Trucking

110,000 New Jobs Expected Through 2017

Bookended by thriving development in Charleston and the Upstate, South Carolina’s economic growth is expected to outpace the nation’s through 2017 and add 110,000 jobs by the end of next year. The Palmetto State, with its growing industrial might and diversified base, should see economic growth of 3.6 percent this year and 3.8 percent in 2017, Wells Fargo Securities economists ...

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Driverless Truck Approved

What do you think about the recent approval of the Daimler Freighliner driverless truck? Is it a threat to truck drivers? 25 years ago, we were told computers would replace office workers. We were told automation would eliminate the need for factory workers. We’ll keep our eye on this development, but if you’re a truck driver, don’t go looking for ...

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 “DADS” Driver Monitoring System

InterCore’s network-based Driver Alertness Detection System (“DADS” for short) operates as a cloud-based real-time monitoring and warning system that can assist in preventing accidents caused by driver fatigue, lack of alertness or distractions. InterCore’s web site says: “Using the data collected by the DADS certified camera, the service helps drivers determine if they are alert enough to drive. The camera ...

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Common Misconceptions About Fuel Efficiency

Fuel efficiency is an important issue for car buyers, and understandably so. Conserving fuel is good for drivers’ budgets and the planet, so the concept of fuel efficiency would seem to benefit everyone. But just because fuel efficiency is a good concept does not mean there are not misconceptions about it among drivers and automotive professionals alike. The following are ...

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