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Tesla said its semi can go from zero
to 60 mph in 20 seconds when fully
loaded at 80,000 pounds. Musk said
in unveiling the semi last November
that it can travel up to 60 mph up a hill
with a 5 percent grade, significantly
faster than the typical diesel truck.
One model costing $150,000 can
cover 300 miles on a single charge,
and a $180,000 model will have a
500-mile range.
"What does it feel like to drive this
truck? It's amazing," Musk said.
"Because this truck has no gears-
you're not constantly shifting gears, it
has one gear-it's smooth. It's super
easy to drive, and it feels incredibly
responsive. It's unlike any truck
you've ever driven."
Tesla is marketing the semi as the
safest truck ever, citing its Enhanced
Autopilot feature, which helps avoid
collisions, a centered driver seating
position that provides maximum
visibility and control, a low center
of gravity for rollover protection
and shatter-proof glass windows.
Tesla said fuel savings will allow the
typical trucking company to recoup
its investment in semi-trucks within
two years.
Musk said the semi comes with a
guarantee that it will not break down
within its first million miles. Since it
has four independent motors mounted
on rear axles, two of the motors
could fail and the truck still would
outperform the typical diesel truck,
he said.
Entering the marketplace
Glen Kedzie, the environmental
counsel and vice president for
energy at the American Trucking
Associations, said the industry is
broadly receptive of electric trucks,
but the new technology is likely to be
adopted gradually until it has a proven
track record and important logistical
planning can be completed.
"It's an evolving, exciting technology
that has a lot of promise, but there
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addressed," Kedzie said. "We continue
to monitor it, and we've seen so much
advancement in battery power, size and
weight. We love to see technological
advancement in the trucking industry,
but everything boils down to the truth
being in the pudding."
Among the concerns Kedzie cited were:
* Range - Many auto consumers
have had the experience of looking
at the miles-per-gallon estimates
for a new car and later finding that
those estimates were inaccurate and
derived from tests performed under
ideal driving conditions. Kedzie said
many trucking companies likely
will wait to see just how accurate
the miles-per-charge estimates
for electric trucks really are before
investing serious capital. Do the
estimates hold up while driving
uphill and downhill, at various
elevations, idling in city traffic,
going fast or slow, braking often and
dealing with other variables that
drivers face every day?
"A lot of details still aren't out there in
terms of range, and all of those factors
will have direct impacts on the range
because that's all draining power from
the battery system," Kedzie said.
* The "Electric Highway" - Electric
trucks won't prove viable for longhaul operations until there is an
ample network of charging stations
at rest stops and gas stations across
the country, and that infrastructure
will take time to build, Kedzie said.
Initially, electric trucks likely will
be limited to shorter trips that a
driver might make several times a
day, such as from a port to a nearby
warehouse.
Running out of diesel fuel may be a
huge inconvenience for drivers, but
finding a nearby gas station usually
isn't too daunting a task. Conversely,
drivers who run out of battery power
might have to have their trucks towed to
a recharging station, which might be far
away. "You can't put electricity in a can
and carry it to your truck," Kedzie said.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018

President’s Letter
Charged Up! Electric Trucks Poised to Gain Foothold In Trucking Industry
The Trucking Industry’s Top 10
Sana Raheem: Taking Risks for Growth
Developing an Unbeatable Inbound Freight Management Strategy
FSA Annual Conference
Evolution of Logistics: Developing Our Leaders of Tomorrow
Scholarship Winner
Food Shippers of America 2019 John J. Murphy Scholarship
Retail Trends
Rail Update
Industry Forecast
Millennials and GenZ: The Key to Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain Workforce
Blockchain: The Technology Soon to Take Over the Supply Chain
Improve Your Leadership IQ
Five Secrets to Find and Keep Top-Notch Talent Without Breaking the Bank
The Risky Six: Six Keys to Shed Fear and Take Smart Professional Risks
Customer Service and Safety are Priorities at Rapidly Growing Lazer Spot
FSA Members
Index of Advertisers
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Intro
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover1
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover2
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 3
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 4
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 5
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 6
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 7
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 8
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 9
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - President’s Letter
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 11
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 12
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 13
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Charged Up! Electric Trucks Poised to Gain Foothold In Trucking Industry
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 15
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 16
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 17
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 18
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 19
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - The Trucking Industry’s Top 10
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 21
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 22
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 23
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Sana Raheem: Taking Risks for Growth
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 25
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 26
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 27
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Developing an Unbeatable Inbound Freight Management Strategy
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 29
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 30
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 31
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 32
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 33
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 34
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 35
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Evolution of Logistics: Developing Our Leaders of Tomorrow
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 37
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 38
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Scholarship Winner
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 40
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 41
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 42
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Food Shippers of America 2019 John J. Murphy Scholarship
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 44
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Retail Trends
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 46
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 47
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 48
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 49
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Rail Update
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 51
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 52
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 53
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 54
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 55
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 56
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Industry Forecast
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Millennials and GenZ: The Key to Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain Workforce
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 59
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 60
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 61
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 62
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 63
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 64
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Blockchain: The Technology Soon to Take Over the Supply Chain
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 67
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 68
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 69
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 70
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Improve Your Leadership IQ
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 72
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 73
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 74
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 75
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 76
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Five Secrets to Find and Keep Top-Notch Talent Without Breaking the Bank
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 78
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - The Risky Six: Six Keys to Shed Fear and Take Smart Professional Risks
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 80
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 81
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Customer Service and Safety are Priorities at Rapidly Growing Lazer Spot
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 83
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 84
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 85
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 86
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - FSA Members
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 88
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - Index of Advertisers
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2018 - 90
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