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Hurting at the pump? Not Diesel Guys!

Hurting at the pump? Not Diesel Guys!

Diesel fuel prices are a bit of an anomaly in the energy industry. In fact, the cost of diesel continues to steadily decline as the expense of fuel moves in the opposite direction. Citing the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, Overdrive Magazine recently reported that the price of…Read more

The Trucking Industry Must Adapt to Succeed

The Trucking Industry Must Adapt to Succeed

Despite the recent suggestions that the trucking industry is in decline due to increased regulations and driver shortages, a new report released from the American Trucking Associations found contrary evidence. According to its “U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025,” the overall freight tonnage will grow more than 23 percent from…Read more

In-Cab Cameras: A Driver’s Best Defense

In-Cab Cameras: A Driver’s Best Defense

According to industry website TruckInfo.net, an estimated 41,000 to 45,000 traffic deaths occur every year within the U.S. Of that seemingly high statistics, 80 percent are the fault of non-commercial drivers. The accident ratio may seem low, but leaders in the freight industry want to reduce that figure even further….Read more

Vactrains: The Transportation Industry’s Next Revolution

Vactrains: The Transportation Industry’s Next Revolution

A recent shortage in truck drivers in the transportation industry has experts unsure of what the future may bring, but a new concept may provide a sustainable and low-cost alternative to traditional conveyance. Although it’s more of a theory than an actual reality, CNBC recently reported that an emerging technology…Read more

The Driver Shortage: Is There An End In Sight?

The Driver Shortage: Is There An End In Sight?

There’s a shortage in the trucking industry and markets across the entire consumer landscape are feeling the aftershock. The Detroit Free Press recently reported that a combination of new federal trucking regulations, a harsh winter across the country, jettisoned fuel costs and the increased demand of products needing handling and…Read more

The Future of Commerce: Free and Fast Shipping

The Future of Commerce: Free and Fast Shipping

The e-commerce industry is one of the fastest-growing marketplaces, thanks in part to advances to digital and mobile technologies. Patrons now have the ability to access myriad information from nearly any location, and that type of convenience is exactly what they’re looking for. From a business standpoint, it’s become increasingly…Read more

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the Trucking Industry: What Lies Ahead?

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the Trucking Industry: What Lies Ahead?

Most Americans know that semi trucks, while cumbersome on the road, are a necessary ingredient in the transportation industry. They’re the conduits that often transport a lot of what people consume every day, and without them, there would be a serious disconnect between manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers. Plus, long road…Read more

New Developments In Technology May Affect The Trucking Industry

New Developments In Technology May Affect The Trucking Industry

If you drive on a daily basis, you’re most likely not a stranger to the large 18-wheelers that often occupy our nation’s roads. Transportation service providers rely heavily on these big rigs to ship clients’ products from one location to the next, and without traditional freight shipping, consumers would be…Read more

Drones In The Transportation Industry: Could They Replace Truckers?

Drones In The Transportation Industry: Could They Replace Truckers?

Photo courtesy of cdllife.com To some, aerial drones are old news. The Obama administration has made headlines for its continued use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the Middle East, but the robotic flying machines may be making their way into consumer-based industries sooner than later. A recent 60 Minutes report…Read more

Transformer Trucks? New Technology You May Have Missed From MATS

Transformer Trucks? New Technology You May Have Missed From MATS

It’s been a couple weeks since the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). Did you miss the newest releases from your favorite brands? Between displays of new products and features paired with historical looks back on the past decades of trucking, healthy debates and new ideas blossomed at MATS. Here’s a couple…Read more