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Uber Buys Driverless Truck Startup %22Otto%22 For Estimated $680 Million

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 Considers Allowing Younger Military Drivers To Operate Interstate

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: Truck Driver Turnover Drops Due To Slow Freight Market

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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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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Trucker Caught Smuggling $11,000 In Recyclables Into California

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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