Trucks at Work http://fleetowner.com/blog/25144/feed en A look at Schneider’s latest Ride of Pride tractors http://fleetowner.com/blog/look-schneider-s-latest-ride-pride-tractors <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Trucking conglomerate <a href="http://www.schneider.com/">Schneider</a> is highlighting its latest &ldquo;<a href="http://schneiderjobs.com/company-drivers/military/ride-of-pride">Ride of Pride</a>&rdquo; highway tractor additions this week ahead of the U.S. Independence Day celebration &ndash; one for its U.S. operations, put into service over the memorial Day weekend back in May, and one for its Canadian TL division, activated for duty on June 2.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/look-schneider-s-latest-ride-pride-tractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/look-schneider-s-latest-ride-pride-tractors#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:01:00 +0000 164301 at http://fleetowner.com Considering the impact of IT change http://fleetowner.com/blog/considering-impact-it-change <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>There&rsquo;s no question that the business of logistics &ndash; and trucking&rsquo;s key role in that endeavor &ndash; is <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/digital-revolution-ahead-trucking">going digital</a> (<em>along with a lot of concern about <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/data-lockdown">data security</a>, too</em>.)<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/07/CloudSecurity.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 263px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/considering-impact-it-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/considering-impact-it-change#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:34:00 +0000 164181 at http://fleetowner.com European project seeks to use the cloud to spot road hazards http://fleetowner.com/blog/european-project-seeks-use-cloud-spot-road-hazards <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>European traffic location and navigation provider <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_%28Nokia%29">HERE</a> is spearheading an interesting project in Finland, one that seeks to use <a href="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372163,00.asp">cloud computing</a> to help vehicles spot a variety of road hazards well before a human driver can see them.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/06/FinRoad1.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/european-project-seeks-use-cloud-spot-road-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/european-project-seeks-use-cloud-spot-road-hazards#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:10:00 +0000 164161 at http://fleetowner.com Fear of other drivers http://fleetowner.com/blog/fear-other-drivers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If you ever watched the classic TV show <em><u><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fu_%28TV_series%29">Kung Fu</a></u></em> you know that fear is the only darkness.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/F0OZ1yUypUY" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>However, if a new survey conducted for <a href="http://www.ford.com/">Ford Motor Co.</a> is to be believed, younger generations in this country fear other drivers on the road above all else &ndash; even death.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/fear-other-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/fear-other-drivers#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:59:00 +0000 164021 at http://fleetowner.com Navigating the regulatory rocks and shoals http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-regulatory-rocks-and-shoals <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>Bob Voltmann</strong>, president of the <a href="http://www.tianet.org/">Transportation Intermediaries Association</a> (TIA), made an interesting presentation a week or so ago during a conference call hosted by Wall Street investment firm <a href="http://www.stifel.com/">Stifel, Nicolaus &amp; Co.</a>, regarding a variety of challenges facing the transportation industry in the near-term &ndash; notably <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/senate-signs-summer-highway-funding-patch">how to fund a long-term highway bill</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-regulatory-rocks-and-shoals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-regulatory-rocks-and-shoals#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:14:00 +0000 162961 at http://fleetowner.com Could health benefits be key to attracting and keeping drivers? http://fleetowner.com/blog/could-health-benefits-be-key-attracting-and-keeping-drivers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Though it&rsquo;s not focused on the transportation industry, new research conducted by global consulting firm <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.accenture.com%2Fhealth&amp;esheet=51123447&amp;newsitemid=20150615005501&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Accenture&amp;index=1&amp;md5=8f9b57b6b5250d11a9f18193007fbac0" target="_blank">Accenture</a> got me thinking: could health benefits be deployed as a recruiting and retention tool for <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/driver-shortage-remains-sore-spot-across-trucking-spectrum">truck drivers</</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/could-health-benefits-be-key-attracting-and-keeping-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/could-health-benefits-be-key-attracting-and-keeping-drivers#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:42:00 +0000 162791 at http://fleetowner.com Social media and sleep disorders http://fleetowner.com/blog/social-media-and-sleep-disorders <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>I&rsquo;ve been delving into the interconnections between sleep, health, and truck driving of late (<em>go <a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management/sleep-tight-helping-drivers-rest">here</a>, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/fighting-fatigue-military-way">here</a> and <a href="http://news.trucker.com/blog/can-truck-specs-improve-rest-and-sleep">here</a> for some examples</em>) and as a result stumbled upon an interesting project being undertaken by researchers from <a href="http://www.childrenshospital.org/" target="_blank">Boston Children&#39;s Hospital</a> and <a href="http://w</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/social-media-and-sleep-disorders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/social-media-and-sleep-disorders#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:05:00 +0000 162601 at http://fleetowner.com Understanding the odds http://fleetowner.com/blog/understanding-odds <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Every year, the <a href="http://www.nsc.org">National Safety Council</a> (NSC) puts together a rather morbid yet important list laying out the &lsquo;<a href="http://www.nsc.org/act/events/Pages/Odds-of-Dying-2015.aspx">Odds of Dying&rsquo;</a> Americans face from various causes.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/06/VDOT9.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/understanding-odds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/understanding-odds#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:18:00 +0000 162591 at http://fleetowner.com How do we want to teach driving, anyways? http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-do-we-want-teach-driving-anyways <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Last year, my eldest daughter got her driver&rsquo;s license. And as part of that process I got an eye-opening look at how the Commonwealth of Virginia expects new drivers like her to get the training they need to operate vehicles safely on U.S. roadways.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-do-we-want-teach-driving-anyways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-do-we-want-teach-driving-anyways#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:16:00 +0000 162461 at http://fleetowner.com Diagnosis: drivers bedeviled by inexperience, lack of skills http://fleetowner.com/blog/diagnosis-drivers-bedeviled-inexperience-lack-skills <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So if you&rsquo;ve been bitterly critical about the lack of driving skills you&rsquo;ve witnessed out on the roads in recent years, there&rsquo;s now a study to back up your observations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/diagnosis-drivers-bedeviled-inexperience-lack-skills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/diagnosis-drivers-bedeviled-inexperience-lack-skills#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:17:00 +0000 162051 at http://fleetowner.com Using technology to put impaired drivers on ice http://fleetowner.com/blog/using-technology-put-impaired-drivers-ice <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Last week, the <a href="http://www.nhtsa.gov/">National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</a> (NHTSA) the latest step in its research efforts to develop technology that would make motor vehicles inoperative if drivers are determined to be impaired by alcohol &ndash; technology that is being aimed at commercial fleets as well.</p> <p>This latest prototype is the result of Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) research being conducted by NHTSA and an &ldquo;industry consortium&rdquo; of companies.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/using-technology-put-impaired-drivers-ice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/using-technology-put-impaired-drivers-ice#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:16:00 +0000 161951 at http://fleetowner.com Fighting fatigue the military way http://fleetowner.com/blog/fighting-fatigue-military-way <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It goes without saying that pounding the ground under fire, rifle at the ready, is far more dangerous than driving a truck for a living.</p> <p>Yet there are parallels &ndash; especially when it comes to <a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/commentary-fighting-driver-fatigue">fighting fatigue</a>.</p> <p>For when soldiers in combat or truck drivers piloting big rigs at highway speeds make mistakes, the consequences can be disastrous.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/06/ChadStorlie.jpg" style="width: 380px; height: 179px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/fighting-fatigue-military-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/fighting-fatigue-military-way#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:09:00 +0000 161811 at http://fleetowner.com How about that: supply chains still matter http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-about-supply-chains-still-matter <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s a non-shocker from the survey world: how manufacturers develop, produce, and then deliver products to their customers around the world &ndash; in essence, how well their supply chains function &ndash; is <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/infrastructure-technology-and-workers-key-supply-chain-competitiveness">a hinge point</a> upon which their firms will live or die.</p> <p>You don&rsquo;t say?<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/06/TrucksParked2.JPG" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-about-supply-chains-still-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-about-supply-chains-still-matter#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:05:00 +0000 161611 at http://fleetowner.com Autonomous vehicles, emissions, and trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/autonomous-vehicles-emissions-and-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s not every day that I interview someone who cites an <a href="http://www.clarkefoundation.org/sample-page/">Arthur C. Clarke</a> novel to illustrate the trend line for <a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/road-self-driving-truck">autonomous vehicles</a> (AVs).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/autonomous-vehicles-emissions-and-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/autonomous-vehicles-emissions-and-trucking#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:44:00 +0000 161501 at http://fleetowner.com Jobs of the not-so-distant future http://fleetowner.com/blog/jobs-not-so-distant-future <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>As <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/new-autonomous-freightliner-rolls-across-hoover-dam-really">autonomous trucks</a> begin to be tested on U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/jobs-not-so-distant-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/jobs-not-so-distant-future#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:43:00 +0000 161391 at http://fleetowner.com