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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
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

Fetch Robotics

When Amazon.com’s $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods was announced, John Mackey, the grocer’s CEO, addressed employees, gushing about Amazon’s technological innovation.

Spencer Soper and Alex Sherman | Bloomberg News
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, Technology

Trucking Industry Stakeholders Continue to File ‘Conflict Mineral’ Reports to SEC

Trucking industry manufacturers and suppliers have continued to file their annual “conflict minerals” reports despite legislation passed by the House that would eliminate the mandate and a pledge earlier this year by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s former acting chairman to not enforce the agency’s own rule.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Technology

Estes Express Lines and Dynamic Energy Complete Rooftop Solar Project

Solar Panels Dynamic Energy

Estes Express Lines and Dynamic Energy Complete 688 kW Rooftop Solar Project in Pennsylvania.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Europe’s Truck Makers Offer Detailed Timeline to Run Truck Platoons Before 2025, Scania Says

Scania PLatoon Scania

Truck maker Scania said Europe’s truck manufacturers have presented a detailed timeline of steps leading up to the introduction of convoys of semi-automated trucks on Europe’s motorways before 2025. At the same time, similar U.S. efforts are emerging.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017

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