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First-ever certificate program for truck drivers operating autonomous vehicle is launched

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“Seeking to help drivers take advantage of job opportunities created by automation, self-driving truck startup TuSimple has partnered with Pima Community College (PCC) in Tucson, Arizona, on a first-of-its-kind autonomous vehicle certificate program for truck drivers.” – According to the article in freightwaves.com and its author  Linda Baker Read the full story HERE Source and credits freightwaves.com / Linda Baker, Staff Writer

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Trucking reps testify before Congress on driver pay, HOS, safety, under-21 drivers and more…

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“Eight trucking industry stakeholders testified before members of Congress Wednesday in a hearing about the state of trucking and the challenges truck drivers, trucking companies, brokers and safety advocates face.” – According to article in overdriveonline.com and its author Matt Cole Cole also wrote – “Topics discussed during the hearing included driver pay, turnover and retention; the driver […]

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Carrier drug survey reveals need to “purge” 300,000 truck drivers

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“Data comparing pre-employment drug tests of truck driver applicants found evidence that thousands of habitual drug users are slipping through the federal drug screening system.” – According to article in freightwaves.com / and its author John Gallagher “We have a huge drug abuse problem in the trucking industry, and should actually purge an estimated 300,000 commercial drivers to […]

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Texas legalizes hemp, CBD and those are good news for Texas farmers

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“Texas legalized hemp and its non-psychoactive derivative CBD. Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1325 on June 11, which allows for the farming, transportation and sale of hemp products, effective immediately.”- According to article in freightwaves.com and its author Nate Tabak Tabak also wrote – “The move by the second-largest state in the U.S. is an important step following hemp’s […]

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Floods raising freight rates, washing away revenues

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“Hundreds of barges remain stalled on the Mississippi River, blocking the main artery of the Farm Belt economy that has been devastated by a spring season full of relentless torrential rains and the melting of record-setting snowfalls. Railroads and highways have been closed as well, limiting the number of crops sent to market.” – According […]

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DAT confirms May drop in spot volumes and freight rates

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“The truckload spot market experienced another month of softness in May, confirming recent commentary that normal seasonality isn’t taking shape.” – According to the article in freightwaves.com and its author Todd Maiden Maiden also wrote – “DAT Solutions, which operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America, confirmed that spot market truckload dry van loads declined 12 […]

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Ohio truck driver charged with attempted murder for shooting at another trucker

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As we reported in previous article published last Sunday, truck driver was arrested in Hampshire, IL after reported shooting. William M. Lutz was charged with attempted murder among other felonies. “Kane County prosecutors allege that at about 4:45 p.m. June 8, 2019, Lutz was at a truck stop on U.S. Route 20 in Hampshire when he began […]

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A watchdog group is suing DOT for documents related to Elaine Chao

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Restore Public Trust, a nonpartisan watchdog group is suing Department Of transportation over documents related to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Chao who happens to be the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel has been accused of ” attempting to arrange government-funded transportation for relatives, using her status to promote the company, and allowing family […]

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U.S. Army awards funding to develop “intelligent stop” system for heavy vehicles

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“Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI), a provider of industrial vehicle autonomation solutions, has received Phase I funding from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicles Systems Centerto improve the way heavy vehicles stop while operating autonomously.” – According to article in freightwaves.com Read the full story HERE Source and credits : freightwaves.com / FreightWaves Staff  

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