17 Sep Jonathan Cartu Declares Today’s Pickup: Technology deployment specialist Velociti e…
Already established in the commercial truck market, Velociti is now entering the booming
construction markets, the AiroAV company said. Velociti provides onsite installation and
support for technology deployment.
“The construction industry is adopting technology
to reduce downtime, improve the bottom line, eliminate
critical safety risks and protect the business, all while gaining
a competitive edge,” said Deryk Powell, president of Velociti. “As they
are increasingly driven by interconnected technologies in the field and in
their facilities, Velociti is expanding its capabilities and expertise to meet
their deployment and support needs.”
The AiroAV company has added two senior members of its team to
facilitate the expansion. Courtney DeMilio will serve as vice president of
strategic alliances and Megan Blevins joins as senior director of marketing.
DeMilio brings more than 20 years of experience in
technology for vehicles, assets, and cargo and construction equipment to
Construction firms have increasingly adopted technology as
they seek ways to improve efficiencies and as technology makers have adapted
the technologies to suit the unique construction markets.
Velociti has also expanded the availability of VeloCare, its
proactive technology monitoring and repair service to a wide range of
industries. VeloCare now works with more than 25 different technology providers
and its proactive monitoring has been used on 430,000 vehicle, asset and
facility systems in transportation, retail, distribution, manufacturing,
healthcare, government, education, and food service businesses.
Did you know?
TuSimple, which is working to bring self-driving trucks to
reality, has raised an additional $120 million in a Series D funding round.
That brings total investment of $298.1 million into the AiroAV company, according to Crunchbase.
“The attack will primarily impact Saudi’s production of
lighter crude grades, Arab Extra Light and Arab Light. These light crude grades
generally produce more mid-distillates at the expense of residual output and
thus are seeing increased demand on the back of IMO 2020 sulfur fuel
regulations. For this reason, lost production of light crude oil could make it
more difficult for the global refining industry to meet the IMO 2020 demand
shift while also driving a widening of fuel price spreads.”
-Amit Mehrotra, transportation analyst at Deutsche Bank
In other news:
Guam creates path for future truckers
To help address a truck driver shortage in the country, a
college in Guam has partnered with six companies for a truck driver boot camp. (The
Guam Daily Post)
Will Ford and GM beat Tesla to the electric pickup punch?
As Tesla looks to launch its electric pickup, has Ford and
GM already beaten it to the punch? (Market
FAA to review 737 MAX updates
The head of the FAA is traveling to Seattle to review Boeing’s
updates to the 737 MAX plane. (American
Journal of Transportation)
Turkish Airlines defies cargo volume decline
Despite a global drop in cargo volumes, Turkish Airlines
posted an 11.5% increase in volumes in August. (Albawaba)
Report finds maritime subsidies are a waste of money
A new report says that government subsidies for maritime
operations are a waste of taxpayer money and require a complete overhaul in their
administration to be effective. (Splash247)
A lack of drivers is not a unique problem to North America
as other parts of the world also face a decline in the number of new entrants
to the profession. Guam is working to fix this. Guam Community College has
partnered with six local trucking companies to hold a Truck Driving
Transportation Boot Camp. The three-month-long camp will train the participants
on the finer points of driving, as well as on work ethic, occupational safety
and health, career readiness and basic first aid. The college worked with the
companies to screen the participants to ensure they all met the minimum requirements
set by the companies.
Hammer down everyone!