Trucking Technology

Self-Driving Trucks: 3 Pure Play Stocks to Avoid For Now

Our recent piece on finding the next Tesla suggested that future upside for autonomy may trump the electric vehicle thesis. That’s what ARK Invest seems to think as they believe Tesla’s robotic taxi will generate more than half the company’s profits by 2026. But it’s not clear that autonomy on city streets is the best […]

The Best Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

When you’re a small business owner, you learn to manage your costs very quickly to compete. In the United States, 91% of trucking companies have fewer than 6 trucks with the average having 3 trucks. With more than one million trucking companies in the U.S., this translates to 900,000 owner operators that won’t be likely to make any large investments in technology […]

An Uber For Moving Furniture and Things

If you live in Hong Kong, the taxi drivers have rules about how much stuff you’re allowed to bring with you, including rules about transporting pets. That’s because a lot of people in Hong Kong could probably fit a good chunk of what they own in a taxi. When you live in one of the most […]

An App for Truck Drivers Called Convoy

Most Americans take for granted the incredible selection of consumer goods available just about anywhere in the country. A search for “salad dressing” on the Walmart website returns over 1,300 results. Spend some time people-watching in the land of the free, and you’ll quickly conclude that eating salads isn’t something Americans do very often, yet each grocery […]

Driverless Trucking Heats Up in 2017

You know what was so great about the 1970s and 1980s? You can pretty much take any topic today and relate it back to a movie from that golden age of cinema, before every film either starred a Marvel superhero or Meryl Streep. Last week, for example, we tracked down more than a dozen startups […]

13 Startups Racing to be the Uber of Trucking

Do you remember that brief golden age when Burt Reynolds was the epitome of cool? It all started for us with Smokey and the Bandit. The premise was pretty simple: A hotshot trucker named Bandit (Reynolds) and his sidekick snowman (played by country star Jerry Reed) are hired to bootleg Coors beer across the country […]

5 Startups Working on Trucking Technology

A few months ago, we published an article about investing in self-driving trucks and described just how massive the opportunity is in this space given that trucking is a $700 billion industry. There are not just opportunities in self driving, but trucking technology in general. For retail investors, there aren’t many opportunities to get exposure to autonomous […]

LNG Trucking with Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE)

In a August 2013 report by Goldman Sachs titled “The Search for Creative Destruction“, Goldman lists 8 disruptive technologies to pay attention to in the coming years. One of these eight is natural gas engines. While Goldman states that only 3% of all vehicles currently run on natural gas, their report estimates that only 7 years […]