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Vehicles

The Liability of Location Tracking in Field Service

November 7, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

In Ridley Scott’s Alien, there’s a scene in which Tom Skerrit’s character, Dallas, attempts to hunt down the titular creature as it slinks through their spaceship’s duct system (Why would a spaceship have a huge duct system? I don’t know). […]


Travel and Public transit

Could Telecommuting Reinvigorate the American Dream?

October 21, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

George Jetson had a flying car. Yet he still commuted to work. Even though the Jetsons lived in a world where everyone teleconferenced, and even saw the doctor via telemedicine, it still didn’t occur to the Jetsons’ creators that people […]


Infrastructure

Surface Transportation Board to Examine CSX Service Woes

August 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The Surface Transportation Board will hold a special session to listen to CSX Corp. and railroad shippers discuss service disruptions since May that have ratcheted up the animosity between the sides in a public war of words. Hunter Harrison, CEO […]


Impact & Regulations

Analysts Predict Spot Rates Could Soar Once ELD Mandate Goes Into Effect

August 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

When the electronic logging device mandate finally takes effect in December, freight hauling capacity will tighten and spot market rates are likely to rise, according to trucking industry analysts. The mandate could result in a 7% loss of capacity in […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Advisory group on self-driving cars stalls under Trump

August 25, 2017

Via: The Hill transportation

The government’s council on self-driving cars, which was working to speed up efforts to bring autonomous vehicles to the road, has stalled under the Trump administration. The Federal Committee on Automation held its first meeting on Jan. 16, with representatives […]


Vehicles

As Cashless Toll Roads Proliferate, So Do Rental Car Fees

August 25, 2017

Via: The Huffington Post

Traffic tends to pile up quickly on Interstate 95 as cars push south toward Washington, D.C. Electronic signs post the time it will take to reach the highway that encircles the nation’s capital and often the minutes quickly multiply. Along […]


Impact & Regulations

Congress turns to DOT’s 2018 budget

July 10, 2017

Via: Politico

IT BEGINS WITH A THUD: Something other than jostling over the FAA bill will be happening today, MT readers. House appropriators will mark up their fiscal 2018 spending bill for DOT Tuesday night, which means the legislation should be released tonight […]


Vehicles

New Flyer to supply 14 60-foot articulated buses to Brampton Transit

July 7, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Brampton Transit awarded New Flyer a contract for 14 (or 28 equivalent units) Xcelsior® clean diesel powered, 60-foot articulated heavy-duty buses. “We are proud to support the expansion of Züm infrastructure in the city of Brampton,” stated Paul Smith, New […]


Travel and Public transit

San Antonio’s VIA launches trip-planning, mobile ticketing app

July 3, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit launched its new goMobile app, which will change the public transit experience in the region by putting convenient planning and purchasing power in the palms of passengers’ hands. The new mobile ticketing and trip-planning app, […]


Impact & Regulations

Truck Tonnage Rises in May

June 20, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Truck tonnage rose 4.8% year-over-year in May, according to the monthly American Trucking Associations Tonnage Index, the largest gain since November 2016, echoing sentiments from analysts and trucking executives that the fright market has tightened in recent weeks as people […]