Trucks at Work

  • Sep 1, 2015

    Peak season is here … for cargo theft

    While the September through December time frame has for many years often ben considered the “peak season” for freight shipments (though that’s been changing of late) it’s also the “peak season” for something else: cargo theft....More
  • Aug 31, 2015

    Going green gets lost over cost 1

    It’s funny, in an ironic and ultimately head-shaking way, how John Q. Public reacts to efforts to “go green” or “combat climate change.”...More
  • Aug 26, 2015

    Get ready: traffic congestion poised to go from bad to worse 1

    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 INRIX and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) traffic congestion is back at pre-recession levels and is poised to only get worse....More
  • Aug 25, 2015

    Integration isn’t just about truck components anymore

    Ron Katz, senior VP of North American Sales for Chevin Fleet Solutions, noted something interesting the other day, especially where private carriers are concerned....More
  • Aug 20, 2015

    Making it cross country in a Model T

    Here’s a bit of classic car news you may have missed this week: the completion of a 3,500 mile road trip by an original 1915 Ford Model T, with its arrival at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts....More
  • Aug 18, 2015

    Crash data heading down the wrong road

    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. Here’s the grim tally gathered by the National Safety Council (NSC):...More
  • Aug 17, 2015

    Heading south for cold-weather testing?

    Florida would seem to be an unlikely candidate for extreme cold-weather vehicle testing – down to the likes of minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, similar to the temperatures experienced in the Arctic climes of Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay or Canada’s Yellowknife region....More
  • Aug 14, 2015

    The issue of safety ignorance among motorists

    The University of Iowa (UI) Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research Division recently conducted an in-depth survey of 2,000 adult motorists in the U.S....More
  • Aug 13, 2015

    Up, up, and away …

    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’s what ASRC Energy Services does. ASRC sends its employees all over a state known as “The Last Frontier” to monitor everything from oilfield exploration and construction to ensure regulatory standards are properly followed....More
  • Aug 12, 2015

    That happiness thing again

    I’ve discussed the age-old tension between pay and job satisfaction in trucking this space several times (go here, here and here for some examples) 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....More
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