Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber CEO to Take Leave, Diminished Role After Workplace Scandals

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Travis Kalanick told staff he plans to take a leave of absence, without disclosing a return date. The company will strip him of some duties and appoint an independent chair to limit his influence after a slew of scandals, according to an advance copy of a report prepared for the board.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment

Supreme Court Denies Hearing on ELD Lawsuit

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a rejection of a federal rule requiring electronic logging devices will not be heard by the Supreme Court, the court announced on June 12.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Trump, Chao Make Pitches to Revitalize Infrastructure

With support from Congress, critical freight routes and structurally deficient bridges would be repaired and modernized under the Trump administration’s $1 trillion, 10-year infrastructure funding plan, the president and his lead transportation adviser argued last week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2017

Born-again BlackBerry: Canadian Icon Hopes to Ride Trucks to Growth

Mark Blinch/Reuters

A visit to trucking firm Titanium Transportation helps explain why BlackBerry's stock is once again a darling in Canadian markets, having soared 70% in two months.

Alastair Sharp | Reuters
June 9, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Volvo Develops Self-Steering Truck for Farm Use

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks developed a self-steering truck to assist Brazilian sugar-cane growers in harvesting their crops.

Transport Topics
June 8, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

How a Technological 'Tsunami' Is Shaking Up the Supply Chain Industry

Technological advances are hitting the industry like a giant wave, Paul Dittmann, executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, said.

Cortney Roark | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
June 8, 2017
Government, Technology

Federal Highway Administration Partners With Inrix to Measure, Monitor, Report Health of Road Networks


Traffic data from Inrix Inc., a Kirkland, Wash.-based global provider of car services and transportation analytics, will soon be helping to shape the federal government’s thought process on highway and driver issues.

Theo Douglas | Government Technology
June 8, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

How Mercedes Plans to Recapture Its Early Lead in Robo-Cars

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Three decades ago, an experimental Mercedes-Benz van managed to steer, brake and accelerate on its own. But after the technology was refined enough to put an S-Class sedan through its paces on a highway around Paris in 1994, it was largely set aside as commercially unviable.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Growing Pains From Progress

With East Coast ports beginning to welcome the largest containerships capable of passing through the recently expanded Panama Canal, trucking will soon feel the effects of this new era in shipping.

June 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Tire Makers Work to Develop Product Lines That Promote Greater Fuel Efficiency

Tire makers say they continue to develop more fuel-efficient products ahead of tighter greenhouse gas emissions standards.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
June 5, 2017