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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
Mar 17, 2014

Wrongly classifying drivers could mean jail in New York State

A new law that took effect last week in New York State could mean significant financial penalties and/or jail for companies that knowingly....More
Mar 04, 2014

Tolls, taxes and fees: Why we are stuck with underfunded highways

Last week saw a flurry of statements, proclamations and pie-in-the-sky dreaming from politicians announcing that they have the solutions to fix our....More
Feb 21, 2014

What's the cost to transport my eyes? And other strange shipping stories

I have to admit that one show I like to watch on TV at night is Shipping Wars on A&E. The premise of the show is for a group of “....More
Jan 31, 2014

Trucking is waiting for a skilled technician workforce

During his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, President Barack Obama mentioned his goal of creating an educated workforce. This is something....More
Jan 24, 2014

Hard-working trucks and truckers hit the airwaves

To help celebrate the work that Americans do every day, in many cases with the help of trucks ranging from pickups to heavy-duty tractors, Shell....More
Jan 02, 2014

Mile high in Colorado? Not for commercial truckers

Jan. 1, 2014, was a milestone date in Colorado. It was the date that residents, and non-residents alike, could purchase marijuana legally for....More
Dec 26, 2013

7 steps to making mobile devices work in your fleet

As more companies debate whether to purchase smart devices for their employees or allow those employees to use their own devices, there are a myriad....More
Nov 14, 2013

Truck specs that truly work

Trucks are designed to perform a job. For some, it’s to haul freight. For others, it’s to accomplish tasks such as utility work or....More
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