Volvo’s Lars Stenqvist says the technologies set to most potently change trucking are connectivity, electromobility and automation.  Photo: David Cullen

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Gauging the Tech that Will Drive the Future of Trucking

Volvo’s Lars Stenqvist sees the potential for a chicken-or-egg dynamic slowing down how quickly smart trucks and smart highways can be integrated to leverage their potential to boost trucking efficiency.

Photo: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

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AAA Report Underscores Benefits of High-Tech Truck Safety Advances

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is recommending that all large trucks— both new and existing ones— be equipped with what it considers to be “cost-effective technologies that improve safety for everyone on the road.”

Four former Pilot employees pleaded guilty to mail fraud and wire fraud. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Four Former Pilot Executives Plead Guilty to Rebate Fraud

John Freeman, former sales VP of Pilot Flying J, has pleaded guilty alongside three other former Pilot employees of mail fraud and wire fraud after the FBI found that Pilot defrauded 5,500 customers of over $56 million.

Photo: J.J. Keller

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J.J. Keller Program Lets Fleets Reserve ELDs

With some industry observers worrying about whether the supply of electronic logging devices will meet the demand as we near the Dec. 17 deadline to install the mandatory devices, J.J. Keller & Associates announced it will make the transition earlier for fleets who want to wait until closer to the deadline.

A Celadon Driving Academy student practices his driving skill on a TransSim simulator. Photo: Celadon

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Celadon Trucking Services Getting Out of Driver Training Business

Days after it announced it was selling off its flatbed division, Indiana-based Celadon said it’s getting out of the driver training business.

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AscendTMS, FreightRover Integrate Services

The partnership allows any accepted load by a carrier or driver, via the FreightRover website or app, to automatically update the AscendTMS software.

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Turnover at Large Truckload Carriers Hits Highest Point in 2 Years

The turnover rate at truckload carriers surged in the second quarter of 2017, according to American Trucking Associations, possibly reflecting a tightening market for drivers.

Deborah Lockridge

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Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

We tend to shake our heads and roll our eyes at the breathless coverage in the mainstream and tech media about “driverless trucks”. But there’s one good thing about all this coverage: It’s helping to make trucking look “cool”, says Editor In Chief Deborah Lockridge in her September editorial.

The Federal Highway Adminstration has begun testing three-truck platoons on Interstate 66 in Virginia, in addition to track testing like this. Photo: FHWA

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FHWA Tests Three-Truck Platoon on Virginia Interstate

The latest series of platoon tests will evaluate Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology, which adds vehicle-to-vehicle communications to the adaptive cruise control capability now available in new vehicles and allows trucks to operate more smoothly as a unit, reducing and controlling the gaps between trucks.

ATA chief Chris Spear testifying on autonomous truck technology to Senate panel on Sept. 13. Photo: ATA, via Twitter

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Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

While the House has already passed a bill that could help bring self-driving cars to market faster, a Senate panel is taking a more deliberative approach by considering whether such legislation should also help foster the development of autonomous truck technologies.

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