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Commercial freight transportation businesses rely on data, intelligence, and novel solutions for operational efficiency. Transport Topics technology coverage investigates available technologies, real-world applications of business solutions, and the strategies necessary for advancement. News topics focus on the latest applied science, and issues range from autonomous vehicle and robotics innovations to management software, tracking and transparency, data analytics, blockchain, and the internet of things.

Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor Announces Launch of 2019 Aftermarket Training Series

Meritor Inc. announced a 2019 aftermarket training series. The global aftermarket supplier will host more than 12 regional training events in the United States and Canada, offering support for parts, sales and service employees.

Transport Topics
December 13, 2018

Transport Topics Podcasts

RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns and LiveOnWeb programs. Episode 1 of our Season Intersession of RoadSigns, "How Does Congress Say Trucking," is now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
October 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Molex Enhances Ethernet Network Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

Molex Molex

Molex announced the next evolution of its 10 Gbps Automotive Ethernet Network Platform designed to support OEMs in the development and design of autonomous vehicles.

Transport Topics
December 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo Group Announces Leadership Changes

Volvo truck Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks announced on Dec. 12 that Roger Alm will take over leadership of its global operations on Jan. 1, 2019, replacing Claes Nilsson, who is retiring.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo’s Voorhoeve Sees Strong 2019 Truck Market

Peter Voorhoeve Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve hosts a media roundtable in Washington on Dec. 11. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Peter Voorhoeve, the new president of Volvo Trucks North America, predicted another banner year for the truck market in 2019 and voiced a desire to promote more respect for the truck driving profession.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Coming Dec. 19: LiveOnWeb's 'Plugging Into an Electric Future'

LiveOnWeb: Plugging Into an Electric Future

On our Dec. 19 LiveOnWeb program, we’ll be “Plugging Into an Electric Future” as we assess the rapid escalation of development and deployment of electric vehicle technology. Save your seat or ask a question in advance.

Transport Topics
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Rush Enterprises Showcases Employees at Tech Skills Rodeo

W.M. Rush, Steven Brain, Clint Bowyer W.M. Rush (left), Steven Brain and NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer. Rush Truck Centers is the lead sponsor for the No. 14 Ford Fusion driven by Stewart-Haas Racing team member Bowyer. (Eric Fossum)

SAN ANTONIO — They came for a share of $280,000 in cash and prizes and to compete and celebrate like family. In all, 232 technicians, and truck and parts sales personnel selected from across Rush Enterprises’ national network, vied in skills tests to prove they were the champions of what they do for the truck dealership.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Agility to Invest $100 Million in Shipa Digital Logistics Platform

Agility, a global logistics and freight services company headquartered in Kuwait, has announced a $100 million investment over three years to launch Shipa.com. The platform will help businesses, entrepreneurs and consumers manage freight, e-commerce and urban deliveries online.

Transport Topics
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hyundai Plans $6.7 Billion Investment to Boost Fuel-Cell Output

Hyundai David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Hyundai Motor Group and its suppliers plan to spend $6.7 billion (7.6 trillion won) through 2030 to raise production of fuel cells more than 200-fold as the South Korean automaker targets becoming a key player in new-energy vehicle technology.

Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Is Getting Last Laugh on Wall Street

Elon Musk Musk (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News)

It was only a few months ago that Wall Street was bashing Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. Times have changed for the automaker and its mercurial CEO.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo Trucks to Introduce All-Electric Version of VNR Model

A preview of the Volvo VNR Electric A preview of the Volvo VNR Electric. (Volvo Trucks North America)

WASHINGTON — Volvo Trucks will bring electric-powered commercial trucks to North America in 2019 by introducing a battery-electric version of its VNR regional haul model.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 11, 2018

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