Trucks at Work http://fleetowner.com/blog/25144/feed en What if no one is ready for self-driving vehicles? http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-if-no-one-ready-self-driving-vehicles <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>My good friend and colleague <strong>Kevin Jones</strong> &ndash; editor of Fleet Owner&rsquo;s brother publication, <a href="http://www.trucker.com/">American Tru</a>cker magazine &ndash; penned an insightful <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/autonomous-vehicles-pushback-begins">blog post</a> the other day, musing about the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/will-self-driving-vehicles-struggle-acceptance">potential pushback against autonomous vehicles</a> (AVs) in the wake of Tesla&rsquo;s notorious <a href="http://fortune.com/2016/07/05/elon-musk-tesla-autopilot-stock-sale/</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-if-no-one-ready-self-driving-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-if-no-one-ready-self-driving-vehicles#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 22 Jul 2016 03:11:00 +0000 196641 at http://fleetowner.com How exposed is trucking data to theft? http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-exposed-trucking-data-theft <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>There&rsquo;s this new term being bandied about in corporate circles these days called &ldquo;knowledge assets,&rdquo; which means &ldquo;confidential information&rdquo; critical to a company&#39;s core business operations <em>other</em> than personal information.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-exposed-trucking-data-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-exposed-trucking-data-theft#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:42:00 +0000 196521 at http://fleetowner.com Put the smartphone down, get an insurance discount? http://fleetowner.com/blog/put-smartphone-down-get-insurance-discount <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s an interesting finding from a survey of motorists conducted across the pond in the United Kingdom: while a goodly majority think driving while talking or texting on a smart phone is <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/distraction-everywhere-behind-wheel-sidewalk">highly dangerous</a>, they also believe you should get an insurance discount if you agree not to talk/text while driving.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/put-smartphone-down-get-insurance-discount" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/put-smartphone-down-get-insurance-discount#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:08:00 +0000 196371 at http://fleetowner.com Where transportation fits in with city priorities http://fleetowner.com/blog/where-transportation-fits-city-priorities <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s interesting that of all the issues stacked on the plates of U.S. city mayors these days &ndash; including <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/14/us/murder-rates-cities-fbi.html?_r=0">rising crimes rates</a> and the recent spate of <a href="http://mynewsla.com/crime/2016/07/18/cop-killings-trigger-lapd-new-safety-moves/">cop killings</a>, which will no doubt further <a href="http://wtop.com/national/2016/07/cbsnyt-poll-negative-views-race-relations-reach-time-high/">inflame racial tensions</a> &ndash; economics wins out.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/where-transportation-fits-city-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/where-transportation-fits-city-priorities#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:32:00 +0000 196321 at http://fleetowner.com The truck as a weapon of terror … again http://fleetowner.com/blog/truck-weapon-terror-again <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The horrific <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/15/deadly-truck-attack-nice-what-we-know/87117050/">terror attack</a> committed in Nice, France, highlights a disturbing use for the everyday commercial truck, one most of us in this industry don&rsquo;t like thinking about: as a weapon for mayhem and murder.</p> <p>Some 84 people are now known to be killed, along with scores of others maimed and wounded, after a terrorist behind the wheel of a straight truck plowed into a crowd of Bastille Day revelers at high speed, then exited the cab and began shooting.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/truck-weapon-terror-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/truck-weapon-terror-again#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:23:00 +0000 196151 at http://fleetowner.com Can trucking prosper in a free shipping-minded world? http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-trucking-prosper-free-shipping-minded-world <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The demand for free shipping, especially for e-commerce goods, seems to be placing greater and greater stress on last-mile delivery networks.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-trucking-prosper-free-shipping-minded-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-trucking-prosper-free-shipping-minded-world#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:50:00 +0000 196071 at http://fleetowner.com There are many rules and issues outside of trucking to worry about http://fleetowner.com/blog/there-are-many-rules-and-issues-outside-trucking-worry-about <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Much of the industry is rightly focused on dealing with the impacts of major trucking regulations now dropping upon the heads of motor carriers large and small alike: the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/latest-eld-self-cert-3-more-things-carriers-need-know">electronic logging device</a> (ELD) mandate, due to go into effect in December 2017; <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/special-report-fuel-economy-phase-2">Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules</a> that mandate fuel economy increases for commercial vehicles; and new <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fda-releas</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/there-are-many-rules-and-issues-outside-trucking-worry-about" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/there-are-many-rules-and-issues-outside-trucking-worry-about#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:03:00 +0000 196001 at http://fleetowner.com The hunt for workers goes on http://fleetowner.com/blog/hunt-workers-goes <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s certainly no secret that <a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/figuring-out-how-find-and-keep-workers-trucking">finding and keeping workers</a> is getting to be pretty tough task for many businesses today, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-needs-new-people-perspective">especially in trucking</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/hunt-workers-goes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/hunt-workers-goes#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:44:00 +0000 195901 at http://fleetowner.com E-commerce, free shipping, and trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/e-commerce-free-shipping-and-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>You see it almost every day now in the online retailing world, advertised usually in big, bold letters: <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/11/theres-no-such-thing-as-free-shipping/383234/">free shipping</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/e-commerce-free-shipping-and-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/e-commerce-free-shipping-and-trucking#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:27:00 +0000 195811 at http://fleetowner.com Of Millennials and freight http://fleetowner.com/blog/millennials-and-freight <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Is the <a href="http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/pages/millennials/">Millennial generation</a> a bunch of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/sobering-thought-trucking-and-work-ethic">no-good whining slackers</a>? Or are they poised to totally re-shape <a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/figuring-out-how-find-and-keep-workers-trucking">the concept of &ldquo;work&rdquo;</a> as we know it via their <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleets-miss-opportunities-not-understanding-younger-generations">knowledge of technology</a>?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/millennials-and-freight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/millennials-and-freight#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:13:00 +0000 195141 at http://fleetowner.com Distraction is everywhere: Behind the wheel, on the sidewalk … http://fleetowner.com/blog/distraction-everywhere-behind-wheel-sidewalk <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Did you know that the 4<sup>th</sup> of July holiday period is now one of the deadliest stretches of days for motorists on U.S. highways? That caught me by surprise. Then again, it shouldn&rsquo;t &ndash; especially this year, as record numbers of travelers are going to hit the roads before, during, and after Independence Day.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/distraction-everywhere-behind-wheel-sidewalk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/distraction-everywhere-behind-wheel-sidewalk#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:49:00 +0000 195001 at http://fleetowner.com The MV-1: A truck for the disabled http://fleetowner.com/blog/mv-1-truck-disabled <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>This week, the fifth annual <a href="http://www.unitedspinal.org/events/roll-on-capitol-hill/">Roll on Capitol Hill</a> event came to my town; a gathering of 150 disability advocates who want to figure out ways to provide the over 20 million Americans using wheelchairs, canes and other assistance to get around more &ldquo;accessible transportation&rdquo; options.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2016/06/28/MV1dc1.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 225px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/mv-1-truck-disabled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/mv-1-truck-disabled#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:17:00 +0000 194911 at http://fleetowner.com Will Phase 2 punish alternative fuels? http://fleetowner.com/blog/will-phase-2-punish-alternative-fuels <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s a thought: will <a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/alternative-fuels-still-viable">alternative fuels</a> get kneecapped by the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/breaking-10-mpg-barrier">fuel economy improvements</a> mandated for heavy trucks via <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/special-report-fuel-economy-phase-2">the Phase 2 standards</a> within <a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/clearing-some-ghg-myths">greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules</a>?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/will-phase-2-punish-alternative-fuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/will-phase-2-punish-alternative-fuels#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:14:00 +0000 194841 at http://fleetowner.com It’s not the size of the dog in the fight … http://fleetowner.com/blog/it-s-not-size-dog-fight <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/study-biggest-trucking-firms-outsource-over-42-their-freight">this study</a> got a lot of folks talking last month: about <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-data-delivers-payback-small-fleets-too">small motor carriers</a> and the often unacknowledged outsized role they perform in trucking, even as many <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-small-carriers-facing-extinction">predict their extinction</a>; about whether true <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleets-racing-align-shipper-needs">freight visib</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/it-s-not-size-dog-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/it-s-not-size-dog-fight#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:51:00 +0000 194681 at http://fleetowner.com The bumpy road trucking must travel http://fleetowner.com/blog/bumpy-road-trucking-must-travel <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s getting ugly out there in the freight markets and unfortunately may get uglier still for trucking before better times return &ndash; perhaps an indication that <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/glass-half-full-or-half-empty-trucking">the glass will be half empty</a> for motor carriers at least in the near term.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/bumpy-road-trucking-must-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/bumpy-road-trucking-must-travel#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:36:00 +0000 194591 at http://fleetowner.com