Owner operator land weekly trucking news digest #100

Truck for a hero section
Written by Owner Operator Team

Shell Starship 2.0 Class 8 truck 

Since 2018, Shell Lubricants Solutions and Shell Technology have been working to improve Shell Starship. As the result, they created the Shell Starship 2.0 truck that uses energy-efficient technologies. Read more about this fuel-sipping rig here.  

What will truckers choose: get COVID jab or to be fired?

More than 1,000 truck drivers took part in the Truckers News poll “What would you do if the company you drive for required you to get the COVID vaccination?” And 33% of truckers would choose to be fired if they were required to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 coronavirus. The complete results you can find here

Why do truckers block the highway in order to pass one another?

A Tik Tok blogger and trucker @heavy_haul_n_fool made a video to explain the reasons why trucks block the road to pass each other. And yes, it makes sense. You can find out the answer to this question and watch this popular video in a new CDLlife post.

MirrorEye camera monitor system for large trucks

According to the FMCSA, blind spots are the reason for one-third of all commercial vehicle accidents. But the Stoneridge MirrorEye Camera Monitor System can solve this problem. This technology replaces traditional rearview mirrors and side mirrors and has received a federal exemption from the FMCSA. You can read more about it here.

Owner-Operator of the Year with 3 decades of trucking experience 

Tim Olden has spent the majority of the last 32 years out on the road. And now he has the title of Owner-Operator of the Year for 2020 at Decker Truck Line in Fort Dodge, Iowa. In this post, he told about his experience, changes in the trucking community, and problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic.