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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 ...

Bill to delay ELD mandate likely a non-starter in Congress

The legislation, however, has major hurdles to clear before becoming law. With larger issues sucking up Congressional time and energy in Washington, the bill is likely ill-fated as standalone legislation. ...

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.
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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.

Wherever drivers roam: fleets use new mobile strategies to expand driver connectivity

Fleets have new options to deploy mobile apps that simplify driver workflow, increase efficiencies and remove common frustration points in the workday.

Could the ELD solve the attraction to smartphone distraction?

Drivers distracted by a mobile device are 88 percent more likely to be involved in a near collision than all other drivers.

Good riddance SFD rule: FMCSA withdrawal underscores CSA’s lingering problems

"What made FMCSA think it was ready to move ahead with the SFD proposal in the first place? Pulling the proposal off the table shows how little assurance it had ...