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Driver Pay War?

A new report says a driver pay war could be coming in 2018. See why!


Canadian “Cleansing”

Will Canada soon be regulating an ELD mandate? We’ve got the scoop.


Cyber Monday Sets Record

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Autonomous Trucks Coming “UBER” Soon?

Uber says get ready for autonomous long-haul semi-trucks on U.S. interstates “in the near future.”


Fate of HR3282 In The President’s Hands?

UPDATE & ANALYSIS: Get the latest on the fate of the last legislative effort to delay the ELD mandate.


Delay ELD Mandate NOW Mr. President

Rep. Babin pens letter to President Trump urging him to delay ELD mandate via executive order. Details!


Driver Wages UP in Q3

Driver wages are growing. Here’s why wages are expected to go higher.


No More Mexican Trucks?

TNN has confirmed the Trump Administration is pushing to eliminate the Mexican cross-border program.


Fuel Tax Insanity

Op-Ed: Why are supporters of a fuel tax increase misguided? See the video and READ this report!


Ready, Set, GAS TAX HIKE?

A newly released poll finds American’s say the best way to fund new infrastructure projects is…?


“Driver Shortage” Warning

A new report warns of massive driver shortfalls for carriers. WATCH!


TOP 5 Trucking Industry Concerns

ATRI has just released the results of its annual survey. #1 is probably not what you’re thinking it is.


Drivers Costing Carriers More

A new report reveals the biggest costs for carriers is drivers for the second year in a row.


New Developments in Anti-ELD Mandate Twitter Storm

The Twitter storm continues, but now with a twist. WATCH!


UPS Granted ELD Exemptions

The FMCSA has granted numerous five-year exemptions to the shipping giant. Learn more in this report.


Anti-ELD Mandate Protest “Eclipses” Expectations

TNN EXCLUSIVE: See the scenes from the one-hour “Trucker Eclipse” protest.


NEW Anti-ELD Mandate Protest Rises

TNN EXCLUSIVE: Find out what “Trucker Eclipse” is all about in this exclusive interview and report.


Anti-ELD Tweet Storm @POTUS

After praising trucking and truckers this week, President Trump is being urged to stop the ELD mandate.


Billionaire Buffett Acquiring Pilot Flying J

TNN Analysis: What does Jimmy Haslam know that Warren Buffett does not? Watch this report.


Autonomous WAKE UP Call

TNN Analysis: Drivers, your autonomous truck WAKE UP call is ringing. Will you answer it?


PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE FROM TNN: WHY HAVE TRUCKERS NOT BEEN TOLD THE TRUTH?

Since #TNN posted this video last week to TransportationNation.com, our Facebook page and Twitter feed, we have noticed numerous #trucking news outlets FINALLY beginning to report, MOST for the first time, what TNN has been reporting and editorializing on for months and months now. #Autonomous technology is already here and its end goal is to replace up to 1/3 of drivers in the first 7-10 years of industry-wide adoption. BE ASSURED, our sourcing and reporting on this is rock solid.

SO, WHY HAVE DRIVERS NOT BEEN TOLD THE TRUTH? TWO REASONS...

NUMBER 1. It's a "fear of labor disruption." Here's a question for you...If you are a driver who is 25-55 years old and you believed your job would be replaced by an autonomous truck in a #platoon in 5 years, how much longer would you remain a #trucker before looking for another career opportunity? Trucking companies are already having a difficult enough time filling their seats. They certainly don't want to make the problem worse.

NUMBER 2. Fear of losing sponsorship and advertising revenue. Most trucking news outlets are primarily supported by advertising and sponsorship revenue. As long as truckers allow corporate money to fund your media choices, those media choices will have to make the choice of reporting the whole truth or just the truth their sponsors are ok with. Put yourself in their shoes...would you run a story or opinion-editorial that could potentially anger your sponsors and cost your company hundreds of thousands of dollars? Not if you wanted to keep your livelihood intact, YOU WOULDN'T.

At #TNN, we believe truckers deserve the RESPECT to be told the TRUTH. We recognize this threatens our ability to continue providing you great trucking news, analysis and entertainment, but we believe it is the right thing to do. We hope you will support us and #TVforTruckers at TransportationNation.com with one of our great monthly subscription options. Please share this post with your trucker family and friends. We'll have much more on this subject very soon, so stay tuned. Thank you!

Video Transcript

Drivers, your WAKE UP call about automated and autonomous vehicles is ringing. Will you answer it? In a press event this week Persio Lisboa, chief operating officer at Navistar International Corp., surprisingly said some things TNN has been editorializing for months now. He said major "disruption" in the trucking industry is coming. “The industry will really look different, and we better all be prepared for that because there is change coming.” He called for immediate legislation encouraging the adoption of automated trucks calling them the "backbone" of the digital supply chain. This would achieve much greater fuel efficiency and save on many driver-related costs.

Some of the largest companies in the world including Google and Amazon are pushing for legislation making autonomous cars and trucks legal on U.S. interstates. Platooning is viewed as a logical first step to introduce autonomous trucks into the public consciousness in order to begin to build public trust and confidence in autonomous technologies. Expect state legislatures and federal legislators to follow suit with legislation allowing for the use of autonomous trucks.

TNN expects the adoption and deployment of platooning technologies to begin in the trucking industry within the next 12-18 months.

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