At Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina, the U.S. Navys Military Sealift Command is facilitating a small-scale domestic sealift to bring utility trucks, front end loaders, portable living quarters and other much-needed supplies to Puerto Rico. The ro/ro USNS Brittin will make six voyages to and from the island over the course of the next several weeks.
Carriers who are hit with citations for non-compliance with FMCSAs electronic logging device mandate will not have points recorded against them in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring system, safety officials said today at a public hearing in Birmingham, Ala. It was previously announced that those drivers also will not be put out of service during that period.
Tesla is set to take the lid off its electric truck tomorrow for the first time, after months of teasing the big rig. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is still doing some teasing of his own, posting to his Instagram account a short video clip of the truck all draped in shadow but were still going to learn a lot tomorrow. Heres a quick breakdown of what we know, what we think we know and what gaps we hope Tesla will fill at its big unveiling.
One of the most in-demand and stable jobs in Ohio could face major changes as the industry develops new automated, driverless technology. The technology is coming, according to researchers and trucking industry experts. But they also debate whether or not drivers could lose jobs or how their role behind the wheel might change.
The grounded container feeder Kea Trader has broken up on Durand Reef in New Caledonia, 120 days after she went aground. High waves battered her hull over the weekend, gradually leading to cracking, then to larger breaches. At least two containers have gone over the side. 102 of the 700 containers originally on board are still in her holds.
The port of Quy Nhon, in Vietnam, is congested at the time, because of a storm that occurred in the area, resulting in multiple vessels to sink, thus blocking ship traffic, sources report. The storm hit the port on November 4, making the port authority to issue a temporary block of the channel and reduce ship traffic to vessels with draft up to 5.5m.
Uber is working on a fleet of self-driving semi-trucks, but it wont completely replacing traditional drivers, the company said. In a post on Medium on Nov. 14, Ubers Advanced Technologies Group, the companys self-driving car wing based in Pittsburgh, laid out its vision for the future of long-haul trucking.
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President Donald Trumps vow to scrap or revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement was expected to put a scare into companies considering these kinds of moves. But many are sticking to plans to set up shop in Mexico even if the pact isnt renewed, according to the experts who help firms relocate and find new plants.