Road and Rail Trucking

  • Are trucking companies threatened by Amazon?

    What do some of the country's biggest truck companies think about Amazon's move into trucking, via their fleet of branded trailers? CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Trucks and buses in the United States may have to be equipped with devices to limit their speed under a proposed rule issued on Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department which said the move could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as...

  • Great American Trucking Show: Future of trucking

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the future of trucking at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 mph, though...

  • Amazon's plans to disrupt trucking

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports tech giant Amazon is building its own delivery infrastructure as e-commerce demand grows and competition heats up in the shipping space.

  • Aug 18- Ride service Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday it acquired self-driving trucks startup Otto and formed a $300 million alliance with Volvo Car Group to develop self-driving cars. Uber would also be positioned to expand into the trucking industry, which had revenue of about $726.4 billion in the United States in 2015, according to trade data.

  • CONCORD, Aug 4- Self-driving trucking start-up Otto is poised to put its software in the hands of long-haul truckers by the end of this year for testing, its co-founders said on Thursday. Otto, co-founded by Google car and map project veterans Anthony Levandowski and Lior Ron, will also begin testing five retrofitted Volvo trucks at Northern California's...

  • July 21- Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors Inc to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said Thursday. However, analysts said it is likely Tesla will have to go back to investors for more capital to fund the plan, despite...

  • HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, July 20- Chicago corn, wheat and soybeans recovered on Wednesday after sharp falls a day earlier as attention returned to the scorching weather threatening U.S. crop belts and concerns an Argentine truck drivers strike could disrupt grain exports. The most active December corn contract on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 0.5 percent to...

  • BOGOTA, July 5- Colombia's government said on Tuesday it has asked truckers to consider a raft of proposals to end a 28- day strike that its causing cargo delays and putting pressure on food prices amid already high inflation. Prices for potatoes, plantains and yucca, all diet staples in Colombia, were up by more than 20 percent in some cities during the last week of...

  • BRUSSELS, June 7- Eleven countries have urged European Commission to take action against laws in France and Germany that require foreign drivers be paid the French or German minimum wages when they drive through those countries. The transport ministers of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia...

  • Pickup truck crash test results

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the performance of the Ram 1500, and other pickup truck brands tested in the IIHS crash test.

  • ROME, April 11- To traders at the famous Royal FloraHolland flower market near Amsterdam, Vincenzo Crupi was just another businessman helping to make the Netherlands the largest exporter of cut flowers in the world. To the police, Crupi was a mafia suspect allegedly concealing drugs worth millions of dollars alongside fragrant bouquets he trucked to Italy.

  • Rough road ahead for trucking?

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan talks with Werner Enterprises' Derek Leathers about his concerns of a slowing U.S. economy and its impact on the transportation sector.

  • Dow transports continues its rout

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan provides insight to the transport sector and whether the slowdown is signaling pain ahead.

  • Transport stocks derailed by industrial recession?

    Jason Seidl, Cowen Group, and CNBC's Morgan Brennan provide insight to the transport sector and whether the slowdown may signal a full on recession ahead in the U.S.

  • Woman in Trucking

    With a 48,000-driver shortfall, U.S. trucking fleets are recruiting from a little-tapped labor pool: women.

  • Help wanted: Female truckers

    A driver shortage is pushing trucking companies to actively recruit more women, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan, live from the Vince Lombardi rest stop in New Jersey.

  • Ford plans expansion at Kentucky truck plant, adds 2,000 jobs

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Joe Hinrichs, Ford Motor Company President of the Americas, discuss Ford's $1.3 billion investment in expanding its Super Duty trucks.

  • Here's how much truck drivers are getting paid

    Truckers are earning higher salaries amid the industry's shortage of drivers.