Trucks at Work

  • Oct 13, 2015

    Sustainability: An inroad for higher freight rates?

    One of the more interesting tidbits that emerged from last week’s CNG Industry Leaders Forum put together by Gain Clean Fuel and hosted by Anheuser Busch at its Biergarten facility attached to its St....More
  • Oct 12, 2015

    TMS, trucking, and you

    From a purely theoretical perspective, trucking should be easy. Heck, all you have to do is move freight from here to there. Pop it on a truck at point A, drive it over to point B, and unload it. Presto! Simple, right? Anything but, actually, as anyone in the trucking business will tell you....More
  • Oct 9, 2015

    Worry grows over the impact of data disasters

    There’s a saying that’s been bandied about the logistics world for some time now: information about freight shipments is almost more valuable than the freight itself....More
  • Oct 6, 2015

    Benchmarking carrier successes and struggles

    So the second annual motor carrier benchmarking survey produced by Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) and McLeod Software hit the wires today; a study examining data from 51 carriers operating over 63,000 trucks, some 85% of which are company assets, with 15% owner-operator equipment....More
  • Oct 5, 2015

    Where the vehicle goes from here

    Connected vehicles, self-driving vehicles, sharing instead of buying vehicles – those are just some of the trends reshaping the automotive landscape now and in the near future, noted Mary Barra, CEO for General Motors, in a presentation last week at the company’s proving grounds in Milford, MI....More
  • Oct 2, 2015

    Using space research to improve vehicle communication systems

    Recently, Ford Motor Co. noted that it’s reached the “final phase” of a three-year “space communications” project undertaken with the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University in Russia – one focused on ultimately improving wireless communication systems for vehicles....More
  • Oct 1, 2015

    AASHTO’s Trombino: Freight efficiency is key

    So I got a chance to talk with Paul Trombino III, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) and newly elected president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)....More
  • Sep 30, 2015

    Cyberattacks and the enemy within

    We’re used to thinking of cyberattacks as an “exterior” threat; one where hackers, like burglars, try to “break into” a company’s information technology (IT) network and steal data....More
  • Sep 29, 2015

    Symposium seeks to shine spotlight on truck driver health 1

    Later this week, insurance giant Travelers is going to hold the third in a series of annual symposiums focused on transportation issues – one focused on truck driver health and wellness issues from a variety of perspectives....More
  • Sep 28, 2015

    It’s all about the java, Joe …

    Coffee is the essential fuel for my workday – if not my life as a whole. There’s just no getting around it. Ever since college, it’s been that necessary liquid additive to prime the proverbial cranial pump of literary activity residing between my ears....More
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