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Dec 07, 2016

Data security: Let it not be an Achilles heel for trucking

Today as we remember the ghastly surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago, it’s worthwhile to also recall the mistakes that helped pave the way for that horrific Japanese surprise attack to be successful – especially the information failures....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
Nov 30, 2016

It's Chao time in the Twitterverse

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation quickly became a trending topic on social media as major news outlets spread the word and the exchange of opinions lit up the Twittersphere....More
Nov 21, 2016

From cables to sensors: A wireless approach to truck design

Ask any bodybuilder about upfitting a truck, and they will tell you about the maze of cables that must be navigated. Ask any mechanic about servicing a car or truck with an electrical problem, and they will tell you how sometimes, the answer isn’t so simple. Which cable is the bad one? Where is the problem? Given that a typical....More

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