Here is a look at what is happening today in the world of transportation.
- Meet the world’s largest truck with an electric drive system. The Siemens system keeps an 800-ton gross vehicle weight vehicle moving, says Phys.Org.
- An executive with Procter & Gamble told attendees at a recent conference that the supply chain could be much more efficient if companies could link trucks, distribution centers and more into a “physical internet,” reports Supply Management.
- The drop in global oil prices could mean billions of dollars will be pumped into the U.S. economy just before Christmas as consumers spend more, says the Financial Times.
- A new website in Indiana lets drivers find the current location of snow plows and which roads have recently been plowed, reports WISH TV 8.
- Mack Trucks is paying a $54,800 penalty to settle alleged hazardous waste regulation violations at its Macungie, PA, plant, says the Environmental Leader.
- Sacrifice is the name of game when growing a business, says Kevin Knight, CEO of Knight Transportation. The Arizona Republic interviews the carrier’s leader.
- More women are interested in truck driving as a career, reports Channel 5 News in Arkansas.