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Autonomous Trucks, Hair Testing and E-Commerce in the News This Week

November 14, 2016

We highlight several stories that appeared in the mainstream press this week, dealing with hair testing for drugs and alcohol colliding with religious beliefs; what UPS and FedEx are doing to speed e-commerce deliveries; and a couple of the latest items about autonomous trucks.

Tags: In the Media, Hair Testing, Autonomous Vehicles, E-commerce

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, November 14, 2016 6:27 AM | » Comments(0)

5 Takeaways from ATA MC&E

A new take-charge chief leads the association during times of uncertainty and fast-changing technology.

Chris Spear addresses ATA MC&E as its president and CEO. Photo: Evan Lockridge

October 13, 2016

The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition wrapped up in Las Vegas last week, so Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has had a little time to reflect on the key themes of the many sessions, announcements and expo booths for her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Economy, Active Safety Systems, Big Data, Truck Platooning, ATA MC&E, Autonomous Vehicles

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Uber, Otto Talk About Plans to Transform Trucking

Photo via Otto blog

September 28, 2016

The term "Uber for trucking" is at risk of becoming a generic term, being used for a variety of new apps aimed at automating the load booking process, but Uber is making big plans to make "Uber for trucking" a reality, according to a new report from Reuters.

Tags: 3PL, Brokers, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:01 AM | » Comments(1)

Autonomous Truck Development Marches On

"We want people who start a trip to finish it."

The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus is Daimler's latest entry into the autonomous commercial vehicle realm.

July 21, 2016

Autonomous Tesla big rigs and a self-driving bus ... and what's the federal government going to do about regulating this fast-changing technology? Learn more in Deborah Lockridge's All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Tesla Motors, Daimler, Autonomous Vehicles

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, July 21, 2016 7:24 AM | » Comments(2)

Connectivity Step by Step

Daimler's latest advance in connectivity and autonomous technologies, Highway Pilot Connect, prepares for autonomous platooning earlier this year in Germany. Photo: Daimler Trucks.

June 10, 2016

There’s a lot of buzz around “connectivity” in commercial vehicles, including how connectivity plays into autonomous driving technologies. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge writes about the steps to get there in her All That's Trucking blog.

Tags: Fleet Forum, MATS, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Autonomous Vehicles

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, June 10, 2016 7:07 AM | » Comments(0)

The Infrastructure of Autonomous Vehicles

Freightliner's Inspiration Truck uses lane markings to keep the truck in the lane.

March 9, 2016

With all the buzz about the future of connected vehicles and driverless cars and trucks, there's an important component that needs to be addressed, and that's the infrastructure these vehicles need to interact with.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:26 AM | » Comments(1)

Rolling Along Toward Autonomous Trucks

A disguised version of the Future Truck 2025 in a demonstration last year on a closed portion of German autobahn. Photo courtesy Daimler Trucks.

August 31, 2015

Several news reports in the past week indicate that progress is being made on the road to autonomous commercial trucks.

Tags: Europe, Global, Daimler Trucks North America, Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, August 31, 2015 10:27 AM | » Comments(0)

President Touts Smart Highways and Vehicles in Infrastructure Push

July 16, 2014

Tuesday, President Obama took a quick trip across the Potomac to visit the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, a facility in McLean, Virginia, that focuses on highway technologies that help make driving safer and smarter.

Tags: Infrastructure, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications, Barack Obama, Highway Funding, Autonomous Vehicles

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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