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No Surcharge for Holiday Packages, USPS says
With an eye on the 2023 peak shipping season, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said it would not implement any additional surcharges on holiday shipping.
Moody’s: Carbon Offsets Open Supply Chains Up to Financial, Reputational Risks
A new report from Moody's finds that companies that rely on buying carbon offsets as an emisisons-reduction strategy could face financial and reputational harm.
Shippers Focus on Yield Management as Rates Continue to Rise
With FedEx and UPS raising their rates, savvy shippers can still find rate value for 2024, but time may be running out.
ODFL, Estes Express Battling for Yellow Corp.’s Assets
The battle for the remaining assets of Yellow Corp. is heading up as Old Dominion and Estes engage in a battle for terminals.

Motor Resources

Why Do Appointment Deliveries Cost More?
In this infographic PITT OHIO reviews the breakdown of why appointment deliveries cost more.
Time Definite Deliveries Solves Limited Access Challenge
PITT OHIO delivers fast track solution to schools to help fundraising activities.

Motor News

Truckers Prepare For Era of Self-Driving Autonomous Trucks
There is a lot of work being done behind the scenes involving some of the biggest names in and out of transportation, when it comes to driverless cars and trucks.

10 Reasons Being a Professional Truck Driver Is Better Than Driving for a Ridesharing Service
Even with great compensation, stability and a path for growth for years to come, job-seekers are turning to ridesharing and other positions over truck driving causing a huge driver shortage in the supply chain industry.

Truck Drivers Wanted at Walmart - $1,500 Referral Bonus
With the worsening shortage of truck drivers, Walmart plans to double its spending on attracting and retaining drivers by year-end, the retailer wants to drum up interest in being a long-haul driver.

Toyota Doubles-Down on Zero Emissions Heavy-Duty Trucks
The automaker has unveiled the second generation of its Project Portal semi-truck, which is larger, lighter and has a longer range than the original that was put to work shipping cargo between the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles last year and has since covered over 10,000 miles.

Uber Freight’s New ‘Fleet Mode’ Targets Small Trucking Fleets
With fleet mode, carriers and their dispatchers can find, book, assign and reassign the best loads for their team, once logged in, carriers and their dispatchers can see a full list of their drivers and each driver’s details, schedule, and availability; they can also see all available Uber Freight loads.

Anheuser-Busch Orders 800 Hydrogen-Electric Powered Semi-Trucks from Nikola Motor Company
After bantering a “major fleet announcement” a few weeks’ ago, Nikola Motor Company broke the news today that Anheuser Busch will deploy up to 800 Nikola trucks starting later this year as part of a broader emissions-free vehicle plan that will result in the company converting 100% of its dedicated fleet to sustainable sources by 2025.

eNow Powers “Rayfrigeration” Zero Emissions Transportation Refrigeration Unit
eNow, a company specializing in renewable energy systems and advanced solar power technologies for the transportation industry, has demonstrated the effectiveness of its solar energy-producing systems for transportation by powering the first zero-emissions commercial use transport refrigeration unit.

U.S. Xpress Test Results: 10+ Hour Rest Period HVAC & 300 Watt Solar Battery Charger
This case study describes how eNow collected data from a U.S. Xpress Class 8 Sleeper Truck equipped with a battery-powered air conditioning system and eNow battery charging system, and added 10+ hours of rest-period HVAC with eNow solar.

Calculating Less-than-Truckload Freight Rates, What Should You Be Paying?
Kuebix, the creator of a transportation management system that delivers true freight intelligence, has launched the Kuebix Freight Rate Calculator, a new free tool for all transportation and logistics professionals to research and get instant estimates on their less-than-truckload freight.

Knight-Swift Adds 400 Trucks/Drivers with Abilene Acquisition
The biggest truckload carrier in the United States is growing by 400 trucks with a tuck-in acquisition that it says will immediately add $100 million in revenue and, just as importantly, 400 drivers to its fleet operations.

Patterson High School Takes on Truck Driver Shortage
With commercial truck driver shortage looming, a high school in Patterson, California decided to take a proactive approach by creating a truck driving school program dedicated to bringing new drivers into the industry.

Walmart, J.B. Hunt, Loblaws, Meijer, Onboard with Preorders for Tesla’s Electric Semi Trucks
Despite there being no official pricing information available to date, Walmart, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, retailer Meijer Inc, and Canadian grocery giant Loblaws have all placed orders for Tesla’s new heavy-duty all electric transport semi-trucks.

Self-Driving Technology for Commercial Trucking
Embark is working to make the self-driving future a reality, and while most of the spectacle has been around passenger vehicles, Embark believes that commercial trucking, the backbone of the U.S. economy, stands to reap untold benefits by deploying autonomous trucks, particularly during the “long haul” stretches.

Transitioning To Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Freight Vehicles
In this report, the International Council on Clean Transportation, ICCT, assess zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle technology to support decarbonization of the freight sector and compare the evolution of heavy-duty diesel, diesel hybrid, natural gas, fuel cell, and battery electric technologies in the 2025–2030 timeframe.

Global Truck Study 2016: The Truck Industry in Transition
This study closely examines four global commercial vehicle markets and identifies the trends that will fundamentally transform the global truck markets.

Tesla Enters Freight Hauling Trucking Business
Elon Musk finally showed off Tesla's new all-electric semi-truck design yesterday, aptly named the ‘Tesla Semi’ and the Class 8 vehicle will have 500 miles of range and is more aerodynamic than a Bugatti Chiron supercar.

The VW Bus Is Back, And It’s All Electric
Good news, Camper fans! Volkswagen has announced that its iconic Volkswagen Bus is to re-interpreted for the electric age and appear in showrooms by 2022, in this video are the five things you need to know about the all-electric VW Bus.

Landstar Launches Exclusive Owner-Operator Mobile App for Available Loads
Owner-operators leased to Landstar now have access via their smart phones to thousands of Landstar loads available at any given time, through the new Available Loads mobile app.

Keep Looking Up to Follow Path of Truckload Rates
Based on various commentaries from speakers at the recent 2017 FTR Transportation Conference and CSCMP Edge, it stands to reason that in the coming months, rates are only heading in one direction: up.

Cummins Taking on Tesla with Electric Semi Truck
Cummins unveiled a revolutionary new all-electric powertrain in a demonstrator truck to the media yesterday, a few weeks ahead of Tesla's planned revealing of its own electric "semi" truck.

Featured Companies

Covenant Transport
Covenant Transport offers expedited truckload team, regional solo and dedicated service. Additionally, Covenant provides specialized services in Critical, Hazmat, Government and cross-border shipments to Canada and Mexico. Covenant Transport is a subsidiary of Covenant Transportation Group, Inc., a holding company…
eNow is the first company to take large-scale solar and make it mobile. We are changing the way the transportation industry thinks about energy by transforming their vehicles from consumers of energy into energy creators. eNow products convert, store, and…
Delcan is a multidisciplinary engineering, planning, management and technology firm that provides a broad range of integrated systems and infrastructure solutions. As an award-winning company, Delcan has gained international recognition by virtue of our innovation, quality and commitment to clients.…
Canadian Freightways
Canadian Freightways Less-Than-Truckload Service is designed to provide supply chain solutions you can rely on. With over 70 years in the transportation business, we understand our critical role in the supply chain and work to create solutions that make our customers…
With its 35 years of global leadership as an original design manufacturer, Advantech iLogistics division offers its TREK line of purpose-built vehicle PCs that come with certifications, power handling, and connectivity for demanding vehicle conditions for Supply Chain, Public Transit Agency,…
Daylight Transport
Daylight Transport, one of the nation’s leading expedited Less-than-Truckload carriers, was founded in 1977, when cross country-transit times for motor freight averaged 7 to 15 days. Through innovations like two-driver sleeper teams, Daylight brought transit times down to 3 days (and even 2 days)…
nuTonomy is the leading developer of state-of-the-art software for self-driving vehicles founded by two world-renowned experts in robotics and intelligent vehicle technology, Drs. Karl Iagnemma and Emilio Frazzoli of MIT. nuTonomy is developing the first-of-its-kind complete solution for providing point-to-point…
Mach1 Global Services
Mach 1 Global Services, Inc., is a women-owned multi-national transportation and supply chain logistics provider.  Established in 1988, Mach 1 Global Services is the 31st largest privately held corporation in Arizona and employs over 230 industry professionals at its 34 company-owned offices worldwide.
Daimler Trucks North America
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North…
Central Global Express
Central Global Express® is a global multi-modal transportation firm focused on developing ‘Value Creating’ relationships with our Customers, Transportation Partners, and Employees. We offer an array of premium ground, air and ocean services throughout North America and the world, arranging…
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