Trucks at Work http://fleetowner.com/blog/25144/feed en Data security: Let it not be an Achilles heel for trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/data-security-let-it-not-be-achilles-heel-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Today as we remember the ghastly <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/pearl-harbor-survivors-gather-for-75th-anniversary-reunion-1481106611">surprise attack on Pearl Harbor</a> 75 years ago, it&rsquo;s worthwhile to also recall <a href="https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/pearl-harbor-intelligence-failure-lives-infamy">the mistakes</a> that helped pave the way for that horrific Japanese surprise attack to be successful &ndash; especially the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/effective-use-information">information failures</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/data-security-let-it-not-be-achilles-heel-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/data-security-let-it-not-be-achilles-heel-trucking#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:34:00 +0000 207101 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo design by Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner</p> Trump, trucking, and the outlook for 2017 http://fleetowner.com/blog/trump-trucking-and-outlook-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Lots of change may be on the menu for trucking in 2017 as economic trends and federal policy efforts could make further alterations to the U.S. freight market &ndash; everything from <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/analyst-driver-training-rule-speed-limiters-ghg-2-risk">canceling regulations</a> to the adoption of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/logistics-outlook-last-mile-major-choke-point">new strategies</a> for meeting <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/e-commerce-free-shipping-and-trucking">customer demands</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/trump-trucking-and-outlook-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/trump-trucking-and-outlook-2017#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:42:00 +0000 206971 at http://fleetowner.com Can Nikola truly transform the trucking industry? http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-nikola-truly-transform-trucking-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So <a href="https://nikolamotor.com/one">Nikola Motors Co.</a> unveiled its <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/nikola-one-truck-revealed-tonight">Nikola One prototype</a> Class 8 highway sleeper tractor last week at its &ldquo;world headquarters&rdquo; in Salt Lake City, Utah &ndash; a truck that runs on electricity generated by a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-nikola-truly-transform-trucking-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-nikola-truly-transform-trucking-industry#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +0000 206931 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Trevor Milton, president and CEO of Nikola Motors Co., unveils the Nikola One prototype.</p> Service innovation may trump product development in trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/service-innovation-may-trump-product-development-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>For time out of mind, trucking has centered on, well, trucks, trailers, and the components that make them roll: <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/paccar-preaches-engines-axles-and-integration">engines</a>, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/thinking-transmission">transmissions</a>, axles, wheels, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/balancing-tire-costs-ghg-rules">tires</a> &hellip; everything that goes into crafting a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-rigs-big-costs">solid piece of highway iron</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/service-innovation-may-trump-product-development-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/service-innovation-may-trump-product-development-trucking#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:01:00 +0000 206661 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of Freightliner.</p> It is truck stunt time again! http://fleetowner.com/blog/it-truck-stunt-time-again <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Leave it to <a href="http://www.volvotrucks.com/">Volvo Trucks</a> to come up with a unique and startling way to illustrate the powertrain possibilities of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/thinking-transmission">automated manual transmissions</a> (AMTs) &ndash; specifically in terms of helping a fully-loaded tractor-trailer <a href="http://www.volvotrucks.com/performance">maintain speed</a> while <a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/shifting-fuel-savings">saving fuel</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/it-truck-stunt-time-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/it-truck-stunt-time-again#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:32:00 +0000 206541 at http://fleetowner.com Training to slalom heavy trucks while under fire http://fleetowner.com/blog/training-slalom-heavy-trucks-while-under-fire <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Learning to maneuver trucks weighing 18,000-lbs. safely and smoothly is one thing; doing so on uneven gravel roads while getting shot at is something else.</p> <p>And that&rsquo;s before the co-drivers get trained on how to quickly get control of the vehicle if the main driver gets wounded.</p> <p>Obviously, we&rsquo;re talking about sharpening the skills of military personnel here; ones tasked with operating a bevy of heavy equipment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/training-slalom-heavy-trucks-while-under-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/training-slalom-heavy-trucks-while-under-fire#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:27:00 +0000 206381 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Staff Sgt. Jonathan Spencer with the 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron rides in the turret of a BEARCAT during training at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. (<em>U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman</em>)</p> Overtime rule block may benefit trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/overtime-rule-block-may-benefit-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A preliminary injunction issued yesterday in a <a href="https://nrf.com/media/press-releases/retailers-file-suit-block-career-killing-new-overtime-rule">lawsuit</a> filed by the <a href="http://www.nrf.com/">National Retail Federation</a> (NRF), attorney generals from 21 states and 50 business groups back in September blocked impending changes to federal overtime pay rules &ndash; and blocking that rule may benefit trucking as well.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/overtime-rule-block-may-benefit-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/overtime-rule-block-may-benefit-trucking#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:36:00 +0000 206301 at http://fleetowner.com The weak link in cybersecurity: Your own workers http://fleetowner.com/blog/weak-link-cybersecurity-your-own-workers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Imagine this: the biggest <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/gauging-growing-cyber-threat-trucking">cyber threat to your trucking company</a> may be due to &ldquo;careless&rdquo; actions by your own employees; an action that allows a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/old-tactics-keep-wreaking-cyber-havoc">&ldquo;phishing&rdquo; attack</a> to be successful or that inadvertently <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/battling-hack-one-fleet-s-story">opens a hole</a> in a motor carrier&rsquo;s <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/hacked-real-threat-trucking">electronic network</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/weak-link-cybersecurity-your-own-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/weak-link-cybersecurity-your-own-workers#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:14:00 +0000 206181 at http://fleetowner.com How much for that connected truck in the window? http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-much-connected-truck-window <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So I listened to an interesting presentation by <strong>Dominik Beckman</strong>, director of marketing and dealer operations for <a href="http://www.hino.com/">Hino Trucks</a> at the <a href="http://www.tu-auto.com/fleet/">TU-Automotive Connected Fleets USA</a> conference this week in Atlanta.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-much-connected-truck-window" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-much-connected-truck-window#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:23:00 +0000 206071 at http://fleetowner.com Autonomous trucks: They won’t be driverless http://fleetowner.com/blog/autonomous-trucks-they-won-t-be-driverless <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So I sat through several interesting presentations regarding the future of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/autonomous-vehicles-what-fleets-want">autonomous trucks</a> this week at the TU-Automotive <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/connected-fleet-usa-conference-day-1#slide-0-field_images-205931">Connected Fleets USA conference</a> in Atlanta and perhaps the most striking takeaway from those discussions is that while autonomous trucks will be &ldquo;self-driving,&rdquo; they won&rsquo;t truly ever be &ldquo;driverless,&rdquo; as the need for a human operator behind the whee</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/autonomous-trucks-they-won-t-be-driverless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/autonomous-trucks-they-won-t-be-driverless#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:32:00 +0000 205951 at http://fleetowner.com