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Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 23: Industry and Government at Work

ATA President Chris Spear Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The collaboration between the trucking industry and federal regulators is bound to strengthen once the tenure of Ray Martinez at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration kicks off.

Eugene Mulero | 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, Technology, TCA

U.S. Xpress Sees Good Times Ahead

John Sommers II for TT

U.S. Xpress reached a deal to spend more than $200 million to buy 1,400 International LT semi-tractor sleeper trucks and 265 day cabs from Navistar International Corp.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free-Press
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

‘Time to Move Forward’ on ELD Mandate, ATA's Spear Says

ATA President Chris Spear at MCE ATA President Chris Spear during his state of the industry address. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. ­— With the electronic logging device mandate fast approaching, the leader of American Trucking Associations emphasized that a delay will not occur, cementing the industry’s long-held view on the rule during his annual state of the industry address.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
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

MCE Panel Lays Out Trucking’s Triumphs, Challenges

MCE panel discussion on driver shortage, NAFTA, storm response The session panelists speak at MCE 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — The North American Free Trade Agreement needs updating, but the process appears frozen in adversarial positions, even as truckload freight has grown 4% over the past five month, panelists here said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
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

truck driver Shutterstock

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, Autonomous

Autonomy Could Transform Trucking’s Future, Former GM Exec Says

Technology expert Larry Burns Burns by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Autonomous trucks could give rise to a future in which 90% of crashes are eliminated and transportation becomes dramatically more productive and cost effective, technology expert Larry Burns told industry executives here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2017

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