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This week, the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) honored a farmer and his son who risked their lives to save a blacked-out trucker from crashing off an I-70 overpass in December.
Truck driver commits suicide after being arrested for migrant smuggling attempt in Texas earlier this month.  The incident began at about 6:45 p.m. on February 17th when a red tractor trailer arrived at the Interstate 35 Border...

Waymo issues recall after two self-driving cars hit the same towed pickup truck

Autonomous vehicle technology company Waymo has issued a voluntary recall after a pair of crashes that occurred in Phoenix in December.

Digital freight broker in Chicago acquires similar SoCal service

A Chicago-based digital freight broker has acquired a similar service in Southern California as companies in the sector continue to struggle.  CDL 1000 acquired Next...

‘World’s first’ fully autonomous truck yard now in operation in Texas

A vehicle technology company announced that the "world's first" fully autonomous truck yard is currently in operation at a large distribution center in Texas.

Video shows Tesla Semi taking on icy Donner Summit

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) shared video of the electric Tesla Semi taking on icy Donner Summit on Tuesday.

Push for electric vehicles backfiring as gas taxes bring in less money for Michigan

Michigan sees the recent push for electric vehicles backfiring as residents spend less money on gas, leading to fewer funds for road repairs.  The Michigan...

“Truckers need proven technology,” not the brand new technology of electric semis, industry leader says 

Industry leaders say that “truckers need proven technology” as Biden’s push for green energy policies continues to affect the trucking industry.  JKC Trucking co-owner Mike...

Startup says they can convert diesel big rigs into hybrids in a matter of minutes

A startup has debuted new EV technology that they say can convert diesel big rigs into hybrids.

Bitter cold wreaks havoc on Teslas at Chicago charging stations, per report

A number of Tesla car drivers reportedly ran into trouble at Chicago charging stations this week due to extreme cold temperatures.

Estes adds electric semi trucks to their collection and ‘looks forward to adding more’ to their fleet

Estes adds more electric semi trucks to their California fleet, adding to their collections of more than 300 electric assets, which include hundreds of...

PA trucking company awarded $1.8M to partially replace fleet with electric semi trucks

Pennsylvania trucking company awarded grant for electric semi trucks and charging stations as part of Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Pilot Grant program.  Watsontown Trucking,...

Bill seeks to ban self-driving semis without a human on board from New York roadways

A bill recently introduced in the New York State Senate would ban self-driving semis without a human on board from operating on public roadways throughout the state.

‘Safer than a human driver’– Kodiak rolls out world’s first driverless-ready semi truck for scaled deployment

On Tuesday, Kodiak Robotics Inc. debuted an autonomous semi truck that they say is an industry-first, driver-less ready vehicle designed for widespread commercial deployment.

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