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 Maybe millennials are more traditional than trucking thinks http://fleetowner.com/blog/maybe-millennials-are-more-traditional-trucking-thinks <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s been an axiom in trucking of late that Millennials are <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/millennials-and-freight">very different</a> from the generations that precede them, especially in terms of their <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-needs-new-people-perspective">desire to pilot big rigs</a> for a living.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/maybe-millennials-are-more-traditional-trucking-thinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/maybe-millennials-are-more-traditional-trucking-thinks#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:15:00 +0000 217121 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Are Millennials more &quot;tradition-minded&quot; about owning homes and settling down to start families?&nbsp; And are those advantage for trucking?</p> Even the risk managers aren’t sure just how disruptive new technologies will be http://fleetowner.com/blog/even-risk-managers-aren-t-sure-just-how-disruptive-new-technologies-will-be <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s one thing for trucking executives to find it hard to get their hands around the various <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/road-driverless-trucks-clogged-unanswered-questions">disruptive technologies</a> beginning to <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/tapping-disruption-defend-trucking">affect their businesses</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/even-risk-managers-aren-t-sure-just-how-disruptive-new-technologies-will-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/even-risk-managers-aren-t-sure-just-how-disruptive-new-technologies-will-be#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:05:00 +0000 216921 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A wave of change is starting to swamp trucking.</p> Details matter when it comes to vehicle crash data http://fleetowner.com/blog/details-matter-when-it-comes-vehicle-crash-data <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.nsc.org_pages_home.aspx&amp;d=DwMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=OHaKSnTdA6RcjhH2OmIJ3thV4v7P5SrKfx-TaWavTyU&amp;m=98tPP3-oyZVQwHnJLJNXM-AOODzGgJ6NIk_7xBDbqZY&amp;s=F-qLaxgUcToJCX5oFCDWkSgYDOJtgaJ92zIgvfD2WIQ&amp;e=">National Safety Council</a> (NSC) released a <a href="http://www.nsc.org/DistractedDrivingDocuments/Crash%20Report/Undercounted-is-Underinvested.pdf">new report</a> this week that indicates there&rsquo;s a big gap in motor vehicle crash data being recorded by law enforcement officials in most states.</p</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/details-matter-when-it-comes-vehicle-crash-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/details-matter-when-it-comes-vehicle-crash-data#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:44:00 +0000 216841 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Motor vehicle crash deaths may top 40,000 for 2016 NSC says.</p> Gearing up for a great Mother’s Day trucking tradition http://fleetowner.com/blog/gearing-great-mother-s-day-trucking-tradition <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>There are many great traditions in the trucking industry, but no doubt one of the best is the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/make-wish-convoy-shows-truckings-caring-side">Make-A-Wish Mother&rsquo;s Day Convoy</a> held in Lancaster, PA.</p> <p>Last year, the convoy hit a record-setting mark of 590 trucks, and while such numbers are impressive from a purely &ldquo;chrome and steel&rdquo; perspective, they don&rsquo;t come close to telling the emotional stories of the sick children aided by this one-of-a kind fundraising effort.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/gearing-great-mother-s-day-trucking-tradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/gearing-great-mother-s-day-trucking-tradition#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:53:00 +0000 216631 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of RoadPro</p> How will data transform trucking and other industries? http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-will-data-transform-trucking-and-other-industries <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Nowadays in freight transportation circles it&rsquo;s common to hear a lot of talk about how <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dhl-artificial-intelligence-will-remold-logistics-world">artificial intelligence</a> (AI), the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/internet-things-poised-transform-global-logistics">Internet of Things</a> (IoT) and (<em>of course</em>) the advent of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/autonomous-vehicles-what-fleets-want">driverless trucks</a> will transform the process of hauling cargo from point A to point B across the U.S.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-will-data-transform-trucking-and-other-industries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-will-data-transform-trucking-and-other-industries#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:40:00 +0000 216571 at http://fleetowner.com Tapping into disruption to defend trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/tapping-disruption-defend-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>To say that <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/be-prepared-or-be-disrupted-supply-chain-expert-warns">there&rsquo;s a lot of disruption</a> occurring in the trucking industry right now &ndash; with more ahead on the horizon &ndash; is like saying Godzilla is a slightly larger than average lizard.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xYVuAlNeF2U" width="560"></iframe></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/tapping-disruption-defend-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/tapping-disruption-defend-trucking#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:20:00 +0000 216491 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</p> Navigating the many challenges facing trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-many-challenges-facing-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>John Larkin</strong> is a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/no-freight-rate-increases-forecasted-yet-trucking">familiar face in this space</a>, which should come as no surprise, as he&rsquo;s one of the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/top-issues-trucking-should-track-2017#slide-0-field_images-209391">pre-eminent analysts</a> in the trucking industry.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-many-challenges-facing-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-many-challenges-facing-trucking#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:57:00 +0000 216391 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner.</p> The data demands of self-driving systems http://fleetowner.com/blog/data-demands-self-driving-systems <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>In all of this talk about autonomous vehicles (AVs) and self-driving trucks, some serious discussion us needed regarding the sheer amount of data required to allow motor vehicles to pilot themselves.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/data-demands-self-driving-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/data-demands-self-driving-systems#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:10:00 +0000 216331 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of Intel.</p> Securing the digital world for trucking and beyond http://fleetowner.com/blog/securing-digital-world-trucking-and-beyond <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>As much as some of us would enjoy completely <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/digital-experience-all-it-s-cracked-be-trucking-and-elsewhere">ditching all the digitization going on</a> in both our personal and work lives (<em>and <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/internet-things">count me among them</a>!</em>) the is just no escaping it &ndash; <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/supply-chain-going-digital-trucking-ready-follow">in trucking</a> as well as everywhere else for that matter.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/securing-digital-world-trucking-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/securing-digital-world-trucking-and-beyond#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 14 Apr 2017 01:22:00 +0000 216151 at http://fleetowner.com Is there less desire for driverless vehicles than thought? http://fleetowner.com/blog/there-less-desire-driverless-vehicles-thought <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Ponder this for a moment: what if <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/driverless-trucks-where-they-ll-work-where-they-won-t">autonomous vehicle (AV) technology</a> is <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bit-caution-autonomous-vehicles">getting too far ahead of itself</a> in terms of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/autonomous-vehicles-pushback-begins">acceptance by the general public</a>?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/there-less-desire-driverless-vehicles-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/there-less-desire-driverless-vehicles-thought#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:41:00 +0000 215891 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of Uber.</p>