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Samsung gives trucking another glimpse of its future

Right now, autonomous vehicle technology is essentially cruise control on steroids. That’s because the scope of a current truck’s operating environment is limited by the amount of information it receives ...

Cargo theft warning issued for July 4 week, thieves expected to be active

Cargo Net has issued a warning to carriers and drivers for the upcoming week about the potential for increased activity by cargo thieves, with the July 1-7 week accounting for ...

$228 million FedEx settlement applies only to case in question, other similar cases still pending

The case, which centers on classification of truck operators as independent contractors, is focused just on California law. Cases brought elsewhere will be decided relative to other states' laws, FedEx ...

No news is good news — The latest on DOT funding bills, trucking regulations within

The latest on trucking regulatory provisions that may or may not make it into bills funding the DOT for the 2016 fiscal year.

Charts: Carriers see earnings growth in first part of 2015 — will trend continue?

The news was mostly positive for carriers in 2015's first quarter, especially revenue trends for the truckload carriers that report earnings to shareholders quarterly. The question begs, however, will the ...
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Test drive: Kenworth gives its old school W900 the spotlight with the Icon edition

Kenworth has been building W900 tractors since 1961. Commercial truck designs generally enjoy long production runs. But any design that can last for close to 55 years clearly has a ...

Putting more intelligence in truck routing

Predictive analytics has changed a lot since Omnitracs Analytics built out its first models. The amount of data has increased exponentially along with the speed, power and intelligence of its ...

FMCSA safety chief admits lack of crash weighting in CSA unfair to trucking co.’s, doesn’t offer fix

Echoing trucking industry concerns since the program's inception in 2010, one of the FMCSA's top officials this week said the agency knows that penalizing carriers for crashes that were not ...

Going green is a process, not a step

From the top down, "going green" makes a lot of sense. Everyone wants to reduce their carbon footprint, but the process of taking that step can be complicated. Green technologies are often ...

Routing review: when will truck parking enter the equation?

Technology will have to move much faster than infrastructure to solve the truck parking problem, and that appears to be happening.

Trucking’s ‘7 million reasons’ for a long-term highway bill

An ad blitz ongoing in the D.C. area now, put in place by Trucking Moves America Forward, tells lawmakers there are '7 million reasons' for a long-term highway bill. Here ...

Why you workin’ so hard?

"If I had a dollar for every time a fleet manager has told me about drivers threatening to quit if assigned an AMT-equipped truck, only to threaten to quit if ...

Driver training: CAB Logistics goes online to streamline safety (with video)

A two-day "boot camp" event in Fort Worth, Texas, teaches fleet managers how to use online training and learning management software to increase safety.