Iowa 80: The world’s largest truck stop is undaunted by self-driving trucks

Interstate Highway I-80, designated as one of the original routes of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, cuts through the width of America from California to New Jersey. At a halfway point on the transcontinental route, truckers can pull onto exit 284 in Walcott, Iowa to refuel and relax at Iowa 80 – … Continue reading “Iowa 80: The world’s largest truck stop is undaunted by self-driving trucks”

Truckers declare nationwide ‘Chakka Jam’ on October 9 and 10 to protest against GST

Image by: The New Indian Express All India Transport Congress has declared a nationwide ‘Chakka Jam’ on October 9 and 10 to protest against different tax slabs imposed on truckers due to the failure of proper GST implementation in the trucking industry. According to truckers, only four states have agreed to remove Regional Transport Office … Continue reading “Truckers declare nationwide ‘Chakka Jam’ on October 9 and 10 to protest against GST”

India sees demand rise for modern trucks with factory fitted cabins and coaches

The trucking industry in India seems headed for an overdue upgrade as demand for cowl trucks – trucks that do not have a cabin and coach built around the vehicle chassis – has diminished from 60% to 40% and will continue to drop in the years to come. Modern trucks manufactured by Daimler, Scania, Volvo, … Continue reading “India sees demand rise for modern trucks with factory fitted cabins and coaches”

Why are Indian truck drivers poorly paid despite soaring demand and short supply?

An anomaly in the Indian road freight job segment sustains low salaries for a declining pool of truck drivers despite a steady increase in demand for truck drivers. The trend signals socio-cultural barriers that disrupt free market dynamics, leaving a vacuum in the market that could slow the entire economy. An estimated seven million trucks … Continue reading “Why are Indian truck drivers poorly paid despite soaring demand and short supply?”

GST is already reducing transit times of trucks across India

Read time: 5 minutes Experts long foresaw the transport and logistics industry as a chief benefactor of the post-GST world. The newly implemented national tax – just two weeks old today – is already reducing truck transit times by 24-36 hours and saving businesses as much as INR 5000-7000 per trip. What looks like an … Continue reading “GST is already reducing transit times of trucks across India”