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Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

US Xpress to Make SmartTruck Feature Standard on 2017 Trailer Builds

SmartTruck announced truckload carrier U.S. Xpress will include its fuel-saving TopKit Aero System on all its trailer builds in 2017.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Vehicles in Nevada Roll Forward With New Legislation

Self-Driving Truck Daimler AG

Nevada displayed its dedication to refining autonomous vehicles, with the passage of and signing of Assembly Bill 69, industry officials said.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
June 20, 2017
Government, Technology, Autonomous

FMCSA Forms Working Groups to Develop Requirements for Automated Vehicle Pilots

truck bed Daimler Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s chief safety officer last week said the agency has formed three core working groups to develop prospective requirements for manufacturers and truckers seeking to participate in highly automated commercial vehicle, or HACV, pilot programs.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Online Sales Surge Benefits Truck Freight, Experts Say

Ken James/Bloomberg News

While it’s no secret that more and more people are shopping online, less obvious is understanding consumers’ buying habits and patterns — which has great relevance for the trucking industry.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Technology

International Makes Bendix Air Disc Brakes Standard on LT Series

International truck Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

International Truck announced its International LT Series in 6x4, 6x2, and 4x2 configurations now feature Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes as a standard offering on all axles.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Advisory Panel Backs Plan to Eliminate 12 Vehicle Regulations

PeopleNet

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee agreed to a preliminary plan by the agency to eliminate 12 mostly outdated “nothing burger” commercial vehicle regulations to comply with President Donald Trump’s executive order intended to ease regulatory burdens on businesses.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Technology

Michelin to Purchase Fleet Telematics Firm NexTraq

Michelin Man Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Tire maker Michelin agreed to acquire NexTraq, a U.S. provider of commercial fleet telematics, in an all-cash transaction.

Transport Topics Staff
June 19, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Editorial: Automation and the Truck Driver

Automated vehicle technology is coming to trucking, but what will that mean for the truck driver?

June 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Online Sales Surge Benefits Truck Freight, Experts Say

Ken James/Bloomberg News

While it’s no secret that more and more people are shopping online, less obvious is understanding consumers’ buying habits and patterns — which has great relevance for the trucking industry.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Technology, Autonomous

The Road to the Autonomous Truck

Starsky Robotics

The trucking industry’s march toward self-driving trucks is gaining momentum as new developers attempt to accelerate the pace of innovation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 16, 2017

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