Experts say driverless trucks likely decades away, 'like going to the moon'

Experts say driverless trucks likely decades away, 'like going to the moon'

CMSBrowserComponents.load({ el: ‘#vue-1633811656432-626’, name: ‘OEmbed’, props: {“mountPoint”:”/__oembed”,”url”:”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsgTzKW4py8″,”attrs”:{“type”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsgTzKW4py8″,”element”:”aside”}}, hydrate: false });Trucking technology seems mired in a race to market between electrification and self-driving, with every North American truck OEM heaping millions of dollars and countless development hours into each.Despite players like Google-sibling Waymo climbing into the self-driving truck space alongside entrants like TuSimple and Torc Robotics…

Symptoms of a Worn Injector

Symptoms of a Worn Injector

Sometimes it’s hard to notice the signs when an injector or multiple injectors start to go bad in your engine. Often you don’t know something is wrong until it is too late. There are a few things you can keep on the lookout for regarding a worn injector. If you’re having engine stuttering, hesitation, or…

Operation Safe Driver Week netted 7,500 warnings, citations to truck drivers

Operation Safe Driver Week netted 7,500 warnings, citations to truck drivers

Trucking news and briefs for Friday, Oct. 8, 2021: Speeding, seat belt violations highest Operation Safe Driver Week citationsMore than 28,000 commercial vehicles were pulled over during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week, which was held July 11-17 across North America. Law enforcement also stopped nearly 18,000 passenger vehicles during the…

Diversification: The secret to growth, stability for Silver Creek Transportation

Diversification: The secret to growth, stability for Silver Creek Transportation

Jason Cowan, president of Silver Creek Transportation, started the company in 1994 with the acquisition of Bob Clark Trucking and moved sand, rock and aggregates. In the years since the former owner-operator and wrecker driver has not only seen his operation grow, but also evolve. The fleet is no longer is the aggregates business, having set…

Tesla's Musk 'hopeful' Semi production starts in 2023

Tesla's Musk 'hopeful' Semi production starts in 2023

Tesla isn’t immune to the semiconductor shortage that has plagued every vehicle for most of this year, and during a call Thursday with shareholders, founder Elon Musk cited widespread supply chain challenges among the issues hampering production of the company’s thrice-delayed electric Semi. Tesla in July said it would delay the debut of its electric Class 8…

Cross-border parcel service carrier General Logistics Systems acquires Rosenau Transport

Cross-border parcel service carrier General Logistics Systems acquires Rosenau Transport

Cross-border parcel service carrier General Logistics Systems (GLS) is acquiring Rosenau Transport, one of the largest independent freight carriers in Western Canada with 24 owned hubs and depots throughout four provinces.Rosenau Transport has a complementary service area to GLS’s existing Canadian business. With this expansion of its existing operational activities in Canada, the service area of GLS now covers most of…

Covenant completes rebranding to Covenant Logistics Group

Covenant completes rebranding to Covenant Logistics Group

Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021:Covenant completes multi-year rebranding effortCovenant Logistics Group (CCJ Top 250, No. 38) announced the completion of a multi-year rebranding effort, including a new name and more.Covenant Transportation Group has transitioned to a new name, Covenant Logistics Group, to better represent the company’s true logistics capabilities and available…

OEMs mostly quiet on Biden chip data request as more advanced chips get investment dollars

OEMs mostly quiet on Biden chip data request as more advanced chips get investment dollars

While auto manufacturers may be anxious to obtain more semiconductors, they’re not so eager to talk when it comes to the Biden administration’s push for their chip data. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo recently threatened to use the Defense Production Act to get automakers to hand over information regarding their chip inventories versus their actual production…