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Amazon’s Transportation Costs Surge in Q3; Financial Results Mixed

Amazon truck in Seattle An Amazon trailer sits in Seattle. The company's Q3 profits didn't meet Wall Street's expectations, but revenue was higher than expected. (Stephen Brashear/AP Images for Amazon)

Amazon.com’s shipping costs skyrocketed 46% year-over-year in the third quarter to a record $9.6 billion, an increase of more than $500 million over what the online retail giant spent during the same period in 2018.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Waymo CEO Sees Driverless Trucking Catching on Faster Than Taxis

Waymo Eric Risberg/Associated Press

True driverless cars have arrived from Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet Inc., but the company’s chief executive officer says robot ride hailing may not be the first form of automotive autonomy to take off commercially.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Creates Electrification Business Unit, Unveils Battery-Electric Prototype

Navistar's electric-powered eMV Series prototype Navistar's electric-powered eMV Series prototype is unveiled at NACV. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Navistar announced it is forming a new business unit to support commercial vehicle electrification, and underscored that announcement by unveiling a battery-electric prototype truck Oct. 28 at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Trucks Introduces Dynamic Lease Program

Daimler's Roger Nielsen discusses Dynamic Leasing Daimler's Roger Nielsen discusses the Dynamic Lease program. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Daimler Trucks North America introduced a dynamic lease program that uses connected-vehicle technology to enable a “pay-as-you-drive” financing option.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 28, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

HHS Establishes Guidelines for Oral-Fluid Specimen Drug Testing

Doctor with oral swab Getty Images

The Department of Health and Human Services has established scientific and technical guidelines for the inclusion of oral fluid specimens for use in the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Hino Trucks Unveils New Class 4-7 Models

Hino Hino's Dominik Beckman. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Hino Trucks unveiled its new M Series Class 4 and Class 5 trucks, and new L Series Class 6 and 7 conventional trucks, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show on Oct. 28.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACV Showcases Technology, Product News, Organizer Says

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

ATLANTA – Advancements in technology and myriad announcements about new products are among the key features of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, a co-organizer told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS to Upgrade Health Care-Dedicated Warehouse Network

UPS CNG truck UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. will add major upgrades to its health care-dedicated warehouse and distribution network, according to an Oct. 28 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Next-Gen Bendix Wingman Technology Available on Mack Models

Mack truck with Bendix Wingman Mack Trucks

ATLANTA — Mack Trucks announced the addition of next-generation Bendix Wingman safety technology to the company’s models from the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Crane Simulator Trains Baltimore Longshoremen Without Disrupting Dock Operations

Port of Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore bought a $500,000 simulator this year to train crane operators at the Port of Baltimore without affecting the day-to-day loading and unloading of cargo.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2019

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