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Opinion: Trucking Spot Market Evolves With Technology

Trucking can always use more technology. That’s one reason we see so many tech startups in the industry these days.

April 17, 2017
Business, Technology

Senators Seek Research Funding for Autonomous, Connected Trucks

John Sommers II for TT

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s testing and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies would be enhanced by additional federal dollars, a group of senators recently told their colleagues on a transportation funding panel.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2017
Business, Technology

Carriers See Growth for Global Trade, Blockchain Technology, Dedicated

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — A panel of top executives from three major fleets emphasized the importance of international trade, the emergence of blockchain technology for freight transactions and the value of dedicated service during a shippers conference here.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2017
Technology, Safety

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April 15, 2017

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April 14, 2017
Business, Technology

Apple Gets DMV Approval to Test Self-Driving Cars in California

Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Apple Inc. has been granted approval by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to test autonomous driving technology on public roads, according to a notice on the DMV’s website.

Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2017
Business, Technology

Transport Topics Wins Two Business Publication Awards

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The American Society of Business Publication Editors announced at an April 13 awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., that Transport Topics had won regional silver awards for two features: Its "CDL or Bust” digital series and the July 2016 print edition of iTECH.

April 13, 2017
Business, Technology

Omnitracs Invests in Platooning Firm Peloton

Peloton Technology

Trucking technology company Omnitracs said it is the lead investor in a $60 million round of financing for Peloton Technology, which is preparing to launch a driver-assisted truck platooning system later this year.

April 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Funding Boost Needed for Autonomous Vehicle Technology, Senators Say

Additional funding would help advance the U.S. Department of Transportation’s testing and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, nine senators recently told the leaders of a transportation funding subcommittee.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 10, 2017
Business, Technology

Technology Hits Workers' Income Share More Than Trade, IMF Says

Aether Films

The advance of technology is the biggest reason workers are earning a shrinking slice of the income pie, according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
April 10, 2017