Tonnage Up In September Because Each Truck Is Hauling More Tonnage Up In September Because Each Truck Is Hauling More

Tonnage Up In September Because Each Truck Is Hauling More

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.4% in September after rising 0.3% in August. In September, the index equaled 112.9 (2015=100) compared with 110.2 in August. “September’s sequential gain was the largest in 2021,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “It is good that tonnage rose in September, but it is …

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Autonomous Truck Technology is Being Tested In the Country's Biggest Freight Hubs Autonomous Truck Technology is Being Tested In the Countrys Biggest

Autonomous Truck Technology is Being Tested In the Country’s Biggest Freight Hubs

  Dallas and Houston are two of the biggest freight hubs all across the nation. Because of this, it allows room to explore opportunities in the freight industry in areas where it’s more marginalized and easier to access testing centers. The busy highways and easy access to shipping lanes allow autonomous truck testing the ability …

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Trucking Industry Turns to TikTok in Appeal to Gen Z Trucking Industry Turns to TikTok in Appeal to Gen Z

Trucking Industry Turns to TikTok in Appeal to Gen Z

The Maine Motor Transport Association is targeting Gen Z and other young workers with a video storytelling campaign aimed at filling shortages of truck drivers and technicians. MMTA plans to launch the “Go. Your Way,” campaign on May 18 using TikTok, YouTube and Instagram to educate and attract workers born in 1997 or after. Association …

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US Opens Investigation Into Tesla Autopilot System US Opens Investigation Into Tesla Autopilot System

US Opens Investigation Into Tesla Autopilot System

The U.S. government has opened a formal investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot partially automated driving system after a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles. The investigation covers 765,000 vehicles, almost everything that Tesla has sold in the U.S. since the start of the 2014 model year. Of the crashes identified by the National Highway Traffic …

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Love's, Cargill Team To Produce Renewable Diesel Fuel Loves Cargill Team To Produce Renewable Diesel Fuel

Love’s, Cargill Team To Produce Renewable Diesel Fuel

The Love’s Family of Companies, Cargill, and their affiliates have entered into a unique 50/50 joint venture to produce and market renewable diesel, a green fuel that’s experiencing strong, rising demand. The joint venture, dubbed Heartwell Renewables, will result in the construction of a new production plant and more than 50 jobs in Hastings, Nebraska. The plant …

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It's 2021 Brake Safety Week Its 2021 Brake Safety Week

It’s 2021 Brake Safety Week

Starting Sunday, Aug. 22, through Saturday, Aug. 28, commercial motor vehicle law enforcement personnel in North America will be out for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s last enforcement event of the year.  Brake Safety Week is a vehicle safety initiative focused on the inspection and identification of brake violations in commercial motor vehicles. “Although inspection …

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Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Recalled for Steering Issue Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Recalled for Steering Issue

Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Recalled for Steering Issue

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain Freightliner Cascadia trucks due to an insufficiently tightened drag link taper joint. If the joint becomes loose, it can result in the gradual separation of the drag link from the steering arm and cause complete loss of steering control. The recall affects 105,183 trucks, including 2019 Freightliner Classic …

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Large Order Placed In Electric And Autonomous Vehicle Market Large Order Placed In Electric And Autonomous Vehicle Market

Large Order Placed In Electric And Autonomous Vehicle Market

Embark Trucks announced that carriers participating in the company’s Partner Development Program have placed a combined 14,200 reservations for Embark-equipped autonomous trucks. These non-binding reservations cover a five-year period, securing priority access to Embark-equipped trucks commencing upon the expected 2024 commercial launch of the Embark Driver software through the end of 2028. The interest from …

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