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Embark completes autonomous traffic stop with Texas law enforcement
Embark Trucks said it has developed the capability for Embark-powered semis to identify, stop for and work with law enforcement.
August 4, 2022
Schneider set to autonomously haul freight in Texas
Schneider will begin weekly autonomous hauls this week between Dallas and Houston. Also: PGT Trucking names new VP; 115 of XPO's truck drivers have been honored for reaching “million miler” status; Another NY LTL terminal for Saia
August 2, 2022
Cummins, Hyliion collaborating on battery electric, natural gas
Hyliion and Cummins collaborating on Hypertruck ERX powertrain. Also: J.B. Hunt adds customer Wayfair to autonomous truck pilot; ArionT ELD removed from device registry; more
June 29, 2022
NHTSA signs off on new electric, driverless 'pod'
NHTSA issues its first-ever approval for a driverless, autonomous, electric truck. Also: Roadrunner adds new direct lanes; The first certified Mack, Volvo EV dealership in New England.
June 24, 2022
Uber Freight, Waymo partnering for autonomous truck deployment
The partnership brings together Waymo’s autonomous driving technology with the scale of Uber Freight’s network and marketplace technology. Also: Diesel prices increase to another record high; XPO names new CIO of brokerage spin-off.
June 8, 2022
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Embark partners with Texas police as part of autonomous truck development
Embark says the partnership will help train autonomous tech to identify police vehicles and develop communication protocols between autonomous trucks and police. Also: J.J. Keller opens Safety Professional award nominations; more.
June 2, 2022
Kansas opens state to autonomous trucks
The Sunflower State is the 25th in the U.S. to allow fully autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads.
May 19, 2022
Detroit launching new active brake-assist system
Detroit's new Active Side Guard Assist will activate braking if it detects moving objects in the path of a right-hand turn at speeds below 12 mph. Also: FedEx, Aurora expanding autonomous trucking pilot; Southeastern Freight restructures LTL regions.
May 19, 2022
Volvo rolls out latest VNR Electric and an autonomous diesel VNL
Volvo Trucks debuted an autonomous diesel VNL and a next generation VNR Electric this week at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, Calif.
May 13, 2022
Kodiak Robotics clears significant 'driverless' hurdle with fallback system demo
The Kodiak Driver fallback plan safely pulls the truck over to the side of the road.
May 12, 2022
Top fleet partners with Aurora to explore bringing autonomous tech to long-haul trucking
Covenant will explore the integration and deployment of Aurora's autonomous tech within its operations. Also: Drivewyze e-Inspections expanded to California, Nevada; Cummins, Daimler partner on hydrogen fuel cell production; more.
May 12, 2022
Embark completes winter-conditions autonomous test
The autonomous tech developer found that its system worked successfully on 90% of snowy runs. Also: Solo AVT unveils long-haul, battery-electric autonomous truck specs; Embark also announced a partnership with U.S. Xpress; more.
May 10, 2022
Plus readies deployment of semi-autonomous retrofit
PlusDrive is designed for integration into various truck brands and models but is optimized for late model tractors.
May 9, 2022
Driver training curriculums changing as widespread autonomous truck usage inches closer to reality
Experts say truck drivers will become more like IT professionals as their jobs shift more toward monitoring systems as a truck drives itself down the highway, and curriculums are changing to meet those requirements.
May 5, 2022
Yards shift closer to autonomy with outdoor wireless systems
Experts say the use of outdoor wireless systems is on the rise. It's something they say can bridge the gap between the antiquated walkie talkie era and autonomous yards while increasing uptimes and improving driver satisfaction.
April 12, 2022
U.S. Xpress, Kodiak Robotics complete 6,350 mile, 131 hour autonomous run
Kodiak Robotics partnered with U.S. Xpress to launch the first-ever level 4 autonomous trucking commercial lane to the East Coast.
April 7, 2022
Aurora, Werner team up on autonomous hauls between Fort Worth and El Paso
The Fort Worth to El Paso stretch is more than 600 miles and takes approximately nine hours to complete, making it unappealing for truck drivers.
April 6, 2022
How far could the crash-liability chain for autonomous vehicles extend?
The answer may surprise you. This Truckload 2022 panel of autonomous-systems developers weighed liability risks for systems developers, carriers and truck manufacturers in crashes involving possible future rigs piloted in large part by unmanned systems.
March 31, 2022
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Cybersecurity tips fleets can use against modern-day pirates
The 2022 IBM Security study showed that 4% of all cyberattacks were aimed at the transportation industry, making it the 7th most targeted industry in the past year.
Geofencing technology evolves to offer better insight, improve efficiencies
Supply chain pressure, recruiting challenges boosted driver pay last year
Female employment in transportation on the rise
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Drivers can't rely on truckstops to fuel their bodies like they do their tanks
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