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Home delivery: If not by drone, then by driverless truck. Or both.

Google’s gotten plenty of publicity with its moves toward drone-delivered packages. Now a patent awarded to the company this week indicates it’s eyeing another delivery technology: autonomous trucks.

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13 things Cosmopolitan knows about trucking

The trucking industry has officially hit the red carpet of grocery store magazines. That's right, folks. There's a write-up on none other than the Cosmopolitan website. ...

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An hourly future for driver pay?

There's evidence that legal and other pressures could lead to more prevalence for a time-based pay model, particularly for company drivers. Should a state-to-state patchwork of enforceable labor laws be the way forward?

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What’s next? Earthquakes?

"Sometimes, preparing for sinkholes is hard."

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Rearview: Different times, similar problems

Overly picky roadside inspectors, untimely but necessary equipment repairs and a highway full of unseasoned truckers may sound like 2016 owner-operator annoyances. But as evidenced by these 1970s cartoons from Overdrive, they’re problems that have persisted for nearly a half-century.

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From the outside in: ‘Keep on Truckin’

If you've got time, give the Pacific Standard's "Keep on Truckin'" package of features published this week a look for a point of view on trucking from the outside in.

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Things that would make me leave the truck for 400, Alex

Wendy on accident aftermath: "I'm just amazed by people who get back on the horse and ride." If that applies to you, why did you jump back in the saddle?

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So does FMCSA’s safety rating rule in fact violate Congressional directive?

Another week, another letter to Congress from an ad hoc coalition of groups challenging FMCSA's new safety rating rule's release on grounds it violates the FAST Act highway bill.

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Bedtime stories at the Trucker home

Daddy Trucker's son gets an education on what a turnover rate is: "Daddy, tell me the truth about the trucker shortage."

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One carrier’s work-around for the driver shortage

Landstar’s low turnover rate shows that strong earnings potential for drivers can soften a labor shortage by retaining solid operators.

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