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Tesla debuts electric semi with up to 500 mile range, production set for 2019

Searching for Tesla’s place in trucking from behind the wheel of the Model S

Tesla's Model S looks like a car and acts like a car but its processes are on a different level.

CCJ Solutions Summit: Lt. General advises fleets to break rules in times of crisis

At the CCJ Solutions Summit, Lt. General Russel Honore told fleet attendees to lead in times of crisis and use technology to mitigate risks.

Daimler aims to tackle challenges of Mexican truck market

Two key executives for Daimler Trucks said Wednesday they hope to modernize the U.S. truck fleet by offering products designed to meet the country's unique ...

Volvo brings new VNL, VNR tractors to Mexican market

Volvo Trucks this week introduced its updated VNL long-haul tractor and its new VNR regional-haul tractor, both of which debuted earlier this year in the ...

ELD violations won’t ding carriers’ CSA scores until April, FMCSA announces

A driver found after the mandate’s implementation, Dec. 18, but before April 1, with no ELD or compliant AOBRD (automatic onboard recording device) will be ...

Nikola initiates rollout of its hydrogen network

Scott Perry, Nikola’s chief operating officer, says the company has thousands of trucks on reserve that need to be delivered.
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Klemp: Driver pay — Rising and headed higher

Driver pay is headed up, driven by tightening capacity, a shortage of drivers, rising turnover and improving freight rates, Gordon Klemp, president and CEO of ...

Engaging, incentivizing drivers for cutting downtime

Management's role in the process is to spot check inspections and to coordinate maintenance and operation departments.

Daimler introduces two new cabover tractors for Mexican market

In response to the Mexican trucking industry's interest in bringing cabover-engine tractor options to its market, Daimler Trucks North American on Tuesday introduced two new ...

TCA launches insurance education program

The new program is divided into modules covering a variety of topics, including the types of insurance coverages needed, key strategies for obtaining a sound ...

Crime report: CDL drug testing schemes, CDL fraud, more

Action was taken in several cases involving fraudulent CDL drug testing, a case involving fraudulent CDL testing and more.

FTR’s Starks: Are 10 percent rate increases coming?

Freight rates are around 2 percent higher than this time last year, should be up 6 percent by fall of 2018, and could increase as ...

CSA overhaul presents opportunities for trucking stakeholders

A review of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) standards by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) suggested in June that lawmakers overhaul the program, opening ...

Communication, follow up key in dropping CSA scores

Pre- and post-trip inspections are critical to CSA score success, but consider making driver training a function of maintenance versus safety.