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  • Rates could see a big boost in 2017 and 2018, forecasters say

    The combination of major trucking regulations like the DOT’s electronic logging device mandate and the EPA’s coming emissions standards, increasing fuel costs and a boost in manufacturing will likely lead to an industry capacity crunch and a big increase in rates, said forecasters this week.Transportation economist Noel Perry, speaking at the 2016 FTR Conference in Indianapolis this week.Even though rates have been in a persistent downward trend since early 2015, carriers may soon be asking thei...  Read More...

  • Nikola unveils the Tesla of Trucks

    "While other companies have recently announced battery-powered semi-trucks, those trucks are restricted to a range of only a couple hundred miles and four to eight hours of charging between stops," said Founder and CEO Trevor Milton.  "Nikola has engineered the holy grail of the trucking industry. We are not aware of any zero emission truck in the world that can haul 80,000 pounds more than 1,000 miles and do it without stopping.   Read More...