Category Archives: Member News

Uber Freight Expands Freight-Matching Platform

A year after Uber entered the trucking industry they took a critical step in closing the gap toward automated freight matching system.   They have been testing the platform up to this point with a small number of shippers and carriers.  Uber’s senior operations manager, Bob Chappuis, of Uber Freight spoke at the Great American […]

CH Robinson Focuses on Tweener Lanes and Less on Exisiting Carriers

This article was originally posted in CCJ. C.H. Robinson: ELD capacity constraints center more on ‘tweener’ lanes, less on exiting carriers. The historically tight capacity seen over the past year is indeed in part driven by the implementation of electronic logging devices, said executives from C.H. Robinson last week during the company’s quarterly earnings report […]

FMCSA Administrator talks driver shortage and hours of service reforms

Article was originally posted in CCJ.  Ray Martinez, who has helmed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration since February, spoke with CCJ in a half-hour phone interview Tuesday, discussing topics ranging from carriers’ difficulties in hiring and retaining drivers, the potential for hours of service changes, the coming of autonomous vehicles, the industry’s transition to ELDs […]

ATRI Crash Predictor Model Sheds Light on Driver Behavior

Violations for reckless driving and failure to yield right of way are the top two behaviors for predicting future crash involvement, according to analysis by the American Transportation Research Institutes updated Crash Predictor Model.  ATRI followed 435,000 drivers over 2 years and determined that if a driver had a wreckless driving violation or failure to […]