Introducing the Shorepower Cord Reel Station – electric power with convenient cord management for stationary trucks and heavy duty equipment at truck stops, fuel depots, rest areas, staging areas, warehouses and anywhere trucks park for extended periods. Typically the spring-retracting reel is used for cab power or block/engine heat. The station’s robust design provides years… Continue reading Electric Cord Reel Station Now Available
Great news for those installing electrical infrastructure for fueling. The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit has been extended through December 31, 2016. Fueling equipment for electricity (among other alternative fuels) is eligible for a tax credit of 30%, up to $30,000. Fueling station owners who install qualified equipment at multiple sites are allowed to use the… Continue reading 30% up to $30K Tax Credit Extended
Heavy trucks: Emissions standards proposed, and should be stronger “In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation proposed standards to cut fuel use and carbon pollution from tractor-trailers and other heavy highway trucks. The standards are an important opportunity to continue to reduce the pollution from trucks. “Improving the mileage efficiency… Continue reading The Year in Clean Vehicles —> Emissions
Air quality standards and enforcement for the trucking industry vary by state, with none more strict than California. Rules imposed by Air Resources Board are helping to improve air quality in very polluted areas of California. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is also stepping up to enforce the rules that are in place. One such… Continue reading EPA and CARB Get Serious About Emissions
For decades transportation and logistics professionals have relied on docket numbers — primarily MC numbers — to identify companies in our industry. MC numbers were a handy way to search for trucking companies on public and proprietary web sites, including DAT load boards and DAT CarrierWatch. These numbers have provided clues to the age of… Continue reading Goodbye, MC Numbers. Hello Unified Registration System.
“According to a recent study, regularly getting just six to seven hours of sleep greatly increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Coronary artery calcification, a very strong predictor of a future heart attack and/or death due to heart disease, occurs more often in those who sleep less. As well, obstructive sleep… Continue reading Sleep On It
The recent news that there is a shortage of 50,000 drivers nationwide comes as no surprise to the industry. According to the article: Trucker compensation has been going up 8% to 12% a year in recent years, according to Bob Costello, chief economist at the ATA. That’s a lot higher than wages for the rest… Continue reading Shortage of Drivers Spurs Pay Increases
Shorepower provides electricity to a variety of vehicles, including recreational vehicles (RVs). Campervan rental holidays are more popular than ever, with a growing number of companies joining the market. It only follows that reliable information – about the best RV rental deals – is in demand. All of this gives birth to comparing and showcasing… Continue reading Motorhome Republic – Leading the Way in RV Rentals
Daimler is now testing the auto-drive truck on German roads and report it will be commercially available in 2020, five years from now. Fast forward to minute 17 in the video to see the start of the test drive and the ‘magic blue button’ that activates auto pilot.
When fuel prices are low, your costs go down. This is good. But all-in spot market rates have also gone down, partly due to lower fuel surcharges. For example, when the average fuel surcharge for vans was down 21¢ last month compared to July 2014, the national average spot market rate was down 22¢ year-over-year. Let’s say… Continue reading Cheap Fuel Hurting Your Bottom Line?