How Long-Haul Trucking Works

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Hugh P. Ness
Hugh P. Ness Prieš dieną
Autonomous trucks are far far from reality.
Xing Shen
Xing Shen Prieš dieną
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Newton Prieš 4 dienas
What a horrible job. All the more kudos to them.
EagleLogic Prieš 5 dienų
Can’t have self driving trucks. Look at the colonial pipeline Cyber attack. You hack an 80,000 lb truck and crash it into a crowd of people or perhaps hack an oil tanker and drive it into god knows what. It’s an awful combination that will likely have catastrophic impacts. Use an alternative energy source, land hold and cruise control is fine, but there needs to be a professional driver ready to take over at all times. This should be obvious.
EagleLogic Prieš 5 dienų
I have a friend who hauls FedEx doubles with a teammate and he said it’s pretty miserable but insanely good pay.
wolfrig2000 Prieš 5 dienų
It's not worth teaming. EVER. The system that would solve the otr/sleeper problem would be hubs, if there was a hub every 300 miles, a driver could drive a loaded trailer from a hub to another hub, drop that trailer, pick up another trailer going the opposite direction, you wouldn't need a sleeper but could cover 600 miles every single day and be home every night for every driver. This also makes it so you can use electric trucks as you'll park them for 14 hours in the same space every night and some runs could be automated, you can have a self driving truck pull out of Hub #1, arrive at Hub #2 and just pull in, have a minimum wage employee with no experience drop the trailer, push a button for the self driving truck to pull away and go do it's own thing, then have a crane or yard driver move the trailers for unloading
Mayur Suryawanshi
Mayur Suryawanshi Prieš 7 dienų
Population is rising, jobs are decreasing ☹️
ukanduet Prieš 8 dienų
Glad I am not in the trucking industry anymore. The old days were a lot of fun. I am now involved in the precious metals business and glad of it.
Davinderpal Singh Thind
Davinderpal Singh Thind Prieš 10 dienų
This looks so easy on computer. Try to figure this out when sitting in truck. Driver less truck are never going to make it. If they have crash 💥 there be big sue from victims.
bozza 2
bozza 2 Prieš 16 dienų
i don’t think they will fully shift to autonomous trucks
Sean Sharmz
Sean Sharmz Prieš 18 dienų
long haul to 2089
Ostentatiousnessness Prieš 23 dienas
“My name is Android 13 look at my trucker hat!”
True Cerium
True Cerium Prieš 23 dienas
A convoy existing of one manned lead truck and a couple non-manned following it on a marked route - wouldn´t that be a train??
Don S
Don S Prieš 23 dienas
To be honest with teams what we will do is switch off after 10hrs ( once the other driver has their 10hrs off) so it keeps from burning up our weekly hours. This guys info is okay but it also far from being accurate
Don S
Don S Prieš 23 dienas
The weight Restriction isn't really due to the weight. Its due to the brakes stopping abilities which are getting better and better.
jr132 Prieš 24 dienas
This is a great video. I’ve been doing a lot of roads trips in the United States recently and the amount of trucks on the road is striking. I stayed across from a truck stop in Tucumcari New Mexico and I swear it had at thousands of trucks (it obviously didn’t).
P. Enisenvi
P. Enisenvi Prieš 25 dienų
You put a box on a truck and drive it a long distance. There you go I saved you 12 minutes.
jsparky77 Prieš 25 dienų
Its an overly simplistic look at the financials behind electric trucks. You need to look at the lifecycle as a whole - capital costs of electric vs diesel trucks, difference in maintenance costs (e.g. replacement battery packs, servicing, etc.). Just looking at fuel/electricity consumption is not adequate to draw the conclusions in this video.
jen fan
jen fan Prieš 26 dienų
The reason why lorry drivers is a dying breed is because it's a shit job, your treated like shit by the customer and the company you work for and by the police, the public and the ministry, when you get to the drop point or load point, you have to wait, if your early you have to wait, if your late the world ends and you have to wait... All good lorry drivers have found a better way to earn a living, the industry has got what they deserve.. Drivers shortage.
Ruslan Sivak
Ruslan Sivak Prieš 27 dienų
fewer stops, not less stops
rubber ducky
rubber ducky Prieš 27 dienų
Wait so truckers get paid 35 cents per mile but it costs 40 cents per mile for diesel, wut?
adam cassar
adam cassar Prieš 28 dienų
I live in Australia and I have not head of any trucking companies buying or using electric trucks yet. They would be very expensive to buy. And since you have to pull several tonnes of weight you would certainly need more batteries to supply the energy needed to do this than you would in an electric car. Again with the severe shortage of public charging points for electric veliches in this country they will be hard pressed to find one! And then you will have to wait for the batteris to be recharged which would take several hours for sure! So the truck driver will lose plenty of money while he waits for the batteries to recharged. And then Electric veliches can only go about 400 km before they need to be recharged again. And also about 80% of the power in Australia still comes from coal. so if you have to recharge 10 times to get from perth to sydney how long would the trip take you assuming there were recharging stations along the way. Maybe 20 days! compared to the 4 or 5 days current trucks take! These facts put a big hole in the argument that eletric trucks will happen any time soon!
dknowles60 Prieš 28 dienų
60 mph avg. not when hauling steel. very few trucks have the 500 plus hp to do it. also need a 70 mph truck and most trucks dont get that speed
Fin .Reilly
Fin .Reilly Prieš 29 dienų
These videos are utter nonsense. Most I've watched have outrageous stats and facts that are a million miles off the truth
Silexpl Prieš 29 dienų
I disagree with all attempts to make trucking hands free and all that electric crap. It's fine how it is now, if we keep going soon we'll be making clones of ourselves so we don't have to get out of bed. We're becoming a lazy world, instead of making everything controlled by robots just get off your ass and go to fucking work. I hate this electric stuff.
harshit shah
harshit shah Prieš mėn
Truck trains! Pog!
The Scrambler
The Scrambler Prieš mėn
I will sabotage any autonomous truck I see until I get caught and sent to prison 😂
B Nap
B Nap Prieš mėn
I’m allowed to work for 16 hours or more as an auditor, unlimited hours. Some colleagues worked from 8am to 4am and started next workday 4 hours later. Even though our job is infinitely more stressful than trucking.
B Nap
B Nap Prieš 25 dienų
@2 8 No, employees in trucker firms don’t do auditing. You don’t seem to know what auditing is.
B Nap
B Nap Prieš 25 dienų
Have you ever been an auditor?
B Nap
B Nap Prieš 25 dienų
@2 8 Nope. Infinitely less stressful than being an auditor.
Mister Hat
Mister Hat Prieš mėn
Bleh... Another VPN shill.
Fido Lost
Fido Lost Prieš mėn
LOL. This documentary doesn't get any better when I try watching it again. It's quite oversimplified. 1. Teamed driving--even if drivers are married--is still not easy or indeed even possible after 32 to 48 hours on the road. You cannot get any decent sleep. It doesn't work. Period. 2. Self-driving or completely autonomous driving is never going to be permissible on ANY public roads, highway or city. People will sabotage the auto-driving vehicle and nudge it into the ditch or worse yet, a concrete railing. They simply don't GAF. And that's especially true if they're running late to a work site and some robotic monstrosity is blocking their progress. You know this will happen. You know it. 3. I can see the emergence of some sort of Uber micro-freight logistics. Because OTR trucking is longer a lucrative career. And the accident rates involving long haul trucks are skyrocketing. The long haul truck might get phased out entirely. And replaced by some sort of small van with tandem drive axles. 4. There are no highly refined amenities at truck stops. Far from it. They might have a few snacks and soda drinks. The showers are reportedly g-r-o-s-s. Dental facilities? Please, bro.
TheLongDark Prieš mėn
The technology for self-driving trucks is not as close to "ready for prime-time" as people think. We're at least fifteen years away from even thinking about legislating for unoccupied autonomous trucks. Source: I'm a business analyst for a logistics company. We aren't getting rid of truck drivers any time soon.
Chinamon Prieš mėn
Yes let’s see a computer calculate what door there suppose to go too out of hundreds of them and give yard shacks there paper work and back a truck between 2 trailers with 1 1/2 in on each side
kelly shima
kelly shima Prieš mėn
In South africa truckers drive for 24 hrs
Caleb Holt
Caleb Holt Prieš mėn
I don't doubt that they're going to automate trucks and they're in the process of doing that right now I want you to think about something how many decades has the airline industry had autopilot and I haven't heard anything in the history books about the massive layoff a pilots and it would be far easier to automate the freight trainsbut there's no freight train Network in the world in any country has been automated so I want you to think drivers parts and railroad engineers their job is more than driving and flying
ROICvsWACC Prieš mėn
10:10 Tesla’s Semi may cut the energy costs by half but it’ll need to recharge often. So, I guess unless they develop tech to charge as fast as it takes to fuel up, Tesla trucks’ll be slower for long-haul (500 mile range vs avg OTR truckers doing ~700miles/day)
ROICvsWACC Prieš mėn
That convoy system will not be a big part of total trucking. How many people will need convoys of trucks all coming from one exact place to another.
lawnboy1898 Prieš mėn
Me, a trucker, watching this video: *interesting*
Delta-xFish Prieš mėn
We need more freight rail :)
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an ia Prieš mėn
sueannzeiger Prieš mėn
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A1 Driver
A1 Driver Prieš mėn
Half of what he's saying makes no sense. This will never happen for 75% or more of trucks on the road. A load from NY to LA would cost $550. Great, every company will be willing to spend $400,000 dollars or more on one of those trucks to make $1000 per week, maybe. That doesn't include break downs, repair costs, insurance, etc. This stuff is a joke. It won't happen for a long time yet, if ever.
A1 Driver
A1 Driver Prieš mėn
In Canada we can drive 13 hours and have a total of 14 but if we take a 2 hour break somewhere with in our day, it extends our time to 16 before needing a minimum of 8 off.
Brian James
Brian James Prieš mėn
Truck drivers are a divorce courts BEST friends.
Shawn Walker
Shawn Walker Prieš mėn
Before these autonomous trucks take the road they had better fix most of these dam roads first !! Oh yeah sensors cant read a road with snow on them.
Mordecai Oesterle
Mordecai Oesterle Prieš 2 mėnesius
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Mac Nachten
Mac Nachten Prieš 2 mėnesius
I'd like to sit back and watch that autonomous truck leave the freight yards in downtown LA and make it to a warehouse in the money says with the way four wheelers are towards trucks it won't make it to the LA city limits before the computer has to explain to a cop why it was in a six car pile up!
Mo Bandz
Mo Bandz Prieš 2 mėnesius
This is the dumbest idea ever it’s like a train ? Humans will always be needed to deliver certain loads some roads are bad
Eman Hamed
Eman Hamed Prieš 2 mėnesius
Hmmm, if only we could make a road only for automated heavy vechiles, oh lets link each haul with another, oh let's make the engine at the front. make it stop to pick passengers maybe? oh there is something like that already? WHAT?? trains? what is that?
Tommy P.
Tommy P. Prieš 2 mėnesius
Electric trucks won't work. (With current or near future technology) Prove me wrong but battery powered trucks will never (in the near future) be able to go 1500 miles on a full battery, stop for 10 minutes to recharge, then go 1500 more miles and not break a sweat. All while pulling 44,000 pounds.
Michael Ong
Michael Ong Prieš 2 mėnesius
Brakes not breaks; fix your captions
Bob Kruz
Bob Kruz Prieš 2 mėnesius
Great video but company off on the .35/cpm pay to driver .. that was maybe the pay back in 2012
Bendigo Prieš 2 mėnesius
There are still companies paying that. Even less.
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Jack Nugent Prieš 2 mėnesius
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Doc Dat
Doc Dat Prieš 2 mėnesius
Nuclear power selfe driving trucks are cheaper in fuel and also wouldn't need a driver
୨ ୧
୨ ୧ Prieš 2 mėnesius
I was expecting to learn about the scheduling and logistics of long haul transport. Misleading title.
meh Prieš 2 mėnesius
I hope Boeing is in charge of self driving trucks. >.>
Benjamin Mondi
Benjamin Mondi Prieš 2 mėnesius
When you play American Truck Simulator you'll certainly understand everything here..
Aneesh Sharma
Aneesh Sharma Prieš 2 mėnesius
Autonomous trucks, who is going to buy them. The companies certainly won't maintain large fleets.
Logan Grosbeck
Logan Grosbeck Prieš 3 mėnesius
No an environmental burden while running the truck because of DEF systems they use urea to cut emissions
anelisa just anelisa
anelisa just anelisa Prieš 3 mėnesius
Guys they freelance trucks in America????? What the fuck, is everyone a gig worker there😭😭 no wonder your working class is so mistreated, how do you unionize a nation of freelancers?
Bendigo Prieš 2 mėnesius
Unions suck.
dubspol Prieš 3 mėnesius
Tesla makes bs claims all the time, still not buying their amazing energy efficient semi trucks claims
Wade Rattray
Wade Rattray Prieš 3 mėnesius
Wow America doesn’t so poorly compare to us in Australia
Lawford Hill
Lawford Hill Prieš 3 mėnesius
you do not know anything about trucks so don't come and talk about truck when you know nothing about trucks there's no driver out here working 35 cents a mile you crazy going rate is 60 send per mile or 30% of whatever the load pays
Bendigo Prieš 2 mėnesius
There are several larger companies still paying low 30cpm.
jman1948 Prieš 3 mėnesius
4:16... wait a minute I was just at that intersection today....
Bararo Prieš 3 mėnesius
The 'convoy system' looks just like a less efficient train xD
上杉夏香 Prieš 3 mėnesius
In China truck drivers usually have dogs to help keep gas from being stolen by highway thieves.
D C Prieš 3 mėnesius
CEO of Volvo Trucks Europe admitted successful driverless trucks were decades away.
TTNM HP Prieš 3 mėnesius
“The logistics of long-haul trucking”
Michaell Tobiass
Michaell Tobiass Prieš 3 mėnesius
Imagine having to merge onto the highway while there’s a convoy next to you.
Trevor S
Trevor S Prieš 3 mėnesius
This is why driving in states with55mph suck you pay per hour goes down vs going 75 mph like majority of other states Edit I don’t see how there gonna get truckers to set in a truck for free lol that’s basically what he said.
Kevin Reppenhagen
Kevin Reppenhagen Prieš 3 mėnesius
It's sad when you recognize the various truck stops pictured. Autonomous trucks are still a long ways off. Just look at the airline industry. The planes pretty much fly themselves and have for years and years but they still have 2 pilots behind the controls ready to intervene when needed. Not to mention all the other things drivers do to keep everything working properly. Although driving takes up 90% of our time it's only 10% of what we do. As for Electric trucks it will take quite some time to make that a reality (at least OTR). The infrastructure just isn't there. Unless they create a way to just swap out batteries in roughly the same time it takes to fuel up or charge while we drive it's just not going to happen. Doubt charging while we sleep will ever be feasible either. You'd need to add power to every single parking space which will be a nightmare. Just more things that will get hit and destroyed. Not to mention finding a parking/charging space will be even harder than just finding a parking spot. Most nights I don't even spend at the truck stops/rest areas. Usually on some side road or patch of dirt close to shipper/ reciever just like many others. Will they install charging stations there as well? Yeah I don't think so.... Definatly wouldn't work for a team....
Aidan Berard
Aidan Berard Prieš 3 mėnesius
Autonomous convoys? That just looks like a train with extra steps.
Tak1 Prieš 3 mėnesius
I highly doubt we will see autonomous trucking in snowy winter conditions in a near future.
martin alvarado
martin alvarado Prieš 3 mėnesius
replace swift drivers with self driving trucks , that would be a great start😂
Jennifer Sissons
Jennifer Sissons Prieš 3 mėnesius
Several driverless trucks with a human upfront ? Isn't that called a freight train? Make the railways work better.
travelfox721 Prieš 3 mėnesius
I hope these geniuses who wants make everything Autonomous realize the law of supply and demand. A monetary loss to the consumer is also a loss to the supplier.
Producer K
Producer K Prieš 3 mėnesius
More job loss coming... great, just what we need.
Kelly Malcolm
Kelly Malcolm Prieš 3 mėnesius
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royal crown towing
royal crown towing Prieš 3 mėnesius
Puncture a tyre on an autonomous truck in the middle of the desert then loot the load when it stops. also they will be targets of law suits crash for cash and road pirates
gillis Gil
gillis Gil Prieš 3 mėnesius
They want everything free wow free
CMDR Deusjensen
CMDR Deusjensen Prieš 3 mėnesius
Good video but saying that self driving trucks are nearby is absolute bullshit
izayoi.f9 Prieš 3 mėnesius
trucks also connect this world and other worlds isekaied
Tom Six
Tom Six Prieš 3 mėnesius
Auto drive cars yes auto drive semis no, do you want an 80k missile behind a bus, when the computer messes up and they can’t even get a truck gps right and there’s too many variables
Luc Eurlings
Luc Eurlings Prieš 4 mėnesius
In europe pay by the hour
speilerjunge Prieš 4 mėnesius
these trucks are visible any many countries you only see American trucks&roads
SEMIretired Prieš 4 mėnesius
I could never sleep while the truck I'm in is rolling on a highway without a driver behind the wheel.
Danny Ratchev
Danny Ratchev Prieš 4 mėnesius
what a bunch of LIES !!! So Tesla trucks will use 2kWh per mile. Shal we do the math please or you think we are all IDIOTS !!! One galon of disel is rafly 40kWh Sooooooo tesla trucks will do 20 miles per galon HA HA HA what a joke, but stuped gulubul publick belive in this crap !!! Moder trucks do 7-8 miles/galon and even LESSS sooooo good luck ha ha ha But hey tesla to the moon ha ha ha What a PONZI.
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Brenton Basker
Brenton Basker Prieš 4 mėnesius
I highly doubt we are close to autonomous long haul trucking
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Screamin' Jimmy
Screamin' Jimmy Prieš 4 mėnesius
Let us see an autonomous rig back into a dock. I'll wait...
trash hauler
trash hauler Prieš 4 mėnesius
I love how retard number actually driven a truck think that they know what's going to happen in the industry Number one I don't know anybody that's making 35 cents a mile Number 2 you will never have Self driving trucks until you get rid of people driving completely You cannot have people driving on the same highway a self driving trucks the accident rate would be arendas . And what persei Do you think is going to happen when hackers start hacking these trucks
mazzith Prieš 4 mėnesius
A lot of the newer semis get 7-8MPG and the battery on a Tesla semi will be so large that it will eat into the weight allowed to be transported. As for one truck driver leading a convoy that sounds great on the freeway but with the trailer swings on turns and going through traffic lights this would get very tricky. The hardest part of the autonomous truck will be who is liable for the accidents as the carrier would want to blame the manufacturer. Lastly the window conduct company went out of business. Everyone is using APU bows seeing we get a 500lb exemption for it. I’m speaking from someone who has been a driver for 21 years now.
Trenton Nutma
Trenton Nutma Prieš 4 mėnesius
we drove across canada but for a little bit we crossed into the states and we have gone to many of those stops just in a motor home not in a truck
Nic Gascon
Nic Gascon Prieš 4 mėnesius
164,000 pounds in michigan? No wonder our roads are shit
Art Stone
Art Stone Prieš 4 mėnesius
There are a lot more expenses to hauling that hypothetical $550 truck from LA to New York. The truck wears out (.24/mile), tires wear out(.03/mi), insurance(.05/mi), unloading the cargo (lumper fees), tolls(.02/mi), state licensing, mechanical inspections, repairs. Refrigerated trailers will still need diesel fuel. States already are imposing per mile fees to replace the fuel excise tax (probably $.07 per mile). So even with a no driver, electric truck, there are about an additional $.40 per mile missing from this estimate, somewhere around $1,000 more
Bendigo Prieš 4 mėnesius
Probably more considering the cost of batteries, electronics, carbon fiber body parts etc. Ohh plus the cost of electricity to recharge them.
Ramboi Prieš 4 mėnesius
Autonomous driving trucks is far, I would say even cars - at least fully
Mikki Car
Mikki Car Prieš 4 mėnesius
if robot do all work,who will buy what robot produce?Truck drivers cost,but they spend money.No truck driver,food stops will be closed,people will be loseing jobs
Greg Warner
Greg Warner Prieš 4 mėnesius
Autonomous truck convoys are already here. They are called freight trains. Human driven trucks are enough of inconvience and/or hazard on the road. The dreeam of driverless trucks may be good for trucking company stock value but I don't care about that. I care about open expressways uncluttered by a flock of slow trucks tag teaming passes on a two lane freeway. The companies are worried about hiring new drivers. How about free training and decent wages? Maybe enough time off to know your family. I had a chance to join the Teamsters fifty years ago. I looked at what it would cost over the long run and politely declined.
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