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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

Daimler Talks Truck Sales, Tariffs, and Globalism

Daimler Talks Truck Sales, Tariffs, and Globalism

Daimler Trucks execs emphasized the benefits of global collaboration as the OEM develops new electric and automated truck technology, at the same time warning of the potential negative effects of tariffs and trade wars.

June 7, 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

3 Things You Should Know About Amazon and Trucking

3 Things You Should Know About Amazon and Trucking

Trucking economist Noel Perry earlier this year got an opportunity to visit Amazon, and came back with some interesting insights into the e-commerce giant, its logistics operations, and what it all means for trucking.

June 5, 2018

7 ELD Tips for Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

7 ELD Tips for Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

A former law enforcement official gives his tips on how fleets can stay compliant with the ELD mandate during this year’s CVSA Roadcheck which will focus on hours of service violations.

June 1, 2018

Commentary: A Driver Shortage by Any Other Name

Call it what you will, the trucking industry is having trouble finding enough qualified drivers. But a crucial part of solving the shortage will require agreement on why it is happening in the first place. Commentary by Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

June 1, 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
How Trucking Fleets Are Dealing With a Hot Flatbed Sector

How Trucking Fleets Are Dealing With a Hot Flatbed Sector

With a steadily improving economy and sectors such as manufacturing and construction going strong, many trucking companies are finding they have more freight than they have trucks to haul – but nowhere is that more true than in the flatbed sector.

May 16, 2018

Q&A: KeepTruckin Co-Founder Talks ELDs, Data and More

Q&A: KeepTruckin Co-Founder Talks ELDs, Data and More

KeepTruckin is fast-growing company that specializes in providing electronic logging and fleet management solutions for owner-operators and small carriers. It recently announced a new round of capital to fund its expansion. We spoke to KeepTruckin Co-founder and CEO Shoaib Makani about where they came from and where they're going.

May 15, 2018

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