In Trucking News Today

Here are some of the trucking stories in today's news.

Investigators Say Truck Driver Was Driving For 21 Consecutive Hours Before Fatal Crash

http://www.livetrucking.com/investigators-say-truck-driver-involved-fatal-crash-driving-21-hours-straight/PCP and marijuana were also found in his system. Investigators Say Truck Driver Was Driving For 21 Consecutive Hours Before Fatal Crash

 

Autonomous Trucks That Drive in Packs Could Save Time, Fuel, According to MIT

We look at those same metrics, versus sustainability such as cost, energy and environmental impact. This line of research might really turn transportation on its head. Autonomous Trucks That Drive in Packs Could Save Time, Fuel, According to MIT

Truckers Rely on the Pusher to Get Over California's Donner Summit

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44341With drought-defying snowstorms romping through the Sierra on a weekly basis, truckers once again are discovering how tough California's Interstate 80 Donner Pass can be. Truckers Rely on the Pusher to Get Over California's Donner Summit

 

Trucking makes Montana holidays possible - The Missoulian

http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/trucking-makes-montana-holidays-possible/article_a0dda56c-2a10-5fc8-a053-790f2a33ed98.htmlTrucking makes Montana holidays possibleWhen more than 100 million drivers are on the road this season – as AAA forecasted for year-end holidays last year – they'll be driving alongside nearly 3.5 million professional truck drivers, with 6,210 drivers in Montana alone. Trucking makes Montana holidays possible - The Missoulian

Online Courses May Benefit Drivers and Truck Stop Employees

http://www.gobytrucknews.com/online-courses-benefit/123You can access them here. On the truck driving side, Carrier’s Edge is a technology company that offers online training designed to translate complex regulations into real-world context that drivers understand. Online Courses May Benefit Drivers and Truck Stop Employees

Fleet Owner’s Top 10 photo galleries of 2016

http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-s-top-10-photo-galleries-2016Throughout the year, Fleet Owner has the opportunity to attend various events, visit manufacturers and fleets, and witness the unveiling of the newest trucks and technologies. Oftentimes, these opportunities produce some great photographs that our editors turn into galleries. Here is a look at the 10 most popular photo galleries appearing on the Fleet Owner website in 2016. To see the individual galleries, click the link in the caption. Fleet Owner’s Top 10 photo galleries of 2016

Hours-of-service moves into #2 in the ATRI list

http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/hours-service-moves-2-atri-listSignificant negative impacts on the industry have been documented by numerous sources due to the 34-hour restart provisions first implemented in July 2013. In 2013, ATRI found that 80% of motor carriers indicated a loss of productivity directly attributable to the now-suspended rules, and driver pay impacts were estimated to range from $1.6 billion to $3.9 billion annually. Hours-of-service moves into #2 in the ATRI list