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 Peak season is here … for cargo theft http://fleetowner.com/blog/peak-season-here-cargo-theft <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>While the September through December time frame has for many years often ben considered the &ldquo;peak season&rdquo; for freight shipments (<em>though that&rsquo;s been changing of late</em>) it&rsquo;s also the &ldquo;peak season&rdquo; for something else: <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/cargo-theft-connecting-links">cargo theft</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/peak-season-here-cargo-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/peak-season-here-cargo-theft#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:39:00 +0000 170051 at http://fleetowner.com Going green gets lost over cost http://fleetowner.com/blog/going-green-gets-lost-over-cost <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s funny, in an ironic and ultimately head-shaking way, how John Q. Public reacts to efforts to &ldquo;go green&rdquo; or &ldquo;combat climate change.&rdquo;</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/going-green-gets-lost-over-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/going-green-gets-lost-over-cost#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:16:00 +0000 169861 at http://fleetowner.com Get ready: traffic congestion poised to go from bad to worse http://fleetowner.com/blog/get-ready-traffic-congestion-poised-go-bad-worse <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If you were hoping that roadway gridlock might ease up in the months ahead, forget about it, for according to a new report produced by <a href="http://inrix.com/">INRIX</a> and the <a href="http://tti.tamu.edu/about/">Texas A&amp;M Transportation Institute</a> (TTI) traffic congestion is back at pre-recession levels and is poised to only get worse.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/08/Traffic1.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/get-ready-traffic-congestion-poised-go-bad-worse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/get-ready-traffic-congestion-poised-go-bad-worse#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:12:00 +0000 169441 at http://fleetowner.com Integration isn’t just about truck components anymore http://fleetowner.com/blog/integration-isn-t-just-about-truck-components-anymore <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>Ron Katz</strong>, senior VP of North American Sales for <a href="http://www.chevinfleet.com/">Chevin Fleet Solutions</a>, noted something interesting the other day, especially where private carriers are concerned.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/08/Ron%20Katz%20new.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 415px; 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/integration-isn-t-just-about-truck-components-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/integration-isn-t-just-about-truck-components-anymore#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:15:00 +0000 169181 at http://fleetowner.com Making it cross country in a Model T http://fleetowner.com/blog/making-it-cross-country-model-t <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s a bit of classic car news you may have missed this week: the completion of a <a href="drivehistory.org">3,500 mile road trip</a> by an original 1915 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Model T, with its arrival at San Francisco&rsquo;s Palace of Fine Arts.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-5XMIZEM_Uw" 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/making-it-cross-country-model-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/making-it-cross-country-model-t#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:16:00 +0000 168821 at http://fleetowner.com Crash data heading down the wrong road http://fleetowner.com/blog/crash-data-heading-down-wrong-road <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Suddenly, the U.S. is on pace to experience the deadliest year on its highways since 2007, with fatalities, injuries and costs associated with vehicle crashes skyrocketing over the first six months of 2015.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s the grim tally gathered by the <a href="http://www.nsc.org">National Safety Council</a> (NSC):</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/crash-data-heading-down-wrong-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/crash-data-heading-down-wrong-road#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:58:00 +0000 168611 at http://fleetowner.com Heading south for cold-weather testing? http://fleetowner.com/blog/heading-south-cold-weather-testing <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Florida would seem to be an unlikely candidate for extreme cold-weather vehicle testing &ndash; down to the likes of minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, similar to the temperatures experienced in the Arctic climes of Alaska&rsquo;s Prudhoe Bay or Canada&rsquo;s Yellowknife region.</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/heading-south-cold-weather-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/heading-south-cold-weather-testing#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:18:00 +0000 168481 at http://fleetowner.com The issue of safety ignorance among motorists http://fleetowner.com/blog/issue-safety-ignorance-among-motorists <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://ppc.uiowa.edu/tvs" target="_blank">University of Iowa (UI) Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research Division</a> recently conducted an in-depth survey of 2,000 adult motorists in 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/issue-safety-ignorance-among-motorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/issue-safety-ignorance-among-motorists#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:32:00 +0000 168371 at http://fleetowner.com Up, up, and away … http://fleetowner.com/blog/and-away <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So how does a fleet get its pickup trucks into the more remote parts of Alaska, out where the oilfields lay? Why, by flying them, of course. At least, that&rsquo;s what ASRC Energy Services does.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/08/GMasrc2.jpeg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /></p> <p>ASRC sends its employees all over a state known as &ldquo;The Last Frontier&rdquo; to monitor everything from oilfield exploration and construction to ensure regulatory standards are properly followed.</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/and-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/and-away#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:07:00 +0000 168231 at http://fleetowner.com That happiness thing again http://fleetowner.com/blog/happiness-thing-again <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>I&rsquo;ve discussed the age-old tension between pay and job satisfaction in trucking this space several times (<em>go </em><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/pay-vs-happiness"><em>here</em></a><em>, </em><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/finding-fulfilling-jobs"><em>here</em></a><em> and </em><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/pay-vs-satisfaction"><em>here</em></a><em> for some examples</em>) and am doing so again because the need to recruit and retain truck drivers is only going to grow more dire in the days ahead.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/08/Drive</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/happiness-thing-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/happiness-thing-again#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:09:00 +0000 168161 at http://fleetowner.com