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Disruptive behavior most truckers wouldn’t give a demerit

Would margin transparency in brokered freight transactions be a disruption worth lauding? Here, a run back through recent history's arguments for -- and occasionally against.

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Back to the future: ‘Trucks of America’ in 1973; The drones are coming! (take four)

Did you know Overdrive once published truck jigsaw puzzles? We didn't either ... And: The drones are coming! Congressional moves reportedly would prevent erection of state barriers to autonomous vehicles and centralize rules at federal level...

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Will Uber Freight ‘disrupt’ trucking?

More sophisticated load-matching, combined with the availability of real-time lane data, gives nimble owner-operators a better chance to customize their business as far as net income and efficient route planning.

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‘Level 8’ electronic inspection recognized by CVSA with other bulletin, policy updates

The move amounts to recognition of the definition for what such an inspection needs to include when North American "jurisdictions get the ability to do an electronic inspection," said CVSA. None have such directly deployable ability today, though tech may not be far off given Level 8's simplicity.

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Honeywell’s ‘Connected’ tech for drivers, fleets, shippers

Honeywell's Connected Driver Solution offers a new platform to "replace paper and disjointed systems with one integrated system," the company says, "built to simplify the driver's job."

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Five Apps for That: Stream your favorite shows in your cab

If you don’t want to dedicate space in your cab to a television, you still can have access to thousands of movies and TV shows by streaming them on your phone, laptop or tablet.

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A nine-year-old’s view of the so-called ‘autonomous future’

"When I asked if she could imagine a big truck going down the road maneuvering with its own controls, with no person behind the wheel, the look of horror that passed across her face was fairly priceless."

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Wormholes may exist

HyperLoop has "built and begun to perfect an electric motor powerful enough to accelerate and decelerate levitated pods through tubes at incredible speeds and low costs. They intend to literally 'sell time.' And that's pretty worm-hole-y."

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FMCSA holding autonomous trucks meeting next week

During the meeting, FMCSA is looking for information relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of "highly autonomous" vehicles, specifically dealing with CDLs, qualification of drivers, the use of electronic devices, hours-of-service for drivers and inspection, repair and maintenance of the trucks.

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Cutting through the ‘autonomous’ hype with Bendix’s Fred Andersky

Listen in on Andersky's "Drivers and the Automated Future" tech talk at the Bendix booth at the Mid-American Trucking Show two weeks back -- likewise a talk on PM procedures for slack adjusters.

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