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CyWatch to protect fleets from cyber crime

“CyWatch” service to protect fleets from cyber crime

Tuesday the American Trucking Associations announced the launch of Fleet CyWatch, a new service for its motor carrier and council members to use for reporting cybercrimes affecting fleet operations. ATA President Chris Spear Explains "As the...
Self-driving trucks may see congressional action in 2018

Self-driving trucks may see congressional action in 2018

The controversial self-driving truck regulations may see Congressional action this year. Lawmakers Mull Autonomous Truck Legislation According to Bloomberg Government, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo) wants to start taking on the task of legislating self-driving commercial vehicles...
Peterbilt debuts Model 579 UltraLoft with 80 inch sleeper

Peterbilt debuts Model 579 UltraLoft with 80 inch sleeper

This week, Peterbilt unveiled its new Model 579 UltraLoft designed with driver experience as its focus. The 579 UltraLoft features an exterior designed to maximize efficiency, providing a "2-percent aerodynamic improvement to push the limits...
Politician stuns trucking community by suggesting drowsy truckers should be electrically shocked

Politician stuns trucking community by suggesting drowsy truckers should be electrically shocked

An Australian politician is facing heavy criticism after making a bizarre suggestion about cutting down on the number of crashes by administering electric shocks to truck drivers to keep them awake. Politician Responds To Fatal...
VIDEO: Trucker breaks down why Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks are the best option for drivers who want to make moneyvideo

VIDEO: Trucker breaks down why Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks are the best option for...

If you're in the market for a new truck, you should take a minute and watch this argument in favor of Paccar's Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. From Youtuber SmartTrucking: "I'm often asked what I THINK is...
Driver's review of Rand McNally ELD will make you chuckle ... and maybe pull all of your hair out

Driver’s review of Rand McNally ELD will make you chuckle … and maybe pull...

CDLLife reader, company driver, and former tech writer Jim March Simpson sent in a product review that manages to be incredibly thorough on the technical details while also making us laugh. Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A Review of...
New York to spend $4.3 million to keep trucks from hitting bridges

New York to spend $4.3 million to keep trucks from hitting bridges

This week, New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that his state will be spending more than $4 million on technology designed to keep trucks from hitting overpasses. New York To Spend Millions To Keep Trucks...
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VIDEO: CDLLife reader reviews Rand McNally Dash Cam 300

After being unable to find an video review for the Rand McNally DC300 device online, CDLLife reader David decided to create his own. In this 15 minute video, David takes viewers on a deep dive of...
VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Semi accelerate from 0 to "is this for real?"video

VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Semi accelerate from 0 to “is this for real?”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made some big promises about the acceleration capabilities of his newly debuted electric semi truck at a reveal last week -- and new video gives you a first hand look...
Tesla Semi Live Reveal: Ready to have your "mind blown out of your skull?"

Tesla Semi Live Reveal: Ready to have your “mind blown out of your skull?”

Are you ready to watch live as Elon Musk and Tesla (finally) debut their long awaited electric semi truck? Here's how. How To Watch Tesla Truck Reveal Live Stream The Tesla Truck reveal is happening tonight...

Truck driver fatigue can now be monitored by brainwave reading Smartcaps

BHP, a global resource company, has created a technology, Smartcap, that can monitor brainwaves in order to measure fatigue. The technology was created to monitor the brains of mining workers in order to better manage...

Daimler announces new all-electric truck

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler has just announced the conception of their very own all-electric semi-articulated truck. This truck has a rage of 220 miles and the ability to haul 11 tons of cargo — just...
Trouble at Tesla? Electric semi maker fires hundreds of workers for poor performance

Trouble at Tesla? Electric semi maker fires hundreds of workers for poor performance

Just weeks before the Tesla semi truck is set to debut, reports claim that as many as 700 employees were fired for performance-based reasons. Well got laid off today at #tsla. Many others included we...

Suspected image of new Tesla truck surfaces

This morning a Reddit user uploaded an image of what is assumed to be the new electric Tesla truck. The truck in the photo bears a striking resemblance to a teaser image that was released...
Lytx to offer 360 degree video view of inside and outside of truck

Lytx to offer 360 degree video view to keep an eye on drivers and...

Lytx has announced that starting in 2018, they'll be offering a new video service that will "eliminate fleet and operations blindspots" with the use of a camera system capable of recording 360 degrees both...
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VIDEO: Land Rover tows 121 ton road train

Watch as a diesel-equipped Land Rover Discovery demonstrates its hauling capacity by towing an Australian road train with multiple trailers. Who Needs A Truck When You Have A Land Rover? This isn't the first time that...

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