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 Could longer human lifespans help trucking? http://fleetowner.com/blog/could-longer-human-lifespans-help-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s a thought: With the average life expectancy of U.S. residents increasing by 30 years compared to a century ago, could such <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/dipping-older-worker-pool">added longevity</a> help trucking potentially solve its <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/driver-shortage-increases-27-according-ata">driver shortage</a> over the long term?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/could-longer-human-lifespans-help-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/could-longer-human-lifespans-help-trucking#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 24 May 2016 13:29:00 +0000 192241 at http://fleetowner.com What are fleet managers worrying about? http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-are-fleet-managers-worrying-about <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>In an earlier post, I talked some of the issues the trucking industry as a whole <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-worried-should-trucking-be-right-now">should be worrying about</a> at the moment &ndash; with <a href="http://www.joc.com/maritime-news/container-lines/bloated-inventories-cloud-outlook-peak-shipping-season_20160522.html">slumping freight volumes</a> only the tip of the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/long-term-vs-short-term-thinking-trucking">bad-news iceberg</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-are-fleet-managers-worrying-about" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-are-fleet-managers-worrying-about#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 23 May 2016 12:29:00 +0000 192141 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking parking: How big a problem is it? http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-parking-how-big-problem-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.atri-online.org/">American Transportation Research Institute</a> (ATRI) rates it as one of the trucking industry&rsquo;s top five most pressing concerns; a lack of available truck parking.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-parking-how-big-problem-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-parking-how-big-problem-it#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 18 May 2016 18:15:00 +0000 191881 at http://fleetowner.com Driving high: Canada prepares to experiment http://fleetowner.com/blog/driving-high-canada-prepares-experiment <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Is it safe to get high on marijuana on then get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle? To put it another way: should &ldquo;toking and driving&rdquo; be treated the same as &ldquo;drinking and driving&rdquo;?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/driving-high-canada-prepares-experiment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/driving-high-canada-prepares-experiment#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 17 May 2016 13:16:00 +0000 191711 at http://fleetowner.com Vehicle customization … for pizza delivery http://fleetowner.com/blog/vehicle-customization-pizza-delivery <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>No doubt you&rsquo;ve heard about the unique DXP delivery vehicle rolled out by Domino&rsquo;s Pizza last year &ndash; a vehicle customized explicitly for the task of transporting pizza and other foods to customers.</p> <p>The company already has almost 100 of these unique vehicles on the road and plans to add another 58 this summer &ndash; bringing its total DXP fleet up to 155 units.</p> <p>[<em>Here&rsquo;s a behind the scenes look at the design process that brought the DXP to life</em>.]</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/vehicle-customization-pizza-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/vehicle-customization-pizza-delivery#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 16 May 2016 12:46:00 +0000 191581 at http://fleetowner.com Long term vs. short term thinking in trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/long-term-vs-short-term-thinking-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s something of a conundrum being faced by trucking fleets today, according to one industry analyst at least.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/long-term-vs-short-term-thinking-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/long-term-vs-short-term-thinking-trucking#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 13 May 2016 12:34:00 +0000 191451 at http://fleetowner.com How worried should trucking be right now? http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-worried-should-trucking-be-right-now <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Trying to gauge the portents for trucking is always something of a &ldquo;is the glass half full or half empty&rdquo; type of experiment.</p> <p>I mean, there&rsquo;s always something good going on right alongside something that&rsquo;s not so good &ndash; and often they are the same thing, like low fuel prices.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-worried-should-trucking-be-right-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-worried-should-trucking-be-right-now#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 11 May 2016 10:18:00 +0000 191301 at http://fleetowner.com Time for some truck videos http://fleetowner.com/blog/time-some-truck-videos <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Seeing is believing; that&rsquo;s how the old saying goes. In the case of trucks, large and small, video helps shine a light not just upon the capability but the spirit embedded in such rolling iron.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/time-some-truck-videos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/time-some-truck-videos#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 10 May 2016 11:55:00 +0000 191171 at http://fleetowner.com Is confidence on the rise regarding new food transport rules? http://fleetowner.com/blog/confidence-rise-regarding-new-food-transport-rules <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>There&rsquo;s been a lot of debate over the past few months about how new <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fda-releases-final-food-transportation-safety-rule">food transportation safety rules</a> might impact both shippers and trucking firms (<em>you can click <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/new-food-safety-rules-pose-impact-refrigerated-carriers">here</a> and <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/refrigerated-carriers-need-take-lead-food-safety-compliance">here</a> for other stories on that subject</em>)</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/confidence-rise-regarding-new-food-transport-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/confidence-rise-regarding-new-food-transport-rules#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 06 May 2016 14:41:00 +0000 190871 at http://fleetowner.com More self-driving trucks hit the road ... and the dirt http://fleetowner.com/blog/more-self-driving-trucks-hit-road-and-dirt <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Autonomous vehicles certainly seem all the rage right now, especially when it comes to developing self-driving trucks to haul freight, as the video below shows.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gB58xnCcYp0" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>Of course, the use of autonomous vehicles is not limited to just the freight-hauling business. Indeed, the mining industry is hard at work seeking ways to deploy self-driving technology, too.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/more-self-driving-trucks-hit-road-and-dirt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/more-self-driving-trucks-hit-road-and-dirt#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 05 May 2016 12:21:00 +0000 190741 at http://fleetowner.com