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Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tech Startups Beat Uber to Freight Market, Connect Drivers With Loads Via Mobile Apps


Uber entered the freight world last year, launching speculation and arguments on whether the tech company could strike a second time and do to shipping what it did to passenger transportation — and if so, which segment of freight would have to endure the type of disruption experienced by the taxi industry.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 10, 2017
Business, Autonomous, Technology

Uber Tells Court That Otto's Self-Driving Sensors Aren't Stolen From Google

Levandowski by John Sommers II for TT

Uber Technologies Inc. has an alibi for Alphabet Inc.’s allegations of trade-secrets theft — the ride-hailing company’s driverless car technology is completely different from its rival’s designs.

April 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Replay: LiveOnWeb on Winning the Logistics Game

TT's Clevenger, Bearth; XPO Logistics' Chowdhury

If 2016 taught us anything, it's that there's more than one way to win at The Logistics Game. Making smart acquisitions is one way. Carving out niches in e-commerce or the "Uberization" of logistics are two others. The 2017 Top 50 Logistics Companies rankings reflect these changes. Watch the replay of our LiveOnWeb program right now for a discussion of the rankings, and "postgame" analysis.

April 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

NHTSA Upgrades Investigation Into Freightliner Cascadia Wiper Motor Failures


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an ongoing preliminary investigation into windshield wiper motor failures on a potential 193,000 2015-16 Freightliner Cascadias.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

How Infrastructure Disrepair Is Holding Back Autonomous Vehicles

Daimler AG

On April 4, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao spoke to a group of business leaders at a town hall-style event with business CEOs and suggested that an infrastructure package could come as soon as May.

Ryan McCauley | Government Technology magazine
April 6, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 4: Lighting a Fire Under Infrastructure Urgency

Eno's Jeff Davis, TT's Eugene Mulero

The section of I-85 that collapsed in Atlanta last week didn't collapse on its own, but the ensuing traffic nightmares are symptomatic of the nation's overall infrastructure crisis. Will that incident help prompt action in Congress? Eno's Jeff Davis joins Eugene Mulero to take a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Special Coverage

FMCSA Preps Truckers on ELD Malfunctions

Smith by John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the requirement to transition to electronic logging devices fast approaches, federal trucking regulators explained to truckers the steps to take in the event their devices malfunction.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: How Will Trucks Be Marketed?

Big truck shows are always a good way to learn about what’s going on in the world of trucking equipment and technology. You also get to catch up with friends and acquaintances, compare notes about industry trends and, well, gossip.

April 3, 2017
Business, Safety, Autonomous, Government, Technology, Equipment

TL Turnover Sinks to 71%

Driver turnover for large truckload carriers dropped 31 percentage points to 71% in the fourth quarter of 2016 versus the same period in 2015, the lowest level in six years according to American Trucking Associations.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
Business, Autonomous, Government, Logistics, Technology

Execs Offer Mixed Assessment of Freight Market Since January

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At the end of the first quarter, there are signs of optimism in the economy but also caution about the sustainability of the momentum, according to economic analysts and trucking executives at the 2017 Truckload Carriers Association conference.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017