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Autonomous Technology to Dominate House Roundtable With Trucking Execs

Advances in connected, autonomous and truck platooning technologies are expected to dominate the discussions during a Dec. 7 roundtable House transportation policymakers scheduled with executives from the trucking industry.  Read more here.

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Trucking: DHL: E-commerce driving higher seasonal sales, freight surge

After healthy Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping in the U.S., strong growth in e-commerce is continuing to drive a bigger surge this year in seasonal freight volumes and sales, according to package delivery and logistics giant DHL Group.  Read more here.

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Trucking: House Small Business Committee To Discuss ELD “Headache”

The U.S. House Committee on Small Business is holding a hearing called “Highway to Headache” and the upcoming electronic logging mandate is expected to be a hot topic.  Read more here.

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Report: Autonomous Vehicles Could Save Trucking $300 Billion in Labor Costs

The trucking industry could save hundreds of billions of dollars in labor costs annually if it continues to embrace self-driving technology.  Read more here.

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Is your trucking company prepared to confront a crisis?

When and if a crisis occurs, motor carriers must remember this: they’ve got 60 minutes to get ahead of the social media storm that will inevitably develop.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Engaging, incentivizing drivers for cutting downtime

Often the first and last people to touch a truck, the driver’s role in maintenance isn’t always clear.  Aaron Thompson, vice president of maintenance and purchasing for Birmingham, Ala.-based Action Resources, says the driver must fully understand what is at stake if he doesn’t help keep his truck rolling.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Pilot Flying J and Bunker Labs Partner to Empower Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Pilot Flying J is donating $125,000 to Bunker Labs, a national not-for-profit organization headquartered in Chicago and built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans to start and grow businesses. Pilot Flying J’s founder and chairman, Mr. James A Haslam II, is also a veteran who completed service in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, including deployment to Korea.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Brokers Issue Forecasts for Heartland Express, Inc.’s FY2018 Earnings (HTLD)

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) – Analysts at KeyCorp dropped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Heartland Express in a research note issued to investors on Sunday. KeyCorp analyst T. Fowler now forecasts that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $0.65 for the year, down from their prior estimate of $0.85.  Read more here.

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