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July 21, 2014
Scam Letters

DOT, FMCSA issue warning on Equifax scam letter...

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are warning motor carriers to be on the lookout for a new fraud scheme designed to get banking and financial information from unsuspecting victims.

 The letter targets motor carriers who are registered as prospective contractors for procurements issued by the federal government, and it requests a financial information release.

 According to the DOT website, the agency does not actually require any financial information be submitted in order for a motor carrier to be eligible for procurements.

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July 14, 2014
Strike Ends

Port Truckers End Strike...

After a five-day unfair labor practice strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, striking port truck drivers voted unanimously to agree to a “cooling off” period late Friday, after it was requested by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The port drivers made the agreement after the trucking companies said they would accept all drivers back to work without retaliation and without drivers being forced to sign away all future rights in new truck leases, according to the Teamsters-supported group Justice for Port Truck Drivers. Truckers returning to work on their regular shifts.

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July 07, 2014
Daimler Introduces Driverless Truck

Self-driving trucks are here....

 

Speculation about autonomous — or “driverless” — vehicles has been commonplace in the trucking industry for years. Now, Daimler has made this concept a reality.

 

At a July 3 global press conference and demonstration in Magdeburg, Germany, Daimler is hosting its “Shaping Future Transportation 2014″ conference. And the decided star of the show is an actual, fully-functioning autonomous truck operating at real-world speeds on a special section of the Autobahn outside of Magdeburg. Daimler said the autonomous truck could be ready for real-world deployment by 2025.

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