Business, Technology, Safety

Stoneridge Fills New Chief Technology Officer Post

Stoneridge booth at TMC 2018 The Stoneridge booth shows MirrorEye technology at the Technology & Maintenance Council's meeting in Atlanta in March. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Commercial vehicle supplier Stoneridge Inc. appointed Laurent Borne chief technology officer, a newly created position.

Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Volkswagen Reportedly Tried to Buy Self-Driving Car Startup Aurora

Self-Driving Car Startup Aurora self-driving car. (Aurora)

Volkswagen apparently wants to be more than just friends with Aurora Innovation, a self-driving car company testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Video Insights

Lytx onboard cam Onboard cameras, such as the DriveCam from Lytx, are giving fleets greater visibility across their operations. (Lytx)

Traditional truck telematics systems offer fleet managers a lot of data on the performance of their drivers and vehicles, but integrating onboard cameras can provide valuable information that those systems can’t capture on their own, according to technology suppliers.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Uber, Airbus Enlist in Japan’s Flying-Car Plan

Japan's Flying-Car Plan Uber's proposed UberAir vehicle. (Uber via Youtube)

Japan is making a push to develop flying cars, enlisting companies including Uber Technologies Inc. and Boeing Co. in a government-led group to bring airborne vehicles to the country in the next decade.

Kiyotaka Matsuda and Jie Ma | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ELDs: Data-Driven Trucking

Data-Driven Trucking MiX Telematics

The government-mandated use of electronic logging devices hasn’t just replaced paper logbooks; it also has marked a major step forward for technology adoption and the use of data in trucking.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Business, Safety

Ohio's Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight Reigns as NTDC Grand Champion

Scott Woodrome and his wife Lorraine celebrate NTDC title. Scott Woodrome and his wife Lorraine celebrate NTDC title. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The driver from FedEx Freight whose friends and colleagues often refer to as “the LeBron James of Trucking” earned top honors at the 81st National Truck Driving Championships on Aug. 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 23, 2018
Business, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Shining the Spotlight on Safety

The job of the truck driver is not an easy one.

Transport Topics
August 23, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Convenes ‘Extraordinary Session’ on Infrastructure Funding

Infrastructure Funding I-55 South near Jackson, Miss. (formalaone/Flickr)

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently called for a special legislative session to discuss infrastructure funding solutions.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Orchestrating the Supply Chain

What are shippers doing to orchestrate the supply chain? How are they tackling capacity, service, visibility and control? That's the focus of our Aug. 22 LiveOnWeb program, "Orchestrating the Supply Chain." 

Transport Topics
August 22, 2018
Government, Safety

Transportation Nominees in Limbo During Senate’s August Session

Transportation Nominees McConnell (Timothy D. Easley/Bloomberg News)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s move to keep the chamber in session for part of the August recess has focused on bills that would fund the government and not too much on a slew of high-profile transportation nominees.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2018