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Driver performance: using insights to change behaviors

Trucking has become technology’s cool hangout spot

E-commerce. Vehicle automation. Uber. Electric trucks. At one time or another, each one has been crowned trucking’s great “disruptor,” a word so frequently thrown around ...

Eaton Cummins recalling certain Endurant, Paccar transmissions

More than 1,300 transmissions that may allow the engine to crank while the shifter is not in neutral are being recalled by Eaton Cummins, the ...

Trailer orders close 2017 at record levels

Total trailer orders for 2017 were 308,000 units.

DOT looks to ease path to autonomous vehicle deployment with updated policy

In three separate notices, the DOT will seek input from industry stakeholders on updated policy related to autonomous vehicles, seeking to "remove the barriers" of ...

Indicators: Spot rates soar to multi-year highs

In line with reports of a record-tight spot market in December, per-mile rates shot upwards again in the month, according to monthly rates data from ...

Truckers, other transportation workers lead nation in on-job fatalities

According to BLS figures, 786 truck drivers were killed on the job in 2016. That’s 78 percent of the 1,012 motor vehicle operator fatalities reported ...
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Driver scoring: advanced tech helps Cypress Truck Lines keep it simple

Cypress Truck Lines uses advanced technology to manage driver performance, but keeps the process simple to qualify drivers to earn a quarterly bonus.

Stevens Transport to pay $54,000 to driver to settle equal opportunity employment lawsuit

In the original lawsuit filed in December 2016, EEOC claimed Stevens wrongfully denied employment to Brian Brown, a U.S. Air Force veteran, because of the ...
Crockett's Interstate Towing

Propane fleet, tow truck drivers seek ELD exemptions

The Towing and Recovery Association of America is seeking an exemption from the ELD mandate on behalf of tow truck drivers, along with 75-truck fleet ...

Six drivers named finalists for Driver of the Year awards, two to receive $25,000

The Truckload Carriers Association, in conjunction with Overdrive and Truckers News, have named three owner-operators and three company drivers as finalists in the annual Driver of the ...

Military vets can now use VA examiners for CDL med cert

A bill signed into law this week by President Donald Trump makes it easier for active-duty military, reservists and veterans to obtain commercial driver’s licenses ...

Preventable or not: Trucker’s wide left doesn’t go right

Trucker John Doe attempted to execute a wide left but still was struck by a bus whose driver didn’t turn sharply enough. Was this a ...

Peterbilt showcases autonomous development tractor at CES

The Model 579 being showcased is Peterbilt's autonomous development tractor and features a Paccar MX-13 engine and a suite of autonomous technologies the Denton-based company ...

Former Swift employee pleads guilty to embezzling $1.65M from the company

David Dwight Reynolds bilked his carrier employer out of $1.65 million over the course of three years via two separate scams. He pleaded guilty to ...