Schneider, Torc Robotics pilot program to guide Level 4 autonomous truck development
Torc Robotics announced that Schneider and Torc are working toward implementing a pilot program utilizing Torc’s autonomous test fleet. As part of the agreement, Schneider will provide freight loads for Torc’s pilot operations and unique insights on truckload freight that will help guide the development and ongoing commercialization of autonomous trucks for long-haul applications. Additionally,
How’s the trucking decarbonization journey coming?
In the opening days of 2021, Shell and Deloitte published a joint 104-page study on how to decarbonize the road freight sector called Decarbonizing Road Freight: Getting in Gear. In the study, more than 70% of the 158 freight-leading interviewees – from logistics companies to vehicles manufacturers to regulators–said they consider decarbonization as either the
Schneider to expand with acquisition of dedicated carrier
Schneider, provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced the company is growing its dedicated operations with the acquisition of Ohio-based truckload carrier, Midwest Logistics Systems (MLS). “Preserving the MLS identity is essential. The carrier’s family-owned nature combined with its strong culture and customer service make it a valuable contributor for growing Schneider’s dedicated operations,”
Fleets across the industry answer FE’s electric truck questions
The year 2020 was the first time that fleets began to take delivery of electric trucks as part of pilot programs. Since we have (somehow) already raced past the midpoint of 2021, FE checked in with fleets to see what their experiences have been like with these trucks; how the trucks have held up compared to their
Axele delivers TMS software update featuring telematics integrations, driver safety, mapping, routing
Axele has announced the a software update for its Transportation Management System (TMS) which adds more ELD integrations, rate confirmation data extraction from fleets, driver safety improvements and new mapping and routing tools. Other improvements in the latest release include updates to Teams Module, Terminal Module, Factoring and Dashboard. The new features and enhancements for
Five electric truck questions with Schneider
The year 2020 was the first time that fleets began to take delivery of electric trucks as part of pilot programs. Since we have (somehow) already raced past the midpoint of 2021, FE checked in with fleets to see how their experiences have been with these trucks; how the trucks have held up compared to
Freightliner eCascadia used to deliver charging infrastructure to Schneider
Southern California Edison (SCE), the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California, recently used a Freightliner eCascadia to deliver an electrical transformer to one of Schneider‘s trucking terminals in Los Angeles. The transformer will be used to supply power to electric vehicles and support Schneider’s deployment of battery-electric trucks, like the Freightliner eCascadia.
Trucking companies earn U.S. EPA SmartWay Excellence Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named the winners of the 2020 SmartWay Excellence Award. 58 trucking and multimodal carriers received this distinction. Among them, Penske Logistics was awarded for sustainability practices in the Truck Carrier category. This is the fifth such honor this decade and the fourth consecutive win for the organization. For the
Schneider launches renovated website
Schneider has just completed a renovation to its digital storefront, Schneider.com. The company says the website showcases a more modern look and feel and gives shippers and carriers access to even more information. Schneider says enhancements to the site include: Updated and improved navigation: Shippers can find resources or get a quote; carriers will be
Schneider to test electric trucks as part of Freightliner CX fleet
Schneider announced that it is participating in the all-electric Freightliner Customer Experience (CX) Fleet. The CX Fleet is a part of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)’s ongoing initiative that engages customers in the commercial electric vehicle development process by deploying trucks in real-world applications, the company says. “From a driver’s perspective, they’ll experience a great
Tips for getting drivers used to Level 2 automation
When any new technology that changes how a driver performs her job is introduced, it’s not uncommon to be met with some skepticism. So how are drivers reacting to today’s options of available Level 2 driving assistance? According to Tom DiSalvi, vice president of safety, driver training and compliance at Schneider, most drivers tend to
NACFE turns its focus to electric truck in regional haul applications
Through its extensive work on regional haul and electric trucks, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has determined that regional trucking operations are well suited to be early adopters of electric trucks. It is also a rather large segment of the market with sufficient scale to have a big impact on the industry.