Trucking

  • UK truckers set for temporary EU permit-free access in a no deal Brexit

    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.
  • Fast-developing South-east Asian road network is giving air a run for its money

    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.
  • Cheap Prices Will Be the Latest Casualty of the Trucker Shortage

    Mar 4, 2019 — America simply doesn’t have enough truck drivers to deliver everything it needs to ship. That has trucking companies scrambling to find ways to keep costs down.
  • FMCSA Formally Ends Its Driver Diabetes Exemption Program

    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.
  • Self-driving truck startup TuSimple raises $95 million, breaks “unicorn” barrier

    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.
  • Challenges to US urban supply chains mount

    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.
  • A 'freight first' approach is need to beat road and rail congestion in the UK

    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.”