Trucks at Work http://fleetowner.com/blog/25144/feed Trucks at Work: Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. en Tick, tock: It’s a truck clock http://fleetowner.com/blog/tick-tock-it-s-truck-clock <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s an idea: Take 14 tractor-trailers and 90 drivers out to a deserted airfield and create a giant 750,000 sq. ft. &ldquo;clock.&rdquo;</p> <p>And operate said clock for 24 straight hours, keeping accurate time down to the exact second.</p> <p>[<em>Somebody start brewing coffee &ndash; LOTS of it!</em>]</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/tick-tock-it-s-truck-clock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/tick-tock-it-s-truck-clock#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:52:00 +0000 201801 at http://fleetowner.com Cybersecurity becoming a 'shared' concern http://fleetowner.com/blog/cybersecurity-becoming-shared-concern <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Even as the demand for &ldquo;<a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-data-delivers-payback-small-fleets-too">big data</a>&rdquo; and other <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/moving-data-information-trucking">information technology</a> (IT) services <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/dealing-trucking-s-information-explosion">keeping growing</a> in the transportation and logistics space &ndash; as <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/survey-need-big-data-logistics-keeps-growing">this survey</a> details &ndash; worries regarding <a href="http://fleetowner.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/cybersecurity-becoming-shared-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/cybersecurity-becoming-shared-concern#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:23:00 +0000 201741 at http://fleetowner.com Employee screening, safety and security in trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/employee-screening-safety-and-security-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Safety and security are issues that should never be too far from the minds of trucking executives &ndash; especially when it comes to the increased risk posed by <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/insider-threat-transportation">insider threats</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/employee-screening-safety-and-security-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/employee-screening-safety-and-security-trucking#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:41:00 +0000 201601 at http://fleetowner.com Is the gloom in trucking warranted? http://fleetowner.com/blog/gloom-trucking-warranted <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So I spent last week listening to several U.S. economic and trucking forecasts at the annual transportation conference hosted by research firm <a href="http://www.ftrintel.com/">FTR</a> &ndash; some of it very gloomy, some of it surprisingly not.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/gloom-trucking-warranted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/gloom-trucking-warranted#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000 201511 at http://fleetowner.com Trailers: Red-headed step-children no more? http://fleetowner.com/blog/trailers-red-headed-step-children-no-more <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So I got to listen to a wide-ranging and fascinating discourse on the state of the U.S.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/trailers-red-headed-step-children-no-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/trailers-red-headed-step-children-no-more#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:46:00 +0000 201031 at http://fleetowner.com Money, happiness and truck driver pay http://fleetowner.com/blog/money-happiness-and-truck-driver-pay <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.trucking.org/article/ATA-Opens-National-Truck-Driver-Appreciation-Week">National Truck Driver Appreciation Week</a> and my colleague <strong>Kevin Jones</strong> offers up some great insight on <a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/developing-retention-strategy-dozen-slides#slide-0-field_images-179141">how to treat drivers</a> in his <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/truck-driver-appreciation-walking-walk">most recent blog post</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/money-happiness-and-truck-driver-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/money-happiness-and-truck-driver-pay#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:35:00 +0000 200601 at http://fleetowner.com Closing the book on an era of trucking leadership http://fleetowner.com/blog/closing-book-era-trucking-leadership <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The recent announcement that <strong>Jerry Moyes</strong>, the founder and CEO of <a href="http://www.swifttrans.com/">Swift Transportation</a>, <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/swift-transportation-ceo-jerry-moyes-to-retire-at-years-end-1473373342">will retire Dec. 31</a> in a way signals that an era of trucking leadership is coming to a close.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/closing-book-era-trucking-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/closing-book-era-trucking-leadership#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:40:00 +0000 200531 at http://fleetowner.com Can the premium pickup truck push be sustained? http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-premium-pickup-truck-push-be-sustained <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s no secret that pickup trucks are a hot-selling item in the U.S. market; always have been and probably always will be.</p> <p>One reason, of course, is their simple utilitarian structure &ndash; it&rsquo;s a ready-to-get-to-work vehicle, with a wide-open bed for hauling all manner of gear, typically sporting four-wheel drive for off-road operation, along with the ability to tow big loads, too.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-premium-pickup-truck-push-be-sustained" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-premium-pickup-truck-push-be-sustained#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:59:00 +0000 200381 at http://fleetowner.com On purpose-driven work and trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/purpose-driven-work-and-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>There&rsquo;s no doubt you&rsquo;ve heard in some shape or fashion about the book <em><u><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Purpose_Driven_Life">The Purpose-Driven Life</a></u></em>, which to date has sold over 40 million copies and is touted as a touchstone by a wide range of folks, such as Olympic swimmer <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2016/08/10/michael-phelps-says-rick-warrens-purpose-driven-life-saved-him-from-suicide.html">Michael Phelps</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/purpose-driven-work-and-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/purpose-driven-work-and-trucking#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:56:00 +0000 200321 at http://fleetowner.com The road to autonomy may be paved with distraction http://fleetowner.com/blog/road-autonomy-may-be-paved-distraction <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So insurance giant <a href="http://www.statefarm.com/">State Farm</a> recently conducted an <a href="http://st8.fm/avr16">online survey</a> of about 1,000 U.S. consumers aged 18 or older regarding their &ldquo;attitudes&rdquo; towards <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/autonomous-vehicles-what-fleets-want">autonomous vehicles</a> (AVs) &ndash; and what behaviors they might engage in if driving wasn&rsquo;t a primary responsibility when behind the wheel.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/road-autonomy-may-be-paved-distraction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/road-autonomy-may-be-paved-distraction#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:18:00 +0000 200161 at http://fleetowner.com