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 Defining the American Dream for trucking ... and the nation, too. http://fleetowner.com/blog/defining-american-dream-trucking-and-nation-too <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Is the "American Dream" becoming more out of reach to most of those employed in the trucking industry — especially truck drivers, who, despite recent pay increases, still find it hard to make a living? Does term even mean the same thing today as it did a generation ago?</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/defining-american-dream-trucking-and-nation-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/defining-american-dream-trucking-and-nation-too#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:57:00 +0000 190111 at http://fleetowner.com Dealmaking: What it indicates about the transportation market http://fleetowner.com/blog/dealmaking-what-it-indicates-about-transportation-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>There&rsquo;s been a lot of transportation dealmaking in the works of late.</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/dealmaking-what-it-indicates-about-transportation-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/dealmaking-what-it-indicates-about-transportation-market#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:13:00 +0000 190061 at http://fleetowner.com Preparing for the digital transformation of business http://fleetowner.com/blog/preparing-digital-transformation-business <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A lot of folks in trucking might well respond &ldquo;tell us something we don&rsquo;t know&rdquo; to the headline above, for the industry is already grappling with a wide array of &ldquo;digital transformers: everything from <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/eld-advice-don-t-wait-do-it-now">electronic logging devices</a> (ELDs) and <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/detroit-connect-offers-new-virtual-technician-features">remote diagnostics</a> to <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/telogis-navigation-global-edition-adds-feedback-platform">virtual navigation</a>.</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/preparing-digital-transformation-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/preparing-digital-transformation-business#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:47:00 +0000 189881 at http://fleetowner.com Cracking a cold Ferrari case http://fleetowner.com/blog/cracking-cold-ferrari-case <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s not every day you recover a stolen Ferrari sports car; and it&rsquo;s certainly even rarer to recover one lost to theft for nearly three decades.</p> <p>But, as the saying goes in the law enforcement community, the wheels of justice never stop turning.</p> <p>Though it looks like, at least in this particular auto theft case, those wheels may have indeed come to a stop.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XVRyzI-_Yts" width="560"></iframe>;</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/cracking-cold-ferrari-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/cracking-cold-ferrari-case#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:17:00 +0000 189731 at http://fleetowner.com Financial worry: A possible recruiting tactic for trucking? http://fleetowner.com/blog/financial-worry-possible-recruiting-tactic-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>I&rsquo;ve noted <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/financial-security-and-driver-shortage">in this space before</a> that growing concerns over finances within the U.S. workforce could be a key recruiting tactic for trucking, especially where the industry&rsquo;s <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truckings-technician-shortage-9-slides-dig-details#slide-4-field_images-171901">shortage of key personnel</a> is concerned.</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/financial-worry-possible-recruiting-tactic-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/financial-worry-possible-recruiting-tactic-trucking#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:40:00 +0000 189601 at http://fleetowner.com Here come the headwinds for Class 8 production http://fleetowner.com/blog/here-come-headwinds-class-8-production <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The word &ldquo;headwinds&rdquo; always conjures up some bad mojo where trucking is concerned, but it seems such negative forces are growing for the trucking equipment sector&ndash; particularly for Class 8 trucks.</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/here-come-headwinds-class-8-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/here-come-headwinds-class-8-production#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:03:00 +0000 189551 at http://fleetowner.com The skills gap may be bigger than we think http://fleetowner.com/blog/skills-gap-may-be-bigger-we-think <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Recently, there&rsquo;s been lots of talk about the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/finding-ways-close-skills-gap">growing skills gap</a> among younger workers, especially when it comes to professions critical to this industry, such as <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tactics-fixing-technician-shortage">truck technicians</a>.</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/skills-gap-may-be-bigger-we-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/skills-gap-may-be-bigger-we-think#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:58:00 +0000 189361 at http://fleetowner.com Combining savings with protection to stem distracted driving http://fleetowner.com/blog/combining-savings-protection-stem-distracted-driving-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Just recently, vehicle navigation and mapping provider TomTom forged a partnership with Cellcontrol to install <a href="https://player.vimeo.com/external/162709364.hd.mp4?s=f64d43c91fc554c1e875a40c0a6875f12dd9c678&amp;profile_id=174">anti-distracted driving technology</a> onto TomTom&rsquo;s Bridge semi-rugged navigation device.</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/combining-savings-protection-stem-distracted-driving-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/combining-savings-protection-stem-distracted-driving-0#comments Trucks at Work Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:37:00 +0000 189311 at http://fleetowner.com Electronic integration: Key to efficiency and profits for truckers? http://fleetowner.com/blog/electronic-integration-key-efficiency-and-profits-truckers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So the University of Tennessee&rsquo;s <a href="http://globalsupplychaininstitute.utk.edu/">Global Supply Chain Institute</a>, in collaboration with <a href="http://www.dicentral.com/">DiCentral Corp.</a>, recently issued a <a href="http://edi3.dicentral.com/b2bi-study">research report</a> that explores the importance of &ldquo;electronic integration&rdquo; in the supply chain world.</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/electronic-integration-key-efficiency-and-profits-truckers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/electronic-integration-key-efficiency-and-profits-truckers#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:38:00 +0000 189181 at http://fleetowner.com Burly Man + Burly Truck = Burly Stunt http://fleetowner.com/blog/burly-man-burly-truck-burly-stunt <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s another instant video marketing classic from <a href="http://www.volvotrucks.com/">Volvo Trucks</a>; putting one of the strongest men on Earth behind the wheel of a tractor and transmission capable of pulling one of the heaviest freight loads on Earth. Not a bad stunt to start the day, if I may say.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5UUz1zTZFfU" width="560"></iframe></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/burly-man-burly-truck-burly-stunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/burly-man-burly-truck-burly-stunt#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:54:00 +0000 189091 at http://fleetowner.com