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Midwest Muscle: Iowa bolsters targeted approach to driver violations

Iowa DOT's high violations-per-inspection ranking, among other data, underscores an increasing focus on driver violations, particularly related to hours of service.

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Platooning, better fuel efficiency the goal for fed-sponsored trucking project

Peloton will contribute its current platooning system and higher-automation platooning technology under development. Cummins will offer powertrain technology. ZF TRW will supply steering controls, and Peterbilt will supply the trucks.

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Web-based small fleet, broker TMS software

With a starting price of $69 a month and the first 30 days free, the Tailwind company's all-in-one Trucking & Freight Broker Software is built, the company says, to help small- to medium-size trucking companies and brokerages compete.

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Hirschbach adds Lytx in-cab video system

The company says it tested different video systems over the last year and a half before deciding on Lytx and adds it will help exonerate its drivers when they are not at fault.

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If you can’t say something nice, come sit beside me

"Apparently the people designing these autonomous vehicles and proselytizing their imminent takeover of the world have never been on an American highway, inside a big truck outside of a parking lot, or used brain power for anything other than putting the wagon before the wheel."

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New ‘always-on’ in-cab video system

Lytx, maker of the DriveCam system of forward- and in-cab-facing video systems capturing events by triggers, is now offering what it calls an "always-on," cloud-based video platform called Unisyn.

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FMCSA updates regs for windshield-mounted safety devices

The devices covered in the amendment must be mounted no more than four inches below the upper edge or seven inches above the lower edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers, and must also be outside the driver’s sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals.

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Daimler introduces new electric truck concept

After introducing its electric drivetrain concept in July, Daimler continued the project with the introduction of the Urban eTruck, an all-new electric truck concept for short-radius, zero-emissions goods distribution.

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Scale Buster app allows drivers to report portable scale locations

Drivers using the app can let other drivers know of portable scale locations by reporting the information in the app. It also gives the ability for users to report Port of Entry opens and closures, accidents, hazards, construction zones and more.

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She’s taking all the torque she can, Jim. We’re at critical mass.

Have you ever read something "so terrible you just can't imagine a real human being pieced it together and hope that someone has an imminently evil computer program to stitch together an AP article about trucking?" Plenty examples this week ...

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