Startups Accelerate Efforts to Reinvent Trucking Industry

Startups Accelerate Efforts to Reinvent Trucking Industry

Wall Street Journal  – ‎10 hours ago‎
Investors are pouring millions of dollars into startups hoping to disrupt the $700 billiontrucking industry, the latest example of Silicon Valley’s efforts to upend the traditional economy.

Trucking industry faces severe driver shortage

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  – ‎15 hours ago‎
Veteran driver Brian Price (left) talks with company president Tim Kreilkamp at Kreilkamp Trucking Inc. in Allenton. The trucking industry is beset by yet another driver shortage, this one the worst ever, according to the chief economist for the main

Trucking Industry Pushes For Automatic Emergency Braking On All New Vehicles

Forbes  – ‎20 hours ago‎
For years the auto industry fought the mandating of various safety technologies. Airbags, for example, were opposed by most car companies for decades before they became required equipment on all passenger vehicles starting in 1989.

Uber for Trucking: Ushering in a New Era in the North American Freight

MarketWatch  – ‎56 minutes ago‎
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The arrival of Uber for trucking or mobile-based freight brokering is ushering in a new era in the North American trucking and freight logistics market. Currently, inefficiency plagues the freight

Trucking Industry: Let Teens Drive

Wall Street Journal  – ‎Oct 22, 2015‎
Trucking companies, struggling to attract enough drivers, may soon be able to put more teenagers behind the wheel. Under federal law, states can grant anyone over 18 a commercial drivers’ license, the main qualification to drive a truck.

Knight Transportation to Accelerate Buying as TruckingHits Brakes  – ‎Oct 26, 2015‎
Adding urgency to consolidation talk is a growing shortage of drivers, a product of new safety regulations that allow for less time on the road and a rebound in sectors such as construction that often compete against trucking for workers. If history is

Trucker Buddy adds three new Board Members

PR Newswire (press release)  – ‎22 hours ago‎
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Trucker Buddy International is pleased to announce that three trucking industry professionals have been added to the Board of Directors since the Great American Trucking Show, Aug.

Seattle company looking to get rid of ‘ghost trucking

KOMO News  – ‎Oct 23, 2015‎
Ghostruck is an on-demand mobile app that connects people and businesses with professional movers who have empty or partially-filled trucks.

Trucking Companies Slide on Sluggish Shipping Demand

Wall Street Journal  – ‎Oct 22, 2015‎
30 that was 24% ahead of last year on an 8% gain in trucking revenue, without including surcharges, to $360 million. Knight reported $270 million in revenue for its truckload operations, excluding fuel surcharges, beating the same quarter last year by

Congress proposes giveaways to auto, trucking industries

U.S. News & World Report  – ‎Oct 21, 2015‎
WASHINGTON (AP) – At a time of record auto recalls and rising highway deaths, safety advocates say the Republican-run Congress is snubbing their agenda and taking sides with the auto and trucking industries in favor of legislation that could worsen …

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