Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Pioneer Leaps Into Driverless Vehicle Fray With Microscopic Mirrors

Pioneer Corp.

When it comes to helping driverless cars see, automakers have a choice between bulky top-mounted contraptions or cheaper but unproven laser-on-a-chip technology. Pioneer Corp. thinks it can deliver the best of both worlds

Pavel Alpeyev and Kevin Buckland | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo Offers Peek at its Secluded Test Bed For Self-Driving Cars


A bicyclist pedaled alongside the road and a pedestrian wandered into the crosswalk, as a self-driving minivan headed through a maze of roads in a desolate landscape. As the vehicle turned right, its steering wheel rotated above the empty driver’s seat.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Regulators Move to Rewrite Rules for Self-Driving Cars

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering eliminating regulations that currently block self-driving vehicles designed without steering wheels, brake pedals or other driver controls from hitting the road.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Business, Equipment

Cummins Net Income, Revenue Surge as Markets Strengthen

Cummins engine production Jonathan S. Reiskin

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. reported third-quarter net income and revenue surged compared with year-ago results.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Army Corps Awards $213 Million to Port of Charleston

South Carolina Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome SouthCarolinaETV via YouTube

The Army Corps of Engineers awarded $213.3 million to dredge the Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel in South Carolina, a critical step for the Port of Charleston to compete for business from international steamship lines.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2017
Business, Equipment

Truck Makers Point to Improving Market in 3Q

Mercedes Trucks Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg News

Truck makers highlighted growing demand for their equipment in third-quarter earnings reports even as they posted mixed results. One saw profitability slip but revenue climb, while two others reported an increase in net income and revenue.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Biggest Miner Tracking Trucker Brain Waves in Technology Race

Heavy earth moving trucks at the Tom Price iron ore mine, operated by Rio Tinto Group, are lit up by the afternoon sun in Pilbara, north Western Australia. Jack Atley/Bloomberg News

Truck drivers employed by the world’s biggest mining company are wearing baseball caps and hard helmets with sensors mounted inside to track their brain waves so they can get early warnings of fatigue and cut accidents.

David Stringer | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Trump’s Nominee to Lead FMCSA Backs ELD Mandate

FMCSA nominee Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The White House’s nominee to become the country’s top trucking regulator said he would review potential hardships an upcoming mandate on electronic logging devices could have on smaller carriers, while at the same time ensuring the agency he would oversee would carry out the rule.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2017
Business, Equipment

Allison Net Income, Revenue Surge in Third Quarter

Allison Transmission Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. net income and revenue surged in the third quarter as all segments performed well.

Transport Topics
October 31, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port Houston Credits Teamwork With Other Ports for Strong Rebound From Harvey

Port Houston Port Houston via YouTube

The Port of Houston, closed for a week after Hurricane Harvey, rebounded sharply in September with a 22% year-over-year increase in container traffic that would have been impossible without the sacrifice of others, the top official at the port acknowledged.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2017