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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
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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
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
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
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Knight-Swift spends $150M to grow its LTL network
MME's regional footprint complements Knight-Swift's southeastern and midwestern LTL presence alongside its AAA Cooper Transportation brand, which together cover over half the U.S.
Tell your story first: Using data to lower insurance costs
AI cameras provide added data, visibility into fleet while boosting safety
NFI rolls dice to secure equipment, refocuses driver recruitment
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