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Electric vehicles have come a long way, yet there is an important question that never seems to get addressed when discussing electric cars and trucks: what happens if the power goes out? Will your trucks still make their deliveries?
With the introduction of smart insurance contracts in transportation applications, companies in the freight business could emulate a similar offering to solve some of the major disruption risks involved in carrier service failures.
Bitcoin has been on a wild-ride and some people think the future is zero. This will be a good thing for commercial blockchain applications.
Digital freight brokers are using "Daily-deal" tactics to get revenue growth. They sold themselves as a platform to change the inefficient trucking industry, but have found it difficult to find quality sources of high-volume freight. These platforms have resorted to aggressive pricing tactics using investor capital. What will find is that as soon as they change prices, shipper loyalty will evaporate.
The trucking industry, working in partnership with major retailers and consumer package goods companies respond to the recent devastation by delivering much needed relief supplies.
Amazon wasted no time in starting a pricing war in the grocery business. Like the book retailers and other categories that Amazon has entered- they have proven that this strategy builds consumer loyalty and lays to waste the competitors that dominate those markets
Harvey is the kerosene to accelerate the trends towards a major capacity crunch in the truckload industry. With as much as ten percent of capacity being impacted, combined with surpluss demand coming from relief and rebuilding- the truckload market capacity is expected to be super tight
Driver-facing cameras are a controversial topic. Many drivers hate them, but at G&P Trucking, the company has implemented them and had success through an educational program that helps drivers understand why they are important.
Hurricane relief trucking is filled with chaos and disruptions to normal operations and requires specialists that can handle the massive surges and lack of forward planning
Although some politicians abhor rising GHG levels while others deny that global warming even exists, the general consensus of the private sector is that if corporations don’t get on board with safe environmental practices now, they will quickly fall behind their competitors.
Lifestyle is considered one of the main risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes and individuals with Type 2 diabetes have the potential to require insulin if they do not properly care for their diabetes. Long haul truck drivers are of no exception to this statistic.
A ride-sharing company could be the perfect fit to solve the last-mile delivery problems of e-commerce. Here's why a Walmart acquisition of Lyft could be the edge it needs to overcome Amazon.
A world with zero fatalities caused by road accidents sounds pretty idealistic — but is it realistic? The communities around the world backing the Vision Zero initiative think so.
Multiple reports have indicated that Walmart has threatened to withhold business from any trucking company that continues to haul goods for Amazon. Walmart has denied making any such threats, but the mere suggestion of it raises questions that carrier executives need to address.
President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord could have a profound effect on global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, but will probably have little impact on the U.S. trucking industry.