerce Committee panelists (left to right) Joel Szabat of USDOT, James Owens of NHTSA and Robert Sumwalt of NTSB address autonomous vehicles. (Commerce.Senate.Gov)

WASHINGTON — Long-awaited legislation that would set a federal regulatory framework for automated vehicles is being drafted by transportation leaders in Congress, the chairman of the Senate panel with jurisdiction over freight affairs confirmed Nov. 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Pilot Flying J Announces One9 Network to Attract Small Fleets

Pilot Flying J A Pilot Flying J location in Midland, Texas. (Pilot Flying J)

Pilot Flying J announced a network of fueling stations designed for smaller fleets, hoping to attract their business with more locations, credit, benefits and perks.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

NTSB Calls Uber’s Fatal Crash a Lesson for All Automated Vehicle Testing

Self-driving Uber involved in fatal accident in Tempe, Ariz., in 2018 An investigator works at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self driving Uber car and a pedestrian walking a bicycle in Tempe, Ariz., in March of 2018. ( via AP)

A 2018 fatal pedestrian crash involving an Uber Technologies Inc. automated vehicle in Arizona indicates that the challenges of self-driving vehicle operations have not yet been solved, and underscores a lack of sufficient federal and state oversight of developmental automated vehicle testing, investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board said at a Nov. 19 hearing in Washington.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Blockchain Useful in the Food Supply Chain

Blockchain technology is capable of providing end-to-end transparency about where food originated and traveled, which can help reduce the risk of foodborne illness and the cost of produce contamination.

John Monarch | CEO & Co-Founder, ShipChain
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NTSB Slams Uber Self-Driving Car Unit’s Safety Culture

Uber self-driving fleet A fleet of Uber's autonomous vehicles. (Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving vehicle unit lacked an effective safety culture at the time when one of its test vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., in 2018, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said Nov. 19.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Industry Stakeholders React Positively to Biden's Infrastructure Plan

Presidential candidate Joe Biden Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's infrastructure plan would include spending $50 billion on repairing roads, highways and bridges in the first year of his presidency. (John Locher/Associated Press)

Industry stakeholders say 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden's $1.3 trillion investment plan in the nation’s infrastructure network is a good step.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

XPO Robots Assist UK Workers With Holiday Volumes

An XPO warehouse An XPO Logistics warehouse. The company says it invests about $550 million annually in innovation. (XPO Logistics)

XPO Logistics has increased its use of robots in the United Kingdom in anticipation of holiday retail volumes, the Connecticut-based company said in a Nov. 19 news release.

November 19, 2019