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Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Stops Work on Self-Driving Trucks, Reassigns Employees

Uber self-driving trucks Uber Advanced Technologies Group

Uber Technologies Inc., a pioneer developer of autonomous trucks that helped the idea gain traction with the industry, announced it has halted its self-driving truck program. Instead, it will focus the technology on its fleet of passenger cars.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Hyliion Acquires Gentherm’s Battery Division

Hyliion heavy-duty truck A Hyliion heavy-duty truck outside the ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. (Hyliion)

Heavy-duty vehicle supplier Hyliion has acquired the battery division of Gentherm Inc., a move intended to consolidate control of its battery technology supply chain that underpins its 6X4HE hybrid-electric axle.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 30: Bridge to Nowhere

Sen. Ted Cruz Sen. Ted Cruz delivers the opening remarks at the Space, Science, and Competitveness Subcommittee hearing July 25. (SenTedCruz via YouTube)

While some in the House were contemplating funding for the next major infrastructure upgrade, others in the Senate were discussing putting man on Mars. Here’s a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

What's Next on the Road to Self-Driving Trucks?

RoadSigns podcast

Automation in the trucking industry is ramping up quickly. But how will the next levels of automation be deployed? Episode 2 of RoadSigns has the answers. Click to listen.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

New CNG Station Opens in Central Virginia

American Natural Gas station American Natural Gas

American Natural Gas announced it opened a fast-fill compressed natural gas station in Lynchburg, Va. The facility will primarily serve CNG tractor-trailers operated from a nearby plant of PepsiCo Inc.’s Frito-Lay division, but it will also be open to the public.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Reverses Course, Will Enforce Rule Limiting Production of Glider Trucks

Glider Kit A Kenworth truck with a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits booth at 2016 MATS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has reversed a controversial decision made earlier this month that would have allowed the proliferation of glider kit trucks until the end of 2019.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabco Opens First North American Customer Care Center

Wabco Wabco’s first dedicated Customer Care Center for North America is now fully operational and will relocate to the company’s new Americas headquarters in Auburn Hills once construction of the building is complete. (Wabco Holdings Inc.)

Commercial vehicle supplier Wabco Holdings Inc. opened its first North America Customer Care Center, providing full support for the portfolio of Wabco products sold in the region.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler AG’s Board Approves Restructuring Aimed at Mastering Rapid Change

Daimler Freightliner truck Freightliner

Daimler AG announced its board has approved a restructuring, first discussed in 2017, that would create three independent units under Daimler’s umbrella as a holding company after the most thorough due diligence in the company’s 130-year history.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Profit Plunges by 50% in 2Q

Ford F-150 trucks on a lot A row of Ford F-150 pickup trucks on a lot. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Ford Motor Co. profit fell to $1.07 billion in the second quarter, down about 50% from the $2.05 billion it made in the second quarter of 2017.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
July 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Announces Reshuffling, New Self-Driving Vehicle Unit

Ford

A day ahead of announcing second-quarter earnings, Ford Motor Co. unveiled organizational changes that it says will improve its operations and grow profits.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
July 25, 2018

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