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Will the New Congress Affect the Trucking Industry?

Will the New Congress Affect the Trucking Industry?

The 2014 midterm elections have come and gone. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to take a look at the potential impact a conservative Congress may have on the trucking industry as a whole. Historically speaking, a more conservative Congress has boded well for the transportation market, particularly…Read more

Technology is Driving the Trucking Revolution

Technology is Driving the Trucking Revolution

It’s an overused cliche to say technology is changing our everyday lives, but in the trucking industry, new innovations may dramatically alter the industry – and for the better. Driverless trucks and drones are getting the lion’s share of attention in the transportation market, and rightfully so. The prototype technology…Read more

Technology in Trucking: How Simulators Will Save Your Bottom Line

Technology in Trucking: How Simulators Will Save Your Bottom Line

Technology in trucking has taken the industry by storm. New digital and mobile innovations have made their way into the transportation market and inside cabs across the country, including applications and even the concept of driverless technology. However, another piece of technology has emerged, and it exists outside of four-lane…Read more

Look up! Drones and the Future of Transporting Goods

Look up! Drones and the Future of Transporting Goods

Last March, CBS’s flagship news program “60 Minutes” reported that Amazon was testing a pilot program that would deliver products to customers’ doorsteps within an hour of being ordered. Sound ludicrous? CEO Jeff Bezos is already toying around with the idea, and per CBS’s report, the ambitious plan could be…Read more

Truck Drivers, Stay in Your Seats: Driverless Trucks Have an Uphill Battle

Truck Drivers, Stay in Your Seats: Driverless Trucks Have an Uphill Battle

According to a new study released by transportation business software consultants Software Advice, two-thirds of respondents said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks, with 54 percent showing no change in sentiment even if it meant cheaper consumer products or reduced carbon emissions. Women were also…Read more

Americans Want More Fuel Efficient Trucks

Americans Want More Fuel Efficient Trucks

A growing environmentally conscious public landscape has turned its collective eye to fuel efficiency, particularly in the transportation industry. According to a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, nearly three-quarters of Americans support regulations that would require manufacturers to improve semi truck fuel economy to lower fuel…Read more

States Request Over $9 Billion for Highways and Infrastructure Improvement

States Request Over $9 Billion for Highways and Infrastructure Improvement

Our nation’s roads are about to undergo quite a face-lift. According to a recent press release, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced 72 projects that will receive a grand total of $600 million from the sixth round of its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. The DOT’s TIGER program is…Read more

California’s Electric Highway: It’s Really Happening!

California’s Electric Highway: It’s Really Happening!

With the national push to find and develop cleaner alternative energy sources, the Golden State is focusing its energy on creating a cleaner transportation infrastructure. Ranked by CNBC as the nation’s fifth-greenest state, California recently announced its plans to test out a new, electric cable-powered trucking system in the near…Read more

Available Truck Parking Coming to a Highway Near You!

Available Truck Parking Coming to a Highway Near You!

Believe it or not, technology has been a large part of the trucking industry for quite some time. New advancements have generally been made with regard to vehicle performance, aerodynamics and aspects that pertain specifically to the truck while it’s running. Although these improvements have been industry-altering, new technology is…Read more

US Military Veterans Shifting the Gears of the Driver Shortage

US Military Veterans Shifting the Gears of the Driver Shortage

Demand for transportation service providers is continually increasing, which could be trouble for the industry as there is a slight shortage of drivers currently. In fact, Lorie Qualls, system manager at Lone Star College – North Harris Transportation Institute, said that over the past 18 months, the market demand for…Read more