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Daimler Trucks North America Targets Ambitious Uptime, Truck Parts Goals
More Allegations Made in Repeal of Proposed Glider Kit Restrictions Under GHG Phase 2

More Allegations Made in Repeal of Proposed Glider Kit Restrictions Under GHG Phase 2

Several members of Congress have asked the inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency to look into allegations that there was improper contact between Volvo Group, the Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association, and the EPA regarding the agency’s regulation of glider kits under its Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules.

July 5, 2018

OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a broad exemption to the ELD mandate for small-business truckers has been denied.

July 5, 2018

Volvo Trucks, FedEx Demonstrate Truck Platooning in North Carolina
Daimler Trucks Demonstrates Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks Demonstrates Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks North America demonstrated “pairing” of two trucks, what is commonly known as two-truck platooning, at the Capital Market and Technology Day June 6. This fuel-saving technology is also a step on the path to more highly automated vehicles.

June 10, 2018

New Connectivity Features from DTNA Boost Access to Truck Data

New Connectivity Features from DTNA Boost Access to Truck Data

Two new connectivity-related services from Daimler Trucks North America will allow fleets to create their own electronic logging systems, develop driver scoring apps, and directly access to data on a truck for their backend systems.

June 7, 2018

Daimler Trucks North America to Build Electric Cascadia, M2 Trucks
Daimler Aims for Level 4 Automated Trucks

Daimler Aims for Level 4 Automated Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s targeting Level 4 automated driving technology – essentially skipping Level 3 because it believes it’s a safer way to go.

June 6, 2018

Daimler Announces Automated Truck R&D Center

Daimler Announces Automated Truck R&D Center

Daimler Trucks is creating an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Oregon, to explore automated driving technologies including truck platooning.

June 6, 2018

New Personal Conveyance Guidance Gives Flexibility to Find Truck Parking

New Personal Conveyance Guidance Gives Flexibility to Find Truck Parking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just announced regulatory guidance that gives drivers a way to deal with one of the most vexing problems with the electronic logging device mandate – finding a safe place to park for the night – as well as clarification for ag haulers on the 150-air-mile exemption.

May 31, 2018

Trucking Group to Challenge California Supreme Court's Independent Contractor Ruling
ELD Provider Shuts Down Without Warning
What's Behind the Tight Freight Market, and How Long Will It Last?

What's Behind the Tight Freight Market, and How Long Will It Last?

Although the April 1 start to “hard enforcement” of the electronic logging device mandate does not seem to have had a huge effect on trucking capacity (except perhaps in flatbeds), there are a number of other factors that are working to keep capacity tight and rates high, likely at least until late this year, according to FTR.

May 11, 2018

U.S. Xpress Readies for IPO

U.S. Xpress Readies for IPO

After more than a decade as a privately held company, Chattanooga, Tennessee-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises has filed the paperwork for an initial public offering.

May 9, 2018

Fleet Survey Shows Driver Shortage Continues to Impact Equipment Buying Plans

Fleet Survey Shows Driver Shortage Continues to Impact Equipment Buying Plans

A quarterly survey of a varied panel of trucking fleets finds continued strong plans to buy more trucks, especially among larger fleets, and among private fleets looking to address capacity and rate issues – but those truck orders are in many cases about other things than adding capacity, because drivers continue to be in short supply.

May 3, 2018