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Deutsche Post Scraps Its Electric Delivery Van Built With Ford

Deutsche Post StreetScooter An electric cable charges a StreetScooter outside the Ford factory in Cologne, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Deutsche Post AG will stop producing its electric delivery vehicle called StreetScooter, bringing to an end a much-hyped venture that was once seen as a possible disrupter to conventional van makers such as Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG.

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Einride to Hire Autonomous Truck Operators in Sweden, US

Einride An Einride vehicle. (Einride)

Swedish technology company Einride on Feb. 27 announced plans to hire two autonomous truck operators over the next year.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2020
Business, Technology

E-Smart Adds Features to Active Speed-Management System

Mathieu Boivin Boivin at E-Smart’s exhibit at TMC’s 2020 annual meeting in Atlanta. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — E-Smart is expanding the fleet-management capabilities available for its intelligent speed-management system as the business moves forward as a stand-alone company.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California OKs Passengers for GM’s Cruise Autonomous Vehicle Test

Kyle Vogt, founder, president and CTO for Cruise Automation Inc., holds an articulating radar while speaking at a Cruise reveal event in San Francisco on Jan. 21. Kyle Vogt, founder, president and CTO for Cruise Automation Inc., holds an articulating radar while speaking at a Cruise reveal event in San Francisco on Jan. 21. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Cruise, the autonomous-vehicle unit of General Motors Co., has been cleared to carry passengers in California.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
February 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Connected Vehicle Experts Discuss OEM Role, Safety

Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Original equipment manufacturers have an important role to play in the adoption of connected vehicle technology, according to Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

2020 TMC Recap: Collaboration Rules the Day

Joe Howard, Transport Topics executive editor, gives his take on the TMC annual conference this year.

February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Mostly Supports EPA Emissions Plan, but Small Fleets Skeptical

EPA Emissions Plan Traffic on a Los Angeles highway. (Jamie Rector/Bloomberg News)

Stakeholder comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to aggressively reduce oxides of nitrogen emissions generally were positive, but with some caveats.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: TMC Theme Was New Tech, Skilled Professionals Are Propelling Trucking Forward

While new technology is driving trucking forward, the industry still needs the expertise of service professionals to keep tomorrow’s equipment running smoothly.

February 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

New TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt Is Trucking Industry Lifer

New TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt New TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt is director of asset management and specialized operations for Best Logistics Group in Kernersville, N.C. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The appointment of Stacy Earnhardt as next chairman of the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council is a natural step in a lifetime spent around trucks and trucking.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

New Autonomous Mileage Reports Are Out, but Is the Data Meaningful?

A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica vehicle A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica vehicle by Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

Alphabet’s Waymo and General Motors-backed Cruise saw their autonomous vehicles require less help from human drivers on California’s public roads in 2019.

Edward Ludlow | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2020

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