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Will Young Truckers Be Taking the Wheel?

A new bill that would open interstate trucking opportunities to drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 was introduced in the US Senate on August 16. The Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy, or DRIVE-Safe Act, the same name attached to a similar House bill introduced in March, proposes a two-step program for potential young drivers to complete once they obtain a...

How Brexit Will Impact Trucking

For BMW to run its factories in England, it requires 150 trucks a day to transport parts and equipment arriving from mainland Europe. It sends 118 trucks, also packed with products, to the mainland. The level of integration between England and the rest of the mainland highlights the challenge facing the auto industry if England leaves the EU without a deal, or without frictionless...

Self-Driving Trucks on the Road in Arizona

Uber recently revealed that it has been operating self-driving trucks to carry shipments for commercial customers in Arizona. The company has two transfer hubs on opposite sides of the state. According to the company, the self-driving trucks operate between transfer hubs: for example, a regular truck will deliver a shipment to a transfer hub, where an Uber self-driving truck (with a...

New Investments in Trucking Logistics

A trucking logistics company, called Convoy, recently raised a new round of funding, and its investors include Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. Convoy’s software links up truckers with nearby shipping jobs, in what has been billed as “Uber for trucking.” (Uber itself now has a similar service, called Uber Freight.) The company bills itself as helping the trucking market cut costs and...