An emerging technology — electric-powered, self-driving trucks — can address the issues of driver shortages, increased trucking costs, and government regulations, creating new opportunities for truck fleet operators and logistics companies.
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News & Analysis
16 Apr 2019
Pervinder Johar, CEO of visibility provider Blume Global, says investment from new owner Apollo Funds is “foundational” to the next stage in the company’s growth.
05 Mar 2019
A coalition of BCOs, truckers, and railroads believe an interoperable pool would give shippers a backstop if any single provider ran out of chassis.
22 Feb 2019
Heavy-duty truck orders are falling, but Class 8 tractors ordered in early 2018 are hitting the road.
06 Feb 2019
Beneficial cargo owners pay the price when there is a chassis shortage, so what are the options to address these chronic issues? Each idea has some pros and cons for shippers.
25 Jan 2019
The congestion is subsiding, according to draymen and logistics providers.
23 Jan 2019
The gridlock is another example of how a small piece of equipment can cause havoc to the supply chain.
17 Jul 2018
US tariffs on Chinese imports are threatening to not only increase costs for shippers, but also force them to pay more for the equipment they use.
19 Jun 2018
A Penske spokesperson said the acquisition will grow the company by enhancing its portfolio of transportation and logistics solutions to shippers.
26 Feb 2018
Acknowledging chassis dislocation in Chicago this winter due to train delays, the company plans to move up to 1,600 chassis from the south Atlantic and Northeast to compensate.
15 Feb 2018
Intermodal equipment provider Direct ChassisLink Inc.’s (DCLI's) Digital DCLI initiative seeks to leverage the company’s REZ-1 technology for myriad supply chain improvements, in a three-year effort that goes far beyond basic chassis supply.
12 Jan 2018
The Port of Oakland is urging truckers to apply for roughly $65 million in state funding to update their trucks.
12 Jan 2018
DCLI now owns, leases, or manages approximately 136,000 marine chassis, as well as approximately 80,000 domestic chassis, for a total of more than 216,000 units.
28 Dec 2017
Tesla is touting with considerable fanfare its new, electric truck — the Semi. But which haul mission will the new truck perform best at?
27 Dec 2017
Nearly nine years after ocean carriers began transferring their chassis to lessors, beneficial cargo owners, truckers, and other supply chain participants are still wrestling with issues of cost, control, and choice, amid a fragmented system.
26 Dec 2017
The prohibition of engines dated 1994 or 1995, replaced a proposal that — until it was pulled two years ago — would have banned more than 4,000 trucks with engines dated 2007 or older.
20 Dec 2017
The venture's partners hope to achieve a gray pool with “interoperability” that improves equipment utilization and allows a trucker to use any chassis between any start and stop location in the port area.
18 Dec 2017
This is certain regarding the trucking industry in 2018: it will be the year of time management, as the electronic logging mandate makes supply chains less and less flexible while freight demand rises.
13 Dec 2017
The federal truck safety watchdog agency and its state partners have chosen to “phase in” enforcement of the mandate, with the FMCSA granting several, temporary delays or partial exemptions.
06 Dec 2017
Providing a smooth pick up and drop off of chassis is seen by port stakeholders as key to the port’s future efficiency.
04 Dec 2017
NACPC's cooperative chassis business model has been a catalyst for improving chassis quality — and at a modest cost to shippers.
28 Nov 2017
The ongoing strong demand this year and production disruption in China are again raising questions over the availability of container equipment.
17 Nov 2017
The competitive service contract market has required major international carriers to make chassis available to many customers, despite carriers' vision to end chassis provision.
03 Nov 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Nov. 2 approved new zero and near-zero emission guidelines.
03 Nov 2017
The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan that the ports adopted this week is an environmental document that will guide investment decisions by terminal operators and motor carriers in Southern California for the next 20 years.
02 Nov 2017
As the Dec. 18 ELD mandate draws closer, Ryder System said it will equip all of its rental trucks with portable ELDs, helping short-term truck renters comply with the law.
25 Oct 2017
The second-largest US provider of chassis, Direct ChassisLink Inc., has agreed to acquire the domestic fleet of the sector’s top provider.
24 Oct 2017
The move is in response to signs that carriers are moving away from providing gensets.
12 Oct 2017
The pool is the latest sign of the strong demand for chassis with radial tires and LED lights.
19 Sep 2017
“What we have seen this first half of this year is a massive reefer container shortage.”
15 Sep 2017
“Whenever the business volumes reach the top quadrant, there will be chassis shortages, and that’s where we are now.”
14 Sep 2017
The Port of New York and New Jersey is searching again for a way to create an interoperable chassis pool after the latest effort collapsed.
13 Sep 2017
Two of the world’s largest shipping container operators now contribute information to the database, which has more than 1,000 users.
05 Sep 2017
The US Coast Guard on Tuesday reopened the Sabine-Neches Waterway.
28 Aug 2017
Singamas returns to profitability as market sentiment improves and box orders flood in.
24 Aug 2017
Electronic logging devices will raise costs and complexity of renting trucks for seasonal business. Companies such as Ryder System want an ELD exemption for rental drivers.