Autonomous Trucking 2018

How big data is cutting costs, improving driver safety, and driver retention It’s been half a year since Tesla announced that it was entering the autonomous trucking space. There hasn’t been a week since, without an announcement by a logistics company that they were also making moves in that direction. Behind the scenes, the trucking industry is scrambling to prepare …

Logistics Startup Is The Winner of The Climate Impact Battle 2017

While governments around the world are pushing regulations and legislation in an attempt to make companies focus on what they are doing to the world around them, some companies are taking it a step above and beyond the call. They are taking it amongst themselves to go green and even more importantly make it easier for other companies to do …

The Future of Trucks Is in The AIR

Rounding out the corners, smoothing the edges, and getting the airflow smoothly over the cab and out over the trailer helped fuel economy a good amount. These and similar modifications are being made on freight trucks, in order to save fuel through improvement of aerodynamics. Despite the fact that the conventional, or long-nosed truck was almost always more aerodynamic than the …

3 Hints Right on The Money, Handling Past Due Supply Chain Invoices

This month we have done a short survey among the users of TrucksOnTheMap, asking them 4 simple questions about their experience with the truck-booking-map and the most demanding current issues at their company. A surprisingly high number of the response named the late paid and even unpaid freight invoices as the reason of their headache. So, we have taken the …

First Name of Mr. Tesla Is on Heavy Duty

The current Euro VI and US 2010 standards achieve an approximately 95% reduction in emissions of the primary pollutants of concern from heavy-duty vehicles, fine particulate matter (PM), and nitrogen oxides (NO), from the Euro II and US 1994 baselines. Still, heavy-duty vehicles are worldwide a growing contributor to air pollution, fuel consumption, and global-warming emissions in the on-road transportation …

Empty Miles Cost The Earth

Earlier this year, scientists reported that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history, underscoring the urgency of action to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change. To do its part, the road transport sector, which contributes about 6% of global energy-related emissions, would need to expand green processes in order to save fuel and minimize greenhouse-gas emission. Yet owners …

To The Sun and Back by Truck!

In the European Union and the United States there are yearly about 120 billion kilometers (74.6 billion miles) run empty by freight trucks. The figure is the sum of truck trips driven between the unloading and the next loading places, which equals to 440 return trips between the Earth and the Sun! In an industry where there is a constant …