Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Boston’s Self-Driving Vehicle Startups Fed Up With Regulations

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Top automakers and tech companies are warning state officials the current regulations for testing self-driving cars may be too burdensome and could make it too hard or even impossible to test in Massachusetts, a move experts say would delay the economic and safety benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Focusing on 'Simple Things' Best Defense Against Cyberattacks

McLeod Cybersecurity panel Hoeflinger (left), Turner and Michael Anaya (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Defending against cyberattacks is often a matter of returning to the basics, according to Justin Turner, director of the counterthreat unit special operations team at SecureWorks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety, TCA

How Best to Insure a Large Truck? It’s Complicated

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Several years after becoming an insurance agent, David Imschweiler decided on a career change, so he got his commercial driver’s license and became a truck driver.

September 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Fleet of Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh Back On Road After Crash


Uber grounded its fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh for a few hours the morning of Sept. 18 as the company investigated a crash involving one of its vehicles.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELD Education Must Apply to All Employees, Industry Reps Say

HOS panel at McLeod conference Industry leaders Harris (left), Quinn (center) and Davis at McLeod. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Preparation for the electronic logging device mandate requires educating people at all levels of a trucking company, according to industry leaders who have adopted the systems over the past few years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Love’s Reaches Agreement to Buy Speedco

Love's tanker John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores reached an agreement to purchase Speedco, a national network of service locations that provides quick lube and inspection services to the trucking industry and is a unit of Bridgestone Americas Inc.

Transport Topics
September 18, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truckers Benefit From Weather Forecasting Technology

Truck in snow TT File Photo

Increasingly sophisticated weather forecasting applications are helping fleets and drivers navigate around adverse weather conditions that could pose safety risks or delay the movement of freight.

Jim Romeo | Special to Transport Topics
September 18, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

McLeod Urges Fleets to Practice Visibility, Caution as ELD Mandate Looms

Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — The inspections that will accompany electronic logging device mandate enforcement will require heightened visibility and vigilance among carriers, according to Tom McLeod, chief executive officer of McLeod Software.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 18: Truck Platooning

Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

Federal transportation agencies hosted a truck platooning demonstration on Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia last week to showcase the advancements of autonomous technology ready for commercial use next year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics

Analysis: An Infrastructure Deal Should Be Easy, But Isn’t

Ocala, Fla, - June 11, 2017: A sinkhole opens in a parking area and swallows a car that teeters on the edge. Michael Warren/Getty Images

Although Trump made big promises during the campaign and in his first days in the White House, the administration’s initial plan is for a meager $200 billion spread out over a decade and is reliant on private partnerships.

Albert R. Hunt | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2017