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USDOT Appoints Robert Hampshire, Ph.D. to Chief Science Officer

In case you haven't noticed, the United States Department of Transportation has just now finally decided to do something great. You want to know what it is? Well, it happens to be the very effort of appointing a Chief Science Officer. Robert Hampshire, Ph.D. is now going to be the first chief science officer in the United States Department of Transportation since 1980-something. This announcement of the Department has grown…

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Gatik Partners Up With Isuzu For Autonomous Platform

Isuzu North America has joined forces with autonomous vehicle startup Gatik to collaborate on a totally autonomous medium-duty truck. Gatik plans to initiate the installation of its autonomous driving tech into Isuzu N-Series truck models. This is to create a Level 4 autonomous truck. They're expecting to execute the first tests this year and we'll see how that goes. It's a commonly-held belief, after all, that the two teams will be able…

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UPS Lags Behind FedEx After Weekend Attempt To Make A Difference
The United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) logo is seen on the side of a delivery truck in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 22, 2013. UPS is expected to release earnings data on July 23. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

UPS Lags Behind FedEx After Weekend Attempt To Make A Difference

United Parcel Services are aiming to cut their deliveries one day shorter. It's an effort aptly known as "Our Fastest Ground Ever." It's an endeavor to merge their network infrastructure and tech. Just to minimize pickup and delivery of 15 million through daily shipments. The program, kicking in solid as of last year, was able to progress wonderfully. Nowadays, 90% of UPS ground-parcel shipments are able to move at a…

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Transportation Capacity Reaching A Contraction Quite “Accelerated”

From this past Feburary comes a story about transportation executives seeing growth in supply chains "increasing at an increasing rate." From the Logistics Managers' Index, experts are able to tell that several areas of supply chains have been picking up. At about an increase of 4.2 percentage points throughout February to 71.4%. The reading, as it turns out, is way higher than the average 62.7% and likely higher than the…

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Ryder Has Been Earning More Rapport On Their Report

This year, Ryder, the trucking company, is saying that they have a much stronger market, for used vehicles as one reason to indicate their turnaround from operating losses. Being that it was from the fourth quarter of 2019. It caught up to an operating profit just this year. Currently, through GAAP provisions, Ryder has found themselves in the fourth quarter of 2020. In which they have been posting earnings per…

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Freightliner Rolls To A Stop With Over 4,000 Models With Bad Wheels

Doesn't it suck when mistakes happen? And granted they can happen to anybody - but the very fact that there's the off-chance that this occurs to companies and it's a little dramatic. To the point where it can take months to financially recover from such blow-back in the stock market. Somebody help out Freightliner if that's a likely company to save at this point. As it turns out, Daimler Trucks…

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Stimulus Stirs Us All! Truckers Given A Little Something-Something

The pandemic has hit everyone a little differently. Truckers are no exception. Though being in a cab all alone does come with perks when social distancing, the logistics industry has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, it's a tragedy that any trucker has had to suffer a lower amount of business. Luckily, there's news on the horizon. The stimulus. You remember? The thing that took Congress forever to…

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Aurora Buys The Uber Advanced Technologies Group

Well, it looks like Uber has had it up to God knows where. Finally, one of the more powerful titans of the automotive world has bowed out of their self-driving vehicle unit, in favor of making some money from their losses. These Silicon Valley folk just sold their robotaxi tech - which were to apply usage for food delivery and autonomous trucking - to Aurora. Aurora receives support by Amazon…

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Trucking Shouldn’t Be This Hard: A Charity Brings The Dead Home

As much as I have been writing about trucking lately, I can only imagine the difficulty behind taking the wheel seriously. It seems to come with it's own unique set of problems that no one else realizes. At least, until you're actually in the hot seat of a semi or 18-wheeler yourself. Still, even with all the experience in the world, dangers can lurk around any corner. Which is why…

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DHL Chosen To Transport Pharmaceuticals Believed To Cure COVID-19

There are certain vaccines currently in development that are really causing earthquakes of activity through supply chains. Distribution, for example, is likely to be heavily affected by this throughout many different logistical companies and other regions of the world. Luckily, there's DHL. So far, it seems like about 10 billion dosages of the vaccine will exist in order to make 7.8 billion people worldwide feel better. There are more than…

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