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Transport Topics
June 27, 2017
Equipment

Omnitracs Launches Big Rig Buddies 2017

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Omnitracs, a global management solutions provider for transportation and logistics companies, has announced the launch of Big Rig Buddies 2017 for truck drivers and their dogs.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Reconfigure Their Jobs

Starsky Robotics Starsky Robotics

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them “the talk.”

Max Chafkin and Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabco Extends Contract With Daimler Trucks for Heavy-Duty AMTs

Wabco Holdings Inc. has extended its long-term supply agreement with the company for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission control technology to support the truck maker’s series production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan and South America.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

National Truck Protection Extends Coverage on Certain Reefer Units

National Truck Protection Inc. launched extended coverage for self-powered refrigeration units on medium-duty trucks.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Regulators Scramble to Stay Ahead of Self-Driving Cars

Daimler AG

Self-driving cars are only starting to navigate the nation’s streets, but regulators are scrambling to catch up.

Nathan Bomey and Thomas Zambito | USA Today
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Amazon Vision of Deliveries by Drone Gets Boost in FAA Measure

Amazon.com

Amazon.com’s bid to deliver goods via drone directly to a consumer’s doorstep would get a boost under aviation legislation proposed June 22.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins to Offer Option of Electric Engines by 2019

Cummins Inc. will have a fully electrified powertrain system available for commercial customers by 2019 and a range-extended electric truck ready in 2020, and is developing its next-generation heavy-duty diesel engine, the Columbus, Ind.-based company said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Jack Cooper Plans to Reorganize Debt; Auto Hauler Hopes to Avoid Chapter 11

A Jack Cooper car hauler Jack Cooper Holdings Corp.

Leaders of Jack Cooper Holdings Corp., North America’s largest auto hauler, are approaching completion of intense negotiations to reorganize a major portion of the company’s debt.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 26, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Preparedness, Adaptability Key for Logistics Stakeholders

Panelists at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals presentation touted preparedness in issues ranging from NAFTA to uncertainty about infrastructure spending.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017

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