automation

ELD mandate: Sounding the death knell for the American driver

An op-ed from Overdrive reader owner-operator Devin Combs of Bloomington, Ind.: "This electronic logging device situation is just one more cost that I can't endure and a headache that I don't have time for."

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Senators ask GAO to assess autonomous trucks’ potential to displace workers

In the wake of the FMCSA's Monday listening session on regulating the highly automated driving environment expected in the future, Senators Susan Collins and Jack Reed request GAO study the issue of job displacement -- more commentary from the session explored here.

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Truck platooning developer Peloton adds ELD maker Omnitracs as partner, plans roll out this year

Peloton's technology synchronizes braking and acceleration between pairs of trucks through vehicle-to-vehicle communications and radar-based collision avoidance systems. As part of the Omnitracs partnership, Peloton will help to roll out automated vehicle technology to fleets using Omnitracs, beginning with two-truck platooning.

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If Trump really wants to save U.S. jobs …

"If he (Trump) cares about the working man, he’ll stop this talk about driverless trucks.” --Trucker Jerry Jackson in Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial about autonomous vehicle tech threats.

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Trucking ‘uberization’ and the ‘new 800-pound gorilla that everyone will have to be aware of’

According to Business Insider writer Eugene Kim's sources, that gorilla is Amazon, who plans to develop an app to help match freight to truckers. Big difference between Amazon and numerous tech start-ups in this space: freight volume, of course.

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Forecasters: Trucking’s autonomous revolution is nigh, and it may be prickly

Transportation forecasters and top brass at truck OEs sent a message to the trucking industry in recent weeks: Autonomous trucking is coming, and its revolution will likely have a greater impact on the industry than deregulation of the early 1980s.

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uShip Pro to drive European 3PL’s carrier connections

uShip's "Pro" technology backbone will power "Drive4Schenker," an online freight-matching and -management model launching later this year from a major European 3PL.

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Automate this

"Don't automate me, bro." --Wendy at the end of a run in a new Ford equipped with automated this and that: "the car automatically closed the hatch on me about 12 times before I quit fooling with it at all and started crawling over the backseat..."

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CVSA ad hoc committee hashing out an ‘electronic inspection’ definition

Defining the parameters of a potential new North American Standard Electronic Inspection could pave the way for such inspections to then be considered for credit within the CSA scoring system.

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HubTran to offer small-carrier back-office software online in 2016

The HubTran technology platform for document/invoice processing and resolution, today offered for brokerage and factoring companies, will see a carrier version offered in 2016.

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