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  • United Road Unveils Load-Matching Application September 20, 2019
    Vehicle-hauler United Road Services Inc. launched an app designed to help its third-party carriers find and book vehicle loads 24 hours a day, the Romulus, Mich., company announced Sept. 19.
  • American West Acquires Sun Delivery in Furniture-Hauling Consolidation September 20, 2019
    American West Worldwide Express Inc. announced Sept. 18 it will acquire Sun Delivery. The deal will close Oct. 1, but terms were not disclosed.
  • Walgreens, Google Affiliate Wing to Launch Drone Delivery Test September 20, 2019
    Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered.
    Tom Murphy
  • Ritchie Bros. Offers PriorityBid September 20, 2019
    Auctioneer Ritchie Bros. announced PriorityBid, a feature that enables buyers to make proxy bids online for items in its live auctions up to a week before the sale.
  • Amazon Expands Two-Hour Whole Foods Delivery September 20, 2019
    Ever since bought Whole Foods in 2017 for $13.7 billion, shoppers and investors have wondered how the e-commerce giant would integrate the upscale grocer into its sprawling online operation. Now, after two years of tinkering, Amazon is betting big on quick delivery from Whole Foods.
    Spencer Soper
  • California Sues US to Regain Power Over Auto Emissions September 20, 2019
    California is asking a federal court to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping the state of its power to set limits on auto emissions of greenhouse gases that are stricter than those of the national government.
    Bloomberg News
  • Daimler Trucks Announces Battery Cell Supplier September 20, 2019
    Daimler Trucks announced an agreement with battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. to supply lithium-ion battery cell modules for its electric trucks, including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2.
  • AI-Powered Analytics:Company Reports Can Now Write Themselves September 20, 2019
    Truckers looking to autogenerate written reports from their databases now have a raft of choices available, thanks to the emergence of artificial intelligence-enabled ­writing software. Essentially, these AI-generated writing solutions can drill down into company databases and autoproduce easy-to-understand, written reports.
    Joe Dysart
  • Why Truck Makers Are Skipping Level 3 September 20, 2019
    What do the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 and a seminal 2012 study by Google on how people interact with self-driving cars have in common?
    B. Cameron Gain
  • Amazon Heeds Calls for Environmental Action September 20, 2019 contributed more greenhouse gas emissions last year than some big competitors in retail, logistics and technology, but less than rival Walmart Inc. and the world’s biggest energy companies, highlighting the growing scale and diverse businesses of the conglomerate.
    Matt Day and Eric Roston
  • Self-Driving Trucks: A Reality Check September 20, 2019
    No discussion of the future of the trucking industry is complete without considering the advance of automated driving technology, and how it might support the movement of freight in the years and decades ahead.
    Seth Clevenger
  • Oil in London Set for Biggest Weekly Gain in Eight Months September 20, 2019
    Oil in London was on track for its biggest weekly increase since January as traders waited to see whether Saudi Arabia can fulfill promises to swiftly repair critical facilities attacked last weekend.
    Grant Smith
  • Imelda Rainfall Totals Almost 4 Feet in Houston September 20, 2019
    Imelda’s rains largely have left Houston, but the city and the surrounding region are reeling from the fallout. Much of the area remains flooded, with homes and businesses damaged, hundreds of abandoned cars left on highways, water systems compromised and at least two people dead.
    Brian K. Sullivan and Catherine Ngai
  • Automated Trucking Levels Up September 20, 2019
    After several years of fanfare and debate over when and how self-driving commercial vehicles would reach the market, early forms of this technology are beginning to become an option in new trucks.
    B. Cameron Gain
  • Senate Committee to Vote on Labor Nominee Eugene Scalia Sept. 24 September 20, 2019
    A Senate panel on Sept. 24 will consider the nomination of Eugene Scalia to become Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration.
    Eugene Mulero
  • Pronto Aims for 'Crash-Proof Trucks' September 20, 2019
    CENTREVILLE, Va. —While some self-driving truck developers are focused on building a future when heavy-duty vehicles will operate autonomously on the highway, another startup has already begun to commercialize an automated driving system that it believes is market-ready today.
    Seth Clevenger
  • Intermodal Works to Attract E-Commerce Shipments September 20, 2019
    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Speed and visibility are two of the most important factors that can help those within the supply chain capture e-commerce market share, and intermodal is finding ways to be more competitive in the space, according to speakers at IANA Intermodal Expo 2019 here.
    Mindy Long
  • Tech Startups Cite Progress on Path to Self-Driving Trucks September 20, 2019
    Over the past year, startups working to commercialize highly auto­mated heavy-duty trucks competed for more capital and engineers, and each pushed deeper into systems development.
    Roger Gilroy
  • UPS Announces New Uniforms for Drivers September 20, 2019
    For nearly 100 years drivers at UPS Inc. have been known around the world by their brown uniforms. Now comes a newly designed uniform, and, yes, the iconic brown remains.
    Dan Ronan
  • Experts Discuss Challenges and Opportunities of Drone Delivery September 19, 2019
    Drones can offer an appealing alternative to traditional cargo delivery methods, according to Daniel Friedenzohn, associate dean of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
    Eleanor Lamb
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