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How Artificial Intelligence Affects on Trucking Logistics

In the trucking industry, logistics management is one of the most important parts of the job. Most transporters have special divisions for carrying out their existing resources in the most efficient manner possible. More specifically, this means helping trucking companies decide how they can move the most freight to the most clients while expending the fewest resources. Unsurprisingly, this process involves a lot of calculations about routes, resources, and return-on-investment…

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Energy Department: Diesel and Gasoline Prices Expected to Get Higher

Expected prices for diesel — trucking’s primary fuel — and gasoline have been revised higher, due largely to anticipated higher prices for crude oil, according to a new Energy Department report.   Its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that the national average retail cost of on-highway diesel, including tax, will average $3.13 for the second quarter, up 6.7% from the forecast made a month earlier.   The average retail cost…

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The Legislation Will Let 18 to 21-Year-Olds Drive Interstate

The Legislation Will Let 18 to 21-Year-Olds Drive Interstate   A new bill aimed at allowing the interstate operation of commercial vehicles by 18 to 21-year-olds hits the floor of Congress this week, with support from the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA).   Introduced by Representatives Duncan Hunter (CA) and Trey Hollingsworth (IN), the “Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy” or “DRIVE-Safe” Act,…

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Starsky Robotics Wants to Save Truckers’ Jobs, Fix Long Haul Trucking

San Francisco-based Starsky Robotics announced today a new round of investment and a significant milestone toward realizing an autonomous trucking future.   The autonomous trucking startup recently completed a 7-mile autonomous and unmanned road test, proving that its highway autonomy technology is almost ready for the big show.   Despite what the Patrick Swayze film "Black Dog" might have you believe; the world of long-haul trucking isn't a slam-bang adrenaline-fueled…

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Why Driver-Less Trucks are Good for Everyone?

Last year the two biggest fears in the trucking industry were the ELD mandate finally coming to roost, and the driver shortage issue. Driver shortage, and the related aging trucker demographic have been long-standing issues, but on top of these stresses, 2018 has emerged out of the 2017 shadows with a strong economy, coupled with the rapid growth of e-commerce.   A Perfect Storm Surges The growth of the transportation…

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3 Main Reasons Why ELD Mandate Will Hurt You and Truckers

On December 18, 2017, new regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) came into effect. They require the use of onboard computers, known as Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), for almost all commercial semi-trucks. They file date, time, location, trucking company, engine hours, mileage, a specific vehicle, and driver ID. Law enforcement will use the data from the ELDs to penalize trucking companies whose drivers exceed the legal limit…

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Guillen Speaks About the Details of Tesla’s New Electric Trucks

Early in November Elon Musk, Tesla CEO took the stage to present the latest product of the company the Tesla Semi, an all-electric heavy-duty truck. Now Jerome Guillen the executive leading the program, gave his own presentation about the electric truck at a conference in Europe.     Guillen is a French engineer best known in the Tesla community for being the Model S Program Director during a crucial time for…

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4 Black Friday Facts Retailers Want to Hide from You
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4 Black Friday Facts Retailers Want to Hide from You

Each year retailers deliver a host of deals, sales, and discounts for a shop as part of a very expected shopping event called Black Friday, which falls on the day after Thanksgiving. Many of the discounts are real, however, others are more than regular sales wrapped in a shiny packaging. How should you differentiate between them? There are some secrets you should know about the annual sale shopping algorithm which…

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How to Choose a Reliable Auto Shipping Company
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How to Choose a Reliable Auto Shipping Company

When you want to hire a reliable car shipping company a number of options can be overwhelming. How do you know which company is reliable and suits your needs? You also want to choose a company that will provide you with high-quality service together at an affordable price. The following recommendations will help you to find a trustworthy auto transport company that will provide you with high-quality as well as…

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A Battery Fire on Tesla? See What Firefighters Do to Extinguish the Flame

Volunteer firefighters in the Tyrol region of Austria recently encountered a Tesla Model S ablaze. Watch what needs to be done to successfully extinguish the fiery electric vehicle, even when clearly following Tesla’s guidelines.   Both gasoline and electric cars can catch fire when involved in heavy crashes, but both have different ways of dealing with flames. That is what makes EV fires so interesting, in such situations where there…

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