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Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Future of Freight Transport and the Implications of Self-Driving Trucks

Posted on Monday August 24, 2015 by admin

The era of self-driving trucks is approaching, as was indicated by the unveiling of Freightliner’s partially autonomous big rig “Inspiration Truck.”  The Freightliner’s parent company Daimler, and other automotive design companies, are professing the positive changes of automation to the … Continue reading

Penn Intermodal Leasing Awards $1,000 to the Winners of the 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest

Posted on Friday August 7, 2015 by admin

PHILADELPHIA — August 5th, 2015 — Penn Intermodal Leasing is proud to congratulate the winners of our 1st Scholarship Essay Contest. A total of $1,000 in prize money was awarded in order to raise awareness among college age students of … Continue reading

Some Common Elements of a “Typical” Chassis Inspection

Posted on Tuesday August 4, 2015 by admin

Chassis inspections are currently in the spotlight as the American Trucking Association (ATA) alleges that some West Coast port chassis inspections are being illegally performed under the ratified ILWU/PMA contract.  Since, by Federal law, chassis are required to be “roadable” … Continue reading

Federal Intervention on Ownership and Jurisdiction Issues Requested in Chassis Inspection Debate

Posted on Tuesday August 4, 2015 by admin

Since the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) ratified their contract, there has been growing concern among freight transport stakeholders over what they consider to be illegal chassis inspections. A recent JOC article reported on … Continue reading