Trucks at Work http://fleetowner.com/blog/25144/feed en Maximizing success – and security – with a “digital stew” http://fleetowner.com/blog/maximizing-success-and-security-digital-stew <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Picture this in your mind: according to a new survey by global consulting firm <a href="http://www.accenture.com/digital">Accenture</a>, companies that create a &ldquo;stew&rdquo; combining different digital technologies &ndash; including interactive marketing, analytics, mobility and cloud &ndash; may experience more and faster business success than companies implementing such systems one at a time.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/03/Cybersecurity.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 263px; 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/maximizing-success-and-security-digital-stew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/maximizing-success-and-security-digital-stew#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:33:00 +0000 152271 at http://fleetowner.com Lessons from Mr. Spock http://fleetowner.com/blog/lessons-mr-spock <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>For fans like me, <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2015/02/27/actor-leonard-nimoy-passes-away-at-age-83/">the death of Leonard Nimoy last Friday</a> &ndash; a man recognized the world over as <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spock">half-human, half-Vulcan science office Spock</a> on the <em><u>Star Trek</u></em> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Original_Series">television series</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_%28film_franchise%29">later in the movies</a> &ndash; represents the passing of significant cultural icon.</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/lessons-mr-spock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/lessons-mr-spock#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:17:00 +0000 152171 at http://fleetowner.com Is the theory of “devolution” dead? http://fleetowner.com/blog/theory-devolution-dead <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>One of the more interesting developments to come out of the annual Washington Briefing event hosted by the <a href="http://www.transportation.org">American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials</a> (AASHTO) this week regarding national transportation policy centers around the topic of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/07/federal-highway-transportation-program-why-states-should-opt-out">devolution</a>.&rdquo;<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/02/Inhofe1.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px; margin: 10px; float: ri</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/theory-devolution-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/theory-devolution-dead#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:46:00 +0000 152051 at http://fleetowner.com Back to the bicycle? http://fleetowner.com/blog/back-bicycle <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s more than little interesting to hear that the trusty bicycle &ndash; designs for which by some accounts <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_bicycle">first emerged back way back in 1493</a>, a year after Christopher Columbus &ldquo;discovered&rdquo; America &ndash; is coming back in vogue as a means of not only for daily passenger transit but freight carriage as well.</p> <p>The more things change &hellip;</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/back-bicycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/back-bicycle#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:28:00 +0000 151761 at http://fleetowner.com Statistics indicate highways getting safer http://fleetowner.com/blog/statistics-indicate-highways-getting-safer <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So the <a href="http://nsc.org/">National Safety Council</a> announced some interesting findings this week in terms of U.S. highway safety: namely that the so-called &ldquo;death rate&rdquo; per 100 million miles of travel dropped to its lowest level ever last year.</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/statistics-indicate-highways-getting-safer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/statistics-indicate-highways-getting-safer#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:02:00 +0000 151621 at http://fleetowner.com Big cracks in cybersecurity confidence http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-cracks-cybersecurity-confidence <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>There&rsquo;s been a big push lately by the top political echelon of the U.S. to focus more on cybersecurity &ndash; witness President Obama&rsquo;s <a href="http://wraltechwire.com/white-house-promotes-cybersecurity-information-sharing/14463572/">recent cybersecurity summit</a> held in Silicon Valley or <a href="http://wraltechwire.com/white-house-promotes-cybersecurity-information-sharing/14463572/">comments this week</a> by Sen. <strong>Ron Johnson</strong> (R-WI) noting that cyberattacks cost 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/big-cracks-cybersecurity-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-cracks-cybersecurity-confidence#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:16:00 +0000 151501 at http://fleetowner.com What will drivers do when vehicles operate themselves? http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-drivers-do-when-vehicles-operate-themselves <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So a lot of interesting poking and probing of car trends is going on up at <a href="http://www.cmu.edu/corporate/partnerships/gm-lab.shtml">Carnegie Mellon University</a> these days &ndash; especially where <a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/road-self-driving-truck">autonomous vehicles (AVs)</a> are concerned, as <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/safety-may-be-key-autonomous-vehicles">this post</a> will show you.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/02/BMWOpen2.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/what-will-drivers-do-when-vehicles-operate-themselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-drivers-do-when-vehicles-operate-themselves#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:07:00 +0000 151391 at http://fleetowner.com Time running short to solve trucking’s workforce shrinkage issue http://fleetowner.com/blog/time-running-short-solve-trucking-s-workforce-shrinkage-issue <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So I&rsquo;ve been down in Nashville, TN, this week at the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/nashville-ice-doesn-t-dampen-outlook-tmc">2015 Technology &amp; Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting</a> listening and looking (<em>of course</em>) at all sorts of equipment and technology solutions available to motor carriers these days.</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/time-running-short-solve-trucking-s-workforce-shrinkage-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/time-running-short-solve-trucking-s-workforce-shrinkage-issue#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:55:00 +0000 150881 at http://fleetowner.com Ram rolls out new luxury level pickup package http://fleetowner.com/blog/ram-rolls-out-new-luxury-level-pickup-package <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So at the Chicago Auto Show this week, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Trucks &ndash; a division of newly-renamed Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) &ndash; introduced a new &ldquo;luxury-level&rdquo; pickup truck trim dubbed the &ldquo;Laramie Limited&rdquo; package.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PUTrOYpQHZw" width="560"></iframe></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/ram-rolls-out-new-luxury-level-pickup-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/ram-rolls-out-new-luxury-level-pickup-package#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:33:00 +0000 150441 at http://fleetowner.com Ford readies new interceptor package for police http://fleetowner.com/blog/ford-readies-new-interceptor-package-police <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. unveiled its new 2016 Police Interceptor sport utility vehicle (SUV) package at the Chicago Auto Show this week &ndash; updating a model the OEM originally put together specifically for law enforcement officers back in 2012.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/02/Intercept2.jpg" style="width: 300px; margin: 10px; height: 217px; 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/ford-readies-new-interceptor-package-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/ford-readies-new-interceptor-package-police#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:38:00 +0000 150391 at http://fleetowner.com Risk of death doesn’t seem to faze today's drivers http://fleetowner.com/blog/risk-death-doesn-t-seem-faze-todays-drivers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If the latest research from the <a href="http://www.aaafoundation.org/">AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety</a> is to be believed, the higher chance of death or injury while piloting motor vehicles isn&rsquo;t preventing today&rsquo;s drivers from engaging in risky behavior, such as <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/crashes-due-cell-phone-use-worse-thought">texting while driving</a>, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/no-need-speed">speeding</a>, and <a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/gotcha-cameras-slow-rate-red-light-violations">running red lights</a>.<img alt="" src="/site-f</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/risk-death-doesn-t-seem-faze-todays-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/risk-death-doesn-t-seem-faze-todays-drivers#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:41:00 +0000 150261 at http://fleetowner.com Crossing the streams http://fleetowner.com/blog/crossing-streams <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Back in the day, the connotations of the term &ldquo;crossing the streams&rdquo; were entirely in the negative; a warning regarding an act that would ultimately lead to &ldquo;total protonic reversal.&rdquo;</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jyaLZHiJJnE" width="560"></iframe></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/crossing-streams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/crossing-streams#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:04:00 +0000 150061 at http://fleetowner.com How more “global shopping” may affect freight http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-more-global-shopping-may-affect-freight <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>As more and more goods get bought and sold over the Internet, the world&rsquo;s freight networks &ndash; and the rules governing them &ndash; may be in need of updating. That&rsquo;s one of the themes espoused <a href="http://www.fedex.com/ecommerce">in a new study</a> conducted by <a href="http://www.forrester.com/Consulting/-/E-MPL42">Forrester Consulting</a> for <a href="http://www.fedex.com/us/">FedEx Corp.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/02/FedExTrade_0.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 88px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></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/how-more-global-shopping-may-affect-freight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-more-global-shopping-may-affect-freight#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:40:00 +0000 149881 at http://fleetowner.com Reluctance to change not strange in trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/reluctance-change-not-strange-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So I got a chance to chat with <strong>Steve Jastrow</strong> (<em>below at right</em>), strategic consulting manager at <a href="http://www.gefleet.com/">GE Capital Fleet Services</a>, last week about his company&rsquo;s latest study concerning &ldquo;<a href="http://www.gefleet.com/research">cost of ownership challenges</a>&rdquo; faced by commercial fleets these days.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/02/GEJastrow.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 300px; 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/reluctance-change-not-strange-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/reluctance-change-not-strange-trucking#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:56:00 +0000 149621 at http://fleetowner.com It’s not your father’s freight world; or your mother’s, either … http://fleetowner.com/blog/it-s-not-your-father-s-freight-world-or-your-mother-s-either <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>You may recall the Tom Hanks movie &ldquo;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cast_Away">Castaway</a>&rdquo; back in 2000, which told the story of a FedEx supervisor stranded on a deserted Pacific island for four years following a terrible airplane crash.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PJvosb4UCLs" width="560"></iframe></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/it-s-not-your-father-s-freight-world-or-your-mother-s-either" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/it-s-not-your-father-s-freight-world-or-your-mother-s-either#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:00 +0000 149521 at http://fleetowner.com