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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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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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