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Oct 18, 2017

Is technology causing highway fatalities?

We’ve often written of the improving safety performance of trucks after participating in a live demonstration, or sitting through a....More
Oct 03, 2017

NACV shows trucks without drivers won't happen anytime soon

Concerns over the future of truck driving jobs are frequently cited by labor unions and other groups when discussion the possibility of self-driving....More
Sep 19, 2017

Lessons learned from this summer's natural disasters

From Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida, and wildfires in the west, a large portion of the United States has been impacted by natural....More
Aug 28, 2017

New details of Tesla's planned electric truck revealed

Tesla’s soon-to-be-unveiled electric long-haul truck will have a range of 200 to 300 miles, according to a new report. On several occasions in....More
Aug 17, 2017

Can you teach a driverless truck to use a paper log?2

How do you teach a driverless truck to fill out a paper log? That was a question a 20–something passenger asked me as I gave him an Uber....More
Aug 02, 2017

The toughest question facing self-driving vehicles1

It may be the trickiest debate in the self-driving vehicle space. In a situation where an accident is unavoidable what should the vehicle do? Does it....More
Jul 17, 2017

Report highlights FMCSA's technology, leadership shortcomings

The Government Accountability Office just issued a scathing report on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s information technology....More
Jul 10, 2017

Kangaroos, road chaos challenge driverless technology

As companies race to develop the next autonomous breakthrough, the obstacles that are uncovered can help measure progress....More
Jun 23, 2017

ELDs: What is there to fear?

We are now less six months from the official start of the electronic-logging era. The rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has....More
Jun 11, 2017

Labor secretary says change to overtime rule is needed

Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor secretary, made clear last week the debate over overtime pay did not end when the new presidential....More
Jun 05, 2017

'Uberization' tips from a former Uber driver

The latest promotional video from Uber Freight makes the process of accepting a load and receiving payment as simple as a....More
May 22, 2017

Video: A spin around DTNA's new test track

My first reaction when I got out of the truck was relief I had only eaten a small lunch. That is generally good advice when visiting test tracks....More
May 15, 2017

Could infrastructure plan get stuck in traffic?

Infrastructure Week started with a jolt Monday, with Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao saying initial details of the Trump....More
May 11, 2017

Uber Freight: It was just a tweet1

Living on the West Coast, my mornings consist of a mad scramble to catch up on news I’ve missed while sleeping. With so many news outlets and....More
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