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    What’s the Rush? Are we moving too fast on autonomous vehicles?

    April 10, 2018 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Perspective is what prevents us from making lousy decisions and watching our stress levels rise as we try to cope with the fallout from those mistakes and misperceptions. Never before, I would argue, has perspective been as necessary as it is now. In life at large and certainly in this industry of ours.

  • UPDATED: First pedestrian death in collision with self-driving vehicle

    March 19, 2018 2:49PM by Truck News

    TEMPE, Ariz. – A tragic collision overnight has resulted in the first pedestrian death from a self-driving vehicle and has suspended a large live-test of semi-autonomous vehicles with Uber. A car with the ride-sharing service was operating in self-driving mode

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    Paccar trucks take CES stage

    January 9, 2018 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    LAS VEGAS, NV – The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is known for displaying the latest and greatest innovations in technology. This year, that includes several trucks – including autonomous and low-emission offerings from Paccar. Peterbilt’s Model 579 prototype is powered

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    Teamsters, OOIDA look to autonomous truck rules

    October 6, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO — As U.S. legislation to govern autonomous passenger vehicles pushes forward, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and Teamsters Union are both weighing in with thoughts about the path toward rules for autonomous trucks.

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    Daimler testing platooning in U.S.

    September 25, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, GA – Daimler Trucks North America is testing platooning systems on test tracks and select highways, further exploring technologies to enhance fuel economy. Tightly spaced pairs of trucks are now running in controlled trips along Oregon and Nevada highways.

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    IN PRINT — Tailgate Party: Platooning questions involve more than tech

    June 27, 2017 12:00AM by Eric Berard

    Nike wants a runner to complete a marathon in under two hours, but the target will involve more than the company’s swoosh-marked shoes. Other marathoners will take turns running in the controlled race, helping to optimize the aerodynamic conditions that can be leveraged by the record hopeful who will tuck in behind them. It’s not the only sport to leverage the pulling forces of “drafting”. The concept has been used everywhere from cycling’s Tour de France to the ovals of NASCAR. With the help of emerging technology such as adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation systems, trucking could be on the cusp of realizing the same techniques – using automatically set following distances in a process known as platooning.

  • Manitoba panel tackles challenge of new tech

    April 11, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WINNIPEG, MB – Technology is often developed to make a process simpler, more efficient or safer, but staying up to date with the trucking industry’s latest advancements can often leave carriers frustrated. As technology continues to rapidly develop, fleets have to educate themselves on new technological capabilities but also look deeper into what the technology will do for their company.

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    Trucking a key to autonomous vehicles: Spear

    February 28, 2017 12:00AM by Heavy Duty Trucking|Today's Trucking partner

    PHOENIX, AZ — According to president and CEO Chris Spear, the American Trucking Associations has “shaped the interstate highway system” in the 84 years since its inception, something that needs to continue during the Trump administration.

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    Future Shock: Speakers discuss changing workplaces

    November 25, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BRAMPTON, ON – Predicting the future is an inexact science, but several emerging trends offer glimpses of things to come. The Toronto chapter of CITT, which offers training in supply chain logistics, pulled together several industry representatives at its Fast Forward event on Thursday night to share thoughts on challenges they experience and expect.