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Business, Equipment, Fuel

Oil Climbs to Two-Year High as Stockpiles Fall Before OPEC Meets

Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT

Oil climbed to a two-year high as U.S. industry data showed crude stockpiles resumed declines and investors awaited a decision by OPEC on extending output cuts.

Ben Sharples and Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Are Electric-Hybrid Trucks the Answer to California Port Pollution Problem?

Siemens

The sound — and smell — of thousands of idling trucks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be fading if a new pilot project to convert them to part-time electric vehicles sticks.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Opinion: Time to Move Forward With ELD Mandate

On Dec. 18, the electronic logging device rule will take effect, marking an important step forward for the trucking industry.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Moving to ELDs: Carriers, Law Enforcement Prepare for Mandate

ELD example KeepTruckin

After years of anticipation and debate, the federal mandate of electronic logging devices is nearly here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Can Tesla Make Electric Work for Trucking?

A side view of the Tesla Semi Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla’s success in the passenger-car arena has changed consumers’ perceptions and pushed the limits of what’s possible with electric cars.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Major Fleets Line Up to Test Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi Tesla Inc.

Large for-hire carriers and major retailers are reserving their places in line to be among the first to test the all-electric Tesla Semi in their operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ELD Update: FMCSA Softens Violators' Safety Profile Impact

FMCSA's Cathy Gautreaux

To ease the trucking industry’s transition to the federal electronic logging device mandate, citations issued between Dec. 18 and April 1 for failure to comply with the new law will not be posted to motor carriers’ safety profiles. But carriers still could be fined, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said Nov. 20.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Autonomous Trucks a Plus for Safety, Security, Recruitment, Execs Say

Panelist discuss the state of autonomous trucking Panelists (left to right) Tucker, Cammisa and Ferguson discuss autonomous trucking. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Autonomous heavy trucks not only show promise to reduce crashes, but they also offer a potential to improve cargo security and driver recruitment, according to executives speaking here at a recent national safety and security conference sponsored by American Trucking Associations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Business, Equipment

Lease or Buy?

Penske Leasing Penske Leasing

The decision between leasing or buying new trucks often comes down to dollars and cents, and can have far-reaching effects on a company’s long-term finances, industry experts said.

Fran Matso-Lysiak | Equipment Editor
November 20, 2017
Government, Equipment, Fuel

TransCanada Wins Approval to Build Keystone XL in Nebraska

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

TransCanada Corp. won Nebraska’s permission to build its long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline across the state.

Andrew M Harris Meenal Vamburkar and Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2017

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