Monthly Archives: September 2017

Up until recently, truckers would spend time logging hours with pen and paper. As of December 2017, electronic logging devices (ELDs) will be mandatory in all trucks. However, the potential disparity created by ELDs could negatively impact the trucking industry...
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Navistar, a maker of trucks in the United States, threw its weight behind legislation to speed up timelines to get self-driving trucks on the road. Toward the beginning of September, a bill was approved, without opposition, to expedite the use...
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We are not yet done with 2017, and the trucking industry has already seen a lot. ELDs are going to be mandatory in December. Mobile apps are opening up more opportunities for independent truckers. Talks are still underway to roll...
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Electric trucks have always been on the periphery of innovation in the freight industry. While Google and Uber try to rush to the finish line in the attempt to roll out self-driving vehicles, Tesla trucks are focused on alternative energy...
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Over-the-air, or OTA technology, may be the next big leap in fine-tuning trucks, whether they are parked or on the road, without having to take the vehicle into a specialist. OTA technology is being developed by big players in the...
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No one will argue the tragedy and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Everyone is still assessing the lives lost, houses and businesses that were swept away, and the environmental damage from chemical spills and refineries. The trucking industry, as a...
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Earlier this month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration decided to withdraw a proposed rule to test truck drivers for obstructive sleep apnea. The condition, if left undiagnosed or untreated, can cause sudden bouts of sleep, even when on the...
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