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SEO: Give Your Company a Fighting Chance

While the challenge of ensuring that your trucking website is search engine optimized can feel daunting, getting your hands around SEO basics may be easier than you think.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
December 9, 2019
Government, Business, Breaking News, Top 100

Celadon Files for Bankruptcy, Shuts Down

Celadon trucks Bloomberg News

Celadon Group Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and shutting down immediately amid falling freight rates and the effects of penalties levied by the U.S. Department of Justice for settlement of securities fraud charges brought against prior management.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 9, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

Steel Rules for Cars Stall Progress on USMCA Agreement

Ford Rogue plant Ford Rogue plant in Dearborn, Mich. (Sean Proctor/Bloomberg News)

The rules governing the use of steel and aluminum in cars have emerged as the latest obstacle to completing a revised NAFTA deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada in time for congressional approval by year’s end.

December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Some Fleets Reluctant to Add Driver-Facing Cameras

Lytx DriveCam Lytx Inc.

The use of onboard video technology is increasing in the trucking industry, but many fleets remain reluctant to add driver-facing cameras due to concerns over privacy and driver recruitment and retention.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

The Dawn of Electric Trucks

Electric Trucks Hyundai showcases its hydrogen fuel cell-powered HDC-6 Neptune concept trailer at NACV 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The introduction of electric-powered commercial trucks continued to gain momentum in 2019 with more investment, more prototypes unveiled and more deployments in real-world freight operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology

Analysis of Onboard Video Can Yield Operational Insights

Lytx data Data from onboard video can help fleets identify which drivers are the highest safety risks. (Lytx)

The video and data captured by onboard cameras are enabling fleets to identify operational goals and measure progress.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Self-Driving Trucks and Presidential Politics

Ike truck Self-driving truck developer Ike envisions automation shifting driver jobs from longhaul to shorthaul routes. (Ike)

The introduction of self-driving truck prototypes over the past five years has fueled an ongoing conversation about how this emerging technology will change the freight transportation industry in the decades ahead.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Driver Training, Monitoring Could Help Ensure Safe Testing, Deployment of Automated Trucks

TuSimple test driver Randy Redwine with an automated truck TuSimple test driver Randy Redwine with one of the company's automated trucks. (Bryce Morthland/Pima Community College)

Self-driving truck developers are putting a growing number of test vehicles on the road to refine their automated driving systems and pave the way for the commercial introduction of this technology.

Gregory Van Tighem | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019
Government, Business

Trucking Scores a Win in Rhode Island Tolls Case

Rhode Island Tolls Case A truck passes under one of the tolling gantries in Rhode Island. (WJAR.com)

An appeals court has determined that the trucking industry’s lawsuit against Rhode Island’s trucks-only tolling system is valid and can proceed in federal court.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology

A Witness in the Cab

Jetco driver Chaun Bush, a driver for Jetco Delivery, reviews camera features in the cab of his truck. (Jetco Delivery)

The use of onboard video systems in the trucking industry has expanded considerably in the past five years, with fleets installing cameras on their vehicles to reduce liability, exonerate drivers, cut insurance costs and enable customized driver coaching.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019

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