A comfortable, quiet, productive and homelike cab was a major design priority for the new Volvo VNL highway tractor. Photo: Volvo Trucks<br />

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Truck Cabs Designed With Drivers in Mind

Even while headlines gush about advanced vehicle technologies, a great deal of the enhancements on the latest round of Class 8 trucks are primarily focused on making drivers more comfortable and productive while they’re on the road, as well as increasing their chances of coming home safe and sound.

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute<br />

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FMCSA Looking at How it Defines Personal Conveyance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise its regulatory guidance on commercial-vehicle drivers legally using trucks as “personal conveyance” while off duty.

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Trucking Alliance Applauds Trump for Sticking with ELD Rule

The Trucking Alliance is applauding the Trump Administration for not delaying the ELD mandate deadline, calling it a victory for highway safety.

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ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

Embark says its initial autonomous vehicle control system will focus on weather-friendly routes with high freight volumes. Photo: Embark

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Embark's New Road to Autonomous

Embark COO Mike Reid says his company's approach to autonomous trucks will help resolve driver shortage issues while delivering immediate value for fleets.

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What ELD Enforcement Could Look Like on Day 1

The electronic logging device rule takes effect on Dec. 18, but many fleets and drivers may not be compliant with it in time. So, what will enforcement look like for them?

Photo: J.J. Keller

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FMCSA Gives 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag and Livestock Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has officially issued a 90-day temporary waiver of the rule to carriers of agricultural commodities and livestock.

Products

Somnum Sleeper Series Mattress Designed to Promote Healthy, Restful Sleep

Lippert Components has introduced a new mattress for sleeper cabs in heavy duty trucks called the somnum Sleeper Series mattress.

Photo via Pam Transport

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Pam Transport Sends Custom Trucks to Deliver Wreaths

Pam Transport has sent four military-themed custom wrapped Peterbilt trucks to deliver wreaths to the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Photo: Port of Long Beach

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L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 12 to investigate a ban of trucking and warehousing companies that break local, state, and federal employment laws from operating on city property.

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