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Wyoming Road Sign Auction Yields $33,000 for Highway Repair

Wyoming highway sign Wyoming Department of Transportation

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is placing the $33,005 it made from auctioning decommissioned road signs into its highway repair fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Drones That Would Augment Truck Delivery Get Test Run in Las Vegas

Workhorse

Drones could be routinely dropping packages out of the air as early as this December, just in time for the busy holiday season, if one company that demonstrated its technology recently in Las Vegas has its way

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
October 23, 2017
Business, Equipment, TCA

A Good Time for Mack: Orders Surge 73% in Third Quarter

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Mack Trucks is hauling a heavy payload of orders, following a robust third quarter in which the manufacturer that assembles its vehicles in the Lehigh Valley received a flurry of interest from customers.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Volkswagen and Daimler Inspected by EU as Cartel Probe Widens

Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG were inspected by European Union antitrust investigators as the EU stepped up a probe into allegations the German car industry colluded on technology for decades.

Aoife White Elisabeth Behrmann and Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Human-Machine Interaction, Computing Power Key to Development of Autonomous Trucks

Peterbilt Motors Co. Darryl Oster Oster by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — To pave the way for autonomous trucks, technology developers will need to refine the interaction between the human and the machine, and add more advanced sensors and greater computing power to the vehicle, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Announces Price Increases, New Services

Navistar's Michael Cancelliere Cancelliere, Truck and Parts president, speaks at Navistar's press conference. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Navistar International Corp. announced price increases of up to 2% for its model-year 2019 vehicles, citing rising commodity prices. The price increases may affect all product lines and classes of trucks and don’t single out Class 8 trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Driver Shortage Returns to Top of ATRI’s Survey of Critical Industry Issues

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The driver shortage has regained its status as the trucking industry’s most pressing concern for the first time since 2006, American Transportation Research Institute reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Lytx Upgrades Rair to Meet ELD Mandate

Liz Eller of Lytx Liz Eller of Lytx by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Lytx has upgraded its Rair Compliance Services program so clients can better meet the looming electronic logging device mandate, the video-based safety services vendor announced Oct. 22 at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Transport Topics
October 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

FlowBelow Aero Announces Trailer AeroSlider Product, Aftermarket Options for Truck Dealers

FlowBelow CEO Josh Butler Butler by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — FlowBelow Aero Inc. announced its new Trailer AeroSlider system is now in production and available for fleet and dealer orders, noting the product is the first of its kind that is mounted directly to the sliding trailer suspension.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Industry Prepares for Transition to ELDs

Ward, Mooney and DeLorenzo Left to right: Ward, Mooney and DeLorenzo by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The long-awaited federal mandate of electronic logging devices is now less than two months away, but much work remains to bring the industry into compliance with the regulation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 21, 2017

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