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Autonomous technologies now drive significant change in trucking and freight transportation. Transport Topics autonomous coverage provides a comprehensive look at that change. It provides the latest details on deployment concepts such as advanced driver-assist systems, transfer hubs, teleoperations, platooning and off-road automation and latest analysis of the companies who are manufacturing, adopting and investing in these technologies. Readers can follow the impact such deployment has on everything from policy and infrastructure initiatives to highway congestion, fuel consumption, fleet management, driver management and business investment.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Triples Electric Truck Dealer Network Since Last Year

ANAHEIM, Calif. — As Volvo Trucks continues to roll out battery-electric heavy-duty trucks to fleet customers across North America, the truck maker also is building its support network.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 5, 2023

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Expands Efforts in Phoenix, San Francisco

Self-driving car pioneer Waymo announced May 4 that its robotaxis will be able to carry passengers through most of the Phoenix area for the first time.

Michael Liedtke | Associated Press
May 4, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla’s Swelling Inventory Suggests Continued Price Cuts

In the two weeks since Tesla alarmed investors by revealing how much of a toll discounts were taking on its profit margins, Elon Musk has bumped prices back up across the lineup.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Kodiak Installs Autonomous Driving System on Electric Truck

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Autonomous truck developer Kodiak Robotics unveiled a battery-electric Class 8 truck equipped with its self-driving technology at the 2023 ACT Expo.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Aurora CEO Chris Urmson on the Future of Self-Driving Trucks

The prospect of a driverless semi is scary to many, but not to Aurora Innovation CEO Chris Urmson, who helped to build Google’s autonomous vehicle unit.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
May 1, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Warehouse Operators Look for ROI, Advantages in Automation

A tight labor market along with advances in warehouse robotics are the top reasons operators are beginning to make larger investments in automation.

Dan Calabrese | Special to Transport Topics
April 27, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

This special "Inside The List" episode features the Transport Topics 2023 Top 100 largest logistics companies.   

April 27, 2023
Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Carmakers Win Use of Airwaves for Advanced Safety System

FCC regulators cleared automakers to use systems that let vehicles communicate wirelessly, offering a path forward for life-saving technology after years of disputes over airwaves.

April 25, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

How 3PLs Are Building More Collaborative Supply Chains

Third-party logistics providers have been adjusting to normalizing market conditions as supply chain disruptions, inventory shortages and surging demand have receded.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 21, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Q1 Sales Climb, but Profit Falls on Price Cuts

DETROIT — Tesla shares fell sharply April 20 as the company felt the sting of numerous price cuts it made across its model lineup this year in hopes of energizing sales.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 20, 2023