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Apr 06, 2016

Connecting vehicles to … well, everything

Think on this for a minute: the self-driving vehicles we all keep hearing about, well, they need to be connected to each other as well as the....More
Apr 04, 2016

Financial security and the driver shortage1

So I dropped in for a visit with Mercer Transportation last week while in Louisville, KY, attending the 2016 Mid America Trucking Show, to talk shop....More
Apr 01, 2016

When the Secretary of the Army comes to visit …

It’s not every day that the Secretary of the U.S. Army stops in to visit a truck show – especially when such a visit involves a squad of....More
Mar 28, 2016

Drones: Now inspecting bridges and roadways near you

Unmanned aerial vehicles – known more commonly as “drones” or simply “UAVs” – are increasingly being deployed by....More
Mar 24, 2016

Of motor vehicles and human emotion

As we all know, cars and trucks are merely things. Even if one day they can operate themselves, they will never be able to replicate true human....More
Mar 23, 2016

Aiming the Big Data guns at one’s self1

There’s never been much doubt that “Big Data” efforts in trucking are by their very nature largely internally-directed as fleets....More
Mar 21, 2016

U.S. companies – truckers included – are struggling to innovate

Ultimately, innovation is what determines whether companies of all stripes – including those in trucking and logistics – live or die in....More
Mar 18, 2016

Workers need to be fitter and smarter … and they’re not2

One of the more worrisome disconnects now occurring in the U.S. labor pool is that even as job skill requirements are increasing across the board,....More
Mar 17, 2016

Trucking needs a new people perspective

Over the last few weeks, I've heard a number of interesting comments regarding the need for the transportation and logistics industry to change the....More
Mar 16, 2016

Survey says corporate cyber response still too slow

I’ve noted before in this space and elsewhere that trucking is increasingly a business based on digital connections – whether we like....More
Mar 15, 2016

ELD advice: Don’t wait, do it now1

So by now you’ve probably heard more about electronic logging devices (ELDs) and their mandated use by the trucking industry than you’d....More
Mar 14, 2016

Decreasing highway deaths via self-driving vehicles?

The rapid and ongoing spike in highway fatalities over the last year – jumping up 9.3% during the first nine months of 2015 alone; some 26,000....More
Mar 11, 2016

The latest on PC-11

So, as everyone should know by now, new truck engine oil is due to hit the market on Dec. 1 this year: PC-11, with the “PC” standing for....More
Mar 10, 2016

Self-driving in the snow: Five key steps

So, how does an autonomous vehicle successfully navigate snow-covered streets? I mean, such road surfaces cause vehicles to handle far differently....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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