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 Updating the highway payment possibilities http://fleetowner.com/blog/updating-highway-payment-possibilities <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Figuring out ways to pay for highway infrastructure is no easy task &ndash; just witness the <a href="../../fleet-management/senate-maneuver-may-well-dead-end-long-term-highway-bill-anytime-year">multi-year Congressional wrangling</a> over the crafting and subsequent non-passage of several surface transportation reauthorization bills.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/updating-highway-payment-possibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/updating-highway-payment-possibilities#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:24:00 +0000 141201 at http://fleetowner.com Decoding the diesel trends http://fleetowner.com/blog/decoding-diesel-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A new 32-page report hit the streets this week: <em><u>An Assessment of the Diesel Fuel Market: Demand, Supply, Trade and Key Drivers</u></em>, and you can go <a href="http://www.fuelsinstitute.org/">here</a> to download it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/decoding-diesel-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/decoding-diesel-trends#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:47:00 +0000 141091 at http://fleetowner.com Study says rear view cameras worth the spec http://fleetowner.com/blog/study-says-rear-view-cameras-worth-spec <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A new study recently completed by <a href="https://www.aaafoundation.org/">AAA</a> (<em>formerly known as the American Automobile Association</em>) is extoling the virtues of rear view cameras, with the group&rsquo;s research indicating that rear visibility improvements ranged from 36% in smaller sedans up to 75% for hatchback cars, with large trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) scoring in the mid-range of vehicles evaluated (<em>roughly 39% in terms of rearward view improvement</em>.)<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/10/RearCamera.jpg" style="width: 350px;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/study-says-rear-view-cameras-worth-spec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/study-says-rear-view-cameras-worth-spec#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:06:00 +0000 140601 at http://fleetowner.com Of beeps and boxes, oh my … http://fleetowner.com/blog/beeps-and-boxes-oh-my <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Despite the now-immense list of recalls posted for such components as <a href="http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/2014/10/23/nhtsa-la-residents-should-pay-special-attention-to-air-bag-recall/17771119/">airbags</a>, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/20/us-gm-recall-fund-idUSKCN0I91KI20141020">ignition switches</a>, and <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29625734">fuel systems</a>, among other components, light vehicle engineers continue to try to build a better mousetrap, so to speak (<em>though, as those recalls indicate, more attention needs to be paid to the mouset</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/beeps-and-boxes-oh-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/beeps-and-boxes-oh-my#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 140541 at http://fleetowner.com Managers as mentors http://fleetowner.com/blog/managers-mentors <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>David Ross</strong>, one of the managing directors at the transportation and logistics practice within Wall Street investment firm <a href="http://www.stifel.com/">Stifel, Nicolaus &amp; Co.</a>, made an interesting comment in his most recent outlook for the LTL sector that frankly all trucking companies should ponder:</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Management matters: not only when it comes to operating the same trucks, people, and freight to better earnings, but also in creating and preserving a culture where people enjoy working, while being treated fairly.&rdquo;</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/managers-mentors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/managers-mentors#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:58:00 +0000 140431 at http://fleetowner.com Big blind spots detected in teenage driver knowledge http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-blind-spots-detected-teenage-driver-knowledge <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So truck drivers should know that about in about 71% of truck-car crashes, <a href="http://www.truckline.com/ATA%20Docs/News%20and%20Information/Reports%20Trends%20and%20Statistics/02%2012%2013%20--%20FINAL%202013%20Car-Truck%20Fault%20Paper.pdf">errors on the part of the car driver</a> are responsible for triggering such collisions.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/10/Teen1.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-blind-spots-detected-teenage-driver-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-blind-spots-detected-teenage-driver-knowledge#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:38:00 +0000 140271 at http://fleetowner.com Positive freight factors remain in play http://fleetowner.com/blog/positive-freight-factors-remain-play <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>While many challenges remain ahead for TL and LTL carriers alike &ndash; with the <a href="../../news/trucking-healthy-driver-shortage-accelerating">growing driver shortage</a> perhaps the biggest worry &ndash; plenty of positive factors should continue to fuel strong freight volumes throughout the rest of 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/positive-freight-factors-remain-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/positive-freight-factors-remain-play#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:22:00 +0000 140211 at http://fleetowner.com Password predicaments http://fleetowner.com/blog/password-predicaments <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Could you ever imagine that something as simple &ndash; and as vital &ndash; as creating and maintaining secure passwords to access computer systems, smart phones, plus other digital devices could be costing you in terms of employee productivity?<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/10/Phone.JPG" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/password-predicaments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/password-predicaments#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:38:00 +0000 140091 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking confidence is up north of the border http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-confidence-north-border <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If the recent results of GE Capital Canada&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.gecapital.ca/cxosurvey">third quarter mid-size business survey</a> are to be believed, trucking should continue to enjoy favorable conditions in a land once dubbed &ldquo;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jm4LoOaAWI">The Great White North</a>&rdquo; by the esteemed <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssCZWBtwUTI">Bob &amp; Doug McKenzie</a> (<em>beauty!</em>)</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-confidence-north-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-confidence-north-border#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:14:00 +0000 139991 at http://fleetowner.com Defending the digital frontier http://fleetowner.com/blog/defending-digital-frontier <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Frankly it&rsquo;s hard to focus on the perils posed by cyber threats at the moment, especially as we are now faced with <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-15/second-ebola-worker-s-trip-raises-concerns-on-u-s-spread.html">the spread of the deadly Ebola virus here in the U.S.</a>, along with the ongoing military campaign to <a href="http://nypost.com/2014/10/16/kurdish-fighters-have-isis-on-the-run-in-war-torn-kobani/">stop the ISIS terror group</a> from overtaking Kurdish-held lands as well as other locales in the Middle East.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/defending-digital-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/defending-digital-frontier#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:15:00 +0000 139891 at http://fleetowner.com