Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Demotes Man at Center of Waymo Self-Driving Car Lawsuit

TT File Photo

Anthony Levandowski, who is at the center of Alphabet Inc.’s trade secrets lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc., stepped down from his post overseeing self-driving car technology

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2017
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Allen Lund Co. Forms Joint Venture, TransKool Solutions

Allen Lund Co.

Allen Lund Co. has formed a joint venture with Santos International called TransKool Solutions, which will operate a temperature-controlled warehouse in McAllen, Texas, and offer brokerage services to transport produce and other refrigerated goods from Mexico to the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
April 28, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Senate Funding Leaders Ask Fed Watchdog to Review Effects of Autonomous Tech on Truckers

Daimler Trucks North America

Rapid advancements in autonomous vehicle technology present the potential for machines to replace people in the workplace.

Transport Topics
April 28, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 25: Promises, Promises

TT's Eugene Mulero, AAR's Ed Hamberger

As it becomes apparent that President Donald Trump won't be able to deliver a "big" infrastructure plan during his first 100 days in office, AAR's Ed Hamberger talks with us about freight rail's stake in infrastructure. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
Business, Technology

Mitchell 1 Provides International Dealers With All-Makes Repair Software

Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

Mitchell 1 announced that its TruckSeries truck repair information has been provided to select International truck dealers as the first step in an anticipated rollout of TruckSeries to all International dealers across North America.

Transport Topics
April 25, 2017
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Equipment, Logistics

Platinum Equity to Buy American Traffic Solutions

Platinum Equity has agreed to buy American Traffic Solutions, a company that provides red-light and speed safety cameras along with automated toll-payment and violation-management systems in the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

FMCSA Officials Get an Earful at Automated CMV Listening Session

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Federal trucking regulators got a lot of questions at a public “listening session” on highly automated commercial vehicles, but they were quick to admit they have yet to come up with the answers to many of them.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Government, Logistics, Autonomous

Will Uber Replace Freight Brokers? ‘Absolutely Not,’ Tech Expert Insists

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — The emergence of Uber-style transactions in the freight industry will not replace brokers, experts in the segment said while acknowledging a surge in both the number of new motor carriers and mobile apps to locate freight.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Technology, Business

Searching for an ELD? It’s Buyer Beware

Whether a fleet already has selected a system to comply with the electronic logging device mandate or still is waiting to do so until later this year, there is no guarantee that those products will be legal for use later on.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
April 21, 2017
Technology, Business

Trouble Codes + Telematics

Navistar Inc.

Troubleshooting dysfunctional trucks from afar through the use of remote diagnostics can help carriers better manage their equipment, reduce vehicle downtime and cut maintenance costs, but sifting through all of that fault code data can be a challenge, several fleet maintenance managers said.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017