Technology
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo 'Really Close' to Putting Customers in Self-Driving Cars

Paul Sancya/AP

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit demonstrated a self-driving minivan with no one behind the wheel, declaring the vehicle as ready for public use.

Ryan Beene Keith Naughton and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Steps Up Electric Truck Rollout as Tesla Rivalry Looms

Fuso eCanter truck Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG is stepping up plans to roll out electric-powered trucks as the world’s largest maker of commercial vehicles seeks to fend off newcomers like Tesla Inc. and Deutsche Post AG.

Joao Lima | Bloomberg News
October 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 30: Jersey Boys

Cory Booker, Ray Martinez Booker by MSNBC, Martinez by This Is Jersey TV via YouTube

Ray Martinez, President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will appear on Capitol Hill on Halloween to endure a battery of questions from senators on the Commerce panel. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Air Disc Brakes for Trailers Slowly Gaining Momentum in Market

Wabco Maxx22T air disc brake Wabco Maxx22T air disc brake by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

Adoption of air disc brakes for trailers is slowly trending upward as some fleets look beyond the tractor to improve stopping power and enhance safety, industry experts said.

Steve Sturgess | Contributing Writer
October 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

EPA to Issue Rulemaking Repealing Phase 2 Rule for Glider Kits

GHG truck with gliders GHG truck with gliders by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The EPA has notified the Office of Management and Budget the agency intends to issue a proposed rule repealing the greenhouse gas Phase 2 emissions requirement for glider vehicles, glider engines and glider kits.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Exemption Requests Increase as ELD Enforcement Date Nears

Hub Group truck Russ MacNeil

Several organizations are seeking exemptions from having to install electronic logging devices by Dec. 18, as federally mandated.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

GHG Phase 2 Rule for Trailers Put on Hold

Utility trailer Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

A federal appeals court has temporarily halted implementation of a provision in Phase 2 of the heavy trucks greenhouse gas rule of 2016, which would have regulated trailer manufacturers for the first time beginning Jan. 1.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

2017 MCE Wrapup

TT's Seth Clevenger and Eugene Mulero discuss the key takeaways from the 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition, where addressing the driver shortage was one of the more prominent themes. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
October 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

China’s Uber-for-Trucks Apps Trade Barbs as Battle Turns Toxic

Ng Han Guan/AP

Harassing phone calls, spam text messages and police investigations — the fight between China’s Uber-for-trucks apps is getting nasty.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Waymo Will Test Self-Driving Cars in Snowy Detroit

AP

The self-driving cars Google designed are going to the snow -- and the seat of the car industry.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017

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