Monday, August 19, 2019
UPS Ventures, the venture-capital arm of courier giant United Parcel Services, has acquired a minority stake in the self-driving startupTuSimple. Together, both companies are testing self-driving tractor-trailers on a route in Arizona to determine whether the vehicles can improve service...
Paper Transport was using consumer-grade Samsung Galaxy tablets to deploy its custom-built driver scorecard, electronic logging and other mobile applications. The durability of the devices had become a roadblock for the Green Bay, Wis.-based fleet. In late 2017, Samsung introduced a...
The Honourable AmarjeetSohi, Minister of Natural Resources Canada announced the launch of a new Energy Manager Program. The Energy Manager Program is now accepting project proposals. The Energy Manager Program will help identify and adopt energy efficiency solutions by offering funding...
Preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks in North America fell below 10,000 units in July, for the first time since 2010. FTR reported orders of 9,800 units, noting carriers appear to be in no rush to grab 2020 build slots....
Navistar International says it has left survival mode, and is currently in development mode. Furthermore, it has a goal-oriented arrangement to come back to its wonder a long time as a pioneer in the business vehicle space, named Vision...
A jury has ruled that Swift Transportation (No. 3 in the CCJ Top 250) owes CRST Expedited (No. 17) more than $15 million for recruiting freshly licensed truck drivers who were locked into 10-month employment contracts with CRST. Swift did...
U.S. driver shortage rose to 60,800 last year, up nearly 20% from 50,700 in 2017, the American Trucking Associations said in a study released Wednesday. The group warned that the shortage could hit 100,000 in five years and 160,000 by...
A trucking industry executive has warned the U.S. Congress that failure to quickly ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement would hurt the sector. “Failing to pass the USMCA would have a negative impact on truck drivers along with the customers we...
Peloton Technology unveiled its vision to develop its new Level 4 automated following technology at the Automated Vehicle Symposium in Orlando, Florida. Its new technology would allow the lead truck to steer two commercial vehicles in a platoon, a driving...
In a fresh legal opinion issued Monday, the Department of Labor has said that carriers shouldn’t have to pay drivers for off-duty time spent in a sleeper berth — a favorable opinion for fleets after recent federal court rulings...

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