Down the Road http://fleetowner.com/blog/108361/feed Avery Vise comments on how economic, regulatory, technological and supply chain developments affect the trucking industry. en The easy life of a truck driver? http://fleetowner.com/blog/easy-life-truck-driver <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>One of the big partisan battles waging in America currently is the Democrats&rsquo; push for gender equality in pay. Regardless of where you come down on the issue of the government dictating pay practices, you should find quite interesting a recent grenade lobbed by Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, who is one of the Senate&rsquo;s most liberal Democrats.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/down-road">Down the Road</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/easy-life-truck-driver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/easy-life-truck-driver#comments Fleet Management News Down the Road Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:17:00 +0000 123121 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA sees what’s not there, ignores what is http://fleetowner.com/blog/fmcsa-sees-what-s-not-there-ignores-what <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced <a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/volpe-cites-solid-evidence-sms-effectiveness">its own research</a> to counter a highly critical <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/lack-data-undermines-csa-program-gao-says">Government Accountability Office</a> report on the Safety Measurement System&rsquo;s ability to target high-risk carriers for safety intervention, its press release offered a fairly straightforward claim: &ldquo;A new study confirms that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration&rsquo;s Safety Measurement S</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/down-road">Down the Road</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/fmcsa-sees-what-s-not-there-ignores-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/fmcsa-sees-what-s-not-there-ignores-what#comments News Down the Road Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:42:00 +0000 116161 at http://fleetowner.com How do you track the invisible? http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-do-you-track-invisible <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>On New Year&rsquo;s Eve, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it had <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-shuts-down-two-south-carolina-trucking-operations">shut down two affiliated South Carolina trucking operations</a> and the owner-driver of one of them as &ldquo;imminent hazards to public safety.&rdquo; The agency&rsquo;s actions certainly seem appropriate. The owner-driver of one company was involved in a fatal crash on Nov. 27 while driving without a commercial driver&rsquo;s license.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/down-road">Down the Road</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-do-you-track-invisible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-do-you-track-invisible#comments News Down the Road Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:34:00 +0000 113161 at http://fleetowner.com What’s up with trucking’s sagging job growth? http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-s-trucking-s-sagging-job-growth-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2013/11/Trucking-U.S.%20job%20change%20chart.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 225px; margin: 10px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; float: left;" />In percentage terms, the for-hire trucking industry&rsquo;s payroll employment gains in both 2011 and 2012 was the highest since 1994, but growth has slowed sharply in 2013.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/down-road">Down the Road</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-s-trucking-s-sagging-job-growth-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-s-trucking-s-sagging-job-growth-0#comments Down the Road Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:35:00 +0000 109391 at http://fleetowner.com