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Technology Revolution: The Future of Now

Technology Revolution: The Future of Now

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June 17th 2020: Tech Goes On The Road: The Future of Trucking

Ripped from the headlines: “Technology is becoming an increasingly important part of everyday trucking life…improving trucker safety, efficiency and saving transportation companies…a new mobile app [Jan. 2019] helps truckers find safe and close-by parking spaces via smart phone, in-cab information systems and the DOT 511 platform.” “Zero-emission (ZE) truck and bus models are on the verge of a major surge in the United States and Canada. Among the fastest-growing vehicle segments in the U.S. and Canada are medium-duty trucks typically used for urban delivery.” in

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Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, media consultant, and speaker. He has been a professional cartoonist for over a decade, author of five books on business and leadership, media consultant, and inspirational speaker to groups helping inspire their audience. Bruce is the host and producer of two podcasts, the Inspiring Youth television show and has been a columnist and social media expert for the transportation industry since 2007. This all began after a 25-year driving career as a professional truck driver and fleet supervisor. He is the producer and host of The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers: Helping Truck Drivers Have Successful Trucking Careers and Businesses in the Transportation
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