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Five Ways to Maximize Resources in Trucking

Five Ways to Maximize Resources in Trucking

The sharing economy operates using peer-to-peer-based sharing of goods and services, coordinated through community-based online services. The trucking industry is growing every day within that space. Over the past year, companies have created new online services to help connect shippers and brokers with carriers to optimize freight transactions. Here are five growing trends that simplify […]

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Growing Shortage of Trucking Technicians

Growing Shortage of Trucking Technicians

The on-going cry that’s heard by many in the trucking and logistics industry is the driver shortage that fleets are dealing with across the U.S. and Canada. However, that’s not the only trucking-related occupation that recruiters are having trouble filling. Experienced truck technicians that keep trucks and equipment up and running are proving to be […]

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SuperTruck II Project Underway

SuperTruck II Project Underway

The Department of Energy announced its new initiative, the SuperTruck II. The goal is to push manufacturers to improve heavy-duty freight efficiency by more than 100 percent compared to the most fuel efficient tractor-trailer from 2009. The initiative is an $80 million funding opportunity for research, development and demonstration of long-haul technology. Improving the efficiency […]

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Self-Driving Trucks Closer to Reality for Google

Self-Driving Trucks Closer to Reality for Google

Google could soon be delivering packages to consumers via a self-driving truck. The company was awarded a patent on February 9 to pursue its “Autonomous Delivery Platform.” These Google trucks would serve as a last-mile delivery system. The truck would have multiple storage lockers/compartments on the trailer that would be secured, and consumers would retrieve […]

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Understanding the Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Understanding the Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Rules and regulations are always up for discussion and undergoing changes, so it can be hard to always be in-the-know. One important final rule to study up on is the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in December 2015. It will take effect two years after publication on […]

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Likelihood of Cyber Threats Grow with Adoption of Electronics in Trucking

Likelihood of Cyber Threats Grow with Adoption of Electronics in Trucking

Today’s technologies focus on convenience and usability for users. We can now access home alarm systems on smart phones, most everything is saved to the “cloud”, or call a friend using hands-free capabilities in a car. Technology has simplified processes that were once manual. But with these technological simplifications comes the risk of cyber attacks […]

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Top 10 Trucking Industry Concerns

Top 10 Trucking Industry Concerns

Every year, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) collects responses from industry stakeholders, carriers and truck operators regarding the top trucking industry concerns. The list and highlights of critical issues for 2015 has been released. Hours of Service (HOS): This is the third consecutive year that HOS rules have taken the top issue spot for […]

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