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Ryder partnering with self-driving startup on freight network
Embark first pioneered its transfer point model in 2019 with sites in Los Angeles and Phoenix.
September 17, 2021
Walmart set to launch autonomous final-mile delivery in three U.S. cities
The last-mile delivery service will use Ford self-driving test vehicles equipped with the Argo AI Self-Driving System to deliver Walmart orders to customers.
September 15, 2021
Aurora showcases Volvo’s first commercial autonomous truck for the U.S.
Self-driving truck startup Aurora this week shared a glimpse of its prototype Aurora-powered Volvo VNL. Also: Cargo Transporters, TCA host the inaugural America Rolls Strong Parade; PrePass safety Alerts system upgrade.
September 15, 2021
Aurora debuts next-generation self-driving hardware
Aurora expects to debut the suite on its Class 8 trucks in commercial pilots that will hit public roads at the end of this year.
August 27, 2021
Tighter capacity utilization, volume and fuel costs driving tough environment for shippers
FTR's Shippers Conditions Index fell in June, signifying a tough market for shippers and a strong market for carriers. Also: ZF, Locomation ink tie-up; FMCSA wants to know how many carriers are operating under the COVID emergency declaration.
August 27, 2021
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Port fleet moves toward electric with new Peterbilt 579EVs
Drayage fleet Shippers Transport Express took delivery of 10 Peterbilt 579EV tractors for operations at the Port of Oakland. Also: Goodyear partners with autonomous developer Plus; recalls for medium-duty Peterbilt, KW trucks and Wabash reefers.
August 24, 2021
Aurora unveils framework for safe autonomous operation
The self-driving truck company will use the framework to evaluate when its vehicles are safe enough to operate on public roads. Also: Marathon partners with soybean producer to spur renewable diesel push.
August 23, 2021
Waymo, Ryder ink partnership on autonomous truck maintenance
Ryder will conduct preventive maintenance and as-needed incidental maintenance while collaborating to refine and evolve guidelines for maintenance practices on driverless trucks.
August 18, 2021
Iowa waives hours of service, weight regs for fuel haulers
Fuel shortages in Iowa prompted Gov. Kimberly Reynolds to suspend hours regs and weight restrictions for fuel haulers in the state. Also: Plus completed a driverless highway run in China; Omnitracs added the PrePass weigh station bypass to its system.
August 6, 2021
How the commercial vehicle sector is preparing for autonomous driving
The efforts of tech engineers had focused on the quest to build commercially-viable driverless automobiles, but in the last year there has been a shift toward the commercial vehicle sector.
July 29, 2021
Will driver shortage lead to full-scale autonomy by 2024?
The trucking industry is mired in a driver shortage that is raising interest in AI-enabled trucks with autonomous capabilities.
July 29, 2021
Which company is most likely to succeed at self-driving trucks?
A new report on the pace of patents within the tech industry focused on autonomous driving reveals how close the world is to this revolutionary event, and who the winners and losers might be.
July 26, 2021
XPO workers ratify first Teamsters contract in Miami
Following a 6.5-year battle, the Teamsters union scored its first victory with XPO Logistics workers. Also: TuSimple partners with long-range lidar developer; Van, reefer spot rates tick up, DAT reports; Women in Trucking seeks award nominees.
July 15, 2021
Why the first movers in autonomous trucking have the edge
Data science shows why the first movers of autonomous trucks will have a low-cost and driver recruiting advantage.
July 1, 2021
AB 5 injunction remains in effect as case heads to Supreme Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a motion to temporarily keep the preliminary injunction. Also: Autonomous trucking software firm Embark will merge into Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II; Shippers Conditions still poor but improving
June 24, 2021
Top 250 fleet embarking on multi-year platooning test
PGT Trucking Inc., has inked a deal with autonomous truck technology startup Locomation to test its platooning technology. Also: ATA forms new climate-focused advisory committee; Volvo breaks ground on new vehicle testing lab; more.
June 11, 2021
J.B. Hunt, Waymo partnering on self-driving deliveries in Texas
The self-driving run through the Lone Star State will be J.B. Hunt's first opportunity to collect data and feedback on customer freight moved with a Class 8 tractor operating at this level of autonomy.
June 10, 2021
Safety features added to Detroit Assurance
Detroit has added new features to the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems.
June 3, 2021
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TCA asks members to contact reps over Biden vax mandate
The logistics of vaccinating professional truck drivers in an irregular operating environment is a concern.
How fleets can adapt to inevitable proliferation of electric, alt-fuel trucks
Former Celadon exec: Industry 'close to having enough drivers'
Why qualified drivers aren't replying to your ads
Video-Based Safety: Myth vs. Reality
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