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Omnitracs Resolves ELD Disruption That Had Drivers Reverting to Paper Logs

Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway unit Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway units are not affected by the outage. (Omnitracs)

Technology company Omnitracs announced its electronic logging devices that had experienced outages caused by an infrequent update to Global Positioning System operations are now functional.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Microsoft Wants to Teach Drones, Robots, Drills How to Think

Microsoft Microsoft logo. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News)

Microsoft Corp. and technology rivals spend a lot of time talking about machine learning. Now Microsoft is talking about something called machine teaching.

Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Infiniti Will Market Cars That Still Fill Up on Gas as Electric

Infiniti QX Inspiration concept vehicle sits on display in Detroit. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Infiniti bills itself as being a convention challenger, but the Nissan Motor Co. luxury-car division still sees the future of electrification much like the era of internal combustion.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber Freight Adds Service in Canada

Uber Freight truck An Uber Freight truck travels on a California highway. In addition to expanding in North America, Uber Freight recently added service in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland. (Uber)

Digital broker Uber Freight announced its expansion to portions of Canada.

November 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Convoy Enhances App, Giving Carriers Access to More Spot Freight

Convoy booth at MATS Convoy booth at an industry show by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Digital freight broker Convoy launched direct-from-shipper loads nationwide, a feature intended to provide carriers access to 10 times the amount of spot freight from America’s largest shippers.

November 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Fiat Chrysler Posts Record North America Earnings, Margins in Q3

Fiat logo Bob Edme/Associated Press

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV delivered record third-quarter pre-tax earnings in North America and a best-ever 10.6% margin, the automaker said Oct. 31, a sign to its would-be French partner, Groupe PSA, that it could be a strong ally on the continent.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
November 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Old World Industries Acquires Dasco’s DEF Business

Old World Industries announced it acquired Dasco Inc.’s diesel exhaust fluid and prilled [pellet] automotive-grade urea global business and assets.

November 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

PPG Adds Adhesives and Sealants Research Facility

PPG Industries Inc. announced it recently completed a 2,100-square-foot automotive adhesives and sealants laboratory on the company’s existing 42-acre manufacturing and research complex in Cleveland.

November 1, 2019
Business, Technology

Nissan Names CFO, Shuffles Executives as New CEO Takes Over

Nissan logo Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Nissan Motor Co. unveiled the responsibilities of its new top managers, appointing a new chief financial officer and making other executive moves as the Japanese automaker seeks to turn a new page almost a year since the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

November 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

NACV Spotlights Innovations as Firms Brace for Downturn

NACV The NACV exhibit floor. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Truck, trailer and component manufacturers unveiled their latest innovations and outlined visions for the industry’s future here at the second edition of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, while simultaneously preparing for an expected downturn in the equipment market next year.

October 31, 2019

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