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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.


Torc Lays Out Road Map to Autonomous Truck Launch in 2027

The independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck is paving the way for that rollout by conducting pilots with major motor carriers and mapping out the details of how fleet customers will dispatch and monitor unmanned commercial vehicles in the coming years.

November 28, 2023

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Business, Technology, Safety

SECURE - Learning Sessions for Technology and Operations Executives

Is your fleet up-to-date on cybersecurity best practices for employees? What tools might offer your company more protection from cyberattacks? And, how can you best safeguard your company, your employees, and yourself?

December 12, 2023
Business, Technology

Using Technology to Solve Trucking’s Top Industry Issues

Program Airs: December 7, 2 p.m. ET Recently released results from an American Transportation Research Institute survey shows the economy, truck parking, fuel prices and zero-emission vehicles are some of the most critical issues in trucking, among others. Register for this webinar, presented by PrePass and Geotab, and learn new ways your fleet can use technology to better address these important concerns.

December 7, 2023
Government, Technology

House GOP Votes to Block EPA Tailpipe Emissions Rule

House Republicans approved a bill Dec. 6 to block strict new tailpipe pollution limits proposed by the Biden administration, calling the plan a back-door mandate for electric vehicles.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
December 7, 2023
Government, Technology, Fuel

Stellantis Petitions to Void California Emissions Agreement

Stellantis NV, owner of the Jeep and Ram brands, is petitioning against emissions standards adopted by California and 13 other states that it says give competitors unfair advantages.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Renault Taps AI to Cut EV Production Costs in Half by 2027

Renault SA is deploying artificial intelligence technology to help cut the cost of producing electric vehicles in half by 2027 as the race to make affordable mass-market cars intensifies.

Joshua Gallu | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Torc and Uber Freight Form Partnership on Autonomous Trucks

Torc Robotics formed a strategic partnership with Uber Freight to leverage its logistics network to help develop autonomous trucks, the company announced Dec. 7.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics

Recruiting and Retaining Drivers Remains a Challenge

Managing driver retention is an ongoing challenge for many trucking companies.

Nancy Riggs | Special to Transport Topics
December 6, 2023
Government, Technology, TCA

Michigan Government Vehicle Fleet Going All-Electric by 2040

Every vehicle in Michigan state government’s fleet must be zero-emissions by 2040 after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order establishing the goal.

Simon Schuster |
December 6, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple to Wind Down US Operations, Lay Off 150 Employees

Self-driving truck technology provider TuSimple plans to lay off about 150 employees immediately, or 75% of the company’s U.S. workforce, and begin a wind-down of U.S. operations.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2023