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Self-Driving Truck Technology Advances

While self-driving trucks may still seem like a concept that is several years from becoming reality, using wireless communications to connect commercial trucks with each other and signals from the infrastructure may be just around the corner.

May 18, 2015
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Autonomous

Daimler’s Bernhard Wants Governments to Speed Approval of Self-Driving Trucks

Speaking at the Hoover Dam in Nevada just prior to formally introducing the Freightliner Inspiration autonomous-driving truck, Wolfgang Bernhard, head of Daimler’s global truck and bus unit, said “whoever has the regulatory framework in place” will be the first to get autonomous vehicles.

May 18, 2015
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Former DOT Chief to Congress: Raise Gas Tax 10¢, Index it

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — A way for Congress to ensure long-term funding for the country's highway system would be to approve a 10-cent gas tax increase and index the tax to inflation, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Transport Topics May 13.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 13, 2015
Business, Technology

Replay: LiveOnWeb Tackles Highway Funding Issue

Transport Topics

Watch the replay: With the clock ticking for Congress to come up with a road funding plan, LiveOnWeb penetrates to the heart of the matter: How do we overcome this perpetual highway funding roadblock?

May 12, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Flexport Wants to Be the Uber of Ocean Freight

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc. is changing the way people move around cities; Flexport wants to do the same with cargo in the holds of ocean-going containerships.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2015
Fuel, Business, Technology

OEMs Expand Their Presence in Telematics, Will Work With Tech Vendors, DTNA Says

Seth Clevenger for TT

PRINCETON, N.J. — Original equipment manufacturers will play a larger role in the telematics market in the years ahead, but their efforts will complement the services already provided by third-party technology suppliers rather than replacing them, an OEM’s telematics director told trucking technology professionals here.

May 11, 2015
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Ryder Adds More Than 1,000 Trucks with Automated Transmissions to Rental Fleet

Truck leasing and rental provider Ryder System Inc. said it is upgrading its North American rental fleet with more than 1,000 trucks equipped with automated manual transmissions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 8, 2015
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Peterbilt Offers Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Model 587

Peterbilt Motors Co. said the Bendix SmarTire tire-pressure monitoring system is now available for its Model 587 tractors.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 8, 2015
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Berend Bracht Picked to Succeed Joe McAleese as Bendix CEO

Berend Bracht new Bendix CEO

Berend Bracht has been appointed to replace Joe McAleese as CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, the Elyria, Ohio-based manufacturer of safety and braking systems for commercial vehicles.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2015
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Autonomous

TT Archives: Substance Abuse Testing

In 1994, after several years of preparation alcohol testing was announced for truck and bus drivers in both interstate and intrastate commerce. These regulations “build on the transportations industry‘s track record with drug testing over the past three years,” said Transportation Secretary Federico Pena.

May 4, 2015