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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
Penske takes delivery of two Volvo VNR Electrics
The two battery-electric trucks will be used by two Penske customer consumer retail companies. Also: Knight-Swift acquires brokerage; Aurora, Embark join Self-Driving Coalition's Board; Waste Management wants to install pulsating brake lights on trucks.
June 3, 2021
Autonomous TuSimple truck collects evidence from hit-and-run crash
An autonomous TuSimple truck recently shaved off 10 hours from a 1,000-mile trip, and its self-driving tech obtained plenty of evidence following a hit-and-run in Arizona.
May 27, 2021
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Dyed diesel okayed for limited use, fines waived
Oakley Transport achieves ISO certification milestone. Also: Embark brings on new partner.
May 14, 2021
TuSimple says it has orders for nearly 7,000 driverless trucks
Also: Bendix gets FMCSA waiver. Forward Air growing in Kansas. SoCal fleet adds electrics.
May 11, 2021
Former FMCSA boss joins autonomous startup
Self-driving tech companies are becoming a popular landing spot for former USDOT leadership.
May 5, 2021
Trucking stakeholders join TuSimple board
TA-Petro, Nikola pair up on hydrogen stations. Navistar and Goodyear added to autonomous trucking group's advisory team. TCA names new officers for the coming year.
April 26, 2021
Isuzu working to bring self-driving to medium-duty
The effort will integrate Gatik’s autonomous driving technology into several Isuzu medium-duty N-Series trucks to produce SAE Level 4 delivery vehicles.
April 7, 2021
Truck driver shut down by FMCSA after multiple DUI arrests
The Nevada-based trucker was arrested twice in 12 days for having a blood alcohol content much higher than the legal limit for commercial drivers. Also, Embark unveils new universal interface for truck OEMs; Yokohama raising tire prices.
March 31, 2021
Volvo adds Aurora as autonomous partner to spur development
Volvo Autonomous Solutions has partnered with self-driving technology company Aurora to jointly develop autonomous trucks. Also, NATSO is helping spur expansion of EV charging stations; and fleets announce driver pay increases.
March 31, 2021
Autonomous truck firm Embark joins Arizona DOT to improve work zone safety
Autonomous trucking firm Embark is collaborating with the Arizona Department of Transportation to promote the safe interaction between automated commercial vehicles and highway work zones in the state. Also, Lion Electric gets 100-truck order.
March 25, 2021
Afraid of autonomous trucking? Here's why you should embrace it
Richard Stocking, principal and founder at DPX Consulting and former CEO of Swift Transportation, envisions a greener, leaner autonomous future for the industry and for society.
February 10, 2021
U.S. Xpress announces investment in autonomous trucking firm
U.S. Xpress announced a "significant investment" in autonomous trucking firm TuSimple, while TuSimple announced the members of its new Executive Advisory Board. Also: A fleet announced a new company driver pay program and owner-op lease program.
January 22, 2021
Kenworth, Peterbilt eye self-driving trucks
Paccar announced Tuesday plans to work with autonomous vehicle upstart Aurora Innovation on the development self-driving trucks.
January 19, 2021
Fuel savings from intelligent cruise a profitable first step towards self-driving trucks
Traxen developed a new intelligent adaptive cruise system that can increase fuel efficiency by 10%. See CCJ for details of the new iQ-Cruise technology.
October 9, 2020
Major fleets partner with self-driving truck developer TuSimple on autonomous freight network
UPS, U.S. Xpress, Penske Truck Leasing and private fleet McLane plan to deploy TuSimple's autonomous truck tech this year. More details here on CCJ.
July 1, 2020
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