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Paper Logs Can Ease ELD Transition, FMCSA Officer La Tonya Mimms Says

FMCSA La Tonya Mimms Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Drivers bracing for the upcoming electronic logging device rule should practice driving with the new units and old-fashioned paper logs, according to La Tonya Mimms, transportation specialist with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

A $290,000 Robot-Car Is French Startup’s Answer to GM, Waymo

Navya

Navya Technologies SAS will roll its robot-driven automobiles onto the cobbled streets of Paris in the next few weeks to try and beat behemoths from General Motors Co. to Alphabet Inc. at proving autonomous cars are safe.

Ania Nussbaum and Marie Mawad | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Alphabet Launches the First Taxi Service With No Human Drivers

Waymo CEO John Krafcik Waymo CEO John Krafcik at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Web Summit via Sportsfile.

For almost a decade, self-driving cars have graced public roads — but always with a person behind the wheel. Now Waymo is yanking the driver.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

First Self-Driving Shuttle on Public Roads to Launch in Las Vegas

AAA

On Nov. 8, Las Vegas residents and visitors will get a chance to hop on the country’s first autonomous shuttle to operate on public roads, thanks to a partnership with AAA.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Could Save Lives Even Before They’re Perfected, Report Says

chombosan/Getty Images

Putting self-driving cars on the road sooner rather than later could save hundreds of thousands of lives, according to a report released Nov. 6 by Rand Corp., a Santa Monica policy research nonprofit.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Pre-Heaters Enable Reliable Engine Starts in Cold Weather

Oregon Department of Transportation de-icing Interstate 97 Oregon Department of Transportation/Flickr

Diesel-fired engine pre-heaters can help ensure reliable engine starts in cold-weather conditions while reducing engine wear, preventing service calls and boosting driver satisfaction, fleets said.

John Baxter | Contributing Writer
November 6, 2017
Business, Equipment

Stemco Acquires Commercial Vehicle Components Co.

Stemco's Lunar (left) and Lunar HP models Stemco's Lunar (left) and Lunar HP models via YouTube

Stemco announced the purchase of Commercial Vehicle Components Co., a manufacturer of air disc brake and medium-duty hydraulic disc brake pads.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Qualcomm Confirms Broadcom’s $100 Billion Buyout Offer

Qualcomm

Qualcomm confirmed Nov. 6 that it received a buyout offer from Broadcom of $70 a share in cash and stock.

Mike Freeman | The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 6, 2017
Business, Equipment

Strick Adds Production Line for Custom Trailers

Strick trailer John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Strick Trailers announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Monroe, Ind., adding a 44,000-square-foot production line dedicated to its custom trailer business.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Fontaine Offers Lightweight Steel Fifth Wheel

Fontaine Fifth Wheel now offers the Fontaine 6NWB, the lightest steel fifth wheel assembly in the industry, according to the company.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017

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