Trends & Insights
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Friday Five: TuSimple, fuel tax for heavy trucks, CARB updates, and more
It’s your Friday Five for everything trucking. Learn more about TuSimple’s expansion, updates on fuel taxes for heavy trucks, changes from CARB, and more.
Friday Five: safety blitz dates announced, Fleet CyWatch, infrastructure concerns, and more
Get your weekly digest featuring CVSA’s new safety blitz dates, new Fleet CyWatch technology, infrastructure concerns, and more.
Industry update: 28% of truckers still need an ELD
We’re just over one month into the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate era, and one thing has become clear: the industry’s transition to ELDs is far from over. What can you do to get prepared and transition?
Friday Five: Ford’s self-driving van, change to the 14-hour rule, and Raymond Martinez confirmed as the head of the FMCSA
Get your weekly digest on Ford’s proposal for their autonomous van and what that means for drivers, what changes you can expect to see to the 14-hour rule, and major updates from the FMCSA.
Friday Five: Embark’s autonomous truck, detention time, and ELD adoption
Get your weekly digest on what happened when Embark sent its autonomous truck on a 2,400 mile journey, the problems with detention time, ELD adoption, and more.
Friday Five: technology in trucking, the State of the Union, and more
This new article features our trucking tip of the week, commentary on President Trump’s State of the Union Address, human trafficking and its effects on the trucking industry, and more.
Friday Five: OOIDA’s ELD exemption request, Tesla, toll roads, and taxes
Did you know? …The average semi-truck tire is only rated for travel below 75 miles per hour. Tesla hits parked firetruck, stems investigation. Tesla is in the news again, but not for the right reasons. As you might recall, last year an Ohio man died in a Tesla v. Semi wreck in Florida while the
Industry update: Blockchain, blizzards, and detention
Container shipping leads in tech Container shippers are usually the first in the transportation industry to adopt new technology. According to the Journal of Commerce, the largest global container shipper Maersk is no exception. The company recently announced a partnership with IBM to bring blockchain to the transportation industry. Maersk states they’ll have a beta
Friday Five: Driver shortages, Toyota tech, and trucking companies sued
You cold? Be prepared. The “snow bomb” that hit the East Coast (and general winter weather) makes keeping warm a problem when you run out of hours or the road is shut down. Keep gloves (also great for fueling), several blankets (plus what you have in your sleeper), flashlight, and batteries in the cab to
Industry Update: 8 Predictions for 2018
Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be an exciting time, so for your consideration, I’m sharing my eight predictions for the coming year (in no particular order). What do you think? Weigh in on the conversation on our Facebook page and let us know! 1. Hours of Service adjustment Note I didn’t say “fix”. Let’s