While diesel and gasoline engines will still be the main power source for commercial vehicles for the next decade, fleets are now testing and buying sustainable vehicle technologies in record numbers. That’s according to a new study of fleet use of sustainable vehicle platforms for medium- and heavy-duty fleets, such as natural gas, propane, electric, and renewable fuels.
August 12, 2020
Valvoline’s latest premium engine oil not only works in diesel, natural gas, and gasoline engines; it also provides extended oil drain intervals for diesel and natural gas vehicles.
August 12, 2020
Research found a selection of electronic logging devices “did little to nothing to follow cybersecurity best practices and were vulnerable to compromise.”
August 10, 2020
Self-driving truck entrepreneur Anthony Levandowski has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets related to autonomous vehicles, in what the judge called “the "biggest trade secret crime I have ever seen."
August 5, 2020
When Rainer Müller-Finkeldei started working on artificial intelligence at Daimler in 1995, few people knew what AI was or had heard of neural networks. Now he’s in the thick of autonomous truck development and more as the new senior vice president of engineering and technology at Daimler Trucks North America.
August 4, 2020
“We don’t only deliver freight. We deliver awareness.” That’s what Jim Barrett, president and CEO of Road Scholar Transport, likes to say about the Dunmore, Pennsylvania-based carrier’s “awareness fleet.” Its latest trailer wrap honors the everyday heroes of the pandemic.
August 3, 2020
A group of Black Lives Matter protesters are planning to shut down Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway in an Aug. 15 march.
July 31, 2020
Trucking fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial drivers say not only is it the right thing to do, but it also offers benefits that fleets might not think about.
July 29, 2020
XPO Logistics has named LaQuenta Jacobs to the newly created position of chief diversity officer to "provide cultural leadership and strategic direction as an advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion at XPO."
July 28, 2020
As a country and as an industry, we can debate the best ways to address racism. But before we can do that, we must acknowledge and understand that it exists.
July 24, 2020
We asked Modern Tire Dealer magazine’s 2020 Top 10 Retreaders for their thoughts on what fleets should know to help them have a successful retread program.
July 23, 2020
As COVID-19 cases, positive test percentages, and hospitalizations and deaths rise, there's increasing momentum for widespread use of face coverings to slow the spread of the pandemic. Trucking has been ahead of the curve and should continue to lead the way, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her blog.
July 22, 2020
New information in the latest Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Report could accelerate calls for federal approval of other testing methods, such as hair and oral fluid testing, according to one safety and compliance expert.
July 20, 2020
Volvo Trucks North America isn’t letting the COVID-19-related drop in truck sales and corporate layoffs keep it from moving ahead with its electric truck development and its latest vocational truck models.
July 16, 2020
Truck driver hours of service rules first published in 1937 have been through numerous iterations, court challenges, and Congressional interventions in the past two decades. Take a tour through our timeline.
July 14, 2020