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1/10/2018
When Tesla’s electric semi – a tractor Elon Musk himself says “handles like a sports car” – burst onto the scene in November, it did so with promises of a fully-loaded 0-60 time of about 20 seconds and an ability to “out torque any diesel semi.” Read More

1/10/2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has said that a hack of the online tool drivers use to find medical examiners for DOT physicals is the cause behind the site’s now month-long outage. However, no data within the system, such as information on drivers, appears to have been compromised, the agency has told Overdrive. Read More

1/10/2018
The city government of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against three Southern California-based drayage carriers, claiming the fleets wrongly classified hundreds of drivers as independent contractors instead of company employees. All three fleets — CMI Transportation, K&R Transportation and Cal Cartage Transportation Express — operate as divisions under California Cartage Company. Read More

1/10/2018
The U.S.’ national average diesel price continues to hover just below the $3 per gallon mark followin a 2.3-cent increase during the week ending Jan. 8, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. Read More

12/29/2017
2017 started with President Donald Trump being sworn into office in January and ended with the electronic logging device mandate going into effect in December. Read More

12/29/2017
Truck dealers report improving used truck sales from early 2017 levels, but the market continues to be negatively impacted by large numbers of used late model aerodynamic sleepers in inventory that are hampering prices. Read More

12/29/2017
Tight capacity hammering shippers conditions: In the lead up to the year’s busiest freight season, market conditions for shippers continued to deteriorate, according to the monthly Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The index’s reading in October plunged to one of its lowest points in recent years, with truck rates on both the spot market and contract market jumping due to tightened truck capacity, FTR reports. Read More

12/13/2017
New research by Stay Metrics, a provider of evidence based driver engagement, training and retention solutions for motor carriers, shows a trend in the attitudes of experienced drivers towards pay that may cause more worries for carriers concerned with turnover. Read More

12/13/2017
A one-truck fleet and its driver based in Washington state and a California-licensed trucker have been effectively shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in separate shut down orders. Read More

12/13/2017
A bipartisan and bicameral group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday announced intentions to introduce a bill in Congress to require tractor-trailers to be equipped with so-called side underride guards, intended to protect car occupants in crashes in which the car slides under the trailer. Read More

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