TD173: New Electric Truck Tech, FMCSA ELD Commenting Period, Autonomous Truck Studies, Training Exemptions Pursued, & More

Trucker Dump

The post TD173: New Electric Truck Tech, FMCSA ELD Commenting Period, Autonomous Truck Studies, Training Exemptions Pursued, & More appeared first on About Truck Driving.

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Trucking key issues in 2021

Supply Chain and Logistics

One of my favorite sources for information about trucking and truck drivers is ATRI, the American Transportation Research Institute. It’s a nonprofit with board members from every aspect of the trucking industry.

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Highlights Benefits, Challenges of Trucking Industry

Food Logistics

67% of truck driver surveyed agree that they feel their job is appreciated, yet 83% experience daily challenges with recent increases in fuel prices. Transportation / Trucking

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Volvo Trucks, Partners Develop California EV Charging Corridor for Trucks

NGT News

The post Volvo Trucks, Partners Develop California EV Charging Corridor for Trucks appeared first on NGT News.

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6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

How will autonomous trucks handle blowouts?

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article discusses the issues surrounding blowouts, and how autonomous trucks might handle the problem. Drivers can usually use their ‘feel’ of the truck to … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking blowouts maintenance truckingBlowouts occur fairly frequently, though tire manufacturers are making better tires as time goes by.

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Truck freight matching as factoring

Supply Chain and Logistics

Some large unicorn startups are targeting freight matching for truckers as a great way to guarantee better utilization of trucks for smaller independent truckers, and offer the additional benefit of helping sustainability. Empty return trips are definitely a source of … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Trucking factoring load matching trucking trucking cost

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TD160: Really Late Trucking News

Trucker Dump

The post TD160: Really Late Trucking News appeared first on About Truck Driving. trucking DOT FMCSA truck driving trucking industry trucking jobs trucking life trucking news trucking news podcast

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Women In Trucking Launches Professional Driver Hub

Women in Trucking

But, where can these women find a network and resources unique to the needs and lifestyle of women truck drivers? Life on the Road Women In Trucking Driver Perspective

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TD155: Yes, More Trucking News

Trucker Dump

But for now there’s a fairly long intro where I talk about my company’s hazmat issues, The post TD155: Yes, More Trucking News appeared first on About Truck Driving. Podcast Show Notes Got a whopper of a show for you today, but once again, there is no main topic.

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Harmonizing Sales Visit Plans With Distribution Routes for Best Effect

In large FMCG companies there’s a notorious logistics problem that is difficult to solve: Designing visit plans for salespeople so that the days on which orders are taken are harmonized with the distribution routes.

Lowering the Minimum Age of Interstate Truck Drivers to 18

Talking Logistics

Read more Lowering the Minimum Age of Interstate Truck Drivers to 18. The post Lowering the Minimum Age of Interstate Truck Drivers to 18 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Indago Transportation Management transportation trucking

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Volvo Trucks Academy Facility Expands Battery-Electric Truck Training

NGT News

Volvo Trucks North America’s Volvo Trucks Academy has opened a new facility in Tinley Park, Ill. to expand access to battery-electric truck training in the central U.S. The post Volvo Trucks Academy Facility Expands Battery-Electric Truck Training appeared first on NGT News.

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Volvo Trucks Commences Production of Three Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Lines

NGT News

Volvo Trucks is beginning series production of the electric versions of the company’s Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX heavy-duty trucks. With these new additions, Volvo Trucks has six electric truck models […].

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Welcome to the Spotlight Truck Drivers

Talking Logistics

Put differently, do you want to be an engineer or a Walmart truck driver? Read more Welcome to the Spotlight Truck Drivers. The post Welcome to the Spotlight Truck Drivers appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.5% in May

Supply Chain and Logistics

Truck tonnage saw a slight increase in May, according to the latest American Trucking Associations (ATA) survey of its members. shows the percent gain … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking analytics ATA labor economics survey trucking

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Trucking Industry is Cyclical in Nature, Plan for Long Term

Food Logistics

Guillermo Garcia, CEO and co-founder of SmartHop, explains the cyclical nature of the trucking industry and why it’s important to stay positive and plan for the future. Transportation / Trucking

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TD172: Railroad Strike Averted, Safety Blitz Results, Automatic Emergency Braking Failures, Pony Express-Style Trucking, & More

Trucker Dump

The post TD172: Railroad Strike Averted, Safety Blitz Results, Automatic Emergency Braking Failures, Pony Express-Style Trucking, & More appeared first on About Truck Driving.

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FAQ About the Women In Trucking Association

Women in Trucking

Women In Trucking Ellen's Blog

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Volvo Trucks Starts First Phase of Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV Truck Testing

NGT News

Volvo Trucks is running tests of fuel cell electric trucks that only emit water vapor and have an operational range comparable to diesel trucks, up to 1,000 kilometers. The testing of fuel cell electric trucks […].

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Owner-Operators appear to migrate to large trucking companies

Supply Chain and Logistics

This news service called ‘Loaded and Rolling’ is aimed at the trucking sector. The author has postulated the downward swing of spot trucking rates compared to negotiated or contract rates as the driver for an … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Trucking contracts fuel prices owner-operators truck freight prices truckingThe article here is intriguing.

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Why They're Choosing a Future in Trucking

Women in Trucking

Women In Trucking Recognition

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Mack Trucks Adds Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer in Minnesota

NGT News

Mack Trucks says Nuss Truck & Equipment recently became a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer at its Roseville, Minn., The post Mack Trucks Adds Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer in Minnesota appeared first on NGT News.

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TD159: All Trucking News; All The Time

Trucker Dump

We’ve got several recalls, new emissions and inspection standards, autonomous and electric trucks, Teamster elections, the top 500 trucking companies, fixing. The post TD159: All Trucking News; All The Time appeared first on About Truck Driving. (c)

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Driver, trucking advocate Jess Graham receives truck makeover

Fleet Owner

Owner-operator had the sleeper cab of her 1995 Freightliner FLD renovated by Transfix for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. For the Driver

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BLS data indicates truck transportation employment growth may be slowing

Supply Chain and Logistics

Truck job growth might be slowing, but warehouse jobs are declining. Or is it due to fewer people wanting the jobs, when … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Jobs labor economics transportation trucking trucking labor workforce changesThis interesting article dissects the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) monthly report. Is that due to increased automation?

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Recap: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Women in Trucking

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week was Sept. million truck drivers make to keep the country moving forward. 11-17, 2022. It's a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions and hard work the 3.6

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Trucking demand near recession levels: Bank of America

Supply Chain and Logistics

We’ve seen a catastrophic drop in demand for trucking freight. It’s natural given the very high prices for truck hauls recently. Now tender rejection, a measure of how often trucking firms reject contracted loads to go after higher-paying spot market … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking demand for trucking driver shortage labor economics truck freight rates trucking

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Trucking Action Plan Keeps America Moving

Food Logistics

Transportation / TruckingThese plans are necessary to keep America moving, to keep goods moving, to keep drivers and other employees safe and to give carriers and freight providers the tools and resources needed to run.

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Used truck auction prices plunge as freight market cools

Supply Chain and Logistics

All of a sudden, it seems, used trucks are losing value. It could be because some truckers are finding the trucking business hard to make a living in right now. Sometimes they are … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking transportation trucking trucking equipmentSpot rates for cargo have fallen recently.

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Ballard Truck Center Signs as First Mass. Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer

NGT News

Ballard Truck Center, a fifth-generation family-owned business, is the first Volvo Truck Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer in Massachusetts at its Tewksbury location. The post Ballard Truck Center Signs as First Mass.

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TD170: Heartland Express Acquisition, 6 Pre-/Post-Trip Myths, Supreme Court Shuns Trucking, & More

Trucker Dump

In the listener feedback segment, The post TD170: Heartland Express Acquisition, 6 Pre-/Post-Trip Myths, Supreme Court Shuns Trucking, & More appeared first on About Truck Driving.

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Nacarato Truck Center Qualifies as First Tenn. Certified EV Dealership for Volvo Trucks

NGT News

Nacarato Truck Centers, a third-generation family-run dealership group, has completed the required training and facility updates to become the first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) dealership in Tennessee, with its La Vergne location, servicing the greater Nashville market.

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Driving Mack Trucks' Command Steer

Commercial Carrier Journal

Mack's electrically-assisted hydraulic steering system gives heavyweight trucks a lightweight feel. Test Drives

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Convoy survey: Trucking divided on sustainability, climate change

Supply Chain and Logistics

Small and mid-size trucking operators have mixed views on sustainability, especially on the viability of electric vehicles (EVs). There seems to be some split between younger operators and older ones, with the younger ones much more attuned to an acceptance … Continue reading → Logistics Sustainability Trucking driver economics electric vehicles emissions survey sustainability trucking trucking cost

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Give it Up for the Truck Drivers

Food Logistics

While today's truck drivers may not wear capes, they still possess superhero qualities in that they’re agile, resilient and powerful in their own ways. Transportation / Trucking

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TD167: Autonomous Trucks and Cops, Cummins’ Hydrogen Engine, Speed Traps, & More

Trucker Dump

The post TD167: Autonomous Trucks and Cops, Cummins’ Hydrogen Engine, Speed Traps, & More appeared first on About Truck Driving.

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Trucking, Turnover and Turning to Women

Women in Trucking

The word turnover in the trucking industry does NOT mean a flakey pastry filled with fruit. That means a trucking company with five thousand drivers needs to HIRE almost 4,500 drivers EVERY YEAR to maintain their current fleet.

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Tallahassee Community College Empowers Girl Scouts to Learn About Trucking

Women in Trucking

Recently, Tallahassee Community College hosted a Trucks are for Girls event in Tallahassee, FL. The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) powered the event through their Girl Scout Transportation Patch program.

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How To Find Semi Truck Parking

Trucker Dump

Think of STOW IT as the Airbnb of trucking. The post How To Find Semi Truck Parking appeared first on About Truck Driving. The following article was written by STOW IT, an online marketplace for car, boat, trailer, RV and semi storage.

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