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 Big blind spots detected in teenage driver knowledge http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-blind-spots-detected-teenage-driver-knowledge <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So truck drivers should know that about in about 71% of truck-car crashes, <a href="http://www.truckline.com/ATA%20Docs/News%20and%20Information/Reports%20Trends%20and%20Statistics/02%2012%2013%20--%20FINAL%202013%20Car-Truck%20Fault%20Paper.pdf">errors on the part of the car driver</a> are responsible for triggering such collisions.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/10/Teen1.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/big-blind-spots-detected-teenage-driver-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-blind-spots-detected-teenage-driver-knowledge#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:38:00 +0000 140271 at http://fleetowner.com Positive freight factors remain in play http://fleetowner.com/blog/positive-freight-factors-remain-play <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>While many challenges remain ahead for TL and LTL carriers alike &ndash; with the <a href="../../news/trucking-healthy-driver-shortage-accelerating">growing driver shortage</a> perhaps the biggest worry &ndash; plenty of positive factors should continue to fuel strong freight volumes throughout the rest of 2014.</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/positive-freight-factors-remain-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/positive-freight-factors-remain-play#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:22:00 +0000 140211 at http://fleetowner.com Password predicaments http://fleetowner.com/blog/password-predicaments <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Could you ever imagine that something as simple &ndash; and as vital &ndash; as creating and maintaining secure passwords to access computer systems, smart phones, plus other digital devices could be costing you in terms of employee productivity?<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/10/Phone.JPG" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; 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/password-predicaments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/password-predicaments#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:38:00 +0000 140091 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking confidence is up north of the border http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-confidence-north-border <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If the recent results of GE Capital Canada&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.gecapital.ca/cxosurvey">third quarter mid-size business survey</a> are to be believed, trucking should continue to enjoy favorable conditions in a land once dubbed &ldquo;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jm4LoOaAWI">The Great White North</a>&rdquo; by the esteemed <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssCZWBtwUTI">Bob &amp; Doug McKenzie</a> (<em>beauty!</em>)</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/trucking-confidence-north-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-confidence-north-border#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:14:00 +0000 139991 at http://fleetowner.com Defending the digital frontier http://fleetowner.com/blog/defending-digital-frontier <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Frankly it&rsquo;s hard to focus on the perils posed by cyber threats at the moment, especially as we are now faced with <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-15/second-ebola-worker-s-trip-raises-concerns-on-u-s-spread.html">the spread of the deadly Ebola virus here in the U.S.</a>, along with the ongoing military campaign to <a href="http://nypost.com/2014/10/16/kurdish-fighters-have-isis-on-the-run-in-war-torn-kobani/">stop the ISIS terror group</a> from overtaking Kurdish-held lands as well as other locales in the Middle East.</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/defending-digital-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/defending-digital-frontier#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:15:00 +0000 139891 at http://fleetowner.com Burgeoning traffic congestion predicted to cost big money http://fleetowner.com/blog/burgeoning-traffic-congestion-predicted-cost-big-money <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>According to a new study recent analysis of real-time traffic data by <a href="http://www.inrix.com/">INRIX Inc.</a> and the <a href="http://www.cebr.com/">Centre for Economics and Business Research</a> (Cebr), the combined annual cost of traffic gridlock in Europe and the 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/burgeoning-traffic-congestion-predicted-cost-big-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/burgeoning-traffic-congestion-predicted-cost-big-money#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:34:00 +0000 139631 at http://fleetowner.com Welcome projections for winter fuel prices http://fleetowner.com/blog/welcome-projections-winter-fuel-prices <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So the <a href="http://www.eia.gov/">Energy Information Administration</a> (EIA) issued its <em><u><a href="http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/pdf/steo_full.pdf">Short Term Energy Outlook and Winter Fuels Update</a></u></em> this week and if even half of the agency&rsquo;s predications come true it&rsquo;ll be a very merry (<em>if not warm</em>) winter for truckers &ndash; at least in terms of fuel prices.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/10/FuelUp.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/welcome-projections-winter-fuel-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/welcome-projections-winter-fuel-prices#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 09 Oct 2014 01:11:00 +0000 139071 at http://fleetowner.com A 360 degree “scanner” for trucks http://fleetowner.com/blog/360-degree-scanner-trucks <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s an interesting concept: a 360 degree scanning system that warns the drivers of commercial vehicles if pedestrians or bicyclists are in any of the blind spots surrounding their trucks.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/10/Volvo360a.png" style="width: 250px; height: 176px; 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/360-degree-scanner-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/360-degree-scanner-trucks#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:01:00 +0000 139021 at http://fleetowner.com Then again, perhaps not so bright … http://fleetowner.com/blog/then-again-perhaps-not-so-bright <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s always more than a bit humbling to find out that maybe the <a href="../../blog/brighter-big-picture">sunny predictions of yesterday</a> overlooked some rather daunting cloud formations on the horizon.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/10/Sunny1.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p> <p>That&rsquo;s today&rsquo;s predicament as, despite increasingly robust freight volumes, the ongoing truck driver shortage in the U.S. may now be poised to create more difficulties rather than opportunities for motor carriers.</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/then-again-perhaps-not-so-bright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/then-again-perhaps-not-so-bright#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:29:00 +0000 138891 at http://fleetowner.com A brighter big picture http://fleetowner.com/blog/brighter-big-picture <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Though overall growth is expected average out on the slow slide for 2014, the outlook for the U.S. economy &ndash; and by extension for freight &ndash; continues to noticeably brighten.</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/brighter-big-picture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/brighter-big-picture#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:59:00 +0000 138701 at http://fleetowner.com