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Government, Business, Technology

FMCSA Holds Listening Session on Autonomous Vehicles


Federal trucking regulators held a listening session on autonomous commercial vehicles at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance workshop in Atlanta April 24.

April 21, 2017
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

ELDs Now or Later? Early Adopters Can Choose

Sometimes it pays to be early. Many carriers still using paper driver logs will need to hustle in the coming months to install electronic logging devices in their trucks by Dec. 18, the implementation deadline for the federal ELD mandate. Fleets that already have deployed e-logs, on the other hand, will be afforded much more flexibility.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

Training Vital for E-Log Deployment, Fleets Say

Seth Clevenger — Transport Topics

PHOENIX — With just eight months remaining until the federal electronic logging mandate goes into effect, fleets that still rely on paper driver logs soon will need to make the transition to e-logs, but that process involves much more than simply installing a device in a truck.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Technology, Business

SkyBitz Sees Solar Power as Future of Trailer Tracking


SkyBitz is expanding its lineup of trailer-­tracking products that use solar energy, a power source the company believes will drive the evolution of the asset- tracking market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Technology, Business

E-mail Marketing:Still the Most Effective Sales, Recruiting Tool for Trucking Firms

While some trucking firms may be guilty of chasing the latest digital marketing craze, good old e-mail marketing still is the app to beat when it comes to connecting with customers. Indeed, a 2016 study released by marketing consulting firm Clutch found that e-mail still has the highest return on investment of any marketing channel.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
April 20, 2017
Business, Technology

Portland Opens Its Streets to Self-Driving Cars


Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer.

Karen Weise | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2017
Business, Technology

Chinese Truckmaker Says Its Driverless Truck Ready for the Road by Next Year

FAW Jiefang Automotive Co.

A driverless truck passed a navigation test in China last week and its manufacturer, FAW Jiefang Automotive Co., said it plans to commercialize the vehicle as early as next year, the Asia News Network reported.

April 18, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

2017 Mid-America Trucking Show

Government, Technology, Autonomous

Connected Vehicle Safety Mandate Hits Unexpected Pothole of Opposition

U.S. Department of Transportation

A once-popular idea to equip cars with technology to communicate with one another and avoid collisions is encountering unexpected potholes in Washington.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Truck Rental Companies Seek More Time to Implement Federal ELD Regulation


Companies that rent trucks are still grappling with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over how the agency’s forthcoming electronic logging device mandate will apply to vehicles available for short-term rental. The firms are looking for a government decision in late June.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 17, 2017