Logistics firm BlueGrace Logistics announced Monday that it had signed a $2 billion deal with President Donald Trump’s Export-Import Bank to build a new U.K. fleet of truck trucks that will supply his administration’s new national highway plan.
The company said it expects to start assembling the first of the new trucks in 2019.
The first batch will be delivered in 2019, BlueGrast said in a statement.
BlueGrace will build up to 2,000 of the trucks per month at a plant in Sheffield, England, the company said.
The U.k. company is in talks with the Bank about a deal for a second factory in the U. S., it said.
The bank has been working with companies such as BlueGraces to build new trucks to supply Trump’s national highway package.
In October, it announced a $1.6 billion loan guarantee for truckmakers in order to speed up delivery of the U and D.A.R.E. plans.
The loan will allow BlueGrasts to meet its 2020 goal of delivering 3,000 trucks per year, a goal the company has said is unrealistic.
The Google Maps app has been used by truckers to map their routes, but it’s now possible to make your own map from scratch.
The software company Google Maps announced a partnership with trucking company Euler last week to bring a similar mapping tool to the public.
Euler currently uses Google Maps to map routes between its trucks and its shipping facilities.
Ellergo will be the first company to offer this feature, which lets users create a custom map that can be updated and exported to a cloud service such as Google’s Drive.
The new feature works by scanning a GPS device that’s attached to the front or rear of a truck, and the truck will be able to automatically zoom into that location.
Google says that users can choose from a range of templates for a map that will automatically fill in any missing areas.
The Euler app will be free to download from the Google Play Store, and users can begin using the app on their own.
Ellers new map can be downloaded here.
You can also find out more about Euler’s new mapping tool here.