Trucks at Work http://fleetowner.com/blog/25144/feed Trucks at Work: Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. en What will be trucking’s experience as the Trump era begins? http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-be-trucking-s-experience-trump-era-begins <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Today is the day when <strong>Donald J. Trump</strong> becomes the 45<sup>th</sup> U.S. president (<em>as improbable as that still sounds</em>) and among the <em>MANY</em> questions I am sure motor carrier executives possess regarding this singular moment in our nation&rsquo;s history is how his administration will impact the trucking industry.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-be-trucking-s-experience-trump-era-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-be-trucking-s-experience-trump-era-begins#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:07:00 +0000 209961 at http://fleetowner.com The automation of work: How will trucking cope? http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-work-how-will-trucking-cope <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Somewhat obscured by the fuss being made over <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-vehicles-and-trucking-imperfections-and-solutions">autonomous vehicles</a> (AVs) is that much of modern-day work is being automated at an <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2016/12/22/automation-and-the-future-of-work/#f3852a631175">even more rapid pace</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-work-how-will-trucking-cope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-work-how-will-trucking-cope#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:56:00 +0000 209881 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</p> Automation in vehicles and trucking: Imperfections and solutions http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-vehicles-and-trucking-imperfections-and-solutions <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>Dr. Gill Pratt</strong>, CEO of the <a href="http://www.tri.global/">Toyota Research Institute</a> (TRI), recently offered up some startling &ndash; indeed, quite worrying &ndash; concerns regarding <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/new-federal-policy-autonomous-vehicles-revealed">autonomous vehicle (AV) technology</a> in terms of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/safety-may-be-key-autonomous-vehicles">highway safety</a> during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-vehicles-and-trucking-imperfections-and-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-vehicles-and-trucking-imperfections-and-solutions#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:50:00 +0000 209771 at http://fleetowner.com Navigating the long rulemaking roadmap: Part 3 http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-long-rulemaking-roadmap-part-3 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So in this last post regarding my discussion with <strong>David Kelly</strong> about the federal regulatory process &ndash; you can go <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/getting-insight-regulatory-process-part-1">here</a> and <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/more-insight-regulatory-process-part-2">here</a> for parts one and two, respectively &ndash; the subject of &ldquo;staying in scope&rdquo; and &ldquo;administration change&rdquo; are the topics, largely because (<em>hello</em>) a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/outlook-trucking-regulations-and-new-administration">sei</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-long-rulemaking-roadmap-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-long-rulemaking-roadmap-part-3#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:20:00 +0000 209571 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</p> More insight into the regulatory process: Part 2 http://fleetowner.com/blog/more-insight-regulatory-process-part-2 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>One of the more vexing (<em>if minor</em>) issues when dealing with federal regulations (<em>and especially ones affecting trucking</em>) is sorting out the &ldquo;alphabet soup&rdquo; of acronyms involved: NPRM, ANPRM, OMB, etc. Yet it&rsquo;s important to understand what they all mean and how they impact rulemaking efforts.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/more-insight-regulatory-process-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/more-insight-regulatory-process-part-2#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:30:00 +0000 209471 at http://fleetowner.com Getting insight into the regulatory process: Part 1 http://fleetowner.com/blog/getting-insight-regulatory-process-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>As the confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump&rsquo;s cabinet progress this week (<em>with the one for <strong>Elaine Chao</strong>, the incoming Secretary of Transportation, perhaps <a href="http://patch.com/new-hampshire/exeter/hassan-discusses-infrastructure-chao">the most noteworthy for trucking</a></em>) many in the freight industry may very well be thinking to themselves, &ldquo;how will these appointments impact the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/elds-trucking-and-trump">rules and regulations</a> governing my business?&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/getting-insight-regulatory-process-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/getting-insight-regulatory-process-part-1#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:23:00 +0000 209431 at http://fleetowner.com The disconnect between EV expectations and reality http://fleetowner.com/blog/disconnect-between-ev-expectations-and-reality <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Vehicle propulsion via electricity remains standing on some pretty strong legs in both the car and heavy truck world (<em><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-xpress-add-nikola-s-hydrogen-electric-truck">just ask <strong>Max Fuller</strong> at U.S. Xpress</a></em>).</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/disconnect-between-ev-expectations-and-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/disconnect-between-ev-expectations-and-reality#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:14:00 +0000 209371 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The Bolt EV. (Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner)</p> Figuring out how to improve urban freight flow http://fleetowner.com/blog/figuring-out-how-improve-urban-freight-flow <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>One of the big challenges facing city planners in the U.S., much less around the world, is how to more accurately gauge <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/fitting-freight-urban-planning-process">urban freight flows</a> so they can not only plan <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/new-report-focuses-key-freight-infrastructure-needs">freight infrastructure investments</a> better but also initiate more near-term <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/seeking-smoother-truck-passage-through-more-crowded-urban-corridors">traffic throughput</a> improvements, too.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/figuring-out-how-improve-urban-freight-flow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/figuring-out-how-improve-urban-freight-flow#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:13:00 +0000 209221 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</p> Ten transportation trends to watch in 2017 http://fleetowner.com/blog/ten-transportation-trends-watch-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So what are some of the broader transportation trends trucking CEOs should keep their eyes on as we hurdle into 2017 and beyond?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/ten-transportation-trends-watch-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/ten-transportation-trends-watch-2017#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:38:00 +0000 209141 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Aaron Marsh for Fleet Owner</p> Connected trucking and connected living: Rewards and risks http://fleetowner.com/blog/connected-trucking-and-connected-living-rewards-and-risks <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>I&rsquo;m sure many fleets and truck drivers are quite tired of hearing about all the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/connected-truck-should-be-open-everybody">potential improvements</a> that can be gained through &ldquo;<a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/connected-truck-we-ve-only-reached-tip-iceberg">connected trucking</a>&rdquo; and &ldquo;<a href="http://www.psfk.com/2015/06/connected-living-business-connecting-with-consumers.html">connected living</a>&rdquo; for that matter, to use two phrases now currently in vogue.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/connected-trucking-and-connected-living-rewards-and-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/connected-trucking-and-connected-living-rewards-and-risks#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:56:00 +0000 208871 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.</p>