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Uber sees its self-driving trucks taking over many of the long-haul cross country routes while traditionally driven trucks transfer the goods in regional settings. Photo: Uber ATG

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Uber Highlights Self-Driving Truck Hauling Goods Cross Country

Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group released a video showcasing how its Autonomous Truck technologies can be used to haul goods across the country.

Fear of the unknown discourages investment in new trucking technologies, such as electric trucks, said UPS' Carlton Rose. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and engineering, at the kickoff breakfast for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

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Trump Tariffs Would Raise Vehicle Prices

Associations representing manufacturers of vehicles and parts have spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to place a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports.

SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin (left) and Kenworth Sales Company President Kyle Treadway celebrate the donation. (Photo courtesy of Kenworth)

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Kenworth Donates $400K to Community College

Kenworth announced a $400,000 donation to Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center to invest in the students who will soon be training within the Westpointe diesel technician program.

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Spot Market Van, Reefer Rates Cool as Flatbeds Rise Again

National average spot van and refrigerated truckload rates fell during the week ending Feb. 17 but remain well ahead of last year’s levels, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

A customer of MAN Truck & Bus will be testing platooned trucks in revenue runs this year on the A9 highway that runs between Munich and Nuremberg in Germany. Photo: MAN Truck & Bus

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Real-World Truck Platooning Test with Real Truck Drivers

Aiming to see if trucks digitally connected on the highway as platoons are ready to roll in the real world, German OEM MAN Truck & Bus has placed a number of units with a customer for months of evaluation in revenue service.

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Omnitracs to Host Women in Trucking Virtual Roundtable

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, experts from across the transportation industry will come together for a virtual roundtable to address the most significant issues impacting women in the trucking industry.

Last year's Highway Hero winner, driver David Webb of Billings, Mont., recieving his award at MATS. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Goodyear Highlights Deeds of Highway Hero Finalists

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Award, recognizing truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

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Witchita Inland Truck Absorbs Fleet Maintenance Employees

Inland Truck Parts & Service of Wichita, Kan., recently stepped in to offer help when nearby Wichita-based Fleet Maintenance, Inc. was destroyed in a fire.

Trucking and highway stakeholder groups are less than thrilled with devils in the details of the gargantuan Trump infrastructure plan. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

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Trucking, Highway Groups Pan Trump Infrastructure Plan

Reaction by trucking and highway interest lobbies to the full reveal of President Trump’s gargantuan infrastructure plan essentially mirror views the groups expressed last month, when some of its contents were leaked and when the plan’s funding goal was ratcheted up in the State of the Union address.

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