September 24, 2018

TuSimple, a self-driving truck solutions company, has been testing its Level 4 Class 8 autonomous trucks in Arizona for more than a year and recently began hauling freight for-profit with commercial carriers in the state.

Earlier this year, TuSimple expanded its testing facilities in Tucson from 6,800 to 50,000 square f...

September 10, 2018

A new 73-page report authored by Steve Viscelli, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania, and issued by Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and Working Partnerships USA on Sept. 5, projects that autonomous trucks could replace as many as 294,000 long-distance truck driv...

September 7, 2018

North American Class 8 truck orders reached 52,400 units last month, another all-time high, according to preliminary figures released by FTR Thursday.

Six of the top 12 order months on record have occurred in the first eight months of this year and August’s order intake broke the previous record-high set just...

September 5, 2018

Prototypes of Tesla’s all-electric Semi are beginning to make stops across the U.S., including layovers at some of the company’s key would-be customers.

Lowell, Ark.-based J.B. Hunt played host last week to the tractor, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk says “was driven across the country alone (no escort or any accompanying vehicle...

Nikola Motor has made plenty of headlines as it develops a hydrogen-electric truck, but it is not the only company working on such as Class 8 vehicle. In fact, there is another company that not only is building one, but is about to introduce its second-generation model to real-world operation in the Ports of Long Beach and...

When it comes to recruiting tomorrow’s driver workforce, the industry must “look at it from a holistic standpoint,” says Phil Byrd, chief executive officer of Bulldog Hiway Express and former chairman of the American Trucking Associations. “One solution won’t solve the problem.”

Not given its size: Trucking needs 890,00...

The major OEMs have multiple product offerings in the LNG/CNG space

The exhibition hall at the ACT Expo 2018 in Long Beach was stuffed with more vehicles than ever before, including electric buses, forklifts, sedans, SUVs, Sprinter vans, straight trucks, and even an all-electric Class 6 truck from Chinese automaker BYD. But...

FreightWaves reported on the launch of the Shell/Airflow Starship concept truck in March at TMC in Atlanta. The project has moved forward in a significant way: now Shell and Airflow have announced the exact route the Starship will take across the continental United States, as well as the specific stops the truck will make a...

The FMCSA has formally moved to exempt the MirrorEye Camera Monitor System (CMS) from Stoneridge from federal regulations as the company seeks to begin on-road testing of the system on vehicles without side mirrors.

The Agency published today in the Federal Register an exemption request from Stoneridge that would allow the M...

April 12, 2018

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to submit a proposal that will lengthen the amount of time a commercial learner’s permit is valid, according to a statement from the agency.

FMCSA’s proposal would extend the permit timeline to a year from the date of issuance. According to provisions in the Code of Feder...

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