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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Trucking: C.H. Robinson Profits Decline as Revenues Rise

Rising contract prices for trucks impacted third-quarter results for C.H. Robinson as the large logistics firm saw weaker profits despite greater revenues.  Read more here.

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Trucking: More associations, fleets seeking relief from ELD mandate

Four more exemption requests from the electronic logging device mandate have been filed by three associations whose drivers operate within the trucking industry, and one of the nation’s largest intermodal fleets.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Navistar looks to bump up truck prices by 2%

With commodity prices and supplier costs both on the rise, truck and engine maker Navistar will seek to increase sticker prices by 2% – an increase Michael Cancelliere, the company’s president of truck and parts, also believes reflects the “higher value” of the OEM’s product line.  Read more here.

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5 New Regulations that Could Change Trucking

With the new ELD mandate going into effect in less than a year, trucking companies will be dealing with a very different regulatory landscape. All interstate motor carriers will be required to have their trucks equipped with electronic logging devices by December, and truck drivers will have to switch over to electronic logbooks for their HOS logs.