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Video: Riding in Freightliner’s autonomous truck, how drivers interact with autonomous features

Freightliner unveiled North America’s first state-licensed autonomous truck earlier this month at a press event in Las Vegas. Overdrive had the chance to ride in the truck, the Inspiration, last week following the truck's debut.

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Analyst: CSA ‘sea change’ coming

Following broad movement among motor carrier groups and individual interactions at the Congressional level and throughout government, more than 80 percent of readers say yes to pulling back the reins on the CSA program.

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NTSB pushes driver-facing camera systems in report, makes bevy of rec’s

The National Transportation Safety Board recently released a report pushing the benefits of onboard video systems for commercial trucks and made recommendations to several organizations to improve the use of the systems.

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Another look at April rates: Spot market rates in all three segments tilt toward carriers (with charts)

Posted rates on the spot market in April didn’t continue the upward trend seen in March, according to the latest data from Truckstop.com, but paid rates — the actual amount paid to carriers after negotiation with brokers and shippers — climbed in all three segments in the month.

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Highways round-up: I-95 speed limit in Del. going up, Mich. I-75/I-94 construction, more

Beginning May 14, MDOT will begin replacing I-75 bridge supports under the eastbound I-94 ramp. Work is expected to continue through June 12, during which time EB I-94 ramp to NB I-75 will close.

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VIDEO: Earthquake! How to survive on shaky ground

When your peaceful drive gets interrupted by severe vibrations or worse, you could be driving through an earthquake. Here's how to handle it.

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April volume, rates: Spot load availability falls, base linehaul rates rise

Controlling for declines in fuel prices, base line-haul rates were up in April viewed year over year, suggesting a continuing good rate negotiating environment for independents able to secure freight.

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ACT Expo 2015: Cummins introduces new natural gas engine, Penske gets alt-fuel grant, Rush unveils new tech

The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Dallas, Texas, last week resulted in several big announcements regarding natural gas and the trucking industry.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

U.S. 95 in Nevada: New paving upgrade to restrict travel

Work is set to begin this month on the Beatty-to-Armargosa Valley project between MM 29 and 56, with construction lasting through early July.

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Teamsters split votes at FedEx, lose another at Con-way

The Teamsters Union's continued campaigns to organize drivers at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight saw mixed results in recent months, as has been the trend since the union began its efforts last year to affiliate drivers at the two carriers, two of the country's largest, with the nationwide driver union.

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