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Counterpoint: Why Trucks Will Uncouple from Human Drivers Sooner than You Think

Why Trucks Will Uncouple from Human Drivers Sooner than You Think

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The driverless truck is no longer a fanciful idea that will materialize in some future world. The technology has advanced rapidly over recent years, and I believe that we’ll see these automated vehicles on our highways in the near future. Here’s why. » Read More

Point: Why Allowing Driverless Trucks on Public Highways is Still More Than 10 Years Away

Why Allowing Driverless Trucks on Public Highways is Still More Than 10 Years Away

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Driverless trucks have the potential to deliver a number of important commercial and societal benefits, but don’t expect to actually see one on the open highway any time soon.

The commercial arguments in favor of the technology are persuasive. One of the key arguments is that driver shortages, a problem that has dogged the trucking industry for many years, would no longer be an issue if vehicles were automated. Eliminating human drivers would also free the industry of hours of service regulations and improve the utilization of our roads because automated control systems support denser traffic flows. » Read More

Global Risk Management: Balancing Prevention and Response

Global Risk Management: Balancing Prevention and Response

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Theft, political unrest, labor disputes, natural disasters, contract errors, insurance issues…all are issues that may be keeping you up at night and keeping your global shipments from their destinations. While you may not be able to predict when these and other issues may happen, you certainly can and should be planning for and guarding against them.
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The Image of Trucking: How Can We Change It?

The Image of Trucking: How Can We Change It.Transportfolio

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Editor’s note: This post originally ran on The Road, and we’re sharing it here, too, because this important topic impacts all of us. We value our carrier relationships and the important role drivers play in our industry. 

Typically, as we reach this halfway point in the year, I like to discuss current, top-trending issues. Today, though, I’d like to talk about something else that has been on my mind lately: the image of trucking.
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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers.Transportfolio

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This is the first post in a series about U.S./Mexico cross-border shipping. Over the next several months, I’ll share what best in class customers look for in a U.S./Mexico cross-border logistics provider. International business comes with many complications: differing currencies, variable exchange rates, languages, times zones, governing laws, and even different business objectives. Top tier international organizations understand the value of reducing unnecessary complexity—something a door to door provider can help with.
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