ENO TRANSPORTATION: Twin 33s – Trucking Efficiency, On Demand

“On-demand” – two words driving consumer behavior and supply chain efficiency in today’s economy. American families have grown accustomed to receiving their purchases via two-day, next-day, and even same-day delivery. Likewise, businesses are working hard to meet consumer demands. No longer can businesses manufacture products for inventory, planning on long time horizons. The rise of e-commerce and on-demand delivery is good news for American families as it means less time running errands and more time at home.

TRUCKING INFO: Infrastructure Reform Group Finds Twin 33s Boost Safety and Efficiency

Because trailers often fill up before hitting the 80,000-pound limit, according to the study, by switching from twin 28-foot trailers to twin 33s, cargo volume could increase by 18.6% while still not needing to increase the maximum weight limit. This means that using twin 33s would require 15.7% fewer trucks and trailers to carry the same amount of cargo.

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT: From One-Click Buy To One-Click Ship

In 2017, we hope Congress can pair infrastructure investment with regulatory reforms that will enable the industry to continue serving Americans across the country. The lack of consistent and adequate investment in the nation’s infrastructure has created a system that can’t keep up with demand. However, the gap can’t be closed by just repaving roads, and it’s critical that Congress identifies technology and policy changes that can further unlock efficiency.

TRANSPORT TOPICS: UPS, FedEx, Amazon Form Twin 33s Advocacy Group

TRANSPORT TOPICS: UPS, FedEx, Amazon Form Twin 33s Advocacy Group

A new coalition of shippers and retailers led by UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Amazon.com plans to call on members of Congress to support the nationwide access of twin 33-foot trailers, a move likely to ignite a contentious debate among lawmakers during the 115th Congress. The longer combination trailers would be safer and more fuel- efficient, Americans for Modern Transportation, the new coalition, argued in a Jan. 11 press statement.

JOURNAL OF COMMERCE: US Shippers, Truckers Flex Lobbying Muscle

JOURNAL OF COMMERCE: US Shippers, Truckers Flex Lobbying Muscle

“We’re excited to join Americans for Modern Transportation to encourage Congress and the Trump administration to enact substantive policy solutions that modernize our nation’s roads, bridges, intermodal rail connections, and seaports,” Tom Jensen, UPS vice president of transportation policy, told JOC.com.

GO BY TRUCK: New Group Forms With Goal of Advancing Modern Transport

GO BY TRUCK: New Group Forms With Goal of Advancing Modern Transport

A diverse group of American shippers, deliverers, and retailers have formed the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition. The goal of the group is to actively work to improve transportation infrastructure and policy to reflect, and meet, the growing needs of modern businesses and consumers.