In this week’s edition of The Week in Trucking, the trucking industry gets an audience with President Donald Trump, drivers may not be needed in California, are robots are set to take over warehousing and FMCSA pulls a controversial safety-focused rule.
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Meeting Mr. President
The American Trucking Associations, trucking companies and Road Team Captains visited with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss health care and the trucking industry. (Commercial Carrier Journal)
VW takes to the cloud for connectivity
Volkswagen Truck and Bus, which has a stake in U.S.-based Navistar, is rolling out a cloud-based platform that will allow vehicle owners to connect with their trucks. The service will also be open to customers and others, creating potential for more shipment visibility. (Wall Street Journal)
Drivers need not apply
California regulators have changed the rules on autonomous vehicles. Under the new rules, autonomous vehicles need not have a driver inside the vehicle, nor a steering wheel. (Transport Topics)