It depends on who you ask. Big fleets are reporting higher revenues, profits, and tax savings. Smaller operators, though, say they’re being squeezed by ELDs.
Still, American attitudes regarding autonomous vehicles (AVs) may be poised to change, due in part to more self-driving pilot tests.
The President’s desire for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure spending bill is drawing mixed reactions, with toll roads and deficits the biggest worries.
Faster recharging times coupled with fuel cell developments may encourage the wider use of electric propulsion system in light-duty vehicles – and mayhap in commercial trucks, too.
The industry is racing towards a crossroads that could potentially sideline more workers as a number of factors begin to converge.