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Former USA Truck boss joins autonomous truck startup
As CEO, James Reed oversaw the sale of USA Truck to German transportation firm DB Schenker.
January 19, 2023
California reconsidering its unfriendly autonomous trucking regs?
California has permitted public testing of autonomous commercial vehicles trucks since 2019, but there is a 10,000 pound weight limit.
January 10, 2023
Autonomous tech companies tackle tire problems in absence of a driver
Among the concerns with truly driverless trucks is how it would safely travel on slick and wet roads, or handle a sudden tire failure, when a person isn't onboard to judge and compensate accordingly.
January 10, 2023
Watch: Big fuel economy gain in Torc Robotics' autonomous truck
Torc Robotics executives point out how their self-driving Freightliners can deliver big fuel savings at the pump.
January 6, 2023
Questions about autonomous vehicles
The cottage industries that pre-dated the industrial revolution built skilled labor, craftspeople and tradespeople but the industrial revolution largely put these skilled positions on the back burner.
January 4, 2023
TuSimple CEO blames 'difficult' economy for major layoff
TuSimple's layoff announcement on Wednesday is the latest setback for the California-based autonomous truck developer.
December 21, 2022
Aurora rolls out update to its autonomous trucking capabilities
Aurora Driver Beta 5.0 unlocks new capabilities including detecting and appropriately responding to emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire engines and law enforcement vehicles.
December 19, 2022
Knight-Swift gets first autonomous-powered truck
The carrier will directly own and operate a truck with select features of Embark’s automated driving software.
December 19, 2022
Uber Freight, Volvo announce autonomous partnership
The partnership marks Uber Freight’s first commercial collaboration with an autonomous fleet, and it will serve as one of V.A.S.’s first customers to pilot its hub-to-hub autonomous offering.
December 14, 2022
Autonomous vehicle developers provide a look at law enforcement interaction
Autonomous vehicle interactions with law enforcement continue to grow, and if a viral video between an officer and an autonomous car earlier this year is any indication, there's plenty of work to be done.
December 6, 2022
TuSimple, Navistar call off autonomous partnership
TuSimple and Navistar are ending to their autonomous truck co-development partnership after just two years.
December 5, 2022
Torc Robotics autonomous truck a mostly boring ride
Daimler subsidiary Torc Robotics gave CCJ a ride inside one of their autonomous Freightliners this week in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
November 17, 2022
Autonomous firm TuSimple names new CEO
The company's former CEO returns to the position after his successor was fired at the end of October. Also: Diesel prices expected to remain above $5/gallon into 2023.
November 14, 2022
Ryder partnering with Aurora for autonomous truck maintenance
Ryder technicians will be embedded at Aurora’s terminal in South Dallas to support its autonomous operations.
November 9, 2022
Stay safe and beat the breakdown: Keep ADAS and other truck systems in top shape during winter
Snow, ice and freezing temperatures can not only lead to costly breakdowns, they can also lead to less safe driving conditions in the case of tech-heavy driver assist systems impacted by winter weather.
November 9, 2022
Embark launches coast-to-coast autonomous trucking network across Sunbelt
Embark said the expanded network it is positioned to serve covered 9.5 billion miles of annual freight in 2020.
November 1, 2022
Watch: Prius, cyclist spared from tractor-trailer thanks to ZF OnGuardMAX
Watch CCJ's recent test run in an International LT equipped with ZF's new OnGuardMAX which has made big improvements in autonomous braking on highway and in busy city traffic.
October 26, 2022
ZF's third gen OnGuardMAX offers big improvements in automated emergency braking
CCJ got to experience ZF's third gen OnGuardMAX Autonomous Emergency Braking System this week which delivers a whole new level of safety on highway and in busy urban areas.
October 12, 2022
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Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
More than 50% of respondents to a recent CCJ driver survey said their carrier had raised pay at least twice since 2020.
House bill offers recruiting and retention incentives, grants to truck drivers
U.S. Xpress names Julie Van de Kamp president of dedicated
Supply chain correction helps put the 'worst of the inflation crisis behind us'
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