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12/13/2017

Bipartisan bills in House, Senate will require underride guards on trucks and trailers

landlinemag.com

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a bill on Tuesday, Dec. 12, that will require the installation of front, rear and side underride guards on all trailers,. Full story...

12/14/2017

Evolving amid a truck technician shortage

fleetowner.com

Rush Enterprises CEO and president Rusty Rush and COO Michael McRoberts discuss the truck tech shortage, ELDs, and the economic outlook for 2018..... Full story...

12/13/2017

Polls: ELD compliance among fleets hovering around 70 percent as deadline looms

ccjdigital.com

With just days remaining for carriers and drivers to transition from paper logs to electronic logging devices to comply with the federal government’s mandate, adoption of the devices remains. Full story...

12/13/2017

Omnitracs donates $25k to Wreaths Across America

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For the eighth consecutive year, Omnitracs has pledged $25,000 to support Wreaths Across America..... Full story...

12/05/2017

BMW Electric Truck outbound logistics 2017

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As of now, three electric trucks are part of the logistics operations of the BMW Group's home plant. What began when the first 40-ton electric truck was put into ....... Full story...

12/14/2017

Thor Trucks electric big rig aims to put the hammer down on Tesla Semi

slashgear.com

The electric car world might count Tesla as the biggest name in EVs, but there is always growing competition. Tesla was the first major manufacturer to roll out an all-electric big rig, but it. Full story...

12/14/2017

Fine print trucking regulations snag NAFTA modernization talks

logisticsmgmt.com

After fruitless talks south of the border, negotiators from United States, Canada and Mexico head north of the border to Montreal this month to try and work out snags that have stalled modernization. Full story...

12/13/2017

Medium-Duty Sales Rise in November

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Sales of medium-duty trucks rose 12.9% in November on the strength of Class 7 trucks, which posted the largest year-over-year increase, according to WardsAuto.com..... Full story...

12/12/2017

FTR Trucking Conditions Index spikes at 9.48 for October

thetrucker.com

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for October, at 9.48, spiked upward from the previous month’s 3.5 reading. A strong economy, combined with pressure from hurricane. Full story...

12/12/2017

Trump Tweets Consumer Confidence Is at Record High, But It’s Not

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President Donald J. Trump tweeted Dec. 12 that consumer confidence “is at an All-Time High.” In fact, it was higher when a Clinton was in the White House..... Full story...

12/12/2017

Senate Dem warns of lack of diversity in AI engineering

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Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii), the top-ranking Democrat on the Internet subcommittee, targeted technology firms lack of diversity and the harms it could pose to minorities during a hearing about. Full story...

12/12/2017

How TuSimple is Becoming a Leader in Self-Driving Truck Technology

thedrive.com

With autonomous driving technology advancing more and more every day, a lot of car and tech companies are focusing on how this technology can be applied to cars to reduce traffic and make our roads. Full story...

12/12/2017

Goldman Sachs Warns of US NAFTA Exit as Negotiators Seek Small Wins

ttnews.com

Investors remain on alert over the threat of Nafta talks failing even as negotiators meet this week in Washington and seek minor victories on less contentious issues..... Full story...

12/12/2017

Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

truckinginfo.com

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for electric vehicles..... Full story...

12/12/2017

FMCSA Grants Rental Group TRALA 90-Day ELD Waiver

ttnews.com

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to grant the Truck Renting and Leasing Association a 90-day waiver from the upcoming electronic logging device mandate..... Full story...

12/12/2017

Omnitracs Honors Veterans with Wreaths

truckinginfo.com

For the eighth consecutive year, Omnitracs has pledged $25,000 towards the purchase of 2,500 wreaths to be laid on the graves of our nation’s veterans..... Full story...

12/12/2017

Proposed Bill Would Require Front and Side Impact Guards

truckinginfo.com

A have proposed a bill to require impact guards on the sides and front of a truck in order to product passenger vehicles from being crushed underneath a vehicle in a collision..... Full story...

12/12/2017

SEC head warns investors about cryptocurrency

thehill.com

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is cautioning investors about putting money into cryptocurrencies in one of the SEC's strongest statements to date on the matter. SEC Chairman. Full story...
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