William B. Cassidy

Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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The US Department of Transportation laid down guidelines this week for manufacturers of automated vehicles that provide a clearer path forward for autonomous trucks.

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TNT's European road network, and its ability to handle profitable palletized freight, will be important to FedEx as it integrates global express operations.
FedEx raised revenue, profit in its first quarter as owner of TNT Express, despite integration costs following acquisition.
Seasonal adjustments may account, in part, for an unusually strong gain in truck tonnage in "difficult-to-read" August.
EZE Truck Holdings, which has grown through mergers and acquisitions since 2009, is combining with Farran International.
Truckload linehaul costs and intermodal pricing both drop year-over-year, leading Avondale Partners to lower its truckload rate forecast.
Pokémon Go, pictured, may have introduced the world to augmented reality, or the imposition of digital renderings and information upon live video images, but the wider adoption of the technology by industry is where it will have the biggest impact.
"Augmented reality" technology that blends the actual and the virtual is finding real-world uses beyond gaming, and the supply chain could benefit.
Truck drivers and warehouse workers at two XPO facilities are the latest to call for a union representation vote in a Teamster campaign that includes ports, warehouses, and truck terminals.
It is still up for debate what impact the widespread use of electronic logging devices by US truckers will have on capacity.
A Transplace survey of 2,000 carriers shows smaller fleets lagging their larger counterparts when it comes to adopting electronic logging, though about half the companies queried already had ELDs in...
Automation on the highways and in warehouses will radically change how products are produced, moved, and stored over the next decade, CBRE says.
Of the large publicly owned less-than-truckload carriers, only Old Dominion Freight Line and FedEx Freight had more shipments in the second quarter than a year ago.
Many of the largest less-than-truckload carriers are seeking increases in non-contract rates despite the weak freight market.