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PeopleNet Offers 4G LTE Coverage Across North America

Maurice Northrup

PeopleNet has introduced 4G LTE network coverage to its ConnectedFleet platform to bring faster, more reliable service to fleets operating in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

March 31, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Crash Shows Human Traits in Self-Driving Software

A recent crash involving an Uber Technologies Inc. driverless car suggests autonomous software sometimes takes the same risks as the humans it may one day replace.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
March 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Online Freight Firm Freightos Raises $25 Million in Funding

Amir Cohen/Reuters

Freightos, an online marketplace for international shipping, said on March 29 that it raised $25 million in funding led by GE Ventures, bringing the company's total funding to date to $50 million.

Tova Cohen | Reuters
March 29, 2017
Business, Technology, Government, Logistics

Robots Are Slashing Wages and Worsening Pay Inequality

Aether Films

Robots have long been maligned for job-snatching. Now you can add depressing wages and promoting inequality to your list of automation-related grievances.

Jeanna Smialek | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Is Uber's Self-Driving Program Veering Off Track?

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A self-driving car flipped on its side seems guaranteed to make humans think twice about riding with a robot.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
March 28, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 28: Ports Call for Infrastructure Funding Too

Ports play a key role in freight transportation, delivering U.S. products to markets around the world. And just like bridges and roads, they are in need of infrastructure upgrades. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber to Suspend Autonomous Tests After Arizona Accident

Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.

March 27, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics, Technology, Equipment

Tonnage Down 2.8% in February From Year Ago

Truck tonnage dropped 2.8% in February year-over-year, reversing January’s positive momentum, but American Trucking Associations’ chief economist maintains that freight activity remained strong considering February 2016 was a record-setting month.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix Promotes Safety Tech, Air Disc Brakes

John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The rising adoption of active safety technology and air disc brakes is building a stronger foundation for the movement toward autonomous trucks, executives with Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems said here at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 27, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

2017 MATS

TT reporters sit with industry executives and experts to discuss the state of the trucking industry at 2017 MATS.

March 25, 2017