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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

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles.Connect

Editor’s note: This blog post originally ran on Connect. Since driverless vehicles are a relevant topic for discussion, we wanted to share it with you here on Transportfolio.

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While autonomous vehicles may seem like a futuristic fairy tale to some, these technological game-changers may be closer to reality than you think. Recently, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will issue guidelines for driverless cars by the middle of this summer. The announcement appears to bring autonomous vehicles closer to certainty, but will the introduction of self-driving cars—and by extension, autonomous trucks—match the pace at which the technology is developing?
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4 Strategies for Planning that Best in Class Companies Use

4 Strategies for Planning that Best in Class Companies Use.Transportfolio

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Between all of the logistics forecasting and post mortem discussion that go into it, planning can seem like a never-ending cycle. But this critical annual task doesn’t have to be a painful process. Many best in class companies build their supply chain strategy around four best practices. Keep them in mind as you start thinking about your plan for 2017.

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Driving Efficiencies for the Carrier Community

Driving Efficiencies for the Carrier Community.Transportfolio

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Carriers crisscross the continent to keep the flow of raw, finished, and consumer goods moving, meaning they also keep local, regional, national, and global businesses and economies moving. They’re a crucial link in supply chains, and it’s important to stay connected to the carrier community.
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