Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Another autonomous truck startup says trucker kept behind wheel, just not in cab

Another autonomous truck startup says trucker kept behind wheel, just not in cab

The dust had hardly cleared from Otto’s autonomous truck rival Embark landing on the scene last week, to a third startup entering the fray — Starsky Robotics — this time with what the company says is a way to keep the trucker behind the wheel. Just not in the cab.

Similar to ride-sharing apps, Doft launches service to match owner-operators, loads

Similar to ride-sharing apps, Doft launches service to match owner-operators, loads

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. — Doft, a new solution aimed at helping America’s 400,000 or so freelance and owner-operator truckers find work, has officially launched nationwide.

Michelin adds RFID to enable better asset management

Michelin adds RFID to enable better asset management

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin Americas Truck Tires is offering a technological enhancement that allows fleets to more efficiently manage their maintenance and assets, the company said March 2.

Volvo Trucks increases uptime and efficiency with remote programming

Volvo Trucks increases uptime and efficiency with remote programming

Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its connected vehicle services with new Remote Programming to increase truck uptime, reduce downtime costs, and improve vehicle efficiency, all through powertrain software and parameter updates.

Trucking Alliance: favors driver-assisted rather than fully autonomous technology

Trucking Alliance: favors driver-assisted rather than fully autonomous technology

The Alliance for Driver Safety and Security (Trucking Alliance) today released a statement supporting the development of “driver assisted” technologies which don’t dispense with the truck driver altogether but which “achieve safety performance levels that rival commercial airlines.”

TMW introduces FleetCheck, new management solution for smaller carriers

TMW introduces FleetCheck, new management solution for smaller carriers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — TMW FleetCheck — a new maintenance management solution designed to enable smaller trucking fleets to increase efficiency, improve cost control and maintain DOT compliance — was introduced here today at the TMC Transportation Technology Exhibition.

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