Last Wednesday the Senate passed a bill, with which it OK’s year’s ELD exemption for livestock haulers.
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 18,000 2018-2019 Freightliner Cascadia tractors for an issue with the brake calipers. The defect of the brakes increases the chance of malfunctioning, thus making a crash more likely.
From food, clothes, cars, livestock, fuel, furniture, and so much more, trucks carry the items Americans use and consume every day. Long-haul truck drivers deliver products no one can live without.
Nearly 70 percent of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. is shipped on trucks. Truckers are moving 9.2 billion tons of freight every year, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Driverless trucking is the hot topic in transportation these days, and for good reason. To be honest, there’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the trucking industry. These self-driving trucks are the necessary innovation that will increase supply chain efficiency, reduce shipping costs, improve the truck driver shortage and save lives with fewer accidents.
From the pre-trip inspection requirements to the driving experience itself – driving an electric Peterbilt 579 appears to be an entirely new and different experience.