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Hydrogen-powered Truck Manufacturer Purchases Land For New Factory

Hydrogen-powered truck manufacturer Nikola has purchased 389 acres of land in Pinal County, Arizona to build a factory to manufacture their hybrid, hydrogen-electric powered Class 8 trucks. A Class 8 truck is defined as having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) exceeding 33000 lbs. such as tractor trailers. Founded in 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah and based in Phoenix, Arizona, Nikola ...

Trucking Jobs Continue To Increase, Driver Shortage Continues

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that transportation jobs increased yet again in November after substantial gains in both September and October. The trucking subsector saw an increase of over 4,500 jobs in November, putting total trucking jobs up almost 33,000 for 2018. Couriers and messengers account for the largest group with almost 10,000 jobs added. Warehousing/storage jobs increased ...

The Air Cargo Industry is Woefully Behind in Adopting Technology

In an age where every sector seems to be moving in fast forward with regards to embracing new technology, the air cargo industry is, by comparison moving at a snail’s pace. The issue came to a head at the recent Air Cargo China event in Shanghai, when Lufthansa Cargo Chief Commercial Officer Alexis von Hoensbroech stated the air cargo industry's track record with regards to new technology was ...

Walmart Orders 30 More Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

Walmart announced today that is had placed an order for 30 Tesla Semi electric trucks. This is in addition to the 15 trucks ordered at the unveiling of the all-electric semi truck in November of 2017. This latest order is part of Walmart’s efforts to electrify their Canadian trucking fleet. According to John Bayliss, senior vice-president, logistics and supply chain for Walmart, “We are ...

Cyber Pirates: A Real Threat To The Freight Industry

Throughout the world, shipping is one of the most inexpensive and convenient transportation methods for manufacturers to send their products to customers and procure low cost raw material from suppliers. The World Shipping Council reported that there were over 680 physical pirate attacks on ships worldwide since 2014. However as ships and freight companies embrace advanced technologies, so-called ...

Amazon Get’s Serious About Trucking: A New Application is Coming

The supply chain is an absolutely essential aspect of any manufacturing business. It’s critical to make sure products reach their intended destination in a timely manner. Manufacturers rely on a consistent and affordable flow of raw materials to their facilities and the supply chain must perform in order to maintain production. Amazon has now set out to revolutionize the supply chain and the ...

Drone Shipping For The Industrial Manufacturer: The Supply Chain Re-imagined

Amazon has made their first official drone delivery this past week and it could mean big things for the supply chain. As of now, limitations on Amazon’s drone are relatively strict as they can only deliver packages 5 lbs. or less with a 15 mile range. However for Amazon this doesn’t present much of a problem as nearly 87% of their products are under 5 lbs. and Amazon warehouses are located ...

Nikola One Officially Unveiled

Nikola Motor Company, the innovative Tractor Trailer startup has debuted their electric powered semi-truck to the world. The event took place in Salt Lake City and the announcements made were exciting to say the least . The entire supply chain stands to gain from this new technology and manufacturers shipping their good across the country may see some financial benefits from a more efficient ...

Autonomous Truck Makes It’s First Delivery: What It Means For Manufacturers

Manufacturers depend on a healthy and robust trucking industry to get their products in the hands on their customers in a timely fashion. If you are part of this industry, whether self employed or work for a company, getting the right insurance policy like hgv lorry insurance is an essential, as it allows you to be able to drive the vehicle legally and offer protection if anything was to go ...

Hanjin Shipping Co.: What Does The Future Hold?

After declaring bankruptcy last month Hanjin shipping has an murky future ahead. A South Korean court had declared that the company must sell as many of its ships as possible and return any chartered ships to their owners according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The company has been struggling with debt over the past month and is looking at total liquidation or downsizing. The ...