Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:
- Lower diesel prices are helping trucking companies and their customers alike, reports KWQC 6.
- A trucking company gets the green light to relocate to a former department store site, notes the Bucks County Courier Times.
- A Good Samaritan steps in to help recover packages that fell off a FedEx delivery truck, according to Autoblog.
- An effort to boost commercial vehicle fees in Michigan is not getting a happy response from truck drivers, notes WZZM 13.
- Ken Orski pens a story for The Heartland Institute calling for changes in the way the U.S. pays for transportation infrastructure.
- Researchers are finding out that software can be “tricked” into seeing images that aren’t there, according to the MIT Technology Review – perhaps posing another challenge to driverless truck technology.
- Falling oil prices may good for U.S. motorists and truckers, but they’re creating negative geopolitical effects for groups such as the Kurds in northern Iraq, notes National Geographic.