James Jaillet

Video: Riding in Freightliner’s autonomous truck, how drivers interact with autonomous features

Freightliner unveiled North America’s first state-licensed autonomous truck earlier this month at a press event in Las Vegas. Overdrive had the chance to ride in the truck, the Inspiration, last week following the truck's debut.

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Another look at April rates: Spot market rates in all three segments tilt toward carriers (with charts)

Posted rates on the spot market in April didn’t continue the upward trend seen in March, according to the latest data from Truckstop.com, but paid rates — the actual amount paid to carriers after negotiation with brokers and shippers — climbed in all three segments in the month.

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Trucking sets revenue record in 2014, eclipsing $700 billion and hauling 70% of U.S. freight

The trucking industry brought in a record $700.4 billion in revenue in 2014, according to a report released this week by the American Trucking Associations.

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1,900 trucking jobs added in April; U.S. unemployment rate at 7-year low

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,900 jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report, released May 8, making up some ground lost in March.

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Video: In-cab with Freightliner’s self-driving truck

Video of Freightliner's self-driving truck coming into and out of self-driving mode.

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Photos, video: Freightliner’s introduction of U.S.’ first autonomous truck

Photos and video of Freightliner's self-driving truck, unveiled this week.

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Lights, interiors, winners: More photos from 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish, Wash & Show winners

More from the year's first Overdrive's Pride & Polish show.

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25 videos for 25 years: Yamko’s #136 a Pride & Polish standout

John Gonzales' black cherry 2009 Peterbilt 388, a Pride & Polish Best of Show winner from 2012, is the featured rig this week in our countdown of 25 of our top show truck videos, celebrating Pride & Polish's 25th anniversary.

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Infographic: Electronic logging device maker PeopleNet pushes driver pay, convenience as e-log benfits

Major electronic logging device provider PeopleNet this week unveiled an infographic detailing stats that the company says show use of ELDs can boost a driver's annual pay by about $1,500 and save about 30 minutes a day.

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‘Her and the memories’: Owner-op’s 1981 Kenworth W900

"The truck is gone,” owner-operator Jerry Martin says of his first KW. "But I still go the best part of it — her (his wife) and the memories!”

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