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The Time For ELD is Now, December 18th Deadline Unlikely to Change

December 18th Deadline Unlikely to Change  Commercial truckers have until December 18th to comply with new ELD requirements passed by Congress last year, to monitor HOS, or hours of service. The Supreme Court in June ...

How Semi-Truck Technology is Changing

Modern semi-truck and medium- and heavy-duty engines are significantly cleaner and more efficient, but better technology solutions are still needed. Sustainability and engine performance are two things that continue to evolve ...

Volvo Semi Trucks Become Semi-Autonomous

Volvo has just introduced a new line of semi trucks that represent a big step toward the self-driving future. The new VNL series is endowed with cutting-edge semi-autonomous driving technology called ADAS (Advanced Driver ...

The Future of Trucking on Electric Highways

Whether or not you knew it, Sweden has been shaping the world of vehicles and transportation for a long time with inventions like the monkey wrench and the three point seatbelt. This year they're introducing something new ...

U.S. Army To Test Hydrogen Injection On Diesel Trucks

The viability of the technology is being tested further by the United States Army. In a July 3, 2017, press release, further plans were announced to test the proprietary system developed by Houston-based Commercial Hydrogen, ...

6 States Hike Fuel Taxes On July 1st

For many truckers, the prospects for success are frequently linked to the ebb and flow of fuel prices. As reported by Overdrive, diesel will now cost more in six states thanks to new tax hikes. All increases are effective July ...

A Comparison of Upcoming Semi Truck Technology

If you look around your house, consider the fact that most of the items were at one point carried on a semi-truck. The big rig industry plays an integral part in our nation. It's no surprise that many companies want to break ...

Cummins Announces Plans For First All-electric Powertrains

During a recent teleconference, Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger stated unequivocally, “We will be in the market with fully electrified products in 2019.” The first electrified powertrains are initially intended for short-haul ...

FMCSA Proposes New Rules That May Reduce Driver Shortage

Consumers in America have grown accustomed to obtaining goods in a quick, easy, efficient manner. We hop on the laptop, click a few keys, and in a couple of days, our products arrive safely on our doorsteps. The trucking ...

No Safety Improvement Came from 34-Hour Restart

A 2013 rule from the Department of Transportation (DOT) required truckers to take their 34-hour restarts at specific times. Among other things, the law mandated drivers conduct their restart during a period that included two ...
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