Trucks at Work

  • Feb 24, 2017

    Autonomous trucks: The reality is setting in

    Despite the recent lawsuit filed against self-driving truck systems maker Otto and its new owner, Uber, regarding the theft of autonomous vehicle trade secrets as well as the...More
  • Feb 23, 2017

    Digital stress: How might it affect trucking?

    There’s been an awful lot of talk regarding the ongoing “digitization” of the trucking industry, in no small part because, well, almost everyone working in this most critical of industries (me included!) has a smart phone on their belt, in their hip pocket or purse....More
  • Feb 22, 2017

    Device interoperability: It could be a concern for trucking

    As we rush headlong into the newfangled “digital world” of e-commerce, the Internet of Things (IoT), and connected trucks, an interesting concern is being raised among consumers that motor carriers may want to pay attention to: device interoperability....More
  • Feb 21, 2017

    Of traffic congestion and plateauing light vehicle sales

    It’s been quite a stretch where motor vehicle news is concerned. The grim analysis from the National Safety Council (NSC) is perhaps the most startling; that U.S. highway fatalities reached a nine-year high in 2016 with some 40,200 killed....More
  • Feb 17, 2017

    Wellness: It needs to be a focus for truck drivers

    There are plenty of reasons why truck driver wellness is rightfully becoming a more critical industry topic: go here, here and here to examine just a few of them....More
  • Feb 16, 2017

    Cybersecurity: Still not as secure as it should be

    The cyber threats facing trucking continue to pile up – go here, here and here for just a few examples – the defenses needed to repel them don’t seem to be improving very much....More
  • Feb 14, 2017

    Are trucking conditions really improving?

    Kenny Vieth is about as steely-eyed as any of the analysts who cover trucking for a living. As president and senior analyst at ACT Research, he’s also someone who takes a hard, unflinching look at industry issues, either, such as on how federal regulations are aggravating the truck driver shortage....More
  • Feb 9, 2017

    Is it 'vroom, vroom' time for V2X technology?

    A new report from Navigant Research predicts that annual sales of light duty vehicles equipped with factory-installed vehicle-to-external, or V2X, communication systems — in the past often referred to as vehicle-to-infrastructure or V2I technology — is expected to hit 70 million units by 2025, a market the consulting firm expects will be worth more than $25 billion....More
  • Feb 8, 2017

    Trucking data: Can you trust it?

    In ways large and small, data is quickly becoming the lifeblood of the trucking industry – whether we like that trend or not....More
  • Feb 7, 2017

    Talent matters, especially in trucking. But it’ll stay hard to find and keep.

    One of the many definitions of the word “talent” is “a special often athletic, creative or artistic aptitude.” And that fits perfectly with the needs of the trucking industry, for the skills required to safety pilot big rigs on our roadways – much less what’s needed to keep them up and running day in and day out – can certainly labeled “talents.”...More
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