Technology

Snapchat Sued For Speed Filter

Snapchat “Speed Filter” Blamed For Teen’s 107 MPH Crash

A popular social media app called Snapchat is being blamed in a lawsuit for tempting a teen to drive well… Read more »


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Wired Says Trucking Is About To Become Even Less Fun

Wired: Truck Driving Is About To Become Even Less Fun

A new article in Wired magazine explores how self-driving trucks probably won’t put truckers out of a job — but… Read more »


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LifeSaver App

Truck Driver App: LifeSaver

We all know that distracted driving is dangerous, but even the best of us can sometimes succumb to the temptation… Read more »


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DrayQ Truck Driver App

Truck Driver App: DrayQ

A new app called DrayQ hopes to help truck drivers navigate the Port of Oakland’s long lines more efficiently. DrayQ… Read more »


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Convoy Trucking App

Trucking Start Up “Convoy” Seeks To Cut Out Middle Men

A new trucking start up called “Convoy” is trying to shake up the trucking industry by eliminating the need for… Read more »


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Lockheed Martin Long Haul Blimp

Lockheed Martin Introduces Long Haul Blimp To Compete With Trucks

Lockheed Martin has recently unveiled a prototype airship or “long haul blimp” designed to haul heavy cargo cross country that… Read more »


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SuperTruck II

DOE Announces $80 Million SuperTruck II Efficiency Project

The Department of Energy announced SuperTruck II on Tuesday, an $80 million dollar project designed to significantly increase truck efficiency…. Read more »


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Google Car Crashes Into Bus

Google’s Self-Driving Car Crashes Into Bus

Google admits “some responsibility” after one of their self-driving cars crashed into a public bus in Mountain View, California, earlier… Read more »


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Google Patents Driverless Delivery Truck

Google Wins Patent For Self Driving Delivery Truck

A new patent awarded to Google for an “autonomous delivery platform” hints that the company is interested in using driverless… Read more »


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Peterbilt Plane Mashup

NASA Creates Peterbilt-Plane Mashup

This video lets you get a closer look at a new project by NASA. This Peterbilt is equipped with a… Read more »


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Mack Approves Renewable Diesel

Mack Says Renewable Diesel Is Fine For All Engines

Following extensive testing, Mack Trucks announced that renewable diesel is approved for use in all of their engines. According to… Read more »


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Driverless Cars Get In Twice As Many Crashes

Driverless Vehicles Get Into Twice As Many Crashes Because They Always Obey The Law

A disturbing new study found that driverless vehicles are twice as likely as human-manned vehicles to get into a crash…. Read more »


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California Bans Driverless Vehicles

California Bans Driverless Vehicles, Angers Google

California lawmakers released a set of preliminary rules that ban driverless vehicles on their roads yesterday. The new rules require… Read more »


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21 Million On Alcohol Detection Technology

Highway Bill Includes $21 Million To Support Mandatory Alcohol Sensing Technology

Included in the recently passed highway bill was a $21 million dollar provision to hasten the development of new alcohol… Read more »


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Amazon Buys Trailers

Amazon Buys Thousands Of Branded Truck Trailers

Amazon announced today that it has purchased “thousands” of branded trailers to help speed up package delivery for customers. The… Read more »


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I-95 Truck Parking System

Truck ‘N Park To Deliver Real Time Truck Parking Info

Truck drivers seeking parking along the I-95 corridor may have an easier time with help from a new website — Truck’N… Read more »


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Kentucky

E-ZPass Comes To Kentucky

Kentucky recently announced that it will join 15 other states as part of the E-ZPass Group. Authorities say the E-ZPass… Read more »


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Spider Truck

VIDEO: Spider-Inspired Eight Armed Truck

Take a look at this spider-inspired concept truck with four “legs” (outriggers designed to boost stability) and four “arms” (articulated… Read more »


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Wabash Truck Bodies

Wabash To Offer New Dry And Reefer Truck Bodies

Wabash National Corporation announced this week that it will unveil its first line of dry and refrigerated truck bodies for Class… Read more »


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Road Rage Fighting Car Seat

Is The “Active Wellness Seat” The Cure For Four-Wheeler Road Rage?

A new device called the “Active Wellness Seat” monitors drivers for stress and promises to help combat road rage. The… Read more »


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Ohio ATM Truck Stop Scam

Scam Alert: Credit Card Skimmers Found At Two Ohio Truck Stops

Police announced that they found credit card skimmers on the ATMs at two truck stops between Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio… Read more »


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Winter Gear Reccomendations

Truck Driver App: OOIDA Chain Law

With the winter season quickly approaching, it’s best to be prepared. Make sure you pack extra food, emergency supplies and chains, and download OOIDA’s Winter Chain Laws app!


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Active Trucker App

Truck Driver App: Active Trucker Phase 1 & Phase 2

If you’re looking for help getting into shape, the new Active Trucker app may be the answer. The Fitness Guru… Read more »


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Automatic Brake Law

Bill To Require Auto-Braking Systems On All New Trucks

A Georgia congressman has proposed a bill that would require all new trucks to come with automatic braking systems. The… Read more »


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WorkHound

Truck Driver App: WorkHound

Two Arkansas men have created an app that they hope will help companies stop truck driver turnover — WorkHound. Max… Read more »


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ATM Skimmer

Scam Alert: ATM Skimmer Found At Truck Stop

Police say that an ATM skimmer was discovered at a truck stop on Route 11 near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Local authorities received… Read more »


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Drivewyze

9 States Including Mississippi To Expand Drivewyze Bypass System Services

In the next few weeks, truck drivers in 9 states will be able to enjoy expanded use of the Drivewyze… Read more »


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Volvo Recall

Nearly 4,000 Volvo Trucks Recalled For Brake And Steering Defects

Volvo announced recently that it will recall almost 4,000 trucks because of brake problems that could cause a crash.


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RoadSwap

TRUCK DRIVER APP: RoadSwap

RoadSwap is a new cloud-based app that helps truck drivers to buy, sell, and swap items with other drivers in their area.


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StaySmarter App

StaySmarter for Truckers Website Makes Booking Hotels Simple

If you struggle when looking for hotels while you’re on the road, you’re in luck! The StaySmarter for Truckers website is designed to deliver the information truck drivers need to find a hotel that suits their needs.


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Wi Fi Engine

Navistar To Offer Wi-Fi Truck Engine Reprogramming

Navistar subsidiary International Trucks announced today that it will offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control models for some International trucks.


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Driverless Construction Trucks

Driverless Construction Zone Trucks To Hit Florida Roads Within The Year

Unlike the so-called “driverless” Daimler trucks that debuted earlier this year that still require a human in the cab, the Royal Truck & Equipment vehicles you’ll see on Florida roads by the end of the year will be completely unmanned by humans — truly driverless trucks.


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Truck Driver App: Oversize

Truck Driver App: Oversize

If you haul oversize loads, there’s an app you need to check out! It’s called Oversize!


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TruckChat App

App Review: TruckChat

If you’re a truck driver looking for alternatives to the CB radio, you should check out the Trucker Chat app from TeleType.


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ACT's Two Cent Raise

Trucking Company Increases Pay For Drivers Who Install Cameras

American Central Transport (ACT) announced that it will increase pay for drivers who install cameras in their trucks by two… Read more »


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Police Body Cam Poll

POLL: Would Police Body Cams Lead To More Fair Truck Enforcement?

There has been a nationwide outcry for police body cams to prevent violence against citizens, but could these recording devices keep truck drivers from being targeted unfairly?


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Prepaid Maintenance

Volvo And Mack To Lower Operating Costs With Prepaid Maintenance Plans

To help reduce ownership costs for truckers, Volvo and Mack have announced that they will offer prepaid maintenance plans.


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Truck Driver Gear: GoCool Portable Air Conditioner

Truck Driver Gear: GoCool Portable Air Conditioner

If you’re looking for a way to stay cool this summer, look no further than the GoCool 12V portable air conditioner.


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Freightliner Inspiration In 2 Years

Daimler: Self-Driving Trucks Are As Close As 2 Years Away

As Daimler seeks certification to begin testing autonomous trucks on German roads, the firm announced that they would begin production in 2 to 3 years.


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Dash Camera Review: Skyview G1 and G6

Dash Camera Review: Skyview G1 and G6

If you’re in the market for a new dash camera, check out the Skyview G1 or G6.


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UPS Collision Avoidance

UPS To Install Collision Avoidance Technology On All Trucks

UPS has announced that it will install collision avoidance technology on all of the 18 wheelers in its fleet —… Read more »


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Port

Truck Driver App: PortNinja

Tired of waiting in long lines at the Virginia ports? There’s an app for that!


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BMW Electric Truck

BMW Puts 40-Ton Electric Truck To Work

BMW officially put its 40-ton all-electric truck into use on Tuesday delivering material from a local supplier to the BMW plant in Munich.


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MotorMood

MotorMood: Company Wants To Boost Highway Happiness With Emoticons

A California start-up called MotorMood wants to make the world a happier place by developing a vehicle accessory that lets drivers send a light up smiley face to others on the road.


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Garmin dezlCam Dash Cam

Garmin Releases dēzlCam: All-In-One, Dash Cam & Navigation Device

Garmin has recently announced the release of the dēzlCam, it’s very first all-in-one navigator with a built in dash-cam, designed specifically for truck drivers.


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Kenworth Recall

Over 100,000 Kenworth Trucks Recalled

The NHTSA has announced that over 100,000 Kenworth trucks and a few Peterbilts are being recalled.


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TV On Back Of Trailer Concept

Smart Idea, Or Potentially Dangerous?

What do you think of this concept? Innovative, or potentially dangerous?


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App Review: 7 Minute Workout Challenge

App Review: 7 Minute Workout Challenge

If you’re wanting to get in shape or lose a little bit of weight but don’t have a lot of time, check out the 7 Minute Workout Challenge app.


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Truck Platooning

Too Close A Convoy For Comfort? Company Wants To Save Fuel By Having Trucks Platoon 36 Feet Apart

A Silicon Valley biking enthusiast wants to use the peloton drafting technique that reduces wind resistance to significantly reduce fuel usage,… Read more »


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Truck Driver App: iOn Road

Truck Driver App: iOn Road

This is one of the coolest driving apps we’ve ever seen.


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