Trucks at Work

  • Sep 30, 2016

    Calculating the costs and savings of electric trucks

    There’s been a lot of attention paid to the electrification of trucks of late, especially the new Nikola Class 8 concept vehicle, set to be officially unveiled in December this year, trolley-like systems now being...More
  • Sep 29, 2016

    Making more mobile connections in trucking

    It’s certainly no secret that mobile technology is basically upending how we conduct almost every daily task in modern life – from how we work to how we communicate with one another, even how we shop and buy stuff. [And it’s not necessarily all for the better, as this story illustrates.]...More
  • Sep 28, 2016

    Tick, tock: It’s a truck clock 1

    Here’s an idea: Take 14 tractor-trailers and 90 drivers out to a deserted airfield and create a giant 750,000 sq. ft. “clock.” And operate said clock for 24 straight hours, keeping accurate time down to the exact second. [Somebody start brewing coffee – LOTS of it!]...More
  • Sep 27, 2016

    Cybersecurity becoming a 'shared' concern

    Even as the demand for “big data” and other information technology (IT) services keeping growing in the transportation and logistics space – as this survey details – worries regarding...More
  • Sep 26, 2016

    Employee screening, safety and security in trucking

    Safety and security are issues that should never be too far from the minds of trucking executives – especially when it comes to the increased risk posed by insider threats....More
  • Sep 23, 2016

    Is the gloom in trucking warranted?

    So I spent last week listening to several U.S. economic and trucking forecasts at the annual transportation conference hosted by research firm FTR – some of it very gloomy, some of it surprisingly not....More
  • Sep 19, 2016

    Trailers: Red-headed step-children no more?

    So I got to listen to a wide-ranging and fascinating discourse on the state of the U.S....More
  • Sep 13, 2016

    Money, happiness and truck driver pay

    It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and my colleague Kevin Jones offers up some great insight on how to treat drivers in his most recent blog post....More
  • Sep 12, 2016

    Closing the book on an era of trucking leadership

    The recent announcement that Jerry Moyes, the founder and CEO of Swift Transportation, will retire Dec. 31 in a way signals that an era of trucking leadership is coming to a close....More
  • Sep 9, 2016

    Can the premium pickup truck push be sustained?

    It’s no secret that pickup trucks are a hot-selling item in the U.S. market; always have been and probably always will be. One reason, of course, is their simple utilitarian structure – it’s a ready-to-get-to-work vehicle, with a wide-open bed for hauling all manner of gear, typically sporting four-wheel drive for off-road operation, along with the ability to tow big loads, too....More
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