Truck Transport

Truck makers are betting on long-haul autonomous trucking

Autonomous passenger cars seem far away, but several truck manufacturers are investing heavily in their long-haul operations. By Jacob Moreton Many long-haul trucking operators are betting on autonomous technology. By reducing the number of drivers needed to run a fleet of vehicles – perhaps even to zero – truck makers …

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Mercedes-Benz launches series production of the eActros truck

Mercedes-Benz officially started (on October 7, 2021) the series production of its first battery-powered electric truck, the Mercedes-Benz eActros, designed for the distribution of heavy goods vehicles. Production takes place at the Wörth plant in Germany, alongside the conventional versions. In fact, the initial part of production is similar on …

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COVID positive transport worker in South Africa

South Australia has recorded a new case of coronavirus in another transport worker, after a Victorian man in his 20s tested positive at a checkpoint. SA Health said the man, a commercial transport worker, was crossing the state into Western Australia on Saturday. He tested positive at the Yamba checkpoint …

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Where have all the truckers gone?

Analysis: Truck driver shortage is a global problem ignored and allowed to fester for years Anyone looking at media coverage of the UK recently could be forgiven for thinking that the UK’s truck driver shortage is a direct result of the pandemic and the dreaded Brexit. But the shortage of …

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A new way to track truck pollution

SunPower, a solar power and energy services provider, is starting to ship solar panels in electric heavy-duty trucks powered by – you guessed it – solar power. The question communities and investors are starting to ask is, why isn’t everyone? How long can a business go without a plan to …

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Chronology of theft of life and in numbers | New

A Life Flight helicopter begins landing near the scene of a truck explosion Monday near the Pilot Travel Centers in Milton in 2014. Daily article file photo LIFE FLIGHT TIME nineteen eighty one – LifeFlight begins serving the region from its base at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) 1988 – LifeFlight …

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UK offers thousands of visas to overseas truckers to address driver shortage

Although business groups generally welcomed the government’s decision, some expressed doubts about its sufficiency. The government overthrow also comes after Britain’s transport and logistics industries pleaded with lawmakers to ease visa restrictions for European Union drivers. Logistics UK, a trade group, had applied for 10,000 seasonal visas for drivers, similar …

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Not enough drivers to transport goods

LONDON – UK energy companies are rationing gasoline supplies and shutting down some pumps – the latest in a series of shortages that have seen McDonald’s take milkshakes off the menu, KFC run out of chicken and gaps appear on supermarket shelves. A major factor behind the problems is the …

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Post-WA woes to worsen as delivery drivers go on strike

Post-Western Australia woes are expected to worsen after 2,000 freight truck drivers quit their jobs across the country on Thursday morning after months of fruitless negotiations to improve their working conditions. StarTrack workers rallied outside the company’s facilities at Perth Airport to demand job security guarantees and equal pay and …

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Los Angeles 53ers – FreightWaves

Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? bulletin. In this issue, port congestion sends truckers west, highway heroes, Project44 makes its biggest purchase to date and more. Twitter Sawtooth SONAR Fiddy tree minus one – After a run up from late June, the national average rate of dry vans per mile …

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NRSC to Decide Driving Hours for Commercial Truck Drivers Soon to Reduce Fatigue Crashes: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Road Transport and Highways Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, during an introductory meeting of new members appointed to the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), highlighted the decision on hours of service. driving for commercial vehicle truck drivers, to reduce road accidents due to fatigue. “Attended the introductory meeting of new appointed …

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Australian Truck Drivers Celebrated For Covid Efforts

The Australian Trucking Association and the Australian government have celebrated the efforts of Australian truck drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with Deputy Minister of Road Safety and Freight Transportation Scott Buchholz, the ATA thanked members of the industry who work on the front lines to keep the country supplied. …

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What is a truck dispatcher?

Many of the nearly 40,000 truck dispatchers in the United States have lucrative careers by being organized, working independently, and running their own businesses. But truck allocation is not the same as truck brokerage. Here’s why. The main difference is that a truck broker is generally seen as a bridge …

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WEBBER: Did you kiss a truck driver this week? | Opinion

Truck Driver Appreciation Week ends this week. Since 1998, it has been the industry’s annual program to honor the 3.6 million men and women who transport over 70% of all freight moved across the country. Most transportation companies schedule a week of driver events, including bonuses, giveaways, designs, and sometimes …

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Maxion begins production of 64-pound steel wheel

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Maxion Wheels has announced that its 64-pound steel truck wheel, Tough and Light, is in production at its commercial vehicle steel wheel plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Maxion called it the lightest 22.5 x 8.25 five-hole standard steel …

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CN: TCI House Cleaning in progress

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief Former CN and UP operations executive Jim Vena will return to CN as CEO if TCI is successful in its offer to restructure the railway’s board of directors and senior management. The fallout from CN’s Surface Transportation Council forced scuttling of its attempted merger …

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SOUTHCOM Successfully Completes Haiti Earthquake Operation as USAID Continues Relief and Recovery Efforts – Haiti

Friday, September 3, 2021 Press Relations Office [email protected] In the three weeks since a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti, USAID and the US Department of Defense Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) have been working urgently to provide aid to reach the areas as quickly as possible. Today, because access to affected communities …

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Stephen Davis Malone | Obituary

Stephen davis malone Stephen Davis Malone, 73, of Winchester died on August 23, 2021 in the palliative care unit at Martinsburg Veterans Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret Knight Malone and David Edward Malone. He is survived by his aunts Theresa (Sue) Malone Sousa of McLean, Virginia and …

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High transport costs weigh on RMG exporters

Apparel exporters are feeling the effects of sky-high freight rates as the rebound in freight shipments thanks to the reopening of the global economy has increased demand for covered trucks and vans. Trucks and box vans with a capacity of six to seven tonnes of cargo charge up to Tk …

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Shippers turn to intermodal in Q2 as they rush to stock up

Dive brief: Intermodal volumes grew 20.4% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to the Intermodal Association of North America, the largest quarterly gain since 2010, as consumer demand increased and trucking rates declined. remained high. Growth in US container volume was strongest in the West, which the association said was …

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Rover is about to cross the 50th anniversary

Transporting timber from Tumbarumba in a toll Volvo in 2014. “I got off the road and got a factory job that lasted two and a half days and hit the road again. I couldn’t hack being inside four walls, so I never went back. A fairly straightforward statement that says …

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Trevor Milton hires lawyers who defended Elon Musk

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Trevor Milton has more in common with Elon Musk than starting a major electric vehicle company named after inventor Nikola Tesla. He has now hired the same lawyers to defend him. Terence Healy represented Musk and Brad Bondi advised …

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What’s new – event agenda

At the National Road Transport Hall of Fame reunion, new members will be inducted into the Rimula Wall of Fame. Photo: Shell Rimula Wall of Fame Facebook page Save the date for these major industry events in 2021. JULY LRTAQ 2021 Annual Conference July 16-17 Rome, queensland The Queensland Cattle …

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Transport truck accidents increased by 40% this year: OPP

Content of the article Transport truck fatalities have increased by 40%, according to the Ontario Provincial Police, describing this as a significant increase in fatal collisions related to commercial vehicles. Content of the article From January 1 to June 30, 2021, the Ontario Provincial Police responded to 32 fatal commercial …

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Top 3 Trucking Games You Must Play in 2021

Most driving games focus on cars, motorcycles, or their sci-fi versions, but sometimes they tend to get quite boring and repetitive. Fortunately, we are surrounded by a variety of vehicles that developers can take inspiration from when creating new games, which is why we also have some great truck games …

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Healthy Transportation Foundation Partners with AscellaHealth to Offer Discounted Rx Card to Professional Truck Drivers and Families | National company

BERWYN, Pa .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – June 18, 2021– AscellaHealth, a national specialist pharmacy benefits manager (SPBM) serving the commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, announces its collaboration with Healthy Transportation Foundation (HTF) to offer a Drug Discount Card (DDC) program — up to 80% savings on most drugs and up …

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KeepTruckin Raises $ 190 Million in New Funding

SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Keeptruckin, the leader in fleet management technology, today announced that it has raised $ 190 million in new funding from G2 Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Greenoaks, IVP, Scale Venture Partners, funds managed by BlackRock and several other leading investors. The round values ​​KeepTruckin at over …

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Changes in the rego of primary producer trucks in NSW

Date: 06.11.2021 NatRoad hails state reforms as a blow to fairness Paul Toole New South Wales ‘amendments to laws governing the primary producers’ vehicle registration program appear poised to change what is seen as a rort harming rural trucking while cashing in on the outrageous. The penalties will drop from …

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Waymo and JB Hunt test robot trucks in Texas

A Waymo employee hails his phone at a protest in Chandler, Arizona on November 29, 2018. REUTERS / Caitlin O’Hara / File Photo U.S. truck fleet operator JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (JBHT.O) and autonomous vehicle technology company Waymo will test human-supervised autonomous trucks to deliver goods between Houston and …

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Ryan Streblow named NTTC president

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] National Tank Truck Carriers announced that Ryan Streblow, previously executive vice president of NTTC, has been named the organization’s president and CEO. Streblow becomes only the fifth person to hold this position in the association’s 76-year history. “We are …

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How much does truck insurance cost? [2021 Guide]

Affiliate Disclosure Before purchasing a truck, it is a good idea to consider all aspects of ownership, including auto insurance rates. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about personal and commercial truck insurance, including average rates and how to compare multiple quotes. To find out …

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