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  • Jan 28, 2016
    Commentary

    Eight emerging technologies to watch

    A recent report by Volpe, the DOT’s the National Transportation Systems Center, identifies emerging technologies that may have significant impacts on U.S. and global transportation systems within three to five years. And most of these will find their way into—or become a replacement for—trucks and trucking....More
  • Jan 12, 2016
    Commentary

    Denied parking at delivery site, truck driver shot

    All Jerry Matson needed was spot in the vast parking lot of Oakland’s O.co Coliseum, where he would wait for the consignee to accept a generator he was delivering to power the television broadcast of an upcoming football game. But he was advised to find a secluded location nearby and, about 10 p.m. on Dec. 15, the driver’s side window of his International ProStar was shattered....More
  • Jan 6, 2016
    Commentary

    Trucker reaction: Split-sleeper flexibility is just common sense

    Reaction from truckers was swift to last week’s report that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had awarded $2.5 million to study the impact of a more flexible hours of service rule, specifically with a split-sleeper option in mind—or, as one of the researchers put it, a “sleep when you are sleepy” strategy....More
  • Jan 6, 2016
    blog

    Truck drivers and math: a weighty problem 1

    Father brag moment: My son is on his elementary school’s math team. Why do I tell you that? Because I learned long ago that math is important and I have been trying to tell my children that. There’s an old saying that people who are no good at math become journalists. As I learned very early in my journalism career, math is very important. From budget meetings to sports statistics, a journalist can’t get away from math. Recently, we learned that neither can truckers....More
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