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On the road to equity: women’s challenges in the trucking industry

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The ATRI identified 12 main daily challenges experienced by women in the industry According to a recent study by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), various obstacles prevent women from integrating and staying in the trucking industry. These obstacles include industry perception, completion of schooling, truck parking shortages, harassment, and gender discrimination. Published on June […]

A historical look at hydrogen engines

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Today, the automotive industry is experiencing a resurgence of interest in hydrogen fuel cells Since the early days of horse-drawn carriage engines, with François Isaac de Rivaz’s pioneering design in 1808, hydrogen has played a crucial role in the evolution of the automotive industry. Though overshadowed for decades by other fuels like petroleum and electricity, […]

Diesel prices on the rise: after 10 weeks of decline, U.S. diesel prices rise again

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Weekly average retail diesel price rose 7.7 cents According to the report from the Energy Information Administration, the weekly average retail diesel price rose by 7.7 cents, reaching $3.735 per gallon. This increase follows nine consecutive weeks of decline from a peak of $4.061 per gallon recorded on April 6. The current rise is the […]

Sunny outlook: optimism for the transportation market this summer

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The Outbound Tender Volume Index shows an increase of over 7.1% The Outbound Tender Volume Index (OTVI) serves as a record of electronic requests from shippers to carriers, primarily in long-term contracts. This index has shown an increase between May 26th and June 3rd, of over 7.1%, highlighting one of the largest increases in demand […]

Top-rated interstates in the United States

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A total of 19 interstate highways with scores ranging from 85.10 to 93.50, with a ranking developed by Trucker Path Trucker Path, a company specializing in management solutions for drivers, agents, and fleets, has recently published a ranking of the most and least favorable interstate routes for truckers in the United States. This assessment is […]

May shows decline in transportation jobs: what are the statistics?

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Current losses put May total jobs at 24,600 below July 2023 level The monthly employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals a significant decrease in truck transportation jobs in May, falling back to the level of last November. According to the BLS, seasonally adjusted jobs reached the same figure as November at […]

Briefs: truck parking, predatory towing and national diesel pricing

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Trucking industry updates Parking legislation for trucks: will it become reality? The availability of truck parking in the United States remains a concern in the trucking industry. Some truckers have resorted to private paid options due to the lack of government incentives. However, several states are working on legislation to address this issue, including Minnesota, […]

5 years of closures: transport companies that left the sector

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5 transportation companies that were forced to close their doors, affecting thousands of employees Over the past five years, the road transport sector has faced a series of challenges, from high demand to fuel price hikes and stricter regulations, along with a pandemic that drastically altered the supply chain. Despite efforts to stay afloat, market […]

From 1832 to 2024: the evolution and challenges of electric vehicles

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The first electric car in the United States was introduced in 1832, 192 years ago Despite electric vehicles reaching their peak of popularity in the last decade, their history dates back much further than one might think. The first recorded electric car appeared in the 1800s, facing similar issues to modern electric vehicles despite belonging […]

Adopting AI in the transportation industry

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AI in the transportation sector is still in its early stages, with multiple potential applications Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term that describes software capable of simulating human intelligence and has existed for more than half a century. In recent years, its development has permeated various fields, including freight transportation, where investment in AI aims […]

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