The numbers are growing, but there’s more work to be done to get women into trucking. Speaking ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Ellen Voie, president and CEO of the Women in Trucking Association, said: “There are more women, just not enough.”
We hear the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning a lot these days. But let’s be honest, how many people really understand what they mean? Seeing as AI and machine learning are increasingly being used in association with the trucking industry, I feel it’s time we all had a crash course on the subject.
Some estimates put the number of transactions conducted by Amazon at three million every single day. So, when the worst-kept secret in trucking finally came out, it raised an eyebrow or two. Amazon is extending its reach into transportation and logistics.
Electric trucks have received a lot of media coverage of late – from the much hyped to the more low-key e-truck launches, every innovation is a step closer to cleaner air. Eco-truck evolution is rapidly turning into an eco-truck revolution. But, just how green are electric trucks?
It won’t be long before we see ‘driverless’ HGVs traveling in conveys of three, known as ‘platoons’. The speed of all three will be controlled by the lead vehicle, which will (I am pleased to say) be controlled by a human driver.