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  • Jul 25, 2016

    Connected vehicles: Hot? Or not?

    Well here’s an interesting tidbit: According to IHS Automotive, 55% of annual global new vehicle sales in 2020 will be vehicles that are connected – and, by that year, nearly half of the global fleet of vehicles in operation will be connected as well....More
  • Jul 21, 2016

    What if no one is ready for self-driving vehicles?

    My good friend and colleague Kevin Jones – editor of Fleet Owner’s brother publication, American Trucker magazine – penned an insightful blog post the other day, musing about the potential pushback against autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the wake of Tesla’s notorious...More
  • Jul 20, 2016

    How exposed is trucking data to theft?

    There’s this new term being bandied about in corporate circles these days called “knowledge assets,” which means “confidential information” critical to a company's core business operations other than personal information....More
  • Jul 19, 2016

    Put the smartphone down, get an insurance discount?

    Here’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 highly dangerous, they also believe you should get an insurance discount if you agree not to talk/text while driving....More
  • Jul 18, 2016

    Where transportation fits in with city priorities

    It’s interesting that of all the issues stacked on the plates of U.S. city mayors these days – including rising crimes rates and the recent spate of cop killings, which will no doubt further inflame racial tensions – economics wins out....More
  • Jul 15, 2016

    The truck as a weapon of terror … again

    The horrific terror attack committed in Nice, France, highlights a disturbing use for the everyday commercial truck, one most of us in this industry don’t like thinking about: as a weapon for mayhem and murder. 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....More
  • Jul 14, 2016

    Can trucking prosper in a free shipping-minded world?

    The demand for free shipping, especially for e-commerce goods, seems to be placing greater and greater stress on last-mile delivery networks....More
  • Jul 13, 2016

    There are many rules and issues outside of trucking to worry about

    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 electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, due to go into effect in December 2017; Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules that mandate fuel economy increases for commercial vehicles; and new...More
  • Jul 12, 2016

    The hunt for workers goes on

    It’s certainly no secret that finding and keeping workers is getting to be pretty tough task for many businesses today, especially in trucking....More
  • Jul 11, 2016

    E-commerce, free shipping, and trucking

    You see it almost every day now in the online retailing world, advertised usually in big, bold letters: free shipping....More
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