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Autonomous Truck Startup OTTO Purchased by Uber Technologies

In the last issue of WTN we had an article describing the how a group of former Silicon Valley Google engineers were developing technology that would allow a truck to drive itself. While many truckers sneer at the very thought of being replaced by a computer, big money is betting this technology has a future. […]

Arranque de camión autónomo OTTO comprada por tecnologías Uber

En el último número de WTN tenía un artículo que describe cómo un grupo de ex ingenieros de Google. Estaban desarrollando tecnología que permitiría que un camión se conduzca por sí mismo. Mientras que muchos camioneros se burlan en el pensar de ser sustituido por una computadora, se está apostando mucho dinero en que esta […]

WSTA Launches Weekly e-Newsletter

To better serve our members the WSTA began publishing a weekly electronic newsletter on Aug. 8th. The e-Newsletter is a compilation of relevant news from the previous week and will be in your in-box every Monday morning. The newsletter will allow the association to provide you with a much wider variety of articles than we […]

WSTA lanza boletín semanal

Para servir mejor a nuestros miembros WSTA comenzó a publicar un boletín electrónico semanal el 8 de Agosto. El boletín electrónico es una recopilación de noticias relevantes de la semana anterior y estará en su buzón cada lunes por la mañana. El boletín le permitirá la Asociación darle una variedad mucho más amplia de los […]

Blue Cut Fire Destroyed CHP Weigh Station

The 2016 western fire season has scorched over 100,000 acres just in California alone. In mid-August the 36,000 –acre Blue Cut fire began along interstate 15 in Cajon Pass closing the freeway to all vehicle traffic for two days. The Blue Cut fire forced the evacuation of 80,000 people in San Bernardino County and destroyed […]

¿Es ciudadanía un requisito para una CDL?

¿Un caso reciente en el estado de Maryland ha llevado esta cuestión a primer plano de la industria del transporte, titulares de licencias de conductor comercial (CDL) tienen que demostrar que son ciudadanos estadounidenses, o al menos ser capaces de demostrar que son residentes legales permanentes de los Estados Unidos con el fin de obtener […]

Is Citizenship A Requirement For CDL?

A recent case in the state of Maryland has brought this question to the forefront for the trucking industry—do holders of commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) have to demonstrate they are U.S. citizens or, at least be able to prove they are legal permanent residents of the U.S. in order to obtain a CDL? At issue […]

Econ 101: Why California Has the Highest Gas Prices in the Country

A recent article on the website Priceonomics.com entitled “The Mystery of California’s High Gas Prices” caught our attention this month because we have been writing about “the mystery” for some time. On July 25th, the retail price of gasoline nationally was $2.21 per gallon according to the Energy Information Agency…and then there was California – […]

President’s Report – August 2016

Computers, Smart phones and self-driving trucks…oh my!!! Greetings, Greetings…hope everyone is well!!  Recently I had a situation where I left my cell phone at home and as luck would have it, I did not realize it until I was almost to the office.  Of course this was a day where I had back-to-back meetings and […]