Speculation about autonomous -- or "driverless" -- vehicles has been commonplace in the trucking industry for years. Now, Daimler has made this concept a reality.
The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 jobs in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released by the government. The U.S. economy as a whole in May added 288,000 non-farm jobs, pushing the country’s unemployment rate down to 6.1 percent -- its lowest since Sept. 2008.
Attendant to those plans -- slated for the middle of this month -- the website is launching a new look and feel for its hotel search and discount site for drivers.
The Stay Metrics program uses driver feedback to improve retention. It does this by tracking engagement in a rewards program and evaluating results of periodic satisfaction surveys and exit interviews.
Christner uses Athena, a new product from Vigillo, the industry’s leader in CSA data analysis. Athena uses a broad range of data, from driver-generated and CSA-related to information from areas such as weather reports and population density stats.
The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the second straight week in the week ended June 30, climbing just one-tenth of a cent to $3.920, according to the Department of Energy.
Per-mile rates on the spot market in June continued the major upward swing seen throughout most of 2014, and all three segments -- flatbed, reefer and dry van -- set record highs, according to July 1 data from Internet Truckstop.
In formal comments, OOIDA says e-log mandate not worth the cost, other trade groups supportive of rule
Trucking trade groups held their formal public comments on the proposed federal electronic logging device mandate until the waning hours, and each of the major ones fell as expected in terms of support or opposition.
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