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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 […]

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

U.S. Suspends Truck-Driving Limits to Speed Coronavirus Shipments

U.S. highway-safety regulators are suspending rules that limit daily driving hours for truck drivers moving emergency supplies such as medical equipment, hand sanitizer and food in response to the nationwide coronavirus outbreak. The Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the nationwide exemption late… Continue

Primetime Logistics Wins Delivery Service Award from Amazon

Bellmawr’s Primetime Logistics has quickly become the fastest growing Amazon Delivery Service Partner in the state. Primetime Logistics, a company that provides delivery services for Amazon to residences and businesses across southern New Jersey, has quickly become the fastest growing Amazon Delivery Service Partner (DSP) in the state. “Since we opened our doors in August […]

Transportation Expert Shines a Light on How Logistics Companies Are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Hickory, NC, March 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hickory, NC (March 12, 2020) While most consumers probably don’t notice much difference in their ability to purchase products and receive shipments from online or brick-and-mortar suppliers, they should be aware the logistics industry is working hard to maintain business as usual in light of the COVID-19 spread. […]

Auto collectors about to have new places to buy, store and show off their vehicles

By Alexandra Clough @acloughpbp Car enthusiasts soon may see plenty more places to shop, store and display their toys. Throughout Palm Beach County, car clubs are being built, and car collection warehouses are starting to open. Meanwhile, Boca Raton’s first exotic car showroom is set to open later this month in a space formerly home to an electronics […]

Averitt’s Smart Crate fuses reusability with technology for more efficient shipping

Averitt Express has unveiled a new modular crate system called Smart Crate. Designed to reduce damages in transit, Smart Crate uses state-of-the-art sensor and communications technologies to also provide real-time location tracking and condition monitoring. Smart Crate was designed and engineered over the course of two years in collaboration with Nashville-based manufacturer Logistics Advanced Research […]

The Semitruck Market Is Heating Up Thanks to the New Tesla

By David Fessler Originally posted March 11, 2020 on Profit Trends One of my favorite quotes comes from internationally renowned author and management consultant Oren Harari: “The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.” Harari’s quote has some parallels with the evolution of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars to electric vehicles. EVs don’t […]

Car Carrier Industry Market Analysis of Key Manufacturers, Dynamics & Forecast 2020-2025

The research report on the Car Carrier Industry market studies every minute and trending aspect in the industry to offer actionable insights to business owners and stakeholders. This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire New York, NY — (SBWIRE) — 02/26/2020 — The detailed information will help the buyers to plan profit-maximising strategies for the […]