November 14, 2014: The world’s largest electric truck; Mack reaches deal with EPA; women increasingly being attracted to truck driving

November 14, 2014: The world’s largest electric truck; Mack reaches deal with EPA; women increasingly being attracted to truck driving

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. 
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