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Government, Business, Logistics, Equipment, Technology

Seko Logistics Expanding Footprint in Western New York and Pennsylvania

Seko Logistics

Seko Logistics has opened two warehouses this year as a result of medical, automotive, industrial and technology companies bringing supply chains back into the United States, the third-party logistics company announced May 10.

Transport Topics
May 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Three Wharton Dealmakers Bet Their Future on Trillion-Dollar Chinese Trucking Industry

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

In 2001, three Chinese men named Richard enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School before heading to high-flying careers as bankers and dealmakers. More than 15 years later, they’ve teamed up to stake their future on building an Uber-like service for China's convoluted trucking industry.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics, Government

Rice Lake Introduces Replacement Scale

Rice Lake Weighing Systems

Rice Lake Weighing Systems introduced the Survivor OTR-LP, a replacement scale designed to fit into non-Rice Lake truck scale foundations.

Transport Topics
May 15, 2017
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous, Fuel, Logistics, Technology

Uber Adds Trucking Brokerage Firm Amid Longhaul Push

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Technologies Inc. hired the team behind a Chicago transportation brokerage last fall as part of an effort to break into the longhaul trucking industry.

Julia Love and Heather Somerville | Reuters
May 12, 2017
Business, Technology

Autonomous Containership to Make Debut in 2020

Yara

Norwegian fertilizer company Yara plans to partner with manufacturer Kongsberg to build an autonomous ship to reroute its cargo from roads to the water.

Transport Topics
May 10, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 9: Mayors Fight for Infrastructure

Mulero, Trotter by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

The country's mayors want details on President Donald Trump's long-term infrastructure funding plan, and the AFL-CIO's Tom Trotter stops by to talk about that plan. See the video and check out the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Government, Equipment

Rand McNally Introduces Navigation Device With Voice Assistance, In-Cab Entertainment

Rand McNally

Rand McNally has introduced a dashboard device that combines truck navigation with an onboard SiriusXM radio, voice assistance and a built-in dash camera.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2017
Business, Technology

Maven Machines Launches Earbud Version of Driver Safety Headset

Maven Machines

Maven Machines has released a much smaller, Bluetooth earbud version of its wireless safety headset, which provides real-time monitoring of driver fatigue and distraction.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 2: The President’s Gas Tax

Executives from trucking companies who frequently come to Washington to urge lawmakers to fund infrastructure projects say raising federal fuel taxes is the best approach. Their argument is simple: Paying more at the pump would be easier than tracking the miles on trucks and cars or paying more on tolls. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

China’s Uber for Trucking Said to Get $156 Million in Funding

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Truck Alliance Inc., an Uber-type service for trucks in China known as Huochebang, is near an agreement to raise about $156 million, people familiar with the matter said.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2017

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