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Commentary: Are We Moving Too Fast on Autonomous Vehicles?

We can’t afford to be afraid of change, especially not these days when anything seems possible – but we also can’t afford to be cavalier about the path we take in finding new and better ways to do things. Commentary by Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

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Arizona Halts Uber's Autonomous Testing

Arizona's Gov. Doug Ducey called the crash "an unquestionable failure" and suspended Uber's ability to test self-driving cars on public roads throughout the state.

Uber Freight Offers Discounts on Trucks, Fuel

“Book a load, reap the benefits.” That’s what Uber Freight is promising drivers, owner-operators and small fleets who use the Uber Freight app, with discounts on everything from a new or used International truck to fuel and tires through its new Uber Freight Plus program.

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Uber has shelved its self-driving vehicle program after one of its test vehicles struck and killed a female pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. The accident marks the first known death of a pedestrian hit by an autonomous vehicle on public roads.

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.

Uber, Waymo Settle Autonomous Vehicle Technology Lawsuit

Uber and Waymo have agreed to terms on a settlement in a lawsuit over alleged stolen autonomous vehicle technology that will give Waymo a stake in Uber and absolve the company of wrongdoing.

Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an aging driver workforce, said Uber in a recent company blog post.

Most Important News Posts of 2017

In 2017, the trucking industry saw several major news stories play out on a near daily basis. The looming ELD Mandate, new regulations, and Silicon Valley’s push into the trucking industry captured the attention of our readers in a big way this year.

Time to Face The Future Head-On

Tech gurus are flocking to trucking with new ideas and new technology. The time to prepare for the changes that are coming is now, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

How Disruptive Will Uber Freight be for Trucking?

Uber Freight, an app matching owner-operators and small fleets with loads to haul, launched with much fanfare recently. Yet the use of computer technology to match up freight with trucks that can haul it is hardly new. Three other freight-matching companies share their views on the market.