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Teleo Capital Completes Acquisition of Rand McNally

Rand McNally TND TND dashboard tablets. (Rand McNally via YouTube)

Rand McNally announced its acquisition by private equity firm Teleo Capital is completed, and that Teleo named Joseph Roark chairman of the 164-year-old company.

October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Driver Coaching Takes Personal Touch, Positivity, Panelists Say

Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security at Transport America Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security at Transport America, said it is important for companies to find out what type of coaching a particular driver relates to. (Transport Topics)

Coaching programs should be geared to the drivers who are receiving training, according to panelists at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Records Higher Net Income on Lower Revenue in Q3

Daimler Cascadia truck A Daimler Freightliner Cascadia truck. Third-quarter revenue fell to $47.6 billion compared with $51.2 billion a year earlier. (Daimler AG)

Daimler AG reported higher net income on lower revenue in the third quarter as core markets began to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Startup Harnesses Data, Telematics in New Insurance Model for Fleets

Chuck Wallace and Reid Spitz Chuck Wallace (left) and Reid Spitz formed High Definition Vehicle Insurance in 2018. (Andrew Collings Photography)

High Definition Vehicle Insurance, launched in 2018, focuses on small and midsize trucking fleets.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
October 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

EV Mania Turns Battery Makers Into Power Brokers

The SK Battery America facility is seen under construction in Commerce, Ga., on Oct. 22. The SK Battery America facility is seen under construction in Commerce, Ga., on Oct. 22. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg News)

Automakers are investing billions of dollars to bring new electric vehicles to consumers in the U.S. and other global markets, but their success hinges on securing the most critical and expensive component: the battery.

October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Plus.ai Selects Amazon Web Services as Cloud Provider

Plus.ai truck Plus.ai reported it has been conducting pilot tests of its automated driving system for some large logistics providers, with pre-orders coming from some of these early pilot partners. (Plus.ai)

Plus .ai, a provider of self-driving truck technology, announced it selected Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider to support the commercial deployment of its system.

October 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Early Adopters of Electric Trucks Say Planning, Partnerships Are Crucial

Paul Rosa Paul Rosa by Transport Topics

Truck makers are beginning to introduce battery-electric models, but successfully deploying this new breed of commercial vehicle requires fleets to manage a bevy of new considerations, including installation of charging equipment, coordination with utility companies and exploring government incentives.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Integrated, Connected Technology Gaining Speed

Sopariwala Chintan Sopariwala of Navistar (Transport Topics)

The data underpinning equipment and freight deliveries carries many benefits for fleets willing to integrate factory-installed telematics, service communications and fleet management solutions into a useful stream of data, experts said Oct. 22 during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Continental Is Said to Explore Sale of Turbocharger Business

A Continental logo sits on display. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Continental AG is exploring a sale of its turbocharger unit as the German auto-parts maker conducts a major restructuring to stem losses, according to people familiar with the matter.

October 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM ‘Going Forward’ With Nikola Partnership Talks on Trucks

Signage is displayed out the Nikola headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. Signage is displayed out the Nikola headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. (Ash Ponders/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is moving ahead in its talks with startup Nikola Corp. over a proposed partnership to make electric and fuel cell powered trucks, a senior executive at the Detroit automaker said.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2020

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