Transportation TIP List: Week of April 16th, 2017
The recent beautiful weather has us anticipating the blossoming of May flowers and the opportunity for more outdoor activities. And just as natural as the spring season, this week’s TIP List includes emerging transportation trends such as Tesla’s plan for introducing electric trucks and expected gasoline prices for this summer’s commute. See what’s blooming in all of the articles below!
- If You Think The World Needs Tesla Trucks, Elon Musk Has Good News: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is firming up plans to electrify the truck market with a concept version of a semi-truck in September and a Tesla pickup “in 18 to 24 months.”
- Drivers Won’t Pay Much More at Pump This Summer: According to the Energy Information Administration, regular gasoline averaged $2.42 per gallon April 10. While prices are 35 cents higher than a year ago, they’re just 4 cents below what the EIA sees fuel averaging all summer.
- Trump’s Promised $1 Trillion Infrastructure Deal Now on Front Burner: After failing its longstanding promise to fix Obamacare before moving onto the very complicated task of tax reform, the Trump administration has also sent conflicting messages about infrastructure.
- How the Two Basic Types of ELDs Operate: All compliant ELDs can record data coming in from the system that controls the truck’s engine and component parts. However, there are two ELD options for organizations to choose from: dedicated units and BYOD.
- Will Knight-Swift Transportation Shake Up the Trucking Industry: Phoenix-based major truckload carriers Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation recently announced that they would combine to form Knight-Swift Transportation. The new entity is set to emerge as a formidable challenger to freight-starved North American truckload carriers.
Would you consider implementing electric trucks into your supply chain?