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Trucking Leaders Join President Trump In Calling For Tax Reform

October 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Trucking Leaders Join President Trump In Calling For Tax Reform

Leaders with the American Trucking Associations joined President Trump in calling on Congress to quickly act on comprehensive tax reform as a way of growing the economy and creating jobs. “While trucking sustains the vitality of the U.S. economy, we also carry a heavy tax burden, paying the highest corporate [...]

Democrat Lawmakers Seek Mandatory Sleep Apnea Testing

October 5, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Democrat Lawmakers Seek Mandatory Sleep Apnea Testing

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the tragic Hoboken crash we now know involved sleep apnea, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Cory Booker announced new legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to test train- and commercial-vehicle operators for sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, which had been [...]

ATA Urges Congress To Support Automated Vehicle Development

September 17, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA Urges Congress To Support Automated Vehicle Development

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the importance of including commercial vehicles in the discussion around automated vehicles and urged the Federal government not to stifle innovation around the technology. “I hope my testimony will help unwind [...]

Tesla Semi To Reach Scale Production In The Next 24 Months

June 8, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Tesla Semi To Reach Scale Production In The Next 24 Months

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaking at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting talked about the electric semi-truck the company plans to reveal in September. Musk revealed that the company has been working closely with its “biggest customers” on the design of the truck. Tesla is including the companies in the design process [...]

Shippers Could Face Trouble Later In The Year

March 16, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Shippers Could Face Trouble Later In The Year

The environment for shippers is said to be “benign” right now, but there’s rate and supply trouble coming later in the year, according to the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) compiled each month by transportation forecasting firm FTR. Capacity is expected to get steadily tighter throughout the year, climaxing early in [...]

Volvo Trucks Demonstrates On-Highway Truck Platooning

March 14, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Volvo Trucks Successfully Demonstrates On-Highway Truck Platooning

Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a successful demonstration of partially automated truck platooning, made possible by Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology. Three Volvo VNL 670 model tractors hauled cargo containers at the Los Angeles Port complex and along Interstate [...]

BYD Delivers Zero Emissions Trucks In The Largest Deployment Of All Electric Heavy Duty Trucks In US

March 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
BYD Zero Emissions Truck

BYD joined with the California Air Resources Board, San Bernardino Council of Governments and Daylight Transport to celebrate the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission battery-electric yard and service trucks to be deployed in disadvantaged communities with some of the worst air quality in the nation. The project is [...]

Electric Truck Sales to Surpass a Third of a Million by 2026

January 3, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Electric Truck Sales Seen to Surpass a Third of a Million by 2026

According to a new report from Navigant Research, global annual electrified powertrain medium- and heavy-duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly 332,000 by 2026. The report forecasts sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for each major world region — segmented by electrified [...]

Connected Vehicle Tech Could Curtail Countless Crashes

December 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
DOT: Connected Vehicle Tech Could Prevent Countless Crashes

Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Tuesday issued a proposed rule that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all [...]

Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company, has applauded Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of S.B. 995 into law. The legislation authorizes electronically coordinated truck platooning on Michigan roads by creating an exception to the state’s required minimum following distance for commercial vehicles of 500 feet. “With the [...]