Trucks at Work

  • Sep 19, 2014

    Seeking smoother truck passage through more crowded urban corridors

    So yesterday’s post sparked a couple of interesting discussions about how to improve traffic flow through bigger and more congested cities – particularly when it comes to the needs of freight....More
  • Sep 18, 2014

    Where transit and trucking collide

    It’s no secret that freight flows in the U.S....More
  • Sep 17, 2014

    More deer in them headlights

    U.S. drivers are nearly 3% more likely to collide with a deer over the next 12 months compared to the same point in time for 2013, according to new claims data released by State Farm this week – meaning the odds that operators of vehicles large and small could hit a deer in the coming year are one out of 169....More
  • Sep 16, 2014

    Sluggish freight + trucking IT = revolution?

    I got to sit down with Tom McLeod (below at right), founder and CEO of McLeod Software, during his firm’s annual user conference this week and he offered up an interesting line of thought to chew on....More
  • Sep 15, 2014

    Data without friction

    Here’s an interesting concept to contemplate: “frictionless data,” whereby information moves seamlessly within a trucking firm as well as between carriers and drivers, customers, and various partners....More
  • Sep 12, 2014

    Wrestling with trucking capacity constraints

    There’s an old Chinese curse I’ve quoted before in this space that seems very applicable to the trucking industry these days: “May you live in interesting times.” And boy oh BOY are the times getting interesting in trucking these days....More
  • Sep 11, 2014

    “We’re all living on the Titanic now”

    The quote above comes from a recent column by Daniel Henninger in the Wall Street Journal newspaper (you can read the entre piece here) and regardless of whether you agree with his critique of President Obama’s foreign policy focus or not, that reference to the Titanic disaster is very apt for the post-9/11 world we live in....More
  • Sep 10, 2014

    Beating back “regulatory drag” with technology

    It’s been a long-standing issue in trucking: how more stringent and more copious rulemaking efforts by the federal government creates an effect known as “regulatory drag” on the bottom line of motor carriers large and small alike – but particularly for the little guys....More
  • Sep 9, 2014

    Playing the customer loyalty card

    Here’s an unsurprising (to me at any rate) bit of research from the consulting firm Temkin Group: strong connection between improved customer experience and increased consumer loyalty, leading to increased company revenue....More
  • Sep 8, 2014

    Vectoring in the customer’s voice

    So I spent last week in central Michigan at a ride-and-drive event touting Eaton Corp.’s new medium-duty Procision automated truck transmission....More
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