Oct 19, 2017

Machines may soon get better preventative care than people

Here’s a fun thought for the day: with all the advances being made in remote diagnostics and maintenance algorithms for trucks, cars, bulldozers, and other motorized equipment, it’s becoming increasingly likely that machines are going to be receiving far better “preventative care” than us humans in the very near....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
Oct 18, 2017

Is technology causing highway fatalities?

We’ve often written of the improving safety performance of trucks after participating in a live demonstration, or sitting through a presentation on connectivity. So, it comes as a bit of a surprise that overall highway fatalities rose in 2016 to a decade-high of 37,461....More

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