Autonomous technology could offer trucking net savings between $100 billion and $125 billion, according to a report by Wall Street analysts. Photo: Jack Roberts

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Report: Autonomous Vehicles Could Save Trucking $300 Billion in Labor Costs

A report by a Wall Street analyst firm says the potential savings from autonomous technology are huge, but notes that new costs will be created as it takes hold in trucking.

A new Amazon app called Relay allows drivers enter cargo information, allowing them to check in with a QR code and get through the security gate. Photo: Amazon

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Amazon App Helps Get Drivers In and Out of Warehouses Faster

The new app, called Relay, is Amazon's first attempt at automating the truck delivery process.

A new new mobile platform from ITI allows employees to meet training, safety and compliance needs with the tools fleets are already providing for ELD, routing, inventory and other fleet management needs. Photo: ITI

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Pro-Tread Releases Mobile Training App for Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., providers of training solutions for the transportation industry, has introduced the new Pro-Tread Mobile App, giving drivers options on when, where and how they can complete required training.

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FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be issuing to haulers of agricultural commodities a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate, and also is clarifying how ELDs will work with the personal conveyance provision and the 150 air miles hours-of-service exemption of the hours of service regulations.

CFI also recently announced it's bringing back its viper-red trucks. Photo: Screen shot from CFI YouTube video

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CFI Offers New Compensation Package for Experienced Drivers

The Experienced Driver package is designed to reward professional drivers working with CFI or another over-the-road trucking company.

Deborah Lockridge

Articles

Commentary: It's Time to Think About Hourly Pay

Seriously evaluating how we pay drivers is something trucking needs to do as the industry faces a worsening shortage, suggests Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her November editorial.

Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, is the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. Photo: ATA

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ATA Recognizes Top Safety Director and Driver of the Year

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has named Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. ATA also recognized Gary Plant of Walmart Transportation as the National Driver of the Year.

Videos

Focus On... Volvo VNL Cab and Sleeper [Video]

It’s all about drivers these days. Many of the latest trucks have emphasized driver comfort and convenience and the Volvo VNL is no exception. In this latest Focus On video, Equipment Editor Jim Park checks out the new features of the VNL cab and sleeper.

Products

Minimizer Seat Offers Adjustability for Men and Women

The Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat was designed to be adjustable enough to fit any body type of both men and women drivers.

Photo: ABF Freight

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ABF Freight to Work with Teamsters on Collective Bargaining Agreement

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight is getting ready to begin negotiations with the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee in December on a new collective bargaining agreement.

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