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The Demand for Truck Drivers Predicted to Surge

70 percent of all goods in the United States are delivered by trucks. Currently, there is a shortage of 30,000 truck drivers in the United States. This is expected to grow to a shortage of 239,000 truck drivers by 2022. This makes the demand for drivers grow consistently and exponentially as the economy grows and so does the shortage. Making the trucking industry a very attractive career path with a lot of job security. This is amplified within the auto transport industry, which has some of the most precious cargo within the trucking industry, Cars! Becoming a car hauler is a great field and will continue to grow as the shortage increases. The number of cars that have exist grows expontentially as the number compounds in combination with classic cars and the millions of new cars produced each year. At Intercity Lines, we have more business than we can handle and value our drivers significantly because of this. By hauling some of the world’s most exclusive cars we cannot just hire anyone. We can only let the top drivers within the industry ship our cars; increasing their worth, pay, and job security significantly. If you’re interested in entering the trucking industry, the high end auto transport market is a very attractive career to pursue. Along with the increasing demand, drivers also get to see and drive the rarest and nicest cars in the world. Along with meeting thousands of other car lovers. Our drivers can make well over a $100,000 a year, some clearing well beyond that into the $2-300,000 range. If you’re an expert driver and love cars Apply Today

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The Future of Trucking

Volvo Vehicle Platoons

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The project aims to encourage a step change in personal transport usage by developing of environmental roadtrains called platoons.

Systems will be developed facilitating the safe adoption of road trains on un-modified public highways with interaction with other traffic.

A scheme will be developed whereby a lead vehicle with a professional driver will take responsibility for a platoon. Following vehicles will enter a semi-autonomous control mode that allows the driver of the following vehicle to do other things that would normally be prohibited for reasons of safety; for example, operate a phone, reading a book or watching a movie.

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck

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The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025’s with his “Highway Pilot” system a consistent and realistic response to the current development – it communicates with its surroundings and drives autonomously. Autonomous driving carries through the more homogeneous traffic flow helps to reduce fuel consumption and emissions significantly. Transport times are calculable. The aggregates of the trucks involved are protected by the uniform driving style. Autonomous driving is a “Can” feature – the driver is at all times free to decide to control the truck itself or to leave this to the art.

Peloton Truck Platoons 

peloton truck platoonsPeloton is an automated vehicle technology company that utilizes vehicle-to-vehicle communications and radar-based active braking systems, combined with sophisticated vehicle control algorithms, to link pairs of heavy trucks. The safety systems are always active, and when the trucks are out on the open road, they can form close-formation platoons. The system controls braking and acceleration, similar to adaptive cruise control, and drivers remain fully engaged and retain steering control. The dramatic reduction in aerodynamic drag in these platoons provides unprecedented fuel economy savings for both the trailing and the leading truck. A real-time video link lets the rear driver see the road ahead of the platoon. The more extensive data flowing from the trucks also allows new levels of diagnostics and prognostics, while empowering better drivers and stronger fleet management.