Transportation TIP List: Week of March 24th, 2019
On this upcoming April Fools’ Day, there are endless opportunities to play practical jokes and pranks on your friends. But despite the hysterical holiday, this week’s TIP List includes no tricks! Featured topics include the U.S. DOT’s creation of a council to address emerging industry innovations and the impact of mobile technology on businesses. Let us know in the comment section if any of the stories below come as a surprise to you.
- Mobile Trends Impacting the Enterprise Ecosystem in 2019: As we move further into 2019, technology is continuing to grow and innovate across industries. Enterprises must look to embrace this new wave of innovation and integrate their current employees and operations into agile solutions. Here are a few trends that will shape enterprise mobility solutions for 2019.
- New DOT Council Will Address Autonomous Vehicles and Other Emerging Tech: Elaine Chao, the U.S. Transportation Secretary, recently announced that the U.S. DOT is forming an internal council intended to address emerging transportation advancements such as self-driving vehicles and other technologies.
- New ELD Deadline – Will it Trigger a Capacity Crisis?: Freight markets were upended by the capacity crunch that followed the ELD mandate in December 2017. The next phase of the mandate begins in December 2019, and it may end up being just as disruptive.
- Is the U.S. Labor Market for Truck Driver Broken?: The prices U.S. producers get for their exports in Latin America and Canada rose in 2019, relative to the cost of goods imported to the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, prices for American-made goods sold in China and Japan fell.
- ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 0.2% in February: The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was down 0.2% in February after increasing 2.5% in January. In February, the index equaled 117.4 compared with 117.6 in January.
What technologies are currently having the biggest impact on your supply chain?