Peloton Technology has punctured the myth that new trucking tech like platooning and autonomous trucks are about anything other than replacing drivers.
Lease-purchase deals raise serious questions and are usually bad for the trucker. We’ll have some advice. Also, keeping your truck’s air system running.
None of these things is a good idea, yet here we are.
Commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking will be permanently banned from operating a commercial motor vehicle, the FMCSA announced. Hold on, though. OOIDA says commercial drivers shouldn’t be singled out. Why not all government licenses?
Some customers are saving up to 53 cents per gallon of diesel fuel by taking advantage of the discounts available with OOIDA’s Truckers Advantage fuel card.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently vetoed a bill that included a provision to address nonconsensual towing in the state.
More than one year after Conduent caused widespread problems with tens of millions of transactions, FDOT has confirmed that it will not renew the contract.
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A NTSB investigation found that both parties played a role in a crash between a tractor-trailer and an autonomous shuttle that took place in Las Vegas.
A new Oklahoma rule authorizes fines for trains blocking traffic for more than 10 minutes. Pennsylvania lawmakers have stiffened its laws on the issue.
Changes in average on-highway diesel fuel prices across the United States and by regions of the U.S. were mostly fractions of a penny per gallon.
The next stop for Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring trailer, is at the Petro in Rochelle, Ill, which is west of Chicago along the Lincoln Highway.
FMCSA has extended the comment period for a month on a potential pilot program for under-21 drivers in U.S. interstate commerce.