Blogs

Jul 21, 2016

What if no one is ready for self-driving vehicles?

My good friend and colleague Kevin Jones – editor of Fleet Owner’s brother publication, American Trucker magazine – penned an insightful blog post the other day, musing about the potential pushback against autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the wake of Tesla’s notorious....More
Oct 03, 2014

Fifty shades of FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) draws criticism from someone for everything it does. That’s natural, and FMCSA is hardly the only federal agency to suffer this fate. FMCSA often deserves the complaints it gets, but what you might think of as FMCSA really isn’t a single agency but rather more of a....More
Dec 22, 2014

It’s your skin in this game1

Ever since the Watergate scandal inexplicably captivated my teenaged self, my favorite sport to follow— even to the point of dabbling in it— has been electoral politics. As with any rabid fan, I got pulled in more and more until I was persuaded a few years back to run for a seat on my town council. I was elected to serve a....More
Jul 18, 2016

Autonomous vehicles: The pushback begins

Has Tesla screwed the pooch, or are some recent—and high profile—accidents involving the brand’s self-driving vehicle technology a to-be-expected part of the learning curve? Certainly the latter is true, but just how much political damage has been done—and what it will mean to truck makers moving forward with autonomous vehicles—remains....More
Jun 28, 2016

The milk truck delivers: A look at Divco's legacy

Near the beginning of the 20th century, there were two things that most Americans could count on: mail delivery from the U.S. Postal Service, and a weekly visit from the milkman. Back before we had modern refrigeration systems, we had the milkman, who would bring fresh milk to our doorstep when we needed it. And to get that milk to our....More

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