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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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Credit for clean: ‘Finishing the job’ on violation-free inspections

Mississippi far exceeding all states when it comes to helping truckers by issuing clean inspections. According to state officials, that could change with some more precise targeting in the future.

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Audio mailbag: Mandating speed limiters is ‘unsafe, period’, readers say

Requiring speed limiters for nearly all on-highway trucks would be a detriment to highway safety, readers say in this mailbag podcast near universally. And, as one reader noted, regulators "will never find out" unless "they get out on the road with us" to see for themselves.

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FourKites tracking integration with JDA TMS

FourKites' truck-tracking tech provides ETA data and helps automates arrivals and departures using geo-fencing technologies. The Integration allows JDA's customers to access all of this information within their JDA TMS.

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Startup company targeting owner-operators with electric Class 8 truck

The Nikola One's operational cost per mile is expected to be somewhere between 20-30 cents per mile, roughly half of most diesel-powered semis, but its purchase price is expected to range from $350,000 to $415,000, depending on options.

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CVSA ad hoc committee hashing out an ‘electronic inspection’ definition

Defining the parameters of a potential new North American Standard Electronic Inspection could pave the way for such inspections to then be considered for credit within the CSA scoring system.

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BlackBerry introduces device to allow real-time trailer tracking, monitoring

BlackBerry announced last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show it is bringing to the U.S. marketplace a trailer monitoring system that allows carriers to track their trailers in real-time and provide detailed reports based on the data derived by the system.

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