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Vnomics Expands Fuel Optimization Solution to Telematics Systems

Vnomics Corp.

Vnomics Corp. is expanding its fuel-optimization product offerings to fleets with telematics systems, the company announced May 27.

May 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber-Grubhub Deal Hinges on Breakup Fee, Sources Say

The logo for the Grubhub app shows on a laptop. The logo for the Grubhub app shows on a laptop. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. and Grubhub Inc. are haggling over a breakup fee after nearing an agreement on a merger price, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

April Used Truck Prices Post Sharp Decline

Kenworth Kenworth trucks on a dealership lot in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Used Class 8 pricing fell for the 12th consecutive month compared with a year earlier, down 22% for the largest drop in that extended period, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Zipline Medical Drones Begin Flying in the US

A drone launches from Zipline's California test facility. A drone launches from Zipline's California test facility. (Roksenhorn/Creative Commons)

On May 22, before Memorial Day, a six-foot long, red-and-white drone took off from a field in Kannapolis, N.C., flew 15 miles west over suburban Charlotte to Novant Health’s Huntersville Medical Center, and dropped a box of protective masks in a designated spot next to the parking lot.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking Companies Adapt to Coronavirus Realities

Averitt Express An Averitt Express terminal in Memphis, Tenn. (Averitt Express Inc.)

Trucking companies have been nimble in adopting changes to their operations both on the road and in the office as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, industry executives said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Most Railroads Nearing Positive Train Control Implementation

Norfolk Southern train A Norfolk Southern train. Congress directed railroads to fully implement PTC systems by Dec. 31, a two-year extension of an initial deadline. (Norfolk Southern Corp.)

Positive train control technology is either in advanced field testing or operational on 98% of the required route miles mandated by Congress, according to an assessment.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon Buying Zoox May Save $20 Billion, Put Tesla on Its Heels

A Zoox autonomous car takes a test drive in November 2019 in San Francisco. A Zoox autonomous car takes a test drive in November 2019 in San Francisco. (Andrej Sokolow/dpa via Getty Images)

Amazon .com Inc.’s talks to buy driverless vehicle startup Zoox Inc. has analysts speculating the deal could save the e-commerce giant tens of billions a year and put auto, parcel and ride-booking companies on their heels.

Katie Roof and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Target Handles Q1 Surge in Digital Volume

Target storefront and cart Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

During its first-quarter earnings call May 20, Target Corp. says its stores helped fulfill an unexpected surge in online orders.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2020
Business, Technology

Omnitracs, McLeod Extend Partnership

Omnitracs branded truck An Omnitracs branded truck. (Omnitracs)

Fleet management solutions company Omnitracs has extended its partnership with transportation management provider McLeod Software.

May 26, 2020
Business, Technology

The Power of Podcasting

Amidst the wide array of highly sophisticated digital tools marketers are using to increase profits, a surprising — and decidedly low-tech — alternative is scoring big gains for trucking companies: the simple podcast.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
May 22, 2020

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