Will ‘connecting neighborhoods’ disconnect trucking?

The Supply Chain Journal

Truck productivity in crosshairs. Mullett said the supply chain implications of the policy are clear: Less capacity to move freight by truck will mean longer transit times for carriers and higher costs for shippers. Buried in the U.S.

Air Products and Cummins Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Deployments

NGT News

Under a new memorandum of understanding, Air Products and Cummins Inc are working together to accelerate the integration of hydrogen fuel cell trucks in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The post Air Products and Cummins Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Deployments appeared first on NGT News.

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Mexico trucking capacity crunch

Supply Chain and Logistics

The USMCA replacement for NAFTA has not improved anything regarding trucking between the US and Mexico. COVID-19, movement of production from the Far East to Mexico, and no change in regulations, has put demands on trucking firms and on drivers … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Trucking international trade Mexico trucking USMCA

Minneapolis goes ahead and enacts sweeping truck parking restrictions

The Supply Chain Journal

After looking like it might back away from what amounted to a ban on truck parking on the streets of Minneapolis, the city’s legislative body last week went ahead and did just that for bigger vehicles. Those trucks are not permitted to “stop, stand or park” on any street in the city.

Truck Talk: Autonomous insurance edition

The Supply Chain Journal

This week, we’re looking at what insurance for autonomous trucks might look like and how truck manufacturers are booking additional revenue by selling chargers and hand-holding advice with electric trucks. FREIGHTWAVES: How do you get a baseline for insuring autonomous trucks?

Innovations and Start-ups: Zero-Emission Trucking, Drones, and Technological Disruption

Logistics Matter

Last week it was Uber for Trucking, […]. The post Innovations and Start-ups: Zero-Emission Trucking, Drones, and Technological Disruption appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Drones Innovation Logistics Transportation Trucking

TD154: Trucking News And Free Stuff!

Trucker Dump

So about this news; we’ve got a handful of truck recalls, Canadian ELDs, lots of driverless trucks being ordered, some useful tips for. The post TD154: Trucking News And Free Stuff! appeared first on About Truck Driving.

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Midwest Carriers acquires booze hauler Osborn & Son Trucking

The Supply Chain Journal

Midwest Carriers announced Tuesday that it recently acquired refrigerated hauler Osborn & Son Trucking. Finance News Trucking Truckload Carriers Midwest Carriers Osborn & Son Trucking trucking M&A truckload carriers

Driverless Trucks Come to Third-Party Logistics

Food Logistics

So, how does the 3PL sector take advantage of driverless trucks? Transportation / TruckingAutonomous technology is now a reality.

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Truck Talk: Next acts edition

The Supply Chain Journal

NYSE: R ), the last five as chief technology officer after 20 years working with trucking fleets. Vince Cubbage, who brought hybrid-electric truck powertrain maker Hyliion Holdings ( NYSE: HYLN ) public last October, wasted no time in starting two more special purpose acquisition companies.

3 Ways to Help Trucking Businesses Navigate COVID

Logistics Matter

The post 3 Ways to Help Trucking Businesses Navigate COVID appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Logistics Sponsored Transportation TruckingThe impacts of COVID are varied and far-reaching.

Connecticut to enact highway fee for trucks

The Supply Chain Journal

cents per mile on heavy trucks that use Connecticut’s roadways. The tax ,, which trucks would be required to pay in addition to federal fuel taxes, is estimated to generate $45 million in revenue in FY23 and $90 million annually thereafter, and would go toward repairing roads and bridges.

Truck Talk: Trash talking edition

The Supply Chain Journal

The frequent stop-and-go operation of garbage trucks make them ideal for electrification. Is there a better vehicle candidate for electrification than the unlovable garbage truck? Partly for that reason, a lot of garbage trucks are powered by cleaner-burning natural gas.

New Podcast Episode: Zero-Emission Trucking

Logistics Matter

It is too bad COVID prevented us from recording this podcast from the inside of a moving electric BREYTNER truck. The post New Podcast Episode: Zero-Emission Trucking appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

FreightWaves Classics: White Motor Company was a trucking pioneer

The Supply Chain Journal

For eight decades (1900-1980), White Motor Company was a mainstay of American automobile, truck, bus and agricultural tractor manufacturing. A White Motor Company tanker truck. Jim Allen/FreightWaves @ Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. The engines were used in trucks named Stanhopes.

Truck Talk: Electrical storm edition

The Supply Chain Journal

This week, we chase storm clouds gathering for electric pickup trucks not wearing a Ford blue oval, speculate on who a big customer at Plus might be and review how Daimler Truck is setting the stage for its independence. Look for a greater focus on more profitable heavy-duty trucks.

Late-model used truck prices go stratospheric

The Supply Chain Journal

Prices of newer used trucks with low mileage are reaching historic levels with new truck deliveries slowed by supply chain issues and an ongoing shortage of microchips. Auction] pricing for trucks with under 600,000 miles is in the stratosphere,” J.D. Subscribe to Truck Talk.

Why Trucking Industry Must Change for the Long Haul

Food Logistics

It’s time for the trucking industry to benefit from this wave of innovation. Transportation / Trucking

House Democrats succeed in boosting trucking insurance to $2 million

The Supply Chain Journal

House of Representatives on Thursday passed a highway reauthorization bill that includes a provision to raise trucking insurance liability from $750,000 to $2 million, mandates automatic braking on new trucks and increases scrutiny of truck dispatch services. The U.S.

TD149: Job-Hopping In Trucking

Trucker Dump

(c) Can Stock Photo / sean824 When The Evil Overlord (wife/ex co-driver) and I were in truck driving school, we were told that job-hopping in the trucking industry was akin to a mortal sin that could not only ruin your truck driving career, but also send you straight to Hell to burn in an eternal.

Truck Talk: Sound off edition

The Supply Chain Journal

One of the unintended challenges arising from the near-silent operation of electric trucks is that you cannot hear them coming, especially if you are legally blind. This week, we look at how some truck manufacturers are soundly addressing the challenge. For trucks’ sake.

Innovations and Start-ups: Autonomous Trucks, Delivery Robots, and Warehouse Robots

Logistics Matter

The post Innovations and Start-ups: Autonomous Trucks, Delivery Robots, and Warehouse Robots appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Autonomous Delivery Delivery Innovation Logistics Robots Self-Driving Trucks WarehousingTrends and innovations in supply chain and logistics.

Trucking Companies Continue Service During Covid-19 – #ThankATrucker

Kuebix

Truck drivers perform an essential service to our country with every trip they take, especially during times of crisis like what’s happening now. Trucking is the Backbone of the U.S. Blog Community Covid-19 Truck Drivers kuebix tms Shippers Transportation Industry trucking

Truck Talk: Proxy plumbing edition

The Supply Chain Journal

Automated manual transmissions have all but ended manual shifting in heavy-duty trucks. There are a few holdouts — off-highway and severe service — but more than 90% of truck transmissions are either AMTs or fully automatic. The Volvo Trucks I-Shift (Photo: Volvo Trucks).

Truck Dispatching Tech Grows

Food Logistics

SmartHop opens two new headquarters during the pandemic, exhibiting the growth of technology in the trucking industry. Software & Technology

TD148: Being A Chemical Oilfield Truck Driver

Trucker Dump

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to drive a chemical truck in the oilfields, then you’re going to love the interview we have with Cannon Bryan on today’s show. The post TD148: Being A Chemical Oilfield Truck Driver appeared first on About Truck Driving.

Podcast Episode: Zero-Emission Trucking

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Marie-José and Jeroen Baartmans, founders of zero-emission transport company BREYTNER. Thank you Marie José and Jeroen for your hospitality and insights.

Trucking, labor haggle over driver work rules

The Supply Chain Journal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Teamsters union agree that truck driver fatigue is an issue, but the two organizations disagree on how to solve the problem. In addition to trucking, witnesses included representatives from the port and rail sectors. “We’re

Truck Talk: Making the case edition

The Supply Chain Journal

This week, we’re looking at the meaning of electric trucks delivering groceries, autonomous trucks delivering watermelons and other “firsts” trying to make the case for advanced transportation technologies. A Plus autonomous software-equipped truck takes a 4,000-mile Silk Road journey.

Status of On-Demand Trucking

Kuebix

The post Status of On-Demand Trucking appeared first on Kuebix. Backhaul Blog Digital Supply Chain Technology Carriers kuebix tms On-Demand Trucking Shippers Transportation Industry Trucking Industry VisibilityThe U.S.

Politics and Autonomous Trucks

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous trucks will be technologically feasible for operation on the interstate in three years? Even if the autonomous vehicle industry can make a valid argument that their trucks are statistically safer, will voters and politicians respond rationally to an accident with fatalities? The post Politics and Autonomous Trucks appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Transportation autonomous trucks

Demystifying trucking — FWI

The Supply Chain Journal

On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with owner-operator Wayne Cragg to talk about life behind the wheel of a big rig, driver health and how to become a social media influencer in trucking. Plus, we find out why he parked the truck to go on a highway to health.

7 reasons why trucking is my chosen career

The Supply Chain Journal

Here’s an interesting question for you: Why become a truck driver if you had to convince a group of young people why it’s a good profession? Once I got into trucking, I was never laid off for lack of work again.

TD150: Trucking News Galore!

Trucker Dump

Anywho, we’ll be covering truck recalls and lots of stuff about truck brakes, myths about. The post TD150: Trucking News Galore! appeared first on About Truck Driving. (c) Anywho, we’ll be covering truck recalls and lots of stuff about truck brakes, myths about.

Truck-focused Electric Island charging site opens in Portland, Oregon

The Supply Chain Journal

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Portland General Electric (PGE) opened their Electric Island charging project near the truck maker’s Oregon headquarters Wednesday. It is part of a larger three-state electrification effort catering to battery-powered trucks.