Trucks


Waymo, the autonomous vehicle unit of Alphabet Inc., is testing a self-driving truck. The company, formerly known as Google’s autonomous car venture, has installed its self-driving technology on a single Class 8 Peterbilt truck. Waymo has begun tests at a private track in California and plans road tests in Arizona […]

Why Waymo is Plunging into Self-Driving Semi-Truck Test



More accidents and higher than anticipated payouts for claims hurt U.S. insurers’ profits from commercial auto policies in 2016, and explain why trucking companies are seeing higher premiums. The financial results for U.S. insurers’ commercial auto insurance policies were the worst they’ve been in 15 years, hitting an underwriting combined […]

High Claims Sink U.S. Commercial Vehicle Insurer Profits



Surface road transportation comes with congestion, construction and hordes of cranky commuters. One potential workaround? Flight. That’s the idea behind SureFly, an octocopter concept capable of carrying two passengers into remote and difficult-to-access areas up to 70 miles away. Better known for its trucks, Workhorse Group Inc. plans to unveil […]

Workhorse Group Plans Reveal of SureFly Personal Octocopter Concept






Trucking company Daseke Inc. is starting what it calls a “ground-breaking” strategy to get its employees invested – literally – in the company. The Addison, Tex., business, which says it’s the largest owner of open-deck flatbed transportation in North America, announced a stock awards plan that would allow the company’s […]

Daseke Combats Trucker Shortage with Stock Plan


Ford Motor Co. fired Chief Executive officer Mark Fields Monday. Fields, a 28-year Ford veteran, had been under pressure because the automaker’s shares had fallen 40 percent since he took over three years ago from Alan Mulally, the previous chief executive. Here’s a rundown of the changes at Ford, which […]

Ford Shake-Up: A Look at Who’s In and Who’s Out



Surface road transportation comes with congestion, construction and hordes of cranky commuters. One potential workaround? Flight. That’s the idea behind SureFly, an octocopter concept capable of carrying two passengers into remote and difficult-to-access areas up to 70 miles away. Better known for its trucks, Workhorse Group Inc. plans to unveil […]

Workhorse Group Plans Reveal of SureFly Personal Octocopter Concept