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September 25, 2014: Wage race is on; Volkswagen unveils pickup concept; truck firm faces fraud charges

Sept. 25, 2014

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of trucking today:

  • Bloomberg reports on a “wage race” now developing for truck drivers as capacity continues to get scarce.
  • The 19th annual third party logistics (3PL) study compiled by Capgemini Consulting and Penn State finds that generally less-than-exciting levels of global economic activity continue leading to sluggish or neutral demand for outsourced logistics services.
  • Fox News takes a look at a Volkswagen concept vehicle aimed at the compact pickup truck market: the TriStar.
  • The future of freight is focusing more and more on driverless trucks, according to this story in the International Business Times.
  • The Lexington Herald News reports on charges of fraud leveled against a local trucking firm.
  • New Jersey lawmakers are contemplating a fuel tax increase to pay for transportation needs, reports news site North Jersey.com.
  • An opinion column in the Daily Commercial by a Florida business CEO warns of a “perfect storm” now facing the trucking industry and by extension the U.S. economy as a whole.
  • National Geographic reports on a study that says using more natural gas, especially in transportation, won’t reduce carbon emissions much.
  • PHMSA chief Cynthia Quarterman is stepping down Oct. 3 after a nearly five year term, according to the Wall Street Journal; a tenure marked by high-profile wrangling over regulations governing oil train safety.
  • The New York Times reports on a special U.S. Marshalls Service auction of highly-prized muscle cars seized in a variety of raids.
About the Author

Sean Kilcarr | Editor in Chief

Sean previously reported and commented on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. Also be sure to visit Sean's blog Trucks at Work where he offers analysis on a variety of different topics inside the trucking industry.

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