Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Freight’s Push to Streamline Trucking Hinges on Fixed Rates, Speedy Execution

Uber Freight's Bill Driegert Driegert by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Uber Freight’s push to automate trucking transactions hinges on a fixed pricing model designed to eliminate bidding and phone calls and enable on-demand truck capacity for shippers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Trucks Backs StoreDot Fast-Charging Battery Startup


Daimler AG’s truck division is investing in Israeli battery-technology startup StoreDot Ltd., tapping into a supplier that seeks to enable electric vehicles to recharge as quickly as combustion-powered models can refuel.

Gwen Ackerman and Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

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

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

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

ELDs, ‘Internet of Trucks’ Featured at NACV

ELD discussion featured at Atlanta conference Teletrac Inc.

Federal regulators and experts continue to update carriers and drivers on requisite steps moving forward prior to the mandate for electronic logging devices.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
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, Technology

Fleet Complete Adds BlackBerry's Tracking Device to Platform

Trailer with Blackberry unit BlackBerry

BlackBerry and Fleet Complete have agreed to a reselling partnership that will make the BlackBerry Radar trailer and container tracking device available to users of Fleet Complete’s asset management platform.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

FedEx Freight’s Mark McLean Wins Third SuperTech Crown

TMC SuperTech champion Mark McLean (third from left) TMCSuperTech champion Mark McLean (third from left) via American Trucking Associations

ORLANDO, Fla. — FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean captured his third Grand Champion title Sept. 19 at American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council National Technicians Skills Competitions, most in the 13-year history of the event.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Volvo’s Top Tech Official Says Engineers Face Uncertain Technology Landscape

Volvo's Lars Stenqvist Lars Stenqvist, Volvo Group's chief technology officer. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Truck engineers are in the midst of a technological revolution, but are challenged to move away from established technologies and venture into the unknown, according to Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer Lars Stenqvist.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Omnitracs Acquires Assets of Shaw Tracking

Omnitracs has acquired the assets of Shaw Tracking, its longtime distribution partner in Canada, company officials announced Sept. 19.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Coca-Cola Consolidated Deploys Lytx DriveCam

Lytx DriveCam Lytx Inc.

Coca-Cola Consolidated, the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States, is deploying the DriveCam video safety program from Lytx Inc. after testing the system in part of its fleet.

September 19, 2017