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.

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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Innovations and Start-ups: Self-driving Trucks, Drones, and Robots

Logistics Matter

Start-ups Tech Automation Drones Innovation Logistics Robots Self-Driving Trucks Start-upTrends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. That is what this blog is all bout. Therefore I bring you an overview of the news this week on logistics start-ups and innovations below.

The Women in Trucking Story with Ellen Voie

The Logistics of Logistics

The Women in Trucking Story with Ellen Voie. Ellen Voie and Joe Lynch discuss the Women in Trucking story. In May, 2016, she was chosen as one of Fleet Owner’s Dozen Outstanding Women In Trucking. About Women in Trucking. Key Takeaways: The Women in Trucking Story.

TD158: How Do We Attract The Next Generation In Trucking?

Trucker Dump

Photo courtesy of The Next Generation In Trucking Association Podcast Show Notes Today we talk to Dave Dein, a co-founder of The Next Generation In Trucking Association, which is a non-profit organization who’s goal is to get more young people interesting in trucking and logistics careers.

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

Truck Talk: Risky business edition

The Supply Chain Journal

Welcome back to Truck Talk. This week, we look behind the numbers at recent SPAC financial reports, including a potentially long wait for some Nikola fuel cell truck customers. Hyzon is getting roughly $500 million to scale its fuel cell truck business. Xos Trucks had a big week.

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?

TD157: The First 6 Months Of Trucking – Part 2

Trucker Dump

The post TD157: The First 6 Months Of Trucking – Part 2 appeared first on About Truck Driving. (c) trucking first 6 months of trucking new truckers rookie truckers truck driving truck safety trucker stories truckers trucking industry trucking jobs trucking life

Trucking trade group to Gov. Newsom: Enforce law on port fees

Supply Chain and Logistics

Sometimes, the authorities or facilities institute sudden … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Trucking container shipping detention and demurrage intermodal supply chains transportation trucking trucking issuesCalifornia law AB 45 prevents ports and terminals from charging detention and demurrage fees for containers not picked up or empties not delivered when the facilities prevent drivers from picking up or delivering.

Trucking costs rise as US freight traffic grows – but the momentum is slowing

Supply Chain and Logistics

Recent data show that trucking costs are still rising, but not as fast as before. One interesting fact is the decline in Midwest trucking volume. This means … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking fuel surcharges trucking trucking cost vehicle shortageAuto makers have cut production by 30%, and the Midwest is struggling economically.

Certain Trucking Segments Ready to Go Electric

Food Logistics

If trucks became all electric, then about 100 million metric tons of CO2 would be saved from going into the atmosphere. Transportation / Trucking

PGT Trucking Leases 100 Nikola Fuel Cell Transport Trucks

NGT News

a zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions company, is collaborating with PGT Trucking Inc., The post PGT Trucking Leases 100 Nikola Fuel Cell Transport Trucks appeared first on NGT News. PGT TruckingNikola Corp.,

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

TD156: The First 6 Months Of Trucking – Part 1

Trucker Dump

But first we’ve got a couple of recalls, The post TD156: The First 6 Months Of Trucking – Part 1 appeared first on About Truck Driving. (c)

Truck Talk: Delayed gratification edition

The Supply Chain Journal

Is Elon Musk losing his first-mover edge in electric trucks? Low-mileage used trucks are hard to get. And is that a transforming Mack Truck — or not? But did Tesla push old-line truck manufacturers to accelerate plans for electric trucks?

Is This the Truck of the Future?

Logistics Matter

If you look at the total greenhouse emissions worldwide, then transportation accounts for about 12 percent. Divided by subsector, road transportation is responsible for 75% of those CO2 emissions. No wonder there is a big focus on creating more sustainable modes of transportation.

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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Record Order Placed with Volvo Trucks for Electric Trucks

NGT News

Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe’s?largest The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and one of the largest ever for heavy electric trucks worldwide.

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 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.

GATR EV Places Major Electric Truck Order

NGT News

GATR Truck Center has made a significant step towards an all-electric transport future, with a deal to acquire 1,150 zero-emissions SEA M5 electric vehicles (EV) for its clients across Minnesota and Iowa. The post GATR EV Places Major Electric Truck Order appeared first on NGT News.

Reliance Partners recaps Tank Truck Week

The Supply Chain Journal

Conference season is in full swing this fall as the trucking industry welcomes the return of in-person events. All eyes were on Dallas this week as trucking leaders convened for Tank Truck Week (TTW).

Trucking Carriers head west for a modern-day gold rush — of freight

Supply Chain and Logistics

Apparently trucking carriers are rushing to carry loads from the West Coast to inland America. And carriers looking to carry loads back to the West Coast are having trouble finding … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Trucking container shipping supply chains truck rates truckingIt’s because the rates are much higher for Eastbound freight.

Hino Trucks Debuts XL8 Fuel Cell Electric Truck Prototype

NGT News

Less than a year ago, Hino Trucks announced that it was building a Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric truck. The post Hino Trucks Debuts XL8 Fuel Cell Electric Truck Prototype appeared first on NGT News.

Maersk firm strikes deal for 16 electric trucks

Supply Chain and Logistics

There’s no rail connection directly to the ports, and even so, … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains Trucking container shipping electric vehicles ocean shipping ports supply chains sustainability transportation truckingMaersk is one of the largest, and possibly the most advanced, ocean carriers. The LA/LongBeach ports have been a problem area for air pollution and sustainabiolity for many years.

Penske Truck Leasing 1st customer for Navistar medium-duty electric

The Supply Chain Journal

The first five Navistar International medium-duty battery-electric trucks (BETs) will go to Penske Truck Leasing, a customer with a track record of early adoption of new technology, Navistar said Monday. Navistar trails DTNA, Volvo Trucks North America, Mack Trucks and Paccar Inc.

Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks with Paul Gross

The Logistics of Logistics

Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks with Paul Gross. Paul Gross and Joe Lynch discuss carbon capture for semi-trucks. Paul is the co-founder and the CEO of Remora , a company that is building a device that captures the carbon emissions from a semi-truck.

Finding Salt & Snow Work for Dump Trucks


The heavy civil construction season is winding down, but that doesn’t mean you have to retire your dump truck for the winter. If you want to keep your fleet busy year round, there’s plenty of snow work for dump trucks depending on what area of the country you’re in.

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.

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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Allison Transmission and Hino Trucks Partner on EV Truck Production

NGT News

Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, has been selected by Hino Trucks as its e-Axle development partner for Class 6, 7 and 8 battery electric vehicle (BEV) trucks.

Study calls for national truck-parking standards

The Supply Chain Journal

An array of technologies and applications used by truck drivers at the state level to locate and reserve parking spaces highlights the need for a standardized truck-parking information framework across the country, according to a new study. Truck parking apps used by drivers.

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First Class 8 electric trucks headed for Texas

The Supply Chain Journal

Fleetmaster Express recently ordered 10 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks as part of the company’s plan to transition from a diesel fleet to an electric one. They will be the first Class 8 electric trucks in operation in the U.S.

Trinity Logistics Celebrates 2021 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week With Truck Payment Cash Drawing

Trinity Logistics

This year has continued to be very demanding for our nation’s truck drivers. From the height of the pandemic to meeting the current increased demand, truck drivers have had to keep moving forward now more than ever. Find out the winners of Trinity’s truck payment drawing.