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The Port of Long Beach and the American Trucking Associations settled a trucking industry lawsuit against the concession requirement in the port’s clean-truck program, the port announced Monday,

Implementing electronic logging in 2018 won’t be easy, and may spark a review of truck driver work rules. Here's why.

Technology that provides real-time cargo location visibility gained much attention in 2017, as did tracking for containers, chassis, and other equipment. That trend is likely to continue in 2018. Here's why. 

The supply-demand forecast is available. So is the historical data, along with the start date and location. So why can't terminals and/or ports implement a more-efficient, utilitarian chassis system?

In addition to rising consumer goods and freight demand, at least some of the pre-holiday drop in truck capacity that helped push spot rates to new highs may be due to a unique factor.

Tesla is touting with considerable fanfare its new, electric truck — the Semi. But which haul mission will the new truck perform best at?

In his Nov. 16 tweet promoting the rollout of Tesla’s new electric semi-truck, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised, “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.”

Building predictive analytics into an appointment system that must process up to 60,000 truck moves per day in load center ports is a tentative process that involves trial and error, and, increasingly, further advances in technology.
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.
Despite the dip, the freight market is strong, as are the sectors that feed into freight — factory output, construction, and business investment.
With its heavy-duty Semi, Tesla is one of several companies hoping to electrify trucking, and it is attracting orders from shippers as well as carriers.
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.
Brazilian fruit and coffee exporters seem to be among those worst hit by the strike.
Spot rates for truckload, intermodal services keep rising, putting pressure on contract rates that may last well into 2018.
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.
Rapidly evolving e-commerce supply networks and uncertainty over transportation capacity and pricing challenge shippers and their transportation partners.
Shippers allege that due to the new axle load policy they need to use two truck/prime movers to carry goods typically found in one TEU or FEU container, resulting in higher carrying costs.
Officials say the improved infrastructure under Bangladesh Regional Connectivity Project 1 will, among other benefits, help smooth trade with neighboring India, Bhutan, and Nepal.
Owner-operators and small carriers opposed to electronic logging are still hoping for a last-minute reprieve.