Trucking News

Traditional trucking industry manufacturers could become obsolete if they don't start moving more quickly into electric drive trains.

That's the assessment of analyst Alexander Potter from Piper Jaffray in a report released Tuesday for industry investors.

"Many stocks in our truck coverage are exposed to disruption. Other than Wabco and Tesla we don't recommend buying any of them," Potter said.

Heavy-duty trucks that don't need a driver behind the wheel could be on the road in as little as three years.

That's the assessment of industry experts speaking at the Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco on Wednesday, where they laid out a tentative road map for how self-driving trucks will begin to integrate with the existing fleet.

It is pretty much a given that if you fly as a passenger on a commercial airline, at some point during the flight your plane will be guided by autopilot.

Owner-operator Randy Carlson of Minnesota hadn't heard the recent news of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's policy reversal of sorts when it comes to just how the feds envisioned roadside enforcement would determine whether a truck was exempted from the electronic logging device mandate by its model year or not.

Senators are ramping up efforts to fight human trafficking by turning their focus to the transportation and trucking industry.

The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a pair of bipartisan bills that target transportation providers - such as truckers and commercial vehicle drivers - and the role they can play in combating human trafficking.

The Biggest: Economy is Better in 2017 Than 2016. According to the most recent market results and trends report from Armstrong & Associates, 2016 domestic transportation management increased 5.3 percent in gross and 7.0 percent in net revenues over 2015 and if the first half of 2017 is any indication, 2017 will be much better than 2016.

In many ways it is still hard to fully grasp just how much change is occurring in the trucking business due to the ubiquity of mobile devices: smart phones, tablet computers, you name it.

Indeed, the rapid proliferation of different mobile applications or 'apps' in the trucking space is changing everything from how fuel is purchased and routes are navigated to invoicing for freight shipments.

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A trucking company has agreed to pay $11 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a South Carolina trucker who burned to death last year after colliding with a gasoline tanker that was blocking a rural highway in the dark.

Eagle Transport Corp. recently settled a lawsuit filed by the widow of Kenneth Avis of Georgetown, news outlets reported. The 48-year-old father of two was driving an 18-wheeler in the early hours of Aug. 19, when he came over a hill, spotted the tanker and slammed on the brakes.

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. - Fleets with a new Freightliner Cascadia with Detroit engine late this summer will be able to access engine performance reports over the air via the Detroit Connect portal.

Searching for parking is more painful than ever for U.S. drivers.

Motorists spend an average of 17 hours a year searching for spots on streets, in lots, or in garages, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The hunt adds up to an estimated $345 per driver in wasted time, fuel, and emissions, according to the analysis by INRIX, a leading specialist in connected car services and transportation analytics.