Mar 6, 2019
— UK hauliers may be able to maintain operations in the European Union (EU) without permits for certain services over a nine month period in the event of a no deal Brexit. A provisional agreement between the European Parliament and Member States to allow UK hauliers to work without European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits still needs to be formally confirmed.
Mar 6, 2019
— Singapore-based YCH Group has entered South-east Asia’s burgeoning cross-border road freight market with the launch of its China-ASEAN Regular Shuttle Service. YCH claims the service can challenge air freight on transit times, with 45ft container trucks plying the 4,500km route from Chongqing to Singapore.
Feb 25, 2019
— The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Feb. 21 formally announced the immediate end of its exemption process for the medical certification of insulin-dependent truck and bus drivers.
Feb 13, 2019
— TuSimple will use the investment to grow its commercial autonomous fleet. The company, which claims to run the only fully autonomous semi-trucks capable of driving from depot-to-depot without human intervention, makes daily deliveries in Arizona, and soon in Texas, for large shippers and fleets.
Feb 6, 2019
— Problems rooted in truck capacity and driver availability are likely to get worse, rather than better, regardless of the economic cycle. “Relentless competition” and widespread urbanization are two of the top trends that will reshape trucking and logistics in the US and elsewhere as e-commerce expectations set by Amazon and its customers challenge traditional delivery strategies.
Jan 29, 2019
— “Prioritising improvement on just 2.4% of England’s road network and key routes in Scotland and Wales, together with just seven out of around 1,000 major junctions on the rail network, would transform our freight network and unlock value to the UK economy which would by far outstrip the cost of investment.”