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Business, Technology, Safety

Hertz Orders 100,000 Teslas in Rental Market Shake-Up

Tesla A Tesla Model S charges. (Alexis Georgeson/Tesla Inc.)

Hertz Global Holdings Inc., barely four months out of bankruptcy, placed an order for 100,000 Teslas in the first step of an ambitious plan to electrify its rental-car fleet, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Erik Schatzker | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden-Manchin Meeting Makes ‘Progress’ in Bid to Break Deadlock

Manchin Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

The White House said President Joe Biden made progress on his big tax-and-spending plan in a meeting with key moderate Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, though further talks among staffers will be needed.

Erik Wasson and Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

A Road Trip With Autonomous Truck Company Plus

Plus The Plus truck and trailer. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Autonomous truck technology developer Plus used the roads around Nashville to showcase its system in a real-world setting, offering demonstration rides during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2021
Business, Safety

Driver Shortage Again Tops ATRI Top Industry Issues List

ATRI's Rebecca Brewster ATRI President Rebecca Brewster says the driver shortage received four times as many first-place votes as the No. 2 item, driver retention. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For the fifth year in a row, the worsening shortage of drivers in the trucking industry leads the American Transportation Research Institute list of Top Industry Concerns.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 24, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Experts Tout Advanced Safety Technologies for Trucks

ATRI's Dan Murray during Tech-Celerate session at MCE 2021 Dan Murray, senior vice president at the American Transportation Research Institute, discusses safety benefits of ADAS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Strategies for increasing the awareness and adoption of new safety technologies for trucks were outlined during the first day of American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition here at the Music City Center.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Stevens Transport Driver Burris Honored as Highway Angel

Burris Burris accepts his award at the event. (TCA)

Royford Burris, a professional truck driver with Stevens Transport, was awarded the 2020 Highway Angel of the Year. The designation, also known as EpicAngel, is given by the Truckload Carriers Association and its presenting sponsor, EpicVue.

October 22, 2021
Business, Equipment, Safety

J.B. Hunt Recognizes 116 Drivers for Safely Driving Millions of Miles

J.B. Hunt J.B. Hunt Intermodal driver Reginald Miller participates in the Million Mile Walk of Fame. (J.B. Hunt Transport Services)

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. recognized 116 company drivers for achieving million-mile marks without a preventable accident, the company announced Oct. 12.

October 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: A Time to Bring Back Veteran Drivers

While the driver shortage is not new, COVID worsened the problem.

Greg Fulton | President, Colorado Motor Carriers Association
October 22, 2021
Business, Safety

Hero Cully Frisard: 'We Will Never Leave a City Behind'

Trucking's Frontline Hero Cully Frisard Illustration by Transport Topics; photo courtesy of Cully Frisard

It was early in Cully Frisard’s transportation career when Hurricane Katrina devastated his home state of Louisiana, but the lessons he learned from that 2005 storm steered his response in September when Hurricane Ida delivered a similar blow to the southeastern state. Now he's one of Trucking's Frontline Heroes.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 22, 2021
Business, Safety

Hero Gene Woolsey: 'I Just Like to Help People'

Trucking's Frontline Hero Gene Woolsey Illustration by Transport Topics; photo courtesy of Gene Woolsey

When Gene Woolsey retired five years ago, he knew his time behind the wheel was not over. But he wanted to transition from making a living to making a difference, and found his opportunity not far from his front doorstep. And now he's one of Trucking's Frontline Heroes.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 22, 2021

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