Technology

For truck drivers, technology is changing faster than ever. Find helpful information, news and resources dedicated to trucking technology here!

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.

Ohio is building an automated truck corridor along a major interstate

The state of Ohio has received $4.4 million from the US Department of Transportation to spend on truck-centered automated driving technology.  DriveOhio, a collaborative organization aimed at addressing forward-thinking...
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).

New Drivewyze service alerts truckers to speed traps, rollover risks, and more

A weigh station bypass service recently added a new feature that will provide drivers with alerts when they travel into an area deemed risky for truckers, while also allowing fleets to monitor driver behavior.
Ransomeware

Pennsylvania trucking company falls victim to ransomware attack

A large trucking company based in Pennsylvania recently was hit by a ransomware attack that impacted network communication systems.

Here’s a new ‘one-stop shop’ for active emergency declarations & relaxed trucking regulations

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently debuted an online repository that gives users quick access to all active emergency declarations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
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.

Navistar to sell self-driving semi trucks by 2024

One of the nation's largest truck manufacturers has partnered with a California-based robot trucking startup to put driverless trucks on the market within just four years.
FMCSA

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.

Rocket-powered semi truck shot into side of trailer – for science!

Scientists shot a rocket-powered semi truck into a very special prototype truck this summer, all in the name of safely transporting nuclear weapons.  Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) announced the...
App Press Release

The app every trucker should have

The team here at CDLLife has made some major updates to our new app to make it even easier and more fun for truckers to use!

ELD provider lays off 18% of workers amid COVID-19 crisis

This week, a major fleet management solutions provider announced that they would lay off hundreds of workers due to financial struggles triggered by the Coronavirus outbreak.
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.
ELD

FBI issues warning about ELDs

This week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a warning to the trucking industry about the vulnerability of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to threats from hackers.
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.
TuSimple

Now you can take a college class to learn how to drive self-driving trucks

An Arizona community college is offering an unusual new course that promises to train truck drivers for a job that doesn't really exist yet. Tucson, Arizona's Pima Community...
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