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German manufacturer Quantron, Ballard Power Systems intro hydrogen fuel cell trucks ready for delivery
A notable feature of Quantron’s design is the complete integration of all fuel cell components into the frame structure of the trucks, which means that no compromises have to be made in terms of trailer length and payload.
September 5, 2023
Ports and roads shut down as Cat 3 Hurricane Idalia slams North Florida
Powerful Hurricane Idalia made landfall Wednesday morning about 30 miles southeast of Tallahassee with heavy wind, rain and storm surge resulting in several road and port closures.
August 27, 2023
Already high for the year, cargo thefts could spike over Labor Day weekend
CargoNet recorded 156 events in the last five Labor Day weekends, with an average cargo value of $151,726 per event.
August 30, 2023
Used market sees stable auction, falling retail pricing in July
Auction volumes were down and held pricing well last month while the retail sector saw pricing slip considerably after a better June, J.D. Power reported Monday in its August 2023 Commercial Truck Guidelines report.
August 17, 2023
Hino recalling 8,000 trucks for inaccurate fuel gauge readings
The recall affects conventional-model trucks with 70- and 90-gallon fuel tanks. Also: Maverik fuel stops now accepting Comdata cards; EV ride-and-drive scheduled for Thursday in Michigan.
August 15, 2023
Telematics providers improve AI accuracy to combat risky driving behaviors
Gary Johnson of Motive said it's important for telematics providers to consistently update and innovate with their systems to track these events and alert drivers and operators to unsafe commercial driving behaviors that lead to accidents and fatalities.
August 9, 2023
Five ways AI is transforming the trucking industry
Five areas where AI will impact the trucking industry are autonomous trucks, safety and compliance, dispatch and routing, fraud detection and prevention and workflow automations.
August 8, 2023
Do drivers need to learn English? Another truck stuck in Vermont's Smugglers' Notch
Does the FMCSA actually require drivers to read and speak English? A close look at the regs suggests maybe not, after yet another truck gets stuck on Smugglers' Notch road in Vermont.
August 4, 2023
Recall report: Ford recalls a million vehicles; Volvo 55K units for wiper issue
The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
July 31, 2023
Side underride guards the costliest trucking mandate ever?
As NHTSA considers a mandate for side-underride guards on new trailers, small-biz truckers voice cost, operational and safety concerns. Advancing any mandate, OOIDA contended, would ignore longstanding worry left unaddressed over many years.
July 26, 2023
Load securement, strap work fails: Accidents waiting to happen
Some particularly bad examples of load securement caught law enforcement's attention this week. Here are the worst offenders.
July 21, 2023
Truck hacking: a New Age road hazard
Cyber-attackers have the capability to pivot from routine attacks targeting carriers' back office systems and focus on the truck itself.
July 13, 2023
Low-emission diesel tech use grew 10% in 2022
The Diesel Technology Forum reports that 57% of diesel trucks on the road today are 2010 or newer with advanced diesel emission technology. Also: Mack recalls LR garbage trucks over wiper issue; Stoughton container chassis recalled; more.
July 11, 2023
Truck driver watching TikTok at time of deadly crash, cops say
A truck driver involved in a deadly crash that killed five in January in Arizona was allegedly watching TikTok at the time of the crash. Also: Michigan receives funding for "truck stop of the future;" trucker amenities at new New York service area.
July 4, 2023
Ride along in Kenworth's K270E electric box truck
The Kenworth K270E has three battery pack options and its range and charge time make it ideal for local pick-ups and deliveries.
June 30, 2023
Rebuild of I-95 Collapse Will Use Recycled Glass for Backfill
The "ultra-lightweight foamed glass aggregate" was hauled in for temporary lanes to quickly reopen the busy highway section.
June 15, 2023
Report reveals most dangerous times to drive
New analysis of NHTSA data found the most dangerous times to drive. Also: Truck parking survey needs driver input on where to build; Maintenance costs high but stabilizing: Report; Pilot partners with Relay to cut card skimming.
June 14, 2023
Pennsylvania I-95 collapse: Truck-safe detours and alternate routes
Truck drivers and fleet owners share alternative routes and detours to work around the bridge collapse on Pennsylvania's stretch of I-95 near Philly.
June 13, 2023
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What’s New in 2024 for Chevy's Silverado 1500 Pickup?
The nine-trim lineup boasts max towing of 13,300 pounds, payload of 2,260 pounds and torque of 495 pound-feet.
NTSB eyes speed limiters on passenger vehciles
Freightliner kicks off production of electric medium duty model
Toyota Gives Glimpse of Concept EPU Electric Pickup Truck
Ford recalling almost 1,000 Lightning pickups