How to Tie Down a Vehicle on a Trailer: Best Practices

Great article found at: http://www.trucktrend.com/features/proper-trailer-tie-down-techniques Which is better? Securing the axle, securing the body, x strapping versus straight. Take a look at some insight from the pros at Trucktrend Securing the axles vs. securing the body: There are some differences of opinion on which method is superior, but generally speaking, most professionals prefer securing the […]

Why this Autonomous Freight Trucking Company is Closing

Why this Autonomous Freight Trucking Company is Closing

Starsky Robotics has run out of gas after five years. The San Francisco autonomous trucking company saw its funding dry up, co-founder and CEO Stefan Seltz-Axmachersaid Thursday in a blog post. He not only outlined the demise of his startup but also painted an ominous sign for the autonomous tractor-trailer industry. Despite hitting a couple of high marks […]

Coronavirus pain for US automakers likely to worsen in near future, experts say

Coronavirus pain for US automakers likely to worsen in near future, experts say

U.S. automakers are just starting to feel impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, but experts say the worst days for consumer vehicle demand and supply chains lie ahead. Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV announced March 18 that they are temporarily halting production in North America to combat the spread of […]

The worst may be yet to come for global supply chains

The worst may be yet to come for global supply chains

Many companies, especially small and medium-sized businesses do not have well-developed alternate suppliers outside of China, and finding new suppliers, qualifying them, and scheduling production is no easy task. By Rosemary Coates · March 18, 2020 America is starting to awaken to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic in humans. For global supply chains, the […]

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) hides layoffs as poor performance to fire employees

500+ employees get fired as TQL downsizes. I hope lawsuits are filed against TQL for this shady and unethical actions. As the impact of COVID-19 quickly spreads through the economy, layoffs are becoming a common theme for workers. Those in the freight businesses are no exception. According to reports, Total Quality Logistics (TQL) and Freightos […]

Shipping and Logistics Giant Steps Into Insurance Market

Shipping and Logistics Giant Steps Into Insurance Market

WORLDWIDE – AP Moller – Maersk has moved into a new field with the announcement of its just launched door-to-door insurance solution. The Danish transport and logistics giant has teamed up with Zurich Insurance to offer Maersk Cargo Insurance, a product designed to protect shippers when goods suffer physical loss or damage. Cargo can obviously be exposed to a myriad […]

Trucking spot markets are pricing in coronavirus infection rates

Trucking spot markets are pricing in coronavirus infection rates

Truckload carriers are charging more to drive into regions of the United States with high coronavirus infection rates. Trucking spot markets – ad hoc, same-day and next-day transactions to move freight – are extremely sensitive to exogenous factors, reacting within days to hurricane forecasts, labor disputes or untimely harvests. But this is the first time […]

4 Important Questions to Ask Before Entrusting Your Luxury Car to an Auto Transport Company

Buying a luxury car requires a significant investment. By average, an entry-level luxury car can cost more than $42,000 in the US. That amount does not include regular maintenance and insurance cost. It means that you must take extra care of your luxury car to protect your investment. But sometimes, there are instances when you […]

How much does it cost to ship a vehicle?

Costs for auto transport services are generally determined inside a couple of factors. There is no set cost for any course as market shipping rates vary all over reliably. That is basically why most auto transport organizations will offer you a Quote (an Estimate by definition). The primary subtleties thought about are: Vehicle specs (weight/size), […]

How does door to door auto shipping work?

Convenience is the biggest selling point in most of today’s industry. Everyone wants things easy. You pay for a service and you expect the best when hiring a car shipper for door to door auto transport services. In the days where ride-sharing through services like Uber or Lyft are so popular to get us from point A to point […]

What is the safest way to ship a car?

Looking for the safest way to ship a car? The safest way to transport a car from one state to another is the enclosed car carrier. This means your vehicle would be fully encased within a trailer surrounded by 4 walls and a roof. Most enclosed auto transporters are equipped with a lift gate and some even have temperature control to […]

Reaching for the stars: how Galileo’s satellites could help automotive logistics

With visibility in the supply chain more critical than ever, technologies to provide data on vehicle position and movement have proliferated. But this year’s expansion of the Galileo satellite system will take tracking to a whole new level for the automotive industry   Since launching its first test navigation satellite in 2005, the European Space Agency […]

Driven! Volvo LIGHTS Electric Semi Truck

Stepping into the cab of a Volvo VNR Electric, it’s obvious just how far electric vehicle technology has come in the last decade. Back in 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Roadster were the highlights of the all-electric world, a common complaint about EVs was that they were nothing more than… Continue https://ride.tech/electric-and-hybrid/driven-volvo-lights-electric-semi-truck/