How Long-Haul Trucking Works

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Bob Kruz
Bob Kruz Prieš 11 val
Great video but company off on the .35/cpm pay to driver .. that was maybe the pay back in 2012
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Nuclear power selfe driving trucks are cheaper in fuel and also wouldn't need a driver
୨ ୧
୨ ୧ Prieš 4 dienas
I was expecting to learn about the scheduling and logistics of long haul transport. Misleading title.
meh Prieš 7 dienų
I hope Boeing is in charge of self driving trucks. >.>
Benjamin Mondi
Benjamin Mondi Prieš 9 dienų
When you play American Truck Simulator you'll certainly understand everything here..
Aneesh Sharma
Aneesh Sharma Prieš 13 dienų
Autonomous trucks, who is going to buy them. The companies certainly won't maintain large fleets.
Logan Grosbeck
Logan Grosbeck Prieš 19 dienų
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 19 dienų
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?
dubspol Prieš 19 dienų
Tesla makes bs claims all the time, still not buying their amazing energy efficient semi trucks claims
Wade Rattray
Wade Rattray Prieš 20 dienų
Wow America doesn’t so poorly compare to us in Australia
Lawford Hill
Lawford Hill Prieš 20 dienų
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
jman1948 Prieš 21 dieną
4:16... wait a minute I was just at that intersection today....
Bararo Prieš 21 dieną
The 'convoy system' looks just like a less efficient train xD
Hao Lyu
Hao Lyu Prieš 22 dienas
In China truck drivers usually have dogs to help keep gas from being stolen by highway thieves.
D C Prieš 24 dienas
CEO of Volvo Trucks Europe admitted successful driverless trucks were decades away.
TTNM HP Prieš 29 dienų
“The logistics of long-haul trucking”
Michaell Tobiass
Michaell Tobiass Prieš mėn
Imagine having to merge onto the highway while there’s a convoy next to you.
Trevor S
Trevor S Prieš mėn
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.
El Globo
El Globo Prieš mėn
I want some McDonald's right now
Kevin Reppenhagen
Kevin Reppenhagen Prieš mėn
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 mėn
Autonomous convoys? That just looks like a train with extra steps.
Tak1 Prieš mėn
I highly doubt we will see autonomous trucking in snowy winter conditions in a near future.
martin alvarado
martin alvarado Prieš mėn
replace swift drivers with self driving trucks , that would be a great start😂
Jennifer Sissons
Jennifer Sissons Prieš mėn
Several driverless trucks with a human upfront ? Isn't that called a freight train? Make the railways work better.
travelfox721 Prieš mėn
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 mėn
More job loss coming... great, just what we need.
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Kelly Malcolm Prieš mėn
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royal crown towing Prieš mėn
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 mėn
They want everything free wow free
CMDR Deusjensen
CMDR Deusjensen Prieš mėn
Good video but saying that self driving trucks are nearby is absolute bullshit
izayoi.f9 Prieš mėn
trucks also connect this world and other worlds isekaied
Tom Six
Tom Six Prieš mėn
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 mėn
In europe pay by the hour
speilerjunge Prieš mėn
these trucks are visible any many countries you only see American trucks&roads
SEMIretired Prieš mėn
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 mėn
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 mėn
I highly doubt we are close to autonomous long haul trucking
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Screamin' Jimmy
Screamin' Jimmy Prieš mėn
Let us see an autonomous rig back into a dock. I'll wait...
trash hauler
trash hauler Prieš mėn
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 mėn
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 mėn
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 2 mėnesius
164,000 pounds in michigan? No wonder our roads are shit
Art Stone
Art Stone Prieš 2 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 2 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 2 mėnesius
Autonomous driving trucks is far, I would say even cars - at least fully
Mikki Car
Mikki Car Prieš 2 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 2 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.
craigslistrr O
craigslistrr O Prieš 2 mėnesius
Truckers will become obsolete when driving becomes predictable.. Right up there with roads, construction, weather and life. One must ask themselves, at what point does the truck sacrifice 80,000 of freight to miss the person in the road? or does the truck just run over the person because the laws of physics wont allow to save both?.. and do we really want antonymous software to decide this for us?
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xxboon is bad fortnitexx Prieš 2 mėnesius
Keep on trucking 10-4
Yuri Sulay
Yuri Sulay Prieš 2 mėnesius
1:02 american truck with euro trailer
B M Prieš 2 mėnesius
Before ELD it was in till you was tired ahhh I miss my paper log book
Ariady Putra
Ariady Putra Prieš 2 mėnesius
Wait, an average trucker gets 35cents per mile, while the cost of diesel is about 40cents per mile. What's going on here?
lee mceachern
lee mceachern Prieš 2 mėnesius
Self driving trucks will take over once my printer stops giving me a error code.
oyvey Prieš 2 mėnesius
14 hrs in Australia
Leif Sverre Gimre Håland
Leif Sverre Gimre Håland Prieš 2 mėnesius
It will take the industry many decage to come befor that is real, now they are mostly focusing on comfort for the driver and to reduce fuel per km. And here in Norway it is only 500 new truckers a year but the norwegian truck companies need 1000 new drivers a year
Michaell Tobiass
Michaell Tobiass Prieš 2 mėnesius
10 cents per kWh in the US is crazy. In Germany energy costs almost 4 times that with an average price in 2019 of 37 US cents per kWh.
plazmixz Prieš 2 mėnesius
I just noticed, but the US is ran by truckers, every single thing in a store, to your own home was at least once in a truck
Bendigo Prieš 2 mėnesius
You got it! There is a saying here: if you bought it a truck brought it .
Robert Bailey
Robert Bailey Prieš 2 mėnesius
This has been an insightful video for me. My grandfather is 69, lol, and spent most of his years as a truck driver. He has hundreds of stories and even had to certain jobs or else👀
Timothy Earp
Timothy Earp Prieš 2 mėnesius
As a driver I think this video skips over many of the duties of a driver. We are often put in a weird security guard status, ensuring that freight stays safe and untampered between shipper and receiver. Drivers also keep shippers honest because shippers sometimes cheat and load heavier loads than the bills reflect, which could be an issue when they are already loading trucks to their capacity. Weather is a major reason to keep drivers in the trucks, especially if trucks get electrified because the range with bad weather will become an issue and being able to navigate a snowstorm is also a problem for a computer that can't chain the tires or see the road though an Icey windshield
Shane Drew
Shane Drew Prieš 2 mėnesius
In this day and age of unemployment, we seem intent on making the lines longer, not shorter. Personally, I'm not keen on the idea of autonomous vehicles. I'd rather a human with emotion behind the wheel than a robot that has no ability to reason.
Bendigo Prieš 2 mėnesius
Detroit is a perfect example of how automating jobs to save money can destroy an economy.
Trucking Adventures
Trucking Adventures Prieš 2 mėnesius
The UK has 9hrs drive time with 2x 10hrs drives per week. Working hours can range from 10hrs to 15hrs
Bendigo Prieš 2 mėnesius
U.s. 14 hour total time per shift, 11 hours max drive time. 30 minute break after 8 hrs of drive time. 60 or 70 hours total on duty time in 7or8 days respectively.
Rachel Roberts
Rachel Roberts Prieš 2 mėnesius
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Bendigo Prieš 2 mėnesius
Yeah it was good morning to you guys are doing the best we could be almost as soon after all.
Tom pain
Tom pain Prieš 2 mėnesius
He forgot about bunk heaters. They heat the cab, without idling, while the driver is sleeping.
Eam Scn
Eam Scn Prieš 2 mėnesius
Autonomous convois just seem like trains with extra steps
Hendrikus Scherphof
Hendrikus Scherphof Prieš 2 mėnesius
5:10 hope Elon Musk is watching
spitchill Prieš 2 mėnesius
Driverless trucks are not going to happen anytime soon.
K Maxx
K Maxx Prieš 2 mėnesius
With ALL the computers, GPS, cell phones.....there is NO LONGER ANY reason to have truckers go more than ONE day away. SWAP the trailers, make the RETURN trip.
Bendigo Prieš 2 mėnesius
Thats a good idea on paper and in concept but in reality things go wrong and timing every load to get to its destination on time would be much more difficult than didicating one driver per load. There are a lot of companies that do that tho. Just not every load.
stokki88 Prieš 2 mėnesius
halving the cost of fuel, but doubling the initial cost of purchase probably, longer downtime to 'fuel' up. your calculations aren't fair
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richardj ellis
richardj ellis Prieš 2 mėnesius
🤔🤔I'd love to see this autonomy on the Dalton highway 🤔😂😂.
richardj ellis
richardj ellis Prieš 2 mėnesius
🤔🤔 It'll soon be legal to have your dog take the second shift, as long as it's trained to wake you up in the event of an emergency 🤔😂😂.
richardj ellis
richardj ellis Prieš 2 mėnesius
I guess, this is why your trains are SO DAMN LONG.!😂!.
richardj ellis
richardj ellis Prieš 2 mėnesius
Trucks have diesel generators.! There's no need to have the truck idling all night. Plus, it's not good for any engine to idle for long periods of time.
richardj ellis
richardj ellis Prieš 2 mėnesius
🤔🤔Get a massive bed, but then only carry plastic bath ducks😂😂
richardj ellis
richardj ellis Prieš 2 mėnesius
I'd say the country with the highest amount of trucks per whatever, is probably the U.S, and this is say is because of the shape and size of it, and the fact that you can't sail around it very quickly/easily.
Carl Larsen
Carl Larsen Prieš 2 mėnesius
as a retired truck driver, i wonder how fueling would work for that autonomous truck going from LA to NY
Coach Walrus
Coach Walrus Prieš 2 mėnesius
I’d rather pay reasonable rate and my friends keep their jobs. I’m sure Bezos is so excited to pass savings on to us too. This will get worse without presidents like Trump
Evan_Day_2020 Prieš 2 mėnesius
You forgot about carhollers,tankers,and flatbeds well the trucks looks the same the money the make, the distance they go, the way they get paid, and how many people are in the cab is all different. A carhaller can not work by itself because the driver has to load and tie down the cars, and dellerships wont want to pay for to train someone to do it
Alejandro Cabrera
Alejandro Cabrera Prieš 2 mėnesius
I thought trains moved more freight considering that they move up to 100 wagons while a truck can only move 1 or max 2 wagons.
Tommy Simmons
Tommy Simmons Prieš 2 mėnesius
Meanwhile trucks have to be 80,000 pounds going over steel and concrete bridges, while a box car weight is 250,000 pounds times 100 train cars go over wooden bridges. Never understand that one,oh wait money!
Tommy Simmons
Tommy Simmons Prieš 2 mėnesius
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RJ Drive
RJ Drive Prieš 2 mėnesius
I drive a type of truck that I think is simply not possible to replace with autonomy. Farm feed deliveries in rural Norway. Last winter I had to use wheel chains a total of 86 times, and still sometimes barely make it to delivery with a 50 ton÷ rig. The weather can change completely over short distances, from dry roads to mud or hard ice. I challenge any robot to take my job.
Ian Lahn
Ian Lahn Prieš 2 mėnesius
Let's say your statistics on the self driving electric truck are correct the theoretical "savings" would never be passed down to consumers or shippers because the entire trucking industry is nothing but greed. So lose lose either way because once you factor in the higher cost of your autonomous electric truck (a cost that no trucking company will eat) your NY to LA trip will actually end up costing more
hbarudi Prieš 2 mėnesius
I am against long distance shipping on a common route by truck when the train is an available option the truck simply have to make ends meet on both sides of the long trip. Train is more fuel efficient than the truck and if more companies use the train, it will minimize traffic congestion on the roads. Unless they need fast shipping which can be done by a cargo flight.
Moon Pigeon
Moon Pigeon Prieš 2 mėnesius
Who remembers that law where truckers couldnt smoke in their cab lol wtf lol
vignesh g
vignesh g Prieš 2 mėnesius
This is an explicit impact of choosing Lobby based unchecked capitalism over long term good The caravan of trucks with one "mechanic"/ human , if this sounds familiar , its what is called a freight train . America chose to privatize railway and tracks and nationalize roads. Thus tracks are not there everywhere . it has an expanse like Russia , china. India ,etc. All these chose to keep both nationalized . Thus can with limited inconvenience switch . Plus trains can be made more economical & have lesser carbon footprint , because the govt and scale works to its advantage . As the PPP and fiscal advantages shrink for USA , long per economics suddenly become important . Classic case of short term gain of selected individuals over long term societal good . A country where one arm tries to cut the other for more nutrients makes the whole body weak .
Greg Wallace
Greg Wallace Prieš 2 mėnesius
autonomous trucks will never work...(pipe dream)......As a trucker there are way to many variables. The people wanting to make trucking autonomous obviously have never driven a truck.
Aldo Vergel de Dios
Aldo Vergel de Dios Prieš 2 mėnesius
Would love to see a video of your view on Biden's build back better infrastructure goal and his appointment of Buttigieg as transportation secretary
Madtrack Prieš 2 mėnesius
Or build a massive conveyor belt.
Barry Klinedinst
Barry Klinedinst Prieš 2 mėnesius
When the so called smart trucks start running over families on our highways they will beg the truckers to come back.
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Alejandro Fernandez Prieš 2 mėnesius
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John Gullo
John Gullo Prieš 3 mėnesius
So will a self driving truck repair itself when mechanical problems come up?
Davey Deuce
Davey Deuce Prieš 3 mėnesius
How about instead of getting rid of millions of jobs of hard working Americans we figure out how to use artificial intelligence to get rid of all these crooked bastards in Washington.
Eric Liu
Eric Liu Prieš 3 mėnesius
“One driver will sit behind the wheel in the lead truck, and a series of driverless autonomous trucks will follow” - the next Fast & Furious movie heist script is writing itself lol
SangoProductions213 Prieš 3 mėnesius
RIP. Yeah. We all got hit with the news about Tesla's scam. I don't blame you.
trollpro30 Prieš 3 mėnesius
Those convoys will take forever to form. Imagine the traffic issues
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