Trucking

News Highlights: Top Energy News of the Day

Oil Edges Higher Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday<p>Oil futures held gains ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and a meeting by major oil producers to discuss a possible extension of output cuts.<p>Nebraska Regulators Approve Keystone XL Pipeline<p>Nebraska officials approved the Keystone XL pipeline, removing …

Oil

Automation is coming for truckers. But first, they're being watched.

How job surveillance is transforming trucking in America.<p><i>This is the second episode in a six-part video series about the future of work. Follow the series at</i> <i>vox.com/shiftchange</i><i>.</i><p>Self-driving semi trucks are coming to a road near you. Sooner rather than later, packages will be delivered without any …

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47% of Aussies agree the bigger the coffee, the better. That’s why Nespresso built its new Vertuo machine to brew a full range of coffee sizes, …

For Men

Trucking Industry Sees Tesla Semi as Source of Disruption

After seeing Tesla’s Semi — the 500-mile range, heavy-duty truck unveiled last week by Elon Musk — the trucking industry is asking if it’s all hype …

Logistics

Is your trucking company prepared to confront a crisis?

When and if a crisis occurs, motor carriers must remember this: they’ve got 60 minutes to get ahead of the social media storm that will inevitably …

Emotions

Goldman: Automated trucks to cost U.S. economy 300k jobs per year

While Google’s Waymo company has taken center stage for bringing self-driving cars to roads, autonomous trucking may make it to the mainstream first.<p>Silicon Valley startups, technologists, and venture capitalists see great potential in the technology — even more than most traditional trucking …

Money

Five things you need to know about Tesla's new electric semi

Tesla just unveiled an all-electric, semi-trailer truck at an event in California, and here's all you need to know.

Walmart is getting in on Tesla’s new trucks

Walmart will be among the first companies to pilot Telsa’s new semi-trailer trucks. <b>The retailer confirmed to CNBC that it has pre-ordered 15 trucks. In total</b>, Walmart has a 6,000-strong fleet of delivery vehicles. In case you missed it: Tesla unveiled its sleek aerodynamic trucks last night. CEO …

Trucks

The real star of Tesla’s truck event was its new ultra-fast Roadster

Following the unveiling of its semi-trailer trucks last night, Tesla debuted a brand-new Roadster—the company’s original sport car. <b></b>In a moment of theatrics, the car jetted out of the back of one of the semis onto the main floor. <b></b>CEO Elon Musk boasts that <b>the four-seat Roadster can do 0-60 in 1.9</b> …

Lake Tahoe

Tesla Reveals Semi Truck With 500-Mile Range, New Roadster Car

The new $200,000 Roadster sports car will have a range of 620 miles on a single charge<p>HAWTHORNE, Calif.—Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday revealed the company’s first all-electric semitrailer truck and a $200,000 super car, his latest attempt to stir excitement for his vision to …

Tesla

Watch as Tesla unveils the vehicle that could change trucking forever

After months of delays, Tesla’s electric semi unveiling is finally happening. CEO Elon Musk promises to “blow your mind clear out of your skull and …

Elon Musk

Pre-orders for Tesla's Truck Are The Most Important Number To Investors Tonight

The unveiling of Tesla’s semi-truck is tonight, Thursday, November 16, with the doors opening at 7 pm Pacific Time (so I’m assuming an 8 o’clock start). An updated rendition of it can be seen on Elon Musk’s Instagram account. He also doesn’t lack for hyping an event tweeting out “This will blow …

Elon Musk

Construction Begins on $42 Million Autonomous Vehicle Test Facility in Central Florida

When you think of autonomous cars, the city of Auburndale, Fla., doesn’t come to mind. All of that is expected to change in the coming years.

Transportation

Daimler Tries to Steal Tesla's Thunder

We were here first!<p>As Tesla got set to unveil its electric semitrailer design on Thursday night, a far more experienced truck maker tried to steal some of the attention.<p>“We are the first to have an all-electric light-duty truck in series production: the FUSO eCanter” read one post from Daimler AG’s …

Business

Tesla looks to enter trucking business with electric semi

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify big trucks.<p>After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — the company plans to unveil an electric semi tractor-trailer on Thursday night in Hawthorne, California.<p>The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal …

Business

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

VW Accelerates Electric Car Effort With $40 Billion Investment<p>Volkswagen plans to invest around $40 billion over the next five years to develop electric vehicles, self-driving cars and Uber-like mobility app services in the clearest sign yet that auto makers are betting the future of their industry …

Abercrombie & Fitch

Ontario trucking association releases plan for improved road safety

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has released a five-point safety plan, following a number of devastating collisions on the province’s highways …

Canadian News

WA family appeal to hit-run driver after man found on highway

The devastated mother of a man found dead on the side of a highway has appealed for the alleged hit-run driver to turn themselves in.<p>Father-of-three …

Propane is a first responder

Our nation has been hit hard by natural disasters in recent months.<p>According to the Propane Education & Research Council, propane fuel played a vital …

Waymo, Uber Squabble Over Ground Rules as Autonomous Vehicle Trade-Secrets Theft Trial Looms

What is a trade secret? That seemingly simple question dominated discussions Nov. 14 during a federal court hearing on Waymo vs. Uber, one of the …

Anthony Levandowski

Elon Musk Plugs New Truck Even as Model 3 Faces Delays

Tech company is set to unveil electric semitrailer truck on Thursday<p>Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk will find himself in a familiar place on Thursday night, pitching an unconventional idea to capture the imagination of investors—while his company Tesla Inc. is grinding through “production hell” …

Tesla

Wetaskiwin woman dies after hitting semi-trailer parked in rural field

Woman, 35, sole occupant of car, was ejected on impact<p>A Wetaskiwin woman who hit a tractor-trailer in a field after driving off a highway died in …

Who's Winning the Race to Driverless Trucking?

Driverless cars are a hot topic in automotive circles, and the introduction of Tesla’s electric semi’s is set to turn the long-haul trucking world on …

Transportation

Intermodal fleet gets log-keeping exemption

Rail Delivery Services has been granted an exemption that allows its drivers who occasionally work more than 12 hours in a day to utilize the 100 …

Drones

Drivers have no truck with automated lorries

Tesla widely expected to showcase an electric truck with some self-driving capabilities<p>10 minutes ago<p>Trucks will someday drive themselves out of …

Transportation

Seattle DOT Saves $500,000 With Road Work Planning App

The Seattle Department of Transportation has saved more than $485,000 since August with an app that allows the city to coordinate with other entities …

Transporting the 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree

A specially-decorated Kenworth T680 Advantage tractor is hauling the 2017 Capitol Christmas tree on a 3,000-mile journey from Montana to Washington …

Christmas

Report: Advanced tech can bring huge fuel savings to trucking industry

A new report from Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) says advanced technologies can bring huge fuel savings in the oil-thirsty trucking industry …

Business

Fleets changing routes to attract drivers: survey | Today's Trucking

COLUMBUS, OH – With a strong freight market and tight labor market expected to continue into 2018, fleets are adjusting their business models to …

Uber

National Autonomous Policy Would Benefit Trucking Industry, ATA Official Says

WASHINGTON — Developing a singular autonomous vehicle policy nationwide would facilitate testing of automated trucks and connected vehicle …

Transportation