Trucking VocabularyJune 27, 2017
An ELD PrimerJuly 19, 2017
News Around the Trucking Industry.
Team NATCO’s YouTube channel is in full gear. Our most recent addition features NATCO VP Cori Eckley describing the ongoing effort to Bridging Broker & Carrier Circles, toward establishing lasting professional relationships. Click HERE for a very visual description.
Upcoming episodes will include:
- Addressing Shipper Constraints
- One and Done
- ELD Rules and Deadlines
- Issues in Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
- Streamlining Operations
Click HERE for our full—and growing—YouTube channel.
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe. And there are growing efforts to harness all that abundance into a source of clean energy for the nation’s highways.
Innovators have made much progress since we first profiled the quest for zero emissions via hydrogen. Nikola Motor Company. Tiffany Hsu’s recent piece at Trucks.com highlights some of these advancements:
- Nikola is looking to finalize land rights for the initial eight hydrogen fueling stations. (They’re looking to place 376 stations throughout the country.)
- Redesign includes weight reduction toward a goal of each truck weighing 2,000 pounds less than its diesel truck counterpart, a wider front end to provide more interior room for the driver, and two doors to allow entrance from both sides of the cab.
- More than 8,000 Nikola One reservations.
- Verbal commitments for more than 25,000 trucks.
- Refinements to a 15-minute fill-up time, which is targeted to provide a range of more than 800 miles.
ELD: Extra Long Delays
Well, kind of. The Electronic Logging Device legislation, pending for years in Congress, is scheduled for full implementation at the end of this year, on December 18th. A number of issues remain to be ironed out.
Our Cori Eckley attended last month’s Capitol Hill Fly-In, a policy forum, which included meetings with our elected officials (with hopes that they share the priorities and concerns of the 3PL industry). We’re keeping an eye on various aspects of the ELD legislation, including the consequences of any carrier non-compliance, and how everybody will bridge the difference in capabilities between the larger trucking companies and the sole owner-operator.