Blogs

What’s ‘rally’ going on here?

"I'm happy to see people in the industry come together – for whatever reason. You don't have to agree with what they're saying to appreciate their efforts."

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Counting costs and savings for the 2019 Tesla Semi (and bonus video)

Diesel power will be around probably for decades. But don’t be shocked if you live to see e-trucks as a common sight – not just for saving the environment but for saving costs.

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Recalcitrant politicos in sights of anti-mandate rallies kicking off Monday nationwide

Organizers are hopeful that the Dec. 4 “ELD media blitz” in numerous locations nationwide will finally get the attention of lawmakers -- some drivers, too -- who have become recalcitrant in the face of a growing feeling of inevitability around the mandate.

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Cargo support – what truckers do best

Wendy checks in with Cargo Harrison on his foot-trek from South America to Prudhoe Bay. If you see him between Vegas and Reno on U.S. 95 this week, he could use some help with water -- stop if you've got the time!

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Worship the robots: What a man at the center of Google’s self-driving tech lawsuit against Uber wants you to do

Self-driving truck startup Otto's cofounder Anthony Levandowski has established a "Way of the Future" church to develop an AI Godhead. Before we jump to the pews in science-fiction-turned-reality joy, let's keep the source in mind.

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Notes on things that shouldn’t be self-certified

Wendy on FMCSA's ELD registry: "'Self-certification' is a fancy term for 'because I said so', and pretty much every human being who has or is a parent has heard or used that phrase."

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Dec. 4 anti-ELD mandate rallies taking place across the country

This coming Monday, Dec. 4, rallies have been planned in a variety of locations in more than 40 states around the nation in an effort to roll the anti-mandate message east to west across the country and put some sunlight for the general public and local media on security, economic and safety issues.

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Bill Frerichs’ ELD implementation notes, hopes, worries as mandate bears down

In which a nine-truck fleet owner begins implementing ELDs. And: A few key differences between AOBRDs, grandfathered in with the ELD rule through 2019, and the much more detailed ELD specification/required capability.

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I’ll take ‘Education and Training’ for the safety, Alex

"Any coherent business owner will tell you education and training are your most important safety features, in any setting, commercial or otherwise. ... How is this being left out of the safety discussion?"

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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Cats, not so much

Holiday home time: " It was seriously a couch-potato Hallmark moment, until George said, 'What's wrong with the cat?'" Look out ...

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