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This newly released automated trailer-hitching system will hook up a tractor and trailer with...

A tech company has announced the release of a brand new automated tractor trailer hitching system intended to increase efficiency in truck yards everywhere.  Outrider, a Golden, Colorado based...

Tesla Semi postponed yet again

The Tesla semi truck’s release has been postponed yet again despite a record breaking $1 billion in profits this quarter.  Tesla earned $1.14 billion this quarter as compared with...

Uber Freight announces blockbuster $2.25 billion acquisition and ‘a new era of logistics management’

On Thursday morning, Uber Freight announced plans to acquire one of the largest managed transportation and logistics networks in the world.

Newly released sensor assigns, organizes, and helps connect trailers to tractors, tech company claims

A special Bluetooth sensor that allows for the virtual pairing of tractor and trailers in the spirit of efficiency was released on Tuesday.  The ORBCOMM Tractor ID was launched...

Volvo & PACCAR invest in startup that plans to deploy driverless truck tech by...

On Thursday, self-driving technology company Aurora announced that multiple companies including Volvo and PACCAR are investors in special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that will infuse billions of dollars into the operation in a push to be the first to bring highly automated Class 8 trucks to market.

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...