Transportation by MarketScale
About this podcast
Welcome to the Transportation podcast, by MarketScale: Your home for everything B2B in the Transportation Industry! Join us for new episodes every week featuring conversations with industry leaders as we explore trends in everything from ground, sea, air and space travel.
About this podcast
Welcome to the Transportation podcast, by MarketScale: Your home for everything B2B in the Transportation Industry! Join us for new episodes every week featuring conversations with industry leaders as we explore trends in everything from ground, sea, air and space travel.
Transportation by MarketScale
From ADAS to Autonomy, What Does the Future of Autonomy Hold?
LeddarTech President and COO Frantz Saintellemy joined host Daniel Litwin on this episode of MarketScale's Transportation podcast to explore the applications and trends surround LiDAR sensor technology and everything it touches, and how the industry is handling a transition from ADAS to autonomous technology. Saintellemy has a lengthy career in the space, previously working for Integrated Device Technology as the company’s VP, Automotive and Industrial and as ZMDI AG’s Executive VP, Global Sales. On this episode, Litwin and Saintellemy dove into the innovations in sensor technology, the transition from Automated Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to automation, the challenges facing global implementation of autonomy, and more. “The most powerful innovation has been in the components side of the technologies,” Saintellemy said. “One of the challenges the industry has always faced was the availability of high-performance components at low cost that could be adopted by passenger cars. Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen tremendous acceleration and advancements.” In the quest for the global scaling autonomous vehicles, Saintellemy said, standardization will play a major role. “For the industry to accelerate, you’re going to see more standardization,” he said. “There will be standard platforms where everyone can operate on the same platform with the same reference, the same definition, the same specs, the same common look and feel … Today, it’s too fragmented. Everyone’s trying to do something different.”
An Evolution in Flight Display Systems: The E5 Dual Electronic Flight Instrument with Andy Smith
Aviation just got an upgrade with the Evolution E5 flight display system. Andy Smith, inside sales manager for Aspen Avionics, was on hand to give host Tyler Kern all the details about this affordable and configurable unit, which consolidates traditional attitude indicators and directional gyros into a single display. “With the E5, you can take out your existing attitude and DG,” Smith said. The E5 also includes vertical speed plus HIS into a single display with a backup battery. Some of the optional software upgrades include True Airspeed, Outside Air Temperature, Winds and GPS annunciations. Kern asked Smith if the E5 allowed for the removal of the existing vacuum system, and Smith said yes, “as long as the vacuum system is not tied to an attitude generator that drives the autopilot, or if the attitude needs to be retained for flight director information.” “As far as navigation goes,” Smith said, “the E5 will drive most autopilots on the market.” It will require an additional analog converter box to do so. “The benefit of interfacing the E5 to any these legacy autopilot systems,” Smith said, “is the E5 does provide GPS roll steering information. That’s nice to have.”
The Latest LiDAR Solutions Coming to CES 2020 with Daniel Aitken
The biggest tech show of the year, CES 2020, kicks off on January 7th, with the newest in everything from hobby toys to transformative AI. Daniel Aitken, Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications at LeddarTech, will be at the conference showcasing the latest technological advancements in LiDAR solutions for autonomous transportation. Aitken sat down with us on MarketScale's Transportation Podcast to give a sneak preview of LeddarTech’s vision for CES 2020. “This year, we’re partnering with several different organizations, and we’ll be directly on their booth,” Aitkin said. “This will now allow people to be much more accessible to LeddarTech’s technology and be able to see it in some real-life situations, for example, in an automobile.” The strategy this year is for LeddarTech to be able to blanket all of CES instead of one area. The exciting product people will get to see at this year’s show is LeddarTech’s Leddar Pixell Cocoon LiDAR. The product provides up to 360° coverage of an autonomous vehicle, which eliminates blindspots, virtually, the surroundings of the vehicle. LeddarTech has more than 50 customers already engaged with the product, and they received an honorary CES 2020 award for it. LeddarTech partnered with the government of Canada for this year’s CES 2020, and people can catch demonstrations of Leddar Pixel technology in their area in the Tech East part of the convention center. “We’re also working with Karma Automotive, and they’ve designed a concept vehicle with our technology in it, and that will be at our booth as well,” Aitken said. For more information about the upcoming CES2020 conference, go to ces.tech, and for more details about LeddarTech’s participation, go to leddartech.com/events.
Seeing Each Piece of the Puzzle with Tim Bynum of Mid Continent Controls
The traditional image of a production job is one of repetitive monotony. On this episode of MarketScale’s Transportation Podcast, Tim Bynum, Production Manager for Mid Continent Controls, sat down with Sean Heath to discuss the way he approaches building the long-term skill set for their employees. The first step in establishing a rewarding career is establishing a few basic skills, Bynum said. “That skill set is like a stepping stone for them to start from the basics and move up to a broader experience level where they can use that in those roles as a supervisor or as a planner or something where their expertise is required," he said. The opportunity to perform several different tasks throughout the production process has helped many of their current employees expand their roles with the company. “We’ve had a couple of employees that have started out in a production area and, based on the experience and based on the knowledge they’ve gained while being a part of the production team, they’ve moved on to other positions in the company," Bynum said. He also shared a few of the trends that are gaining traction in the aviation industry. “The latest thing that’s coming out is the USB-C type product,” Bynum said. “The main thing that seems to be really steady for us are Bluetooth-type products.” Although there is not one specific personality type that is singularly suited for a skill set that includes soldering, curiosity in childhood seems to be a good trait to have, according to Bynum. “There are probably many times that I got in trouble for taking stuff apart and not being able to put it back together,” he said.
LHP Engineering Solutions Career Opportunity: Shaping Infotainment Systems as an Embedded Software Engineer with Nate McCray
On this new JobCast brought to you by Marketscale, we sit down with Nate McCray, director of talent acquisition at LHP Engineering Solutions to discuss the open role of Embedded Software Engineer. Nate says the ideal candidate is an experienced software engineer with experience in the automotive industry or has a problem-solving, intellectually-curious mind for software that's critical to the overall function of an automobile. "This position will help support the all-digital instrument clusters of an actual car," Nate said. "When you look at vehicle infotainment systems and controlling the multimedia functions of that vehicle, you want to have at your fingertips the capability to look up the speed, fuel, trip distance. Or, your phone's phonebook, active voice controls, or navigational systems... When you want to make a call, or do things at your fingertips while staying safe, that is what this position is all about. You're providing an easy to consume manner for the driver of the vehicle." Since 2001, LHP Engineering Solutions has been providing engineering services and technology integration for embedded controls, telematics, data analytics, and model-based design. The Embedded Software Engineer will execute the design and develop new, advanced engineering products for vehicle access, helping put intuitive technology at the driver's fingertips. Nate shared insight into the company's culture with a nod to Star Wars and answered one of our signature questions -- If LHP was a band, what band would it be. Job basics: Location: Pontiac, Michigan Travel involved: Some travel Experience: 5-10 years Educational requirement: Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or similar discipline If you'd like to apply for this position, head to https://lhpes.com/careers.
Uber and Lyft Hit a Road Block in California
It's official. California's senate passed AB 5 on Tuesday, a bill that requires business to hire workers as employees rather than independent contractors. The controversial bill is setting new precedents for the gig economy after heated back-and-forths from lawmakers, union representatives, and gig companies like Uber and Lyft. Though the bill is still contingent on its amendments being passed and Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature, the impact and precedent it's setting could change the fabric of the gig economy, from giving gig workers benefits and unionization protections, to restructuring how gig companies achieve profitability. On this segment from Business Casual, we spoke with Sergio Avedian, senior contributor for The Rideshare Guy, to get a look from the ground on how this bill is being received by the industry, and what it could mean for California's gig economy.
Bauer Built Job Opportunity: Where Co-Workers are Family and Friends
In a competitive marketplace, it’s hard for companies to maintain an edge over rivals, but one way to stand out is through exceptional people. On today’s podcast, Heather DeNamur, Talent Manager at Bauer Built Tire & Service, talks to us about the hardworking but friendly Midwestern people behind one of America’s largest commercial tire and retread manufacturers. “The thing that differentiates us is our people,” Heather says, and goes on to explain that they’re the ones who day after day go out and fulfill the company’s business philosophy, which includes providing excellent customer service and pushing the status quo. In her view, Bauer Built employs a lot of hard workers who never back down from a challenge. Additionally, “What makes Bauer Built really strong is having a large, diverse population of employees.” Heather gives a little company history, saying the first center was founded in 1944 in Durand, Wisconsin, and that’s where corporate headquarters remain to this day. Support services like IT, HR operations, finance, and marketing teams are also located in Durand, but Bauer Built has brick and mortar stores in ten states throughout the mid-west. When asked about current job openings, Heather answers, “We’re looking for a lot of technicians out in our market,” including tire technicians and manufacturing technicians. The company is also hiring administrative support staff who she refers to as the heartbeat of Bauer Built. What Heather likes most about the company is that she doesn’t feel like a number. Bauer Built is a family-owned establishment and that runs deep through the culture, along with a high degree of integrity and trust. Plus, the people make the environment a lot of fun. “I always say I’m not coming into work, I’m coming to hang out and get things accomplished with my friends.”
Uber to Open a New Office in Dallas
Uber recently announced plans to open a new office in Dallas, Tx that will create 3,000 jobs in the area. Sergio Avedian, Sr., contributor for The Rideshare Guy, retired Wall Street professional with 18 years of experience under his belt, and an expert on the business backends of the rideshare industry, joined Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern on Business Casual to discuss this move. Does this set Uber on the road to profitability or are there other issues with the company's business model? Listen to this excerpt from Business Casual and hear what Avedian has to say about this and more. Tune in to Business Casual, MarketScale’s live radio broadcast, every Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. CST.
The Shortlist: UPS is Moving Forward with Autonomous Vehicles and Tesla Relaunches Its Solar Company
This is the B2B Shortlist for Wednesday, August 21st, with Geoffrey Short. UPS confirmed that it has been actively hauling cargo autonomously since May of this year on a 115 mile stretch in Arizona. This news comes as UPS also announced a minority investment in the self-driving truck startup TuSimple. The United States Postal Service has also been testing the trucks to deliver mail between Dallas and Phoenix. "Implementation tends to be a little bit easier because we're primarily doing highway driving. We're offering a hub-to-hub solution so that's delivering goods from a customer's distribution center to another distribution center and we think that we'll be able to have factory production-ready trucks by 2023, 2024 range," said TuSimple CFO Cheng Lu in an interview with CNBC this Summer. For now these UPS trucks will still have an engineer and a driver on board in case of an emergency. Tesla is also looking ahead with a new product offering. Elon Musk announced this weekend the re-launch of Tesla Solar. Homeowners in six states will soon be able to rent the company’s solar panels for just $50 per month. "On Tesla's end, I think it kind of makes sense when you consider that Tesla is a company that's been trying to create an ecosystem of product use. It's not just the Tesla vehicle itself, they have the gigapacks that you can use in your garage to charge up your car, they want to try to integrate these other types of technology," said Brian Cheung, reporter for Yahoo Finance. The eligible states include Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Mexico. That’s what’s happening in the world of B2B today. Tune in to Business Casual, MarketScale’s live radio broadcast, every Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. CST.
A New Level of Reliability for Starting Vehicles with Bryce Gregory of Ioxus
Imagine a sweltering Summer day in the Arizona desert. The kind where the heat rises off the black asphalt like a hologram. With the outside temperature reading 120 degrees Fahrenheit you get into your car, desperate to find relief, only to turn over the ignition to a dead battery. These sort of extreme weather conditions, be they boiling hot or despairingly cold, wreak havoc on the chemical-based batteries in cars and trucks. When these batteries fail, they leave many people in dire, often dangerous, situations. But thankfully, inventor Bryce Gregory decided to remedy this problem. Joining us on this Smart Power podcast by Ioxus, we welcomed Bryce Gregory, director of field application engineering and product management for Ioxus. uSTART isn’t a battery, it is a technology, an idea—an ultra-capacitor. This technology stores energy independent of the battery store. Capable of starting a vehicle whilst supporting its full electrical load, the uSTART can perform in extreme temperatures. With sturdy construction, the uSTART is designed to perform for a lifetime. = “We wanted to make this thing last as long as the trucks it goes in,” Gregory said. No fancy installation necessary, the uSTART is simple to integrate with any vehicle battery. uSTART longevity and ease of install make it an environmentally-friendly and service-friendly invention. “There are many places [where] batteries are used in the world that aren’t starting vehicles,” Gregory said. With that knowledge in mind, he foresees uSTART technology making its way beyond just vehicles and trucks, and into heavyweight equipment and boats...anywhere “where reliability is very important.“
Google Maps Gets an Update With Travelers in Mind
Google Maps has received an update that is sure to make life easier for travelers. The latest edition of the popular app now includes a tab that contains flight and hotel reservation information. This feature is sure to make Google Maps an indispensable part of any trip, especially one to a new destination. Google is also beta testing an augmented reality function within maps that lays arrows and way-finding information over the physical world being captured on your cell phone. Which update has you more excited? For more, start your morning with the biggest news stories every Wednesday and Friday with Business Casual LIVE! Follow us on Twitter @MarketScale for updates throughout the day as well. You can also join the conversation through our Market Leaders LinkedIn groups.
Using Hollywood CGI Technology to Create Perfect Protective Coverings with Bob Coulter of Transhield
The latest Avengers blockbuster movie and the hugely popular Fortnite video game series both use powerful software to create spectacular graphics and CGI so lifelike your eyes think it's real. But deploying similar technology to create protective coverings might be even more unexpected. On today’s podcast, Bob Coulter, director of data acquisitions & technology at Transhield, revealed how his company utilizes CGI software to safeguard America’s critical military assets. The road that led Coulter to Transhield goes through Hollywood. Over two decades ago, he spent his time directing and producing commercials and music videos before transitioning into a career in game development. Later, he left media creation altogether and joined some old friends at Transhield where he said it was cool to see how different skillsets could be used in creative ways, in this case, to build protective coverings. Leveraging his past experiences, he began working with the same software developed for media creation to model perfect fitted coverings. “We’re probably one of the few people who utilize the software in this manner," Coulter said. The technology digitizes the process of modeling, so when the military sends over laser scans of a naval boat, Coulter's team will use the software to design custom covers that can shield the vessel from mildew, moisture, and microbials that lead to corrosion. “There’s a huge percentage of our GDP that rots away in fields so protecting those assets is valuable," Coulter said. While his own background is unique, he mentioned that the company also employs fashion designers and expert package engineers who harness their special training to help in creating superior protective solutions. From day one, Coulter said, he was "blown away by just how much talent was within Transhield.”
Buying Into Biometrics: United Airlines' CLEAR Path For Airport Security
Tyler Kern is joined by industry expert Ken Jenkins to discuss United Airlines' recent investment into the security company CLEAR. They also focus on some the benefits and risks of the use of biometrics in the security industry.
The Challenges of Keeping Mobile Devices Charged In-Flight with Tom Hemphill of Mid Continent Controls
Airplane passengers usually board their flights with at least a cell phone, and many take tablets, e-readers, and laptops with them into the cabin. Some airlines are even removing seatback displays altogether and encouraging passengers to access in-flight entertainment on their mobile devices. On today’s podcast, Tom Hemphill, director of engineering at Mid Continent Controls, reveals the challenges of keeping these electronics charged while cruising. A decade ago, the company primarily catered to airplane controls, switch panels, and outlets – then came the standardization of the mobile phone, and the business shifted focus to smart devices. “Everybody needs at least one charger at every single seat; most airplanes now have two or even three," Hemphill said. And it’s not just the cabin where access to power is needed. As a pilot himself, Hemphill revealed that crew members in the cockpit also need to be able to charge their devices. But the real difficulty for the company is the pace of technological evolution. “Apple, Samsung, and Motorola all come out with new technology every 18 months, and a lot of times it’s a challenge to keep up.” Electronics manufacturers, especially Apple, may have different charging specs that can make power solutions development a hassle. According to Hemphill, consumers are gravitating toward USB-C and wireless charging, but engineering for the latest technologies and having the solution fit within a small design isn’t always easy. Then there’s the final hurdle to development – FAA certification. The agency has strict requirements that must be met before the technology can be approved for flights. Getting the certification can add a year to deploying the solution inside an aircraft. “In the world of consumer electronics, that year means they’ve already come out with something new," Hemphill said. To reduce the deployment timeframe, he said the company maintains consistent interaction with the OEMs, helping Mid Continent Controls stay one step ahead in the ever-changing world of technology.
Will Self-Driving Cars Create Utopian Roadways? Not So Fast
The promise of a future filled with self-driving cars now seems within sight. Technology companies and car manufacturers continue to collaborate and perform successful tests, regularly ginning up excitement from those keeping tabs on the progress. But what does a society filled with autonomous vehicles look like? Will it be the utopian roadways so many envision? Or will it result in an overcrowded infrastructural mess that only slows the world down. Keller Easterling, an architect, writer, and Director of the Master of Environmental Design program at Yale University has considered what the future of transportation might look like, beyond just the technology that will drive it. “I think that everyone recognizes now if those vehicles are sold as individual vehicles, or even in fleets, if they’re used in lieu of [public] transit, they will create unprecedented congestion,” Easterling said. “So, a very smart vehicle and a very dumb traffic jam.” Before self-driving cars fills the world’s streets, careful consideration must be given to the structure they exist within. The social, digital and spatial relationships must also be considered, something that may not be top of mind for the global manufacturers of vehicles. “It’s clear to me that mobility companies are not thinking about it as much as they should. Or, to advantage,” Easterling said. “Where mobility companies might be killing the golden goose or missing a huge opportunity is in the sustaining real estate revenues and other things that come from thinking about an interplay between digital and spatial organizations.” At some point these critical questions must be faced, but as it stands right now, there is no way to know how the rollout of these might go.
Can Big Tech Cause a Big Change in Public Transportation?
American cities were transformed by the advent of reliable public transportation decades ago. But as those cities have radically evolved, most public transit systems remain largely the same as they did generations ago. Recently, the blend of tech and data has begun to change things though. The adoption of private sector Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) options like Uber and Lyft have already enhanced how people move around urban areas. “There’s some concern about the private sector taking over what is a public function but in fact, if we can get everyone to work together, we will create a far better public transportation system,” Daniel Sperling, Founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Davis said. Google announced last month that it would be implementing crowd-sourced data to alert users when public transportation systems are more crowded or delayed. This implementation of tech and data may be a sign of things to come, but there is still a long way to go before the ails of modern public transportation are put in the past and replaced with a better system. “We’ve got to pull together the data and management systems and the technology to make it all seamless,” Sperling added. Tech may not fundamentally change the look of vehicles, but it is already changing the way people get from point A to point B.
One Company is Bringing Shared-Ownership to Dockless Scooters with Ray Billings & Aryan Davani of Joy Scooter
Scooters are having a moment; more and more dockless scooter companies have become a prominent sight in cities across the U.S., each staking their claim of the market. Offering a new way to see the city or get somewhere fast, dockless scooters are a trend that doesn't seem to be slowing down. Though each of the main players offer something slightly different on the surface, their back-ends are extremely similar, all approaching their asset management and charging in almost the same way. Our guests today argue that the current method is severely flawed, and the best method for maintaining a fleet of dockless scooters isn't the one that's the most popular. Chatting with us today about themselves and their company are the founders of Joy Scooter, Ray Billings and Aryan Davani. So, why are scooters so in demand? “Many cities are using them, and several areas have passed bills to allow them on the streets. As public perception continues to grow in a positive way, many are finding it a great solution for traversing the city," Billings said. And why wouldn’t they? First, riders can pick one up and simply unlock with their phone, then deposit it at their destination. It’s often quicker to take a scooter than to use a car because of traffic, and it’s much cheaper than an Uber. The use of scooters certainly ties into how cities are changing due to gridlock. According to Davani, “Infrastructure is changing, and the future is less cars on the road and alternative transportation options.” But dockless scooters have certainly had their challenges. Many providers offer subpar equipment and have issues managing their fleets, leaving abandoned scooters throughout neighborhoods. Joy Scooter is doing things differently. Their scooters are unique. “They are much more durable and made from the robotics lab at MIT. They can go three to five days without a charge, have a lifetime of 18 months, and are safer,” Billings said. Plus, their software allows them to diagnose scooter problems from the cloud, addressing maintenance issues. The most interesting change, though, comes from their business model. Instead of the parent company having complete control over the maintenance of the scooters, incentivizing people to join the gig economy by charging scooters in fleets, they allow their partners to own and manage their own suite of scooters, giving them equity. Not only does this create more focused maintenance and care for a smaller number of scooters, but it empowers riders to become their own business owners, creating a more consistent and revenue stream for the company.
Trucking Agents Are Easing the Burden Caused by Driver Shortages with Alfredo Esparza
"Trucking industry agents are easing the back office demands for smaller carriers and helping them thrive in a challenging transportation climate", says Alfredo Esparza, Director of Agent Development for MERX Global. He sits down with host Daniel Litwin to discuss this topic on a new episode of the Transportation podcast brought to you by MarketScale. “Four or five years ago, the market was good for small carriers,” Esparza says. “But lately the driver shortage is causing a real strain on small carriers.” Truck driver shortages have impacted the entire transportation industry, but small carriers, in particular, are strained most as they try meeting a growing demand for over-the-road shipments without the sophisticated infrastructure support that larger transportation companies enjoy. That means smaller companies are navigating the confusing waters of insurance, new driver recruiting, accounting, legal, safety, and back office operations on their own expensive learning curve or outsource to different third-party individuals. “With real tough demands, it makes sense for a smaller carrier to be an agent,” Esparza says. “A small carrier can partner with MERX Global that’ll offer insurance, recruiting, and back office and that will cut their overhead in half. In order to be successful in this climate, they’re either going to have to wait out the storm or partner with a carrier like MERX Global. We’re going to help them thrive and grow in this tough industry we’re in.”
Transportation Innovations Improve Reliability and Extend Battery Life with Chad Hall of Ioxus
On today’s Transportation Podcast, we’re joined by Chad Hall, co-founder and senior vice president of marketing at Ioxus. Ioxus is a leading manufacturer of iCAP ultracapacitor, iMOD modules, and THiNCAP products that optimize battery life and improve reliability. Their products are used in hybrid automobiles and buses, wind turbines, and other applications. Chad shared, “Our capacitors are in use in multiple industries. They are popular in hybrid buses and allow these vehicles to reduce the amount of fuel needed and emissions. They can also be used for voltage stabilization in power grids.” Ioxus recently released a new product, uSTART®, which is a patented ultracapacitor battery support module. It works to improve battery life by reducing the cycling of the battery, maintaining a higher vehicle voltage during the start. “Typically, the uSTART will replace at least one battery in a vehicle or more. It provides the energy needed to start the vehicle, which puts a strain on the battery. The uSTART actually enables a quicker start,” Chad said. The uSTART has a much smaller amount of stored energy than a battery but is more efficient at cranking. The ultimate goal of the product is to increase the reliability of starting, prevent stranded assets, and extend the life of the battery. By extending the battery’s life, the product offers sustainability as well. “When fleets don’t have to install new batteries as often, they obviously save money, but it also means that the materials like lead are not being mined and manufactured. In fact, by using the uSTART, a fleet could prevent about one million pounds of lead from being processed. That’s a big step for sustainability,” Chad relayed.
Merx Global Job Opportunity: Becoming the Backbone of America's Commerce as a Class A Truck Driver
McKenzie Baine, truck driver recruiter at Merx Global, sums up how indispensable drivers are to the global economy with this simple adage: “If you bought it, a truck driver has brought it.” Over-the-road shipping is the backbone of the American economy. Nevertheless, the U.S. is facing a severe shortage of drivers, threatening several industries and consequently the world. That’s why today we are highlighting the career of a Class A Company Driver at Merx Global, a shipping company for industrial, commercial, and retail goods. Baine dives into the exciting features of this job, and the amazing benefits of being a part of the Merx Global family. For those who are feeling the pull of wanderlust, truck driving is an enticing opportunity. Baine talks passionately about the places the open road can take you. From gazing at the sparkling night sky of Wyoming on I-80 to enjoying beignets and crawfish boils while rolling through New Orleans’ I-10, truck driving takes you places. More than just an exciting travel job, truck driving is a lucrative and rewarding career as a part of the Merx team. With paid vacation and quarterly bonuses, driving for Merx has its benefits. The Merx Global Company started with two brothers, a truck, and a trailer. Though the company has grown, the intimacy of a family business remains. Truck drivers are treasured assets to the company and cared-for family members. Always at the forefront of technology and service, Merx continues to look for ways to innovate and make their drivers more comfortable. The Great American Road Trip is often just a day-dream for those who spend their workdays confined in a cubicle. But for truck drivers this is their full-time job -- to feel the freedom and power that comes from cruising behind the wheel on America’s open roads. To apply for the position of Class A Company Driver at Merx Global, you can click here, or head to the careers tab on Merx Global's website.