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.
The overall Class 8 market this year will fall 5 to 10 percent from last year, but sales and production should bottom out in the second quarter, Jonathan Starks, chief operating officer for FTR Transportation Intelligence, said.
As the trucking industry continues to struggle with a growing shortage of drivers, transportation companies are using more tech-oriented recruitment strategies to attract younger drivers.