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Google Apple GPS

Senators demand GPS updates to keep trucks off restricted roads

A group of U.S. Senators have written a letter to Google, Apple, and Waze to demand that they update GPS applications in hopes of keeping too-tall trucks off of parkways.
FMCSA Site Crash

FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse website experiencing ‘technical difficulties’

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) new Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse is off to a rocky start as a flood of new users crashed the website site and made it all but impossible for employers to complete the newly required background checks.
PeopleNet

Drivers say they’re back on paper logs after ELD outage

A large number of truck drivers have reported that they are experiencing major functionality issues with their PeopleNet Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).
GPS units for truck drivers.

Bill would require all big rigs to be equipped with GPS

A Virginia lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would require truck drivers to install and use a commercial GPS device.
TORQ

Check out this new rival to the Tesla Semi

A California-based startup just debuted an unusual-looking new electric semi truck.
Plus.ai cross country

Self-driving truck hauled 20 tons of butter cross country in three days

An autonomous truck technology startup says that one of their trucks made a cross country trek hauling perishable cargo in less than three days.
Smoking

New driver monitoring product that can tell if you’re smoking behind the wheel

This week, a tech company announced a new product that can provide fleets with real-time alerts about various driving behaviors like cell phone usage and smoking.
CEO Shares Sneak Peek Of Uber Freight Semi

Uber offers free ELDs for small carriers — but there’s a catch

With a major Electronic Logging Device (ELD) deadline looming in just a few more weeks, Uber Freight is offering small carriers a free device and service in exchange for data.
Omnitracs

Omnitracs says most devices back on track after major ELD malfunction

One of the nation's largest Electronic Logging Device (ELD) providers has confirmed that a software malfunction forced a large number of truck drivers to abandon their devices and resort to paper logs.
Speed Trap

Police upset over ‘speed trap’ feature on Google Maps

A new update to Google Maps will allow more users to warn other drivers about speed traps -- and police officers across the country aren't happy about it. On...
Concept Truck

Concept semi truck looks more interstellar than interstate

This week, Hyundai Motor Company debuted two new concept commercial vehicle products -- a hydrogen powered Class 8 truck and a clean energy refrigerated trailer. On October 28, South...
Self Driving Trucks

Self-driving truck company wants to test in ‘toughest winter conditions’ in Minnesota

A California-based self-driving truck startup is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to test out how their trucks will perform during harsh winter weather conditions.
Pain in the Neck

Pain in the neck: Volvo commercial shows how much long haul trucking can hurt

A new ad spot from Volvo Trucks highlights the physical toll that trucking takes on the body.
KTA Truck Parking

Kansas Turnpike rolls out system to help truckers find parking

This week, the Kansas Turnpike Authority debuted a new truck parking management system along with several other improvements to help truckers traveling through the state.
VICE TuSimple

‘Definitely different’: Truckers get a first-hand look at a self driving semi

In a recent VICE News video report, an autonomous trucking company executive stops by a truck stop to talk with drivers about the technology that threatens their jobs.
Strap-A-Pult

Have you seen this ‘Strap-A-Pult’ thing yet?

A demonstration video featuring a device to help haulers strap down their loads has been going viral in trucking social media circles.

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