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Volvo Trucks US resumes production despite ongoing strike of 3,000 workers

Volvo Trucks North America resumed production on Monday despite the ongoing strike of around 3,000 union workers. The southwestern Virginia Volvo Trucks plant accepted a tentative agreement endorsed by...
California troopers pull in a Tesla Semi for inspection

Elon Musk admits that he ‘didn’t expect’ making self-driving vehicles to be so ‘hard’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently took to Twitter to admit that developing self-driving vehicle technology isn't as easy as he'd imagined.

Nebraska weigh stations deploy tech that can detect a semi’s flat tire at 75...

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) recently installed new technology that can detect a semi truck's flat tire as the vehicle travels on the interstate.

Omnitracs releases driver-facing camera tech that uses AI to detect smoking, ‘wearing sunglasses’

Trucking tech provider Omnitracs debuted a new driver-facing camera system that can reportedly use machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect multiple distracted driving behaviors while a truck driver is behind...

President of Tesla Trucking steps down ahead of expected electric semi launch

A long time Tesla executive and recently appointed President of the Tesla Heavy Trucking unit has left the company ahead of the expected electric semi release.  Jerome Guillen started...

Navistar’s IT systems struck by cyberattack

U.S. truck maker Navistar disclosed that the company had fallen victim to a cyber security attack.

House highway bill includes $2 MILLION insurance increase for truckers, but also $1 billion...

On Friday, U.S. House Democrats introduced a sweeping infrastructure bill with both good news and bad news for the trucking industry.
Driverless

Survey finds that a majority of Americans are scared of sharing the road with...

Automated vehicle technology deployment is on the rise, but a recent survey shows that a large number of Americans aren't happy about it.
Truck Mirror Replacement

Feds to study use of cameras instead of traditional rearview mirrors for truckers and...

Federal transportation agencies announced plans to pay truck drivers and motorists who participate in a study looking at the use of camera systems in place of traditional rearview mirrors.

Self-driving truck company claims rig shaved 10 hours off 24-hour test trip

Self-driving truck company, TuSimple, recently conducted a 900-mile test run of one of its driverless vehicles, delivering a load of produce in just over 14 hours. On May 3...

Tesla was in autopilot mode when it stuck a patrol car, motorist says

A motorist says that their Tesla car was in autopilot mode when it crashed into a police SUV in Washington on Saturday.  The accident happened on May 15th in...

California will be home to first electric-only “Megawatt E-Truck Stop”

Startup company, WattEV plans to build a 25-megawatt electric-only solar-powered truck stop in Bakersfield, California. The site will be open to the public, but WattEV also plans...

Company announces plan to build solar powered ‘E-Truck Stop’

On Thursday, a start-up announced plans to build an "electric-only" truck stop in California.
Self Driving Trucks

Another former FMCSA boss joins a self-driving truck tech company

A former Deputy Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has taken a new position with a leading self-driving truck technology startup.

First round of Tesla semis to be delivered in 2021 despite battery constraints, Musk...

After a period of battery production limitations, Tesla claims that their first orders of electric semi trucks will be delivered this year, but the company has yet to figure out how to...

Tesla is putting out a call for electric Semi Service Technicians

Tesla is already on the hunt for candidates interested in helping found their upcoming “Semi Service Program” ahead of the electric rig’s rollout.  While the exact production date of...
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