ZF's ReAx steering system mounts to a truck steering column and provides steering assistance based on real-time driver needs. Photo: ZF Group

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ZF Brings Reax Electronic Steering System to Heavy Truck Market

ZF's new Reax electronic steering system reads sensors from a wide array of vehicle systems and provides drivers with augmented control automatically tailored to specific driving situations.

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ELDs Can Open the Door to Big Data

Why settle for simple electronic logging when it can serve as a total fleet management solution in a box?

Photo: NACFE

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Seven Drivers Aim for Top Fuel Economy in Run on Less Roadshow

Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced the seven drivers participating in Run on Less, a fuel-economy roadshow set to kick off on Sept. 6.

The tests are tougher, but many schools are looking for loopholes now that Canada's additional mandatory training requirement is law. Photos: John G. Smith

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Special Report: Canada's New Mandatory Driver Training Law

Canada has increased its mandatory requirements for entry-level driver training with mixed results so far.

UPS says its new virtual reality training technology is realistic down to the finest details. Photo: UPS

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UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

Depending on whether an owner-operator is running a single truck or a small fleet, the fleet management software options available on most devices may or may not be needed. Photo: J.J. Keller

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What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate is causing a lot of confusion and concern among the smallest fleets and single truck owner-operators. With just four months until the regulation comes into force, here are a few things to consider as we brace for December 18 – the date the mandate kicks in.

Deborah Lockridge

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Commentary: Is Your Lease-Purchase Program a Problem?

There are plenty of horror stories out there about owner-operator lease-purchase programs, and not just at the ports, explains Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her August editorial.

News reports on the Trump adminstration's move to halt a sleep apnea rule for truck drivers were mostly negative in their coverage. Photo: Volvo Group

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Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions

The Trump administration's move to halt progress on a proposal that would have required sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers was met with largely negative reactions in press reports from around the country and the world.

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FedEx Express Driver Named National Grand Champion

A Massachusetts driver for FedEx Express took home the title of Bendix Grand Champion this weekend from the American Trucking Associations’ 2017 National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Florida.

A more relaxed regulatory environment compared to other states has helped Arizona become a hotbed of autonomous vehicle testing. Photo: Truckinginfo.com

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Autonomous Technology Heats Up in Arizona

Autonomous vehicle developers have apparently decided the Grand Canyon state is the ideal place to test out their new technology.

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Voice of the Driver 2: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retention
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