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Jun 07, 2016

Flexible truck maintenance takes root in Europe

It’s one of the many “holy grails” being sought after in trucking, right up there with maximizing fuel economy: pulling a truck off....More
Jun 06, 2016

The Golden State still tops for vehicle theft rate

This really shouldn’t surprise anyone: according to analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), California was home to eight of the....More
Jun 03, 2016

Making truck tires from … dandelions?

To most folks, the dandelion is nothing but a weed – and a particularly annoying one at that. Heck, I spend much of the spring digging the dang....More
Jun 02, 2016

Shoring up trucking’s cyber defenses

I know, I know; I’ve been walking the information technology (IT) beat for a while now (go here, here, and here to see what I mean) but as....More
Jun 01, 2016

Are government regulators ready to handle more data?

We all know trucking is being drawn inexorably into the digital era, regardless of whether truckers themselves want to go there or not....More
May 31, 2016

Big Data: Still stuck in neutral, it seems

Ah, the “Big Data” conundrum: it’s supposed to help revolutionize any number of industries, trucking included, yet it’s a....More
May 25, 2016

The state of safety in trucking

Dave Osiecki, executive vice president and chief of national advocacy for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), shared an interesting factoid....More
May 23, 2016

What are fleet managers worrying about?

In an earlier post, I talked some of the issues the trucking industry as a whole should be worrying about at the moment – with slumping freight....More
May 18, 2016

Truck parking: How big a problem is it?1

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) rates it as one of the trucking industry’s top five most pressing concerns; a lack of....More
May 17, 2016

Driving high: Canada prepares to experiment

Is it safe to get high on marijuana on then get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle? To put it another way: should “toking and driving”....More
May 13, 2016

Long term vs. short term thinking in trucking2

It’s something of a conundrum being faced by trucking fleets today, according to one industry analyst at least....More
May 11, 2016

How worried should trucking be right now?

Trying to gauge the portents for trucking is always something of a “is the glass half full or half empty” type of experiment. I mean,....More
What's Trucks at Work?

Trucks at Work: Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry.

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