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Iowa highways could become testing grounds for truck platooning tech

A bill in the Iowa state legislature this session would open the door for truck platoons to begin operating on the state’s highways as a means to test the technology and fine tune it for wider scale deployment.

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Navistar launches new 12.4-liter engine for on-highway applications

Navistar announced at TMC Monday the launch of its new 12.4-liter engine, the International A26, which will replace the company's N13 engine. Kenworth also announced new steer axle options for T680 and T880 trucks, and Cummins launched a new oil analysis program.

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Private CSA data firm Vigillo acquired by driver scoring company

SambaSafety says the acquisition will combine its driver MVR monitoring with Vigillo's CSA violations and crash monitoring to help fleets manage and track driver performance.

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Teletrac Navman commits to e-log updates

Teletrac Navman, a provider of GPS tracking and fleet management solutions, today announced it is guaranteeing federally mandated electronic-logging-device hours of service (HOS) compliance for its Director product platform.

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Martin Daum tapped to lead Daimler’s global trucks business

Daum has headed DTNA since 2009, responsible for Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit Diesel Corporation.

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Trump orders creation of teams to target regulations for removal

Trump directed all federal agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to establish a team to evaluate existing regs and make recommendations about regulations that need “repeal, replacement or modification,” the Executive Order states.

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America’s Road Team captains to carrier recruiters: ‘Respect your drivers’

"Be honest with the driver. You won’t lost a driver any quicker than to tell him something and then he finds out 30 days later that it’s just not true." --Walmart driver Allen Boyd, to recruiting specialists at a recent panel discussion in Nashville.

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TMC roundup: New ELDs, axles, suspensions more announced at annual conference

The American Trucking Associations' annual Technology and Maintenance Council conference has seen a number of announcements including new axles, suspensions, ELDs and more.

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New parts look-up site for torque rods

The Torque Rod Finder (Torque-Rod.com), designed by ATRO, enables customers with as few as three clicks to identify and select the proper parts from a comprehensive database of torque rods.

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Another startup enters autonomous truck market with plans for retrofit system

A California-based upstart company has entered the autonomous truck ring with plans to develop an autonomous retrofit system for existing trucks that company co-founder Alex Rodrigues says should cost less than $50,000 per unit to deploy.

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