The U.S. Postal Service has launched full-scale testing of a series of prototype delivery trucks from which it plans to select its next mail truck.
California is preparing to open its adult-use cannabis market, but it has yet to release rules for transportation and distribution.
Autonomous driving technology is advancing quickly, but driverless trucks won’t have a place on highways without public and legislative acceptance, a senior Volvo executive said.
The future of trucking and transportation will involve three main elements: connectivity, electromobility and automation, said Volvo Group’s Chief Technology Officer Lars Stenqvist.
With DOT-regulated drivers and carriers barred from participation in cannabis transportation, small security companies with cargo vans control the market.
As legalized marijuana grows nationwide, trucking companies follow federal law but question effects on driver recruitment and retention.
As the trucking industry faces a growing shortage of drivers, some transportation companies may be giving felons and ex-cons a closer look.
New shipping options to the East Coast through the Panama Canal may influence the demand for regional and long-haul trucking.
Volvo’s self-driving work truck program in Sweden is paving the way for future vocational applications.