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DOT Supports Automation
The U.S. Department of Transportation last week issued guidelines for testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles. Top administration officials said they want to promote development of self-driving technology to reduce crashes on the nation’s roadways.

Vos Repeats as Champion, Leads FedEx at SuperTech 
RALEIGH, N.C. — FedEx Freight technician Eric Vos earned the title of Grand Champion of TMC SuperTech for the second consecutive year in the competition, which was swept by FedEx Freight.

August Truck Tonnage Rises 5.9%; ATA Cites US Freight Volatility 
U.S. truck tonnage jumped 5.9% in August, an increase attributed to volatility rather than clear economic growth and the largest year-over-year gain for the American Trucking Associations index since May.





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TMW, PeopleNet Combine Capabilities to Build Unified ‘Journey Management Application’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — TMW Systems and PeopleNet unveiled their latest steps to unite their capabilities and build a more comprehensive, integrated technology platform for the transportation industry.

Otto Co-Founder Anthony Levandowski Joins Autonomous Panel at ATA Conference
Anthony Levandowski, the co-founder of Otto, has been confirmed as a panelist at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition  next week in Las Vegas.

West Coast Labor, Management to Discuss Contract Extension
The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, whose protracted labor dispute disrupted trucking and port operations early in 2015, have targeted Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 for talks to address a potential contract extension.


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