Trucks at Work http://fleetowner.com/blog/25144/feed en Details matter when it comes to vehicle crash data http://fleetowner.com/blog/details-matter-when-it-comes-vehicle-crash-data <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.nsc.org_pages_home.aspx&amp;d=DwMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=OHaKSnTdA6RcjhH2OmIJ3thV4v7P5SrKfx-TaWavTyU&amp;m=98tPP3-oyZVQwHnJLJNXM-AOODzGgJ6NIk_7xBDbqZY&amp;s=F-qLaxgUcToJCX5oFCDWkSgYDOJtgaJ92zIgvfD2WIQ&amp;e=">National Safety Council</a> (NSC) released a <a href="http://www.nsc.org/DistractedDrivingDocuments/Crash%20Report/Undercounted-is-Underinvested.pdf">new report</a> this week that indicates there&rsquo;s a big gap in motor vehicle crash data being recorded by law enforcement officials in most states.</p</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/details-matter-when-it-comes-vehicle-crash-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/details-matter-when-it-comes-vehicle-crash-data#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:44:00 +0000 216841 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Motor vehicle crash deaths may top 40,000 for 2016 NSC says.</p> Gearing up for a great Mother’s Day trucking tradition http://fleetowner.com/blog/gearing-great-mother-s-day-trucking-tradition <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>There are many great traditions in the trucking industry, but no doubt one of the best is the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/make-wish-convoy-shows-truckings-caring-side">Make-A-Wish Mother&rsquo;s Day Convoy</a> held in Lancaster, PA.</p> <p>Last year, the convoy hit a record-setting mark of 590 trucks, and while such numbers are impressive from a purely &ldquo;chrome and steel&rdquo; perspective, they don&rsquo;t come close to telling the emotional stories of the sick children aided by this one-of-a kind fundraising effort.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/gearing-great-mother-s-day-trucking-tradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/gearing-great-mother-s-day-trucking-tradition#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:53:00 +0000 216631 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of RoadPro</p> How will data transform trucking and other industries? http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-will-data-transform-trucking-and-other-industries <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Nowadays in freight transportation circles it&rsquo;s common to hear a lot of talk about how <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dhl-artificial-intelligence-will-remold-logistics-world">artificial intelligence</a> (AI), the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/internet-things-poised-transform-global-logistics">Internet of Things</a> (IoT) and (<em>of course</em>) the advent of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/autonomous-vehicles-what-fleets-want">driverless trucks</a> will transform the process of hauling cargo from point A to point B across the U.S.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-will-data-transform-trucking-and-other-industries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-will-data-transform-trucking-and-other-industries#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:40:00 +0000 216571 at http://fleetowner.com Tapping into disruption to defend trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/tapping-disruption-defend-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>To say that <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/be-prepared-or-be-disrupted-supply-chain-expert-warns">there&rsquo;s a lot of disruption</a> occurring in the trucking industry right now &ndash; with more ahead on the horizon &ndash; is like saying Godzilla is a slightly larger than average lizard.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xYVuAlNeF2U" width="560"></iframe></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/tapping-disruption-defend-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/tapping-disruption-defend-trucking#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:20:00 +0000 216491 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</p> Navigating the many challenges facing trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-many-challenges-facing-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>John Larkin</strong> is a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/no-freight-rate-increases-forecasted-yet-trucking">familiar face in this space</a>, which should come as no surprise, as he&rsquo;s one of the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/top-issues-trucking-should-track-2017#slide-0-field_images-209391">pre-eminent analysts</a> in the trucking industry.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-many-challenges-facing-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/navigating-many-challenges-facing-trucking#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:57:00 +0000 216391 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner.</p> The data demands of self-driving systems http://fleetowner.com/blog/data-demands-self-driving-systems <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>In all of this talk about autonomous vehicles (AVs) and self-driving trucks, some serious discussion us needed regarding the sheer amount of data required to allow motor vehicles to pilot themselves.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/data-demands-self-driving-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/data-demands-self-driving-systems#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:10:00 +0000 216331 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of Intel.</p> Securing the digital world for trucking and beyond http://fleetowner.com/blog/securing-digital-world-trucking-and-beyond <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>As much as some of us would enjoy completely <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/digital-experience-all-it-s-cracked-be-trucking-and-elsewhere">ditching all the digitization going on</a> in both our personal and work lives (<em>and <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/internet-things">count me among them</a>!</em>) the is just no escaping it &ndash; <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/supply-chain-going-digital-trucking-ready-follow">in trucking</a> as well as everywhere else for that matter.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/securing-digital-world-trucking-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/securing-digital-world-trucking-and-beyond#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 14 Apr 2017 01:22:00 +0000 216151 at http://fleetowner.com Is there less desire for driverless vehicles than thought? http://fleetowner.com/blog/there-less-desire-driverless-vehicles-thought <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Ponder this for a moment: what if <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/driverless-trucks-where-they-ll-work-where-they-won-t">autonomous vehicle (AV) technology</a> is <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bit-caution-autonomous-vehicles">getting too far ahead of itself</a> in terms of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/autonomous-vehicles-pushback-begins">acceptance by the general public</a>?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/there-less-desire-driverless-vehicles-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/there-less-desire-driverless-vehicles-thought#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:41:00 +0000 215891 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of Uber.</p> The supply chain is going digital. Is trucking ready to follow? http://fleetowner.com/blog/supply-chain-going-digital-trucking-ready-follow <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So the material handling, logistics and supply chain trade association <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mhi.org&amp;esheet=51533824&amp;newsitemid=20170405005008&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=MHI&amp;index=3&amp;md5=1fc4094290f8165d82cddf6f1bb3ce7f" target="_blank">MHI</a> recently unveiled its 2017 annual industry report, compiled with the help of consulting firm <a href="http://www.deloitte.com/us/about">Deloitte Touch&eacute; Tohmatsu Limited</a>, and I think its title says it all: <em><a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/supply-chain-going-digital-trucking-ready-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/supply-chain-going-digital-trucking-ready-follow#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:12:00 +0000 215741 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of Scania.</p> Is a truck driver retirement wave beginning to rise? http://fleetowner.com/blog/truck-driver-retirement-wave-beginning-rise <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A long-awaited facet of the ongoing truck driver shortage may now be starting to form, if a recent survey&rsquo;s data is correct: a wave of retirements is building that will speed up the depletion of industry&rsquo;s professional driver corps.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/truck-driver-retirement-wave-beginning-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/truck-driver-retirement-wave-beginning-rise#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:23:00 +0000 215581 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner.</p> Driverless driving in three years: Now that’s ambitious. http://fleetowner.com/blog/driverless-driving-three-years-now-s-ambitious <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So component supplier <a href="http://www.bosch-mobility-solutions.com/en/">Bosch</a> and global vehicle maker <a href="http://www.daimler.com/">Daimler AG</a> recently announced they are joining forces to &ldquo;advance the development of fully automated and driverless driving,&rdquo; which really isn&rsquo;t all that shocking, since almost every vehicle manufacturer &ndash; including <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ride-peterbilts-autonomous-truck">heavy trucks OEMs</a> &ndash; is engaged in similar research.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/driverless-driving-three-years-now-s-ambitious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/driverless-driving-three-years-now-s-ambitious#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:46:00 +0000 215331 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of Daimler AG.</p> Is the digital experience all it’s cracked up to be, in trucking and elsewhere? http://fleetowner.com/blog/digital-experience-all-it-s-cracked-be-trucking-and-elsewhere <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>As we all know, trucking is in the midst of a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/preparing-digital-transformation-business">digital revolution</a> of sorts; with the industry experiencing all sorts of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/digital-disruption-and-trucking">disruptive effects</a> as a result (<em>go <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/digital-disruption-friend-or-foe-part-1-self-driving-trucks-uber-freight">here</a> and <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/digital-disruption-part-2-analytics-analytics-analytics">here</a> for more on that</em>).</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/digital-experience-all-it-s-cracked-be-trucking-and-elsewhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/digital-experience-all-it-s-cracked-be-trucking-and-elsewhere#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:04:00 +0000 215261 at http://fleetowner.com How new modes of mobility may remake motor transport http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-new-modes-mobility-may-remake-motor-transport <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So here&rsquo;s a thought: what if the growth of car- and ride-sharing services added to the adoption of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/autonomous-vehicles-what-fleets-want">autonomous vehicles</a> (AVs) actually <em><u>increases</u></em> the number of cars and trucks on our roads?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-new-modes-mobility-may-remake-motor-transport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-new-modes-mobility-may-remake-motor-transport#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 215151 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.</p> Are too many rules to blame for our infrastructure woes? http://fleetowner.com/blog/are-too-many-rules-blame-our-infrastructure-woes <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>In their heart of hearts, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/more-regs-what-expect-when-why">no one really likes rules in trucking</a>, much less the transportation and logistics industry as a whole.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/are-too-many-rules-blame-our-infrastructure-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/are-too-many-rules-blame-our-infrastructure-woes#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:03:00 +0000 215081 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of VDOT.</p> Putting the freight picture into focus http://fleetowner.com/blog/putting-freight-picture-focus <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So <strong>Eric Starks</strong>, president of research firm <a href="http://www.ftrintel.com/">FTR Transportation Intelligence</a>, gave a presentation at the 2017 Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) annual convention this week centered on the state of the U.S. freight market &ndash; in particular looking at factors that might help or hinder demand for trucking capacity in the months ahead.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/putting-freight-picture-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/putting-freight-picture-focus#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +0000 215031 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Erics Starks, at right, takes the stage. Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner.</p>