“People may see a map that says traffic is jammed along a certain road, but maybe they’re skeptical, so they want to see an actual photo to be sure,” Bak said. “The traffic cameras offer the opportunity for verification. Truck drivers like to be able to see what the road conditions look like over mountain passes in the winter.” Bak also suggested that traffic data can help carriers find new revenue sources. “This traffic data allows fleets to set pricing in accordance with actual driving times,” he said. “If a customer needs a rush delivery to a location that will involve heavy traffic, the carrier can scale pricing to reflect the extra time and fuel needed to make that delivery. This makes it possible to drive more revenue by adjusting the prices as needed.”
Airbus confirms that the A350 XWB first flight is planned for this Friday, 14th June, based on current visibility of the programme and the flight test status. Weather conditions permitting, the A350 XWB “MSN1” will take off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time.
The average price per gallon for diesel gasoline dropped for the third straight week, falling two cents to $3.849 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
“RRR Express has been a well-respected mid size truckload carrier that has provided a high level of service to their customers since 1999,” Hodges said. “This acquisition broadens Titan’s account base and driver pool and will strengthen the Titan brand as we continue to look to the future for growth opportunities.”
FedEx Express President and CEO David Bronczek explained: “With the planned acquisition of new aircraft and projected slower economic growth than previously forecast, we are lowering maintenance costs by aggressively parking and retiring aircraft."
The unit has been hit hard by a dip in volumes during the economic slowdown and a growing preference on the part of shippers to shift more and more of their shipments from air to cheaper transport modes, such as sea and road.