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Return of the Mack

By: Daryl Milliner / Posted on: July 12, 2019

The evolution of the trucking industry has had residual effects on all  it touches, and sometimes it’s good to celebrate and look back at the innovation as we move forward.

This week Mack Trucks celebrates the completion of 100,000 trucks equipped with their “Mack GuardDog Connect,” an integrated Telematics System which launched back in 2014.

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Enriched Tensions

By: Ryan Wolfe / Posted on: July 8, 2019

According to reports, Iran is quickly going to breach the Uranium-stockpile limit set by the current nuclear deal.  President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has already warned that a new deal needed to be in action by Sunday June 7, 2019 or the Islamic Republic will increase enrichment of Uranium.  Globally, there is much concern with the growth rate of Iran’s uranium cache, because they are just a step away from weapon-grade levels of uranium.

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Nikola's Big Bet

By: Ryan Wolfe / Posted on: April 16, 2019

New big rig player, Nikola Motors, is looking to add their mark in the transportation industry.  Nikola is a startup operation based in Arizona that is “all in” on Hydrogen powered semi-trucks. While the theory of Hydrogen powered transportation has proven to be enticing, the actuality has eluded engineers over the past 50 years.  The largest hold back in the eyes of Nikola Motor, is that the tank sizes necessary for passenger vehicle operation has proven to be bulky and inefficient.   Nikola Motors is thinking around the scenario.  If you can’t condense the storage, increase the vehicle size.

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Transportation Trends and Forecast for 2019

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: December 21, 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, US trucking companies are expecting to see freight volumes remain steady if not increase heading into 2019.  One factor leading to a rise in truckload shipments can be linked to increased tariffs on Chinese goods by the US.  The uptick in tariffs can be traced back September of 2018 when President Trump raised tariffs to 10% on 200 billion worth of imported Chinese products.  This news immediately impacted and shifted peak shipping seasons on land and by sea in the US.

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Who's Delivering Presents This Year?

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: November 27, 2018

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday and all throughout December, there will be more products sold and shipped in the U.S. than any other time of the year.  Staffing shortages and recent import tariffs have made retail executives stay on their toes and prepare for the season. 

Another concern that certainly weighs heavy on their minds are fuel and trucking costs, in particular the truck driver shortage that has plagued the trucking industry for years now.    

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