Business, Autonomous

Map: 1,885-Mile Autonomous Vehicle Highway Would Run From Canada to Mexico

Daimler Trucks

North Dakota native Marlo Anderson and the Central North Trade Corridor Association are working on a plan that would create a highway for driverless vehicles.

Victoria Lusk | American News (Aberdeen, S.D.)
April 6, 2016

'Without Trucks, Man, We're Doomed'

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The reality of life along the interstate is a leading reason for a growing shortage of long-haul truck drivers, even as trucking firms maintain near-continual recruitment campaigns and offer lucrative incentives to attract and retain drivers.

John Cropley | The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)
March 28, 2016
Technology, Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

E-Logs Improve Business Processes, Fleets Say, as Industry Preps for Mandate

Funk, Tarantini, Andresen by Seth Clevenger/TT

DALLAS — Electronic driver logs can streamline fleets’ business processes and improve hours-of-service compliance, but driver outreach is key for a successful rollout, trucking executives said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 28, 2016
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Investing in Drivers’ Health Pays Big Dividends

Since May 2014 and the introduction of the new medical examiner system, more than 150,000 drivers have left the transportation industry due to medical ineligibility.

March 28, 2016

Analysis: Trucks Make Everyone Smarter in Bernhard’s Connected Vision

DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Wolfgang Bernhard, the head of Daimler AG’s global truck and bus unit, said the connected truck — beyond being a benefit to the entire supply chain — offers technology that leads to a “happy driver.”

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
March 28, 2016
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Legislative Help for the Driver Shortage

The trucking industry is searching for ways to alleviate what has become a national epidemic that apparently is growing — the driver shortage. But this problem may not be solved without tackling the enormous elephant in the room, which is costly for drivers and fleets: driver downtime and detention.

March 21, 2016
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Study Finds Additional Research Needed to Better Understand Driver Fatigue


While there is some evidence that fatigue among truck drivers increases the risk of crashes, questions remain about effective ways to minimize that risk, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2016
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government, Technology

Letters: On Platooning, Exemption Fatigue

While “platooning” of heavy vehicles appears to have some viability, Google’s vaunted, autonomous car recorded its first at-fault accident only last month. The reality is, platooning cannot control the actions of other motorists.  

March 14, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Editorial: This Week, It's Driver Rules

Truck drivers get almost as much attention as Donald Trump, even though drivers generally have a sense of decorum and don’t crave the limelight.

March 14, 2016
Business, Government, Safety

Feds Propose Training Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week published its negotiated proposed entry-level driver training rule that would revise standards for a commercial driver license to be obtained by new interstate and intrastate commercial vehicle operators.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2016