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FMCSA formally issues waiver to delay ELD compliance for ag, livestock haulers

New electric truck OEM poised to enter the market with 300 mile range truck featuring ‘swappable’ batteries

By targeting customers who return to base at the end of the day, Thor will rely on the charging capabilities at the fleet-level versus attempting ...

Flatbed fleet Hornady offering drivers a $6,000 sign-on bonus

The bonus pays out over 18 months in three-month increments to company drivers signing on with the company before the end of January.

With ELD mandate looming, FMCSA looks to clarify personal use of trucks

The changes are mostly geared toward straight truck drivers. FMCSA appears to envision drivers of tractor-trailer combination vehicles dropping their trailer before using the truck ...

3 days until ELD compliance deadline: When will violations ding carriers’ CSA scores?

Enforcement partners of FMCSA -- and the agency itself -- have put in measures for a phased-in approach to enforcement of the mandate. Here's when ...

OOIDA, FMCSA offer oral arguments in case over sleep apnea guidance

Attorneys for OOIDA and the DOT went head to head in court last month, with OOIDA claiming the DOT violated federal law by tucking a ...

Mobile tech brings ‘cardless’ payments to trucking, logistics

Payment systems in the transportation industry are beginning to resemble “digital wallet” technologies used by consumers.
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Peloton shows truck platooning in Michigan; commercial release set for 2018

Working with major truck OEM’s, safety suppliers and leading fleets, Peloton plans to release its driver-assistive truck platooning system in 2018.

Judge delays trial between tech giants Uber, Google involving self-driving truck tech

Waymo, a company dedicated to developing autonomous car technology, claims ride-sharing company Uber orchestrated efforts to raid thousands of its confidential files. Newly discovered evidence ...

Automatic emergency braking is the next generation of driver assist technologies

Last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reached an agreement with most prominent U.S. automakers that will make automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new ...

Polls: ELD compliance among fleets hovering around 70 percent as deadline looms

With just days remaining for carriers and drivers to transition from paper logs to electronic logging devices to comply with the federal government’s mandate, adoption ...

Online registry of DOT-approved med examiners down due to technical issues

The online tool that truck drivers use to find a U.S. DOT-certified examiner to obtain their medical certification is indefinitely down, according to a memo ...

Cummins Westport L9N, B6.7N natural gas engines get EPA certification

For 2018, the L9N and B6.7N will be available as a first-fit option from leading bus and truck manufacturers.

Peterbilt adds rear disc brakes to Model 579

Peterbilt introduced the Model 579 in 2012 with front disc brakes.

New research shows experienced drivers less satisfied with pay in 2017

A study by Stay Metrics found the retention advantage of experienced drivers is eroding due to dissatisfaction with pay.
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