The British government has awarded a grant of €8.1 million to test truck platooning on public roadways. Photo: Scania

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UK Announces Series of Truck Platoon Tests

The British government has awarded funding that will enable a series of truck platoon tests on public roadways in the United Kingdom beginning next year.

Photo via Lytx

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Truckers Probably Pulled Over to Watch the Eclipse

Video-based telematics provider Lytx found that truck drivers seemed to join in with the rest of the country last week to catch a glimpse of the eclipse, according to data from trucks equipped with its DriveCam system.

Are enforcement personnel ready for Dec. 18 ELD deadline? Photo: Kentucky State Police

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CVSA to Take Phased-In Approach to ELD Mandate

The nation’s commercial vehicle enforcement officials say there’s no reason to delay the December start date for the electronic logging device mandate – but they will delay implementing out-of-service criteria related to ELDs until April 1, 2018.

Videos

On the Spot: ZF's Reax Electronic Steering [Video]

ZF is bringing its Reax electronic steering system to the North American commercial vehicle market, offering benefits in safety and driver experience and another step toward autonomous trucks. The company demonstrated the system for the press recently and HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts has this report.

The National Hurricane Center is advising against all but essential local travel on roadways affected by Hurricane Harvey. Photo: National Hurricane Center

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Travel Advisories in Effect as Hurricane Harvey Nears Texas

Meteorologists say the storm could dump up to 30 inches of water on the Texas and Louisiana coasts and are urging drivers to stay off of roads.

Photo: Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

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Love's Opens North Carolina and Texas Locations

New locations in Newton, North Carolina, and Beaumont, Texas, will add a combined 200 truck parking spaces.

Products

Minimizer Mattress Made for the Long Haul

Minimizer is growing its #RespectTheDriver brand by releasing a mattress that is designed and specified for over-the-road truck drivers.

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CRST Expedited Boosts New Driver Pay 15%

CRST Expedited has announced a 15% pay increase for new contract student drivers, who have received commercial driver’s license training through the company’s sponsored training program.

Photo: Jim Park

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Peterbilt Pairs Column-Mounted Shifter with Paccar Automated Transmission

Peterbilt has announced that its ergonomically designed column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on Model 579 and 567 trucks equipped with the new Paccar Automated Transmission.

Photo: ERoad

Articles

Why the ELD Mandate is a Problem for Temp Drivers

For drivers working for a driver service or temporary driver pool, how do they transfer their logs from one carrier to another? The short answer is, they can't.

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