Benjamin Schipper

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A day in Fort McMurray: Upgraded trucks, million-dollar homes and bitumen paintings

A typical day in Fort McMurray — the city of 77,000 where the median age is 31 years old. Life revolves around work, family, religion and blowing off steam at the end of a long day.<p><b>8:41 a.m.</b><br>An aerial view of Fort McMurray, which has a population of roughly 77,000 up from just 2,500 in the late …

On L.A.’s New E-Highway, Trucks Will Hook Up For A Silent, Zero-Emission Drive

L.A.’s highway of the future could cut down on the city’s famous pollution.<p>Every weekday, around 50,000 trucks drive back and forth along a freeway leaving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two largest ports in the country. The diesel exhaust from those trucks is one of the reasons that …

A Robust Trucking Sector Drives The Economy Forward

The trucking industry today operates at or near capacity, a testament to the resiliency of the American economy that has rebounded from the depths of the recession.<p>If 2013 was overshadowed by worries about the economy, 2014 has certainly been the year the trucking industry stopped rebuilding from …

Keep on trucking? Freight to become driverless

Daimler AG has unveiled plans for its self-driving Mercedes Benz Future Truck 2025, predicting that driverless trucks could hit highways in as little …

Trucking

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025: A Vision Of Safer Trucking Where Technology Takes The Wheel

If there’s one type of vehicle that really needs innovations like self-driving technology pronto, it’s the big rigs that shuttle goods over long …

Truck Safety

It’s a problem that won’t go away even after eight decades of would-be solutions: Sleepy truck drivers crashing into cars. Crashes involving large …

Mercedes Shows Future Of Trucking With 'Future Truck 2025' Concept

<i>The autonomous truck uses a plethora of technology including radars, cameras and sensors that will change the future of long distance truck</i> …

Book Profits on Trucking Stocks Now as Dow Transports Drops Sharply

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investors with positions in trucking stocks should reduce holdings by 50% as the <b>Dow Jones Transports</b><p>is being hit hardest by …

Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi

Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>The latest …

A Pulse on Trucking Capacity and Rates

What’s happening in the trucking market? It’s the question everyone in the transportation and logistics industry seems to be talking about these …

FlowBelow completes first major trucking company contract - Austin Business Journal

By Christopher Calnan <br>– Staff Writer, Austin Business Journal<p>Oct 31, 2014, 2:34pm CDT<p>After five years of development, aerodynamic systems maker …

The Internet-Connected Engine Will Change Trucking

It’s happened to all of us. You’re driving down the road and the “check engine” light appears on your dashboard. It could be something simple, like time for an oil change, or it could be something bigger. What do you do? Lose your car for a day while you take it to a service station? Keep on …