Driverless Truck Platooning: Is There Enough ROI?

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As reported by Heavy Duty Trucking last week, “Daimler Trucks North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.” For related commentary, see Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Truck Driver Pay: By the Mile or Hour?

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Back in October 2018, a US district judge in Arkansas ruled that PAM Transport, a trucking company based in the state, would have to pay its drivers at least minimum wage for the 16 hours each day that they work. and Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B.

Trucking in America *Infographic*


The job of a truck driver in America is crucial. Trucking is the backbone of our economy and just about every industry would collapse without it. In fact, 71% of all freight tonnage moves on trucks in the USA. The post Trucking in America *Infographic* appeared first on Kuebix. That means everything from food to medicine to building materials at one point probably rode on […].

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Tallahassee, Florida, Location

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Penske Truck Leasing has introduced a state-of-the-art facility in Tallahassee, Florida. Penske Truck Leasing has introduced a state-of-the-art facility in Tallahassee, Florida. It contains four truck bays and a wash bay.

Penske Truck Rental Reveals 2018 Top Moving Destinations

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For the ninth consecutive year, Atlanta, Georgia, has topped the list of Penske Truck Rental’s Top Moving Destinations. Since 2010, Atlanta has taken the number one spot on the company’s annual list of cities seeing the most inbound truck rental.

Penske Truck Leasing Receives First Battery-Electric Truck from Daimler

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet – a Freightliner eM2 – to Penske Truck Leasing today, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018.

Hurricane Florence Update – Penske Truck Leasing Facilities

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Consumer Truck Rental Reservations: 1-888-996-5415. Commercial Truck Rental Reservations: 1-800-736-7531. Top off truck fuel tanks. Move trucks to higher ground if in a flood-prone area.

Volvo Trucks, FedEx test platooning truck technology

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between a transport company, truck maker. First such demo in U.S. Transportation

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Penske Truck Leasing Expands Into Houston

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Brian Hard, Penske Truck Leasing president and CEO, spoke of the company’s history and its capabilities in the marketplace. ” North Houston is home to a new Penske Truck Leasing facility; It’s the company’s largest in the Houston market.

Video: How to Transport a 54 Meter Blade by Truck

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Last week I came across a video of 3 trucks, each transporting a 54 meter long blades up a mountain in China. The post Video: How to Transport a 54 Meter Blade by Truck appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Logistics Transportation Trucking Video

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Canada Moves Forward with Autonomous Truck Testing

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The trucks will be must be equipped with SAE level 1 or 2 technology

How Technology is Effecting Truck Drivers

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There have been many new developments that have helped make truck drivers lives easier. New truck driver technology consists of electronic logging devices, GPS tracking, mobile apps and voice activation. Technology Trucker truck driver

Truck Platooning: A Driving Force to Efficiency

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Experts on transportation supply chain and logistics say that truck platooning may help drive efficiency in today’s demanding market. In their article, truck platooning is referred to as the ‘next big step’. Autonomous Trucking. While consumers are favouring the integration of innovative ways to travel, the self-driving truck market is also progressing. According to Market Watch : Global Autonomous Trucks Market is growing at 15.6% The Rise of Truck Platooning.

How Many Truck Drivers Are There?

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A few weeks ago, I revisited the age-old driver shortage question (see Truck Driver Shortage: Getting Better, Worse, or No Problem at All? ). Speaking of data, let’s start with a basic question: How many truck drivers are there in the United States? Number of Truck Drivers: The ATA vs. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The American Trucking Association says there are 3.5 The report, “Truck Driving Jobs: Are They Headed for Rapid Elimination?” I am so confused.

Raymond's reach-fork trucks feature new technology

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The trucks now include a 7-inch multifunction color display with touch-screen functionality and an intuitive interface. Lift Trucks

Is the Future of Electric Trucks Now?

Logistics Viewpoints

Electric trucks have been in the news a lot lately, especially as Tesla has made multiple announcements regarding the highly anticipated release of its Class 8 semi-truck. However, the state of Tesla’s supply chain, along with the skepticism regarding the design of the truck, had the public wondering if it would actually come to fruition. But Tesla is clearly not the only company working to get an electric truck to the market. Transportation electric trucks

Penske Truck Leasing Expands Presence in Utah

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Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in Ogden, Utah. acres and is 7,629-square-feet with six truck bays. For a list of open Penske Truck Leasing positions, visit

Big truck brings big smiles to autistic kids

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Teamsters organize truck tour to promote autism awareness. Transportation

ELDs and truck rentals

Fleet Owner

Here's what you need to know about ELD rules for trucks rented for eight days or less

E-Commerce Trends are Game Changing for Trucking Industry

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The number of intra-regional and last-mile truck trips has increased while the average length of haul has declined

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Trucks to attention

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In April 2016, a fleet of trucks – some of which had driven almost 2,000km – arrived in the Dutch port of Maasvlakte and made modest headlines around the world. seconds, our platooning trucks transmit braking signals to the vehicles behind in less than 0.1

Penske Opens New Truck Rental, Leasing and Maintenance Facility in Coburg, Oregon

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Penske Truck Leasing celebrated the grand opening of a new facility in Coburg, Oregon. Penske Truck Leasing celebrated the grand opening of a new facility in Coburg, Oregon. acres and is 13,220-square-feet with three truck bays, one wash bay and a two-lane fuel island.

Penske Logistics Honors its Truck Drivers During Canada’s National Trucking Week

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Despite the challenges of driving on the open road, millions of professional truck drivers keep the North American economy moving, one load at a time. Professional truck drivers in Canada and the U.S. and will be sponsored by the American Trucking Associations.

Reading, writing, and really big trucks

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California high school launches truck-driving course. Strategy

Women in Trucking 2018

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We profile nine women who have found success in trucking -- and helped make transportation companies successful

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Second Location in Hawaii

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Penske Truck Leasing celebrated the opening a new facility in Kapolei, Hawaii. With three truck bays and one wash bay, the new facility is 11,048-square-feet and is situated on 4 acres. Penske Truck Leasing celebrated the grand opening of a new facility in Kapolei, Hawaii.

Japan trials truck platooning

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Hino Motors, Isuzu Motors, Volvo group-owned UD Trucks and Daimler subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus have begun highway testing of truck platooning in Japan, under a project backed by the government.

Penske Logistics Honors Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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Professional truck drivers do more than shepherd deliveries on the open road. They are the face of the trucking industry, making an impression at every stage of their day. Penske Logistics’ nearly 5,000 professional truck drivers in the U.S. The transportation industry will pause this week, during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), to recognize the contributions of the nation’s 3.5 We join with you in celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Why the World Needs Truck Drivers

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As the demand for products and goods continues to grow, so does the world’s need for truck drivers. Truck Drivers TruckersTechnology has completely taken over today’s world.

Trucking Delays are Coming … is Your Company Ready?

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The fact that the trucking industry is short about 49,000 drivers right now is only exacerbating the situation, she says, as is the volume of larger shipments (more than 10,000 pounds) that are spilling over in the LTL segment. “On Industry News FTL land LTL truck

3 Ways the ELD Mandate Has Impacted Trucking

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The ELD (electronic logging device) mandate is quite possibly the biggest change seen by the trucking industry in over 50 years, and one that many people have mixed feelings about. Industry ELD mandate ELD Mandate Trucking 2018 Transporation Trucker Truck Drivers Truckers HOS ELD Compliance

5th Annual United Way Human Truck Pull

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5th Annual United Way Human Truck Pull. Carter Express & Logistics is excited to announce that Saturday, September the 8th at 10:00 am we will be the Presenting Sponsor and Event Sponsor this year at the 5th Annual United Way Human Truck Pull. Blog Topics.

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North American lift truck sales broke records last year, ITA says

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Lift TrucksSales surpassed 250,000 in a year for first time in history, group says.

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Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

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As the truck capacity pinch grows tighter and tighter, you may have found yourself in a role reversal with your carriers. They’re struggling to contend with a worsening driver shortage compounded by regulations like HOS and ELD, which has led to an overall reduction in billable miles per truck – as much as 25%. Freight transport is now largely a seller’s market and, as a shipper, you may find yourself vying to be a “shipper of choice” among carriers with limited capacity.

Truck Driver Shortage: Getting Better, Worse, or No Problem at All?

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This past October, the American Trucking Associations warned that the trucking industry could be short 50,000 drivers by the end of 2017. Regardless of the statistics, what can the trucking industry do to attract, hire, and retain more drivers?