Technology

CFI Increases Driver Pay, Adds Over 600 Kenworth T680s To Fleet

CFI Increases Driver Pay, Adds Over 600 Kenworth T680s To Fleet

In an attempt to become “one of the most driver-friendly companies in the industry,” CFI announced a $0.02 per mile… Read more »


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Rolling Barrier Could Keep Highways Safer

VIDEO: Rolling Barrier Could Keep Highways Safer

Check out this “Rolling Barrier” technology designed to minimize damage to vehicles and to save lives on the highway. Video… Read more »


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Amazon Rumored To Be At Work On App To Match Truckers With Shippers

Amazon Rumored To Be At Work On App To Match Truckers With Shippers

A new report from Business Insider claims that Amazon is secretly at work on an app to eliminate the need… Read more »


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Walmart Pushes For Driver-Facing Cameras With Pilot Program

Walmart Pushes For Driver-Facing Cameras With Pilot Program

Under pressure to protect itself from costly lawsuits, Walmart Transportation will begin testing the use of both forward-facing and driver-facing… Read more »


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U.S. Xpress Says It Will Add Nikola Hydrogen-Electric Semis To Fleet

U.S. Xpress Says It Will Add Nikola Hydrogen-Electric Semis To Fleet

Today U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. announced that it has committed to adding the zero emission Nikola One to its fleet… Read more »


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Dating App Promises To Help Single Truckers Connect

Dating App Promises To Help Single Truckers Connect

A newly launched app called “Truckers Nearby” aims to help truckers find romance on the road. Truckers Nearby Hopes To… Read more »


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Otto Violated Nevada's Self-Driving Vehicles Law -- But Will Not Face Serious Penalties

Otto Violated Nevada’s Self-Driving Vehicles Law — But Will Not Face Serious Penalties

A new report suggests that “driverless” truck maker Otto deliberately defied Nevada regulations when they tested one of their vehicles… Read more »


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Otto Violated Nevada's Self-Driving Vehicles Law -- But Will Not Face Serious Penalties

Self-Driving Truck “Otto” To Hit Ohio Roads Today

Ohio transportation officials have announced that a “driverless” Otto semi truck will be traveling on public roads in regular traffic… Read more »


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New Jersey Rolls Out System To Allow Truckers To Bypass Weigh Stations

New Jersey Rolls Out System To Allow Truckers To Bypass Weigh Stations

New Jersey transportation officials have announced a new pre-clearance program that will allow truck drivers to by pass weigh stations… Read more »


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Toyota Plans To Power Semis With Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Toyota Plans To Power Semis With Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Toyota has recently announced plans put hydrogen fuel cells into semi trucks to create a “zero emission solution.” Toyota has… Read more »


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TA Becomes Largest Independent Commercial Tire Dealer in the U.S.

TA Becomes Largest Independent Commercial Tire Dealer in the U.S.

(WESTLAKE, Ohio, November 2, 2016 –Business Wire), TravelCenters of America LLC operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel… Read more »


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Driverless Truck Makes Historic 120 Mile Budweiser Run

Driverless Truck Makes Historic 120 Mile Budweiser Run

Today Otto announced that one of their driverless trucks had completed a 120 mile beer run — making it the… Read more »


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New Site Helps Job Seekers By Allowing Drivers To Rate And Review Carriers

New Site Helps Job Seekers By Allowing Drivers To Rate And Review Carriers

OTRDriving is a newly launched website for job seekers that intends to set itself apart by focusing on the needs… Read more »


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Startup FourKites To Use ELD Data To "Disrupt" Trucking

Startup FourKites To Use ELD Data To “Disrupt” Trucking

A Chicago-based startup called FourKites recently received $13 million in Series A funding from Bain Capital Ventures in the hope… Read more »


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"Park My Truck" App Launches Today

“Park My Truck” App Launches Today

Today is the launch date for the free “Park My Truck” app designed by trucking industry leaders to improve highway… Read more »


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Rand McNally Introduces Affordable ELD To Keep Smaller Fleets Legal

Rand McNally Introduces Affordable ELD To Keep Smaller Fleets Legal

Yesterday Rand McNally introduced a smart phone friendly electronic logging device system designed to be a cost-effective way for medium… Read more »


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Lytx Offers New "Always On" Camera System

Lytx Offers New “Always On” Camera System

Today Lytx introduced a new system that will allow carriers to outfit their trucks with “always on”cameras. The new system,… Read more »


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Truck Driver App: Scale Buster

Truck Driver App: Scale Buster

A new app called Scale Buster that debuted yesterday is designed to provide truckers with real time information about the location… Read more »


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New Tech Turns Trucks Into Distracting Animated Billboards

VIDEO: New Tech Turns Trucks Into Distracting Animated Billboards

Road Ads is using the same E Ink technology that powers iPhone screens to turn a trailer into an advertising… Read more »


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Volvo Drives Itself Through Mine And Manages Not To Run Over Executive

VIDEO: Volvo Drives Itself Through Mine And Manages Not To Run Over Executive

On first glance you might think that this is the latest trailer for a new Batman movie, but it’s actually… Read more »


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Volkswagen Spends $256 Million On Navistar Stake

Volkswagen Spends $256 Million On Navistar Stake

German manufacturer Volkswagen has spent $256 million in order to acquire a 16.6% stake in U.S. truck manufacturer Navistar, according… Read more »


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Could Self-Driving Cars End Traffic Congestion?

VIDEO: Could Self-Driving Cars End Traffic Congestion?

This video shows how minor human errors during driving lead to huge traffic backups — and it says that self-driving… Read more »


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American Truck Simulator Modding- How Gamers Are Creating Digital Versions Of The Trucks You Drive

American Truck Simulator Modding: How Gamers Are Creating Digital Versions Of The Trucks You Drive

American Truck Simulator (or ATS) has thousands of devoted fans within the trucking community because it offers gamers a chance… Read more »


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Otto Violated Nevada's Self-Driving Vehicles Law -- But Will Not Face Serious Penalties

Uber Buys Driverless Truck Startup “Otto” For Estimated $680 Million

New reports have emerged that say that Uber has purchased a self-driving semi startup called Otto which was founded by… Read more »


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2017 Peterbilt 579 Sleeper Video Tour

VIDEO: 2017 Peterbilt 579 Sleeper Video Tour

YouTuber BobbyKelly gives you a video tour of his new 2017 Peterbilt 579. Video Credit: BobbyKelly


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Hackers Demonstrate How Easy It Is To Seize Control Of Big Rig Brakes And Accelerator

Hackers Demonstrate How Easy It Is To Seize Control Of Big Rig Brakes And Accelerator

In a disturbing new report, researchers showed just how easily hackers can attack the internal computer network of a semi… Read more »


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Nikola One

PRESS RELEASE: Nikola One Truck Achieves Zero Emissions

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Aug. 1, 2016 —PRNewswire) — Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motor Company‘s advanced R&D team has achieved 100% zero… Read more »


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Daimler Announces Plans To Build Electric Truck

Daimler Announces Plans To Build Electric Truck

Just a week after Tesla announced plans to build an electric semi, Daimler has unveiled its own electric truck —… Read more »


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"Tesla Semi" Set To Debut Next Year

“Tesla Semi” Set To Debut Next Year

As part of a recently revealed ‘master plan‘, CEO Elon Musk has revealed that he intends to add the “Tesla… Read more »


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Pokemon Go Is Creating Dangerous Driving Conditions

“Pokemon Go” Is Creating Dangerous Driving Conditions

The new smartphone game “Pokemon Go” has taken distracted driving to such a crazy new height that many transportation safety… Read more »


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Missouri Says No To Truck Platooning

Missouri Says No To Truck Platooning

Last Friday, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have allowed truck platooning on Missouri highways, in part because… Read more »


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Caterpillar Installs Facial Recognition Software To Detect Driver Fatigue

Caterpillar Installs Facial Recognition Software To Detect Driver Fatigue

Caterpillar recently announced that they hope to expend the use of facial recognition software that can detect signs of fatigue in… Read more »


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Rapper Falsely Accuses Trucker Of Killing Alton Sterling

Rapper Falsely Accuses Trucker Of Killing Alton Sterling

After falling for an internet hoax, rapper Meek Mill falsely accused an Arizona trucker of being one of the police… Read more »


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Van Operator Sues Unigroup, United Van Lines, and Mayflower Transit for Failing to Pay Minimum Wage

Caterpillar Reaches $60 Million Settlement In Engine Defect Suit

Caterpillar will pay out $60 million as part of a settlement in a class action lawsuit over defects in their ACERT C13… Read more »


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Former Trucker Creates Facebook Page To Help Fight Driver Depression

Veteran Trucker Creates Facebook Page To Help Drivers Deal With Depression

A veteran trucker has created a Facebook page called “Truckers for Truckers: fight against depression and suicide” as a resource… Read more »


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Canadian Trucker Invents Crazy Tires That Let You Drive Sideways

VIDEO: Canadian Trucker Invents Crazy Tires That Let You Drive Sideways

After watching someone struggle to back up a utility trailer, a Canadian trucker invented a set of unbelievable omnidirectional tires… Read more »


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FMCSA: Thousands Of Drivers Have 30 Days To Obtain New Medical Certification

First Autonomous Driving Fatality Confirmed: Tesla Crashes Into Semi

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed that that the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle has occurred in the… Read more »


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Dream Gear for Truckers

ATA: Trucking Spends Almost $10 Billion Each Year On Safety

A new report from the American Trucking Association says that the trucking industry spends at least $9.5 billion each year… Read more »


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Rand McNally Dash Cams

Press Release: Rand McNally Debuts New Line Of Dash Cams

PRESS RELEASE SKOKIE, ILLINOIS — (June 20, 2016) – Leveraging its expertise with built-in cameras in navigation and connected car… Read more »


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Cummins Recalls Over 5000 Diesel Engines

Cummins Recalls Over 5000 Diesel Engines

Cummins, Inc. has announced a recall of around 5,500 diesel truck engines because of an electrical problem that could result… Read more »


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Spacecraft Orion Rides A Flatbed Into Downtown Houston

PHOTO: Orion Spacecraft Hitches A Ride On A Flatbed

Take a look at NASA’s replica of the Orion spacecraft loaded on the back of a flatbed truck enroute to… Read more »


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Nikola One

Nikola Says It Has $2.3 Billion Pre-Orders For Electric Semi No One Has Seen

Nikola recently announced that it had 7000 pre-orders worth $2.3 billion for a new electric-natural gas turbine hybrid truck — even… Read more »


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DriverFirst

International Truck Launches New Product Design To Help Retain Drivers

International Truck announced yesterday that they have launched a new design initiative created with the needs of truck drivers in… Read more »


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KLLM To Use Power In Lock To Prevent Cargo Theft

KLLM To Fight Cargo Theft By Locking Trailers — From The Inside

KLLM Transport Services recently announced that they are implementing new technology that will allow them to lock trailers from the… Read more »


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Oklahoma Highway Patrol Can Sieze Funds From Prepaid Cards Or Gift Cards

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Debuts Controversial Asset Forfeiture Technology

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol recently began using card reader technology that allows them to seize money from pre-paid or gift… Read more »


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Huckleberry's Hammer

Truck Driver Gear: Huckleberry’s Hammer

If you’re looking for the ultimate trucking multipurpose tool, you can’t miss Huckleberry’s Hammer! Essential Trucking Gear: Huckleberry’s Hammer Designed… Read more »


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ATA Forecast Is Optimistic On Freight Volume Growth

Press Release: Truck Parking Leadership Initiative Announced

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON–(PRNewswire-USNewswire, May 18, 2016) —  Trucking and travel plaza leaders today announced a new highway safety initiative to help professional… Read more »


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Tesla Model S Crashes Itself Into Trailer

Man Says Tesla Crashed Itself Into Flatbed Trailer

A Tesla Model S owner claims that his car started itself and crashed into and under a parked flatbed trailer,… Read more »


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Top 9 Reasons Trucker Quit Their Jobs

Top 9 Reasons That Truck Drivers Leave Their Jobs

A recent study performed by HireRight quizzed truck drivers on why they decided to quit their jobs. Here are the… Read more »


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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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