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Daimler Trucks North America Targets Ambitious Uptime, Truck Parts Goals
OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

OOIDA ELD Exemption Denied

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a broad exemption to the ELD mandate for small-business truckers has been denied.

July 5, 2018

Volvo Trucks, FedEx Demonstrate Truck Platooning in North Carolina
Daimler Trucks Demonstrates Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks Demonstrates Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks North America demonstrated “pairing” of two trucks, what is commonly known as two-truck platooning, at the Capital Market and Technology Day June 6. This fuel-saving technology is also a step on the path to more highly automated vehicles.

June 10, 2018

Daimler Trucks North America to Build Electric Cascadia, M2 Trucks
Daimler Aims for Level 4 Automated Trucks

Daimler Aims for Level 4 Automated Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s targeting Level 4 automated driving technology – essentially skipping Level 3 because it believes it’s a safer way to go.

June 6, 2018

Daimler Announces Automated Truck R&D Center

Daimler Announces Automated Truck R&D Center

Daimler Trucks is creating an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Oregon, to explore automated driving technologies including truck platooning.

June 6, 2018

ELD Provider Shuts Down Without Warning
How E-Commerce Trends Are Affecting Final Mile Logistics

How E-Commerce Trends Are Affecting Final Mile Logistics

A bi-annual survey into home delivery and final mile finds that customers want their e-commerce orders faster and faster – and they want them free. But it’s hardly free for the companies doing the delivering, and it’s driving changes in the retail supply chain that may affect even carriers not in the final-mile business.

April 30, 2018

How Home Delivery and Fresh Foods are Changing Refrigerated Transport
Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

A collision avoidance system might have prevented or lessened the severity of a 2016 crash between a tractor-trailer and an SUV that killed six people and injured five, according to a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

March 14, 2018

What Do Final Mile Trends Mean for Equipment and Maintenance Managers?
Valvoline Offers Oil for Natural Gas, Diesel, and Gasoline Engines
UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and engineering, at the kickoff breakfast for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

March 6, 2018

Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

After reaching new market-share highs in Class 8 and vocational truck sales for 2017, Peterbilt has kicked off 2018 with an addition to its on-highway truck family and plans to continue to grow its market share as it also works on developing the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems.

February 15, 2018