HDT Top News
Week of February 27, 2017
Top 5 News
1. Navistar Rising: A26 Engine Signals New Chapter
International's all-new A26 diesel engine is the product of a radically new engineering philosophy designed to return the company to its position as a technology leader in the trucking industry, says the company.
2. Daimler Taps Daum to Head Global Truck & Bus Business
Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, has been named to head the Daimler’s global trucks and bus operations.
3. Startup Firm Unveils Prototype Autonomous Truck
Yet another startup tech firm has rolled into the autonomous truck arena. San Mateo, Calif.-based Embark publicly revealed its prototype self-driving truck on Feb. 24.
4. Google Parent Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology
Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.
5. HDT Announces 2017 Top 20 Products
Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced its 2017 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant and useful new product announcements from the previous year.
Top 5 Articles
1. How E-Commerce is Changing Trucking
In the second part of our Trucking in the 21st Century series, we examine the rise of e-commerce and how it is changing the trucking industry.
2. It's All About the Customers: Dealer of the Year Nominees Speak Out
Economic conditions, used trucks, spec’ing trends and the Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 regulations are shaping business for truck dealers.
3. Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know
Securing loads is a matter of safety and good business. If a piece of cargo is damaged because it shifts or falls off a trailer, the carrier and driver won’t be paid because the load didn’t get delivered, and someone could get hurt or killed.
4. Truck Fleet Targets Niche Filming Market
New York City-based Angel Aerial rents its diverse fleet of trucks and equipment to the film and TV industries — and has used its fleet to help the city in times of need, including after the 9/11 attacks.
5. A New Frontier in Driver Health
Very soon, integrated and automated vehicle systems will work together to keep drivers alert and healthy. But that technology will come at a cost.
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