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Nov 25, 2014

Unlocking the mysteries of the random traffic jam

Have you ever seen a 2-mile long traffic jam on the opposite side of the highway and thought, “Gee, I didn’t see an accident back there....More
Nov 04, 2014

Is truck driver the worst job in NASCAR?

This summer, The Sporting News asked NASCAR drivers and team personnel who had the worst job in the sport. Their answer? The truck drivers....More
Oct 26, 2014

Why we love food trucks

The editorial staff here at Fleet Owner writes about a wide variety of trucks and trailers, from over-the-road to off-road. But there are some....More
Sep 02, 2014

Cutting the costs associated with work absences

There is no question that workers’ comp claims in an industry such as trucking are a concern for any human resource manager. With drivers....More
Aug 28, 2014

What can be learned from FedEx Ground’s independent contractor model

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal yesterday said that FedEx Ground’s classification of some 2,300 employees as independent contractors is wrong....More
Aug 13, 2014

Commercial drivers face a global image problem

Richard Madison, a marketing executive from Sussex Signs, a British company, was kind enough to send me an infographic recently about what he says....More
Jul 30, 2014

Why trucking needs to care about augmented reality

Recently, I wrote about the potential of drone use in transportation. Amazon is just one of the companies exploring the use of drones for delivery....More
Jul 10, 2014

Breaking the barriers to a brighter future

With plenty of talk about driverless and autonomous vehicles such as Google’s driverless car, Amazon’s package delivery by drone concept....More
Jul 03, 2014

Taking a Swedish view of American trucks

The MB&F M.A.D. Gallery (Mechanical Art Devices) is showing the work of Swiss photographer Ulysse Fréchelin. What makes this particular....More
Jun 11, 2014

You can make a truck driver rest, but you can’t make him sleep

Following the weekend crash in New Jersey that killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured Tracy Morgan, the drumbeat for cracking down on....More
May 28, 2014

Love's blooms again in Oklahoma

Back in 2010, the Love’s Travel Stop along I-40 in Oklahoma City was destroyed by a devastating tornado. Miraculously, none of the 80 or so....More
Apr 14, 2014

Put down the phone and promise to drive distraction free

In 2012, nearly 3,400 people (3,328, actually) died in distraction-affected crashes, according to the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT). An....More
Apr 09, 2014

Fleet Advantage launches charity program to assist kids in need

Many companies have charitable hearts. Some publicize them, some don’t. I find it particularly heart-warming when companies donate to children....More
Mar 26, 2014

Drones are coming to take your job

In the past six months or so, there has been a lot of talk about drones being used in all types of situations. Sure, we all know the military uses....More
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