Drivers

Government, Business

Utah Legislator to Push Under-21 Interstate Commercial Driving

DENVER — A Utah lawmaker plans to push a resolution in the spring that would set in motion a collaboration with neighboring states that would allow truckers under 21 to drive commercial vehicles across state lines.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2016
Business

S.C. Truck Driver Shortages Push Companies to Seek Younger Candidates

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Truck drivers are an aging population in South Carolina. Nearly half of commercial licensees are more than 52 years old and most of the state’s trucking companies have driver shortages — right now.

Roddie Burris | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
December 12, 2016
Business

Every Game Is a Road Trip for UCLA Football Truck Driver

Keith Preyer was moving the ball — and every other piece of equipment the UCLA football team needed. He’s been trucking the Bruins in his 18-wheeler for the past eight years, to games home and away.

Ben Bolch | Los Angeles Times
October 14, 2016
Business

USA Truck Raises Driver Pay Up to 38%

USA Truck Inc. increased driver pay as much as 38% for some independent contractors beginning Oct. 1, the company announced.

Transport Topics
October 14, 2016
Business

A Good Truck Driver Is Hard to Find in Tight Job Market

Thinkstock

Getting a signing bonus is often associated with top young athletes. Now, taking a job driving a chemical truck in the United States can earn you a signing bonus of as much as $5,000 — and then there are recruiting bonuses, retention bonuses and safety bonuses.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2016
Business, Autonomous, Technology

Panel Says Platooning Is Near, Driverless Trucks Far Away

John Sommers II for TT

LAS VEGAS — Advancements in trucking technology are paving the way for the industry to experience two-vehicle platoons soon, but the driverless heavy-duty trucks idea remains a distant vision, according to executives from leading firms in both industries.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 10, 2016
Business, Technology

Robots Could Replace 1.7 Million American Truckers in the Next Decade

Daimler Trucks

LOS ANGELES — Trucking paid for Scott Spindola to take a road trip down the coast of Spain, climb halfway up Machu Picchu and sample a Costa Rican beach for two weeks.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2016
Business, Technology

Trimble Aims to Harness Data, Eyes Role in Automated Driving

Seth Clevenger/TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The top executives at Trimble Navigation Ltd., which owns several of trucking’s largest technology suppliers, said they see opportunities to harness an explosion of data from electronic logging devices and connected vehicles in the years ahead and also are eyeing a potential role in the movement toward automated driving.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 3, 2016
Business, Technology

UPS Drone Test Fosters Optimism

UPS Inc.

Drone technology is evolving so rapidly that companies such as UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Amazon.com could be using them within five years, according to industry watchers.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2016
Business

TMW, PeopleNet Strengthen Collaboration

Seth Clevenger/TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — TMW Systems and PeopleNet unveiled their latest steps to unite their capabilities and build a more comprehensive, integrated technology platform.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 3, 2016

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