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Trucking industry feeling the pinch of low oil

Despite oil hovering around $50 per barrel, many drivers and company owners in Alberta's trucking industry don't expect to see a turnaround in oil …

A new intersection design eliminates the dreaded left turn into traffic

Florida DOT/YouTube<p>Anyone who has ever made a left turn in a busy intersection understands that it can be a stressful maneuver. Not only do you have …

Daimler Trucks Slashes Outlook: Why Cummins Inc. and PACCAR Inc. Need to Worry

Daimler's Freightliner is one of the largest truck brands in the world. Image source: Daimler.<p>This is bad news for investors in trucking companies <b>PACCAR Inc.</b> and <b>Cummins Inc.</b> . In a surprising move, automotive giant <b>Daimler</b>'s truck unit, Daimler Trucks, slashed its outlook some days ago, projecting …

Is autonomy the technology the public doesn’t want?

According to a recent study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) conducted by UMTRI researchers Brandon Schoettle …

Customized Ride for Freedom Truck to Salute Fallen Military Heroes

Mack Trucks Customizes Ride for Freedom Truck to Salute Fallen Military Heroes<p><b>GREENSBORO, NC (May 26, 2016) –</b><p><b>To pay tribute to America’s fallen</b> …

With New App, Trucking Groups Aim to Ease Members' Parking Headaches

Park My Truck, a new app from an array of trucking groups, is intended to to address a major problem for members: finding open spaces to park semi …

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Long dusty road

Self-driving car pioneers bring their smarts to trucking

One of the minds at the heart of Google's self-driving car project has decided that his future lies beyond the search engine. Anthony Levandowski has teamed up with other big names in the world of automotive intelligence to launch a new startup called Otto. Unlike his former initiative, Otto is an …

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Truck Stop: How One of America’s Steadiest Jobs Turned Into One of Its Most Grueling

In the late ‘70s, most truckers had sizable paychecks, reasonable hours, and even political clout.<p>I met Claudio at a Midwestern truck stop just before the Great Recession. At the time, I was a sociology grad student trying to understand how long-haul trucking had gone from one of the best …

Motion filed asking Supreme Court to hear ELD challenge

The Supreme Court is scheduled to issue a decision May 12 on whether it may take up the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s suit against …

Smart trucks need smart truckers

THE DRIVER SHORTAGE is driving a serious look at self-driving trucks, just not in the way many people assume.<br>Despite persistent rumors of the demise …

OOIDA: Court decision on e-log mandate could come by end of 2016

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says it expects the courts to rule by year’s end on whether or not to uphold a DOT rule to require …

New or Used: Here's how you decide which truck to buy.

There are many factors in determining whether or not to purchase a new truck. There's no simple answer for everyone because we're all coming at it …

Mother’s Day Convoy shatters world record with 590 trucks

Keith Wagner prepares for Sunday’ Make-A-Wish Convoy.<p>The 27th annual Mother’s Day convoy in Lancaster, Pa., Sunday did not just break the world’s …

Trucker suspected of murdering fellow trucker in road rage incident still on the loose in Florida

UPDATE: Monday, May 9, 1 p.m. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says that the truck driver shot to death by another trucker while driving on …

Documenting Ice Road Trucking in Siberia, a Terrifying Assignment

Photojournalists are used to risking life and limb to capture their subject, but how many have had to risk freezing to death in Siberia? …

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