TORONTO, Ont. – Falcon Equipment had eight to nine months of trailer orders on the books as a July 1 deadline for steel and aluminum tariffs approached. The B.C.-based manufacturer waited as long as it could. But eventually there was no choice. “We bought as much steel as we could find,” says company vice-president Blair Norberg, referring to actions taken...
TORONTO, Ont. -- There are hundreds if not thousands of trucks rumbling across this land that aren't really trucks at all. They are legally defined as "an assemblage of parts" that someone has bolted together and turned into a truck. Otherwise known as glider kits, these vehicles create headaches for regulators -- and some may soon cause their owners a...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Uber may have shelved plans to develop an autonomous long-haul truck, but Kodiak Robotics has emerged with $40 million in financing to pursue the dream. Founded by Otto co-founder Don Burnette and former venture capitalist Paz Eshel, it is dedicated to developing “autonomous technology for long-haul trucking”.
Whatever you need to do, they say there’s an app to help get it done. From smartphones to telematics devices and electronic logging devices, apps are at your side in the cab and on the road. But If you’ve ever looked at the pile of offerings and wondered what they all do, we have you covered with this list.
ARLINGTON, Va. -- The next time someone jokes about women drivers, they might want to think about the latest research results from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The institute’s updated crash predictor model continues to identify violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way as the top two behaviors that predict future crashes by truck...
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