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Trucking in aerospace: fleets look beyond compliance to increase safety

The trucking industry has made big strides in safety but the trends are now moving in the wrong direction. At least one company, Fleetworthy, has a strategy to reverse that ...

Did we just get our first unauthorized look at Tesla’s semi?

I'm not a Reddit user. Maybe I'm not hip enough or maybe I just "don't get it." But someone who apparently does get Reddit may have accidentally stumbled upon the electric ...

Letting the bully have your milk money and taking a beating for the privilege

Backup cameras are being mandated on cars next year so drivers will stop running over their loved ones and random objects.

Blockchain: the next digital frontier of freight transportation

Blockchain technology could help trucking and many other industries speed transactions, secure data transfers, and eliminate intermediaries.

Do the math before ‘filling up’ your electric truck

With electric rates of 11 cents per kWh – the current rates I got from Alabama Power today – you would pay about $1.99 for the equivalent energy of one ...
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A quick look at an important part of Kenworth’s history

It’s hard to resist a good history lesson, especially when it’s told from the site of what was once the world’s largest lumber mill where some of Kenworth’s first trucks ...

Looking at the future of looking backward

As video resolution improves – and it's already pretty excellent – the reasons to implement this kind of thing shrink.

Prospects of electric tractor more flip-phone than iPhone

The pace of innovation in trucking is always going to ebb and flow with the price of every fleet’s single largest expense.

Driver engagement: Swift Transportation shifts into high gear

As the new vice president of driver engagement, Scott Barker will manage the information and feedback Swift gets from drivers to make improvements.

U.S. will keep trucking, even without Paris Climate Accord

You can't swing a dead cat on the highway without violating some kind of EPA legislation.

Reading the tea leaves of freight rates: when will ELDs have an impact?

Signs are starting to appear that rate volatility could begin ahead of the Dec., 2017, ELD mandate.

Elon Musk: Galactic pioneer or asphalt cowboy?

The level of battery-exclusive power needed for a viable electric Class 8 is both unprecedented and mind-boggling considering one gallon of diesel represents about 38 kWh.

We’ve seen the future of trucking … kind of

Other than dropping a few keywords like "heavy-duty" and "long range," and noting the truck would be one drivers would want to drive, Elon Musk was detail-light on the semi.