Trucks at Work

  • Jul 22, 2014

    A drive down into SubTropolis

    So back in June when I got to test drive Ford Motor Co.’s new Transit full size van in and around Kansas City, MO, I also got to visit one of the more unique industrial complexes you’ll find in the U.S.: SubTropolis....More
  • Jul 21, 2014

    The work-life balance issue

    One of the many difficulties facing fleets in the truck driver recruiting arena – especially long-haul motor carriers that send drivers out on the road for weeks at a time – is the growing demand for better “work-life balance.”...More
  • Jul 18, 2014

    Transportation is no easy task

    The horror unfolding in the Ukraine right now concerning the apparent shoot-down of a Malaysian jetliner – killing some 298 passengers and crew, including three infants, according to news reports – is perhaps the starkest reminder yet that the commercial transportation business via air, land, or sea is no easy or safe task, regardl...More
  • Jul 17, 2014

    The inflation bugaboo raises its ugly head

    Concerns about increasing inflation are starting to grow right along with burgeoning confidence in U.S. economic prospects, which offers up yet another indicator trucking will need to keep close watch upon in the months ahead. Inflation can impact trucking in a number of ways, with the most obvious being hikes in fuel prices....More
  • Jul 16, 2014

    Obama keeps pushing his infrastructure plan

    President Obama is jet-setting around the U.S....More
  • Jul 15, 2014

    Getting into IT synch

    The information technology (IT) professionals and business executives rarely see eye-to-eye where computers and other digital systems are concerned should come as no surprise to anyone in trucking....More
  • Jul 14, 2014

    I'll keep my steering wheel, thank you very much

    So the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently conducted a survey of over 200 researchers, academicians, practitioners, university students, society members and government agencies involved in the development of “autonomous vehicles” and how they’ll change the cars and trucks of today....More
  • Jul 11, 2014

    The needs of new and younger workers

    Dealing with the ongoing driver shortage is going to be a long-term issue for motor carriers – go here and here for some more stories on that perennial topic – and will create big hurdles for the freight industry as a whole to surmount, especially where trucking capacity is concerned....More
  • Jul 10, 2014

    Big barriers for boosting road work safety

    Road work is often a dangerous business for highway contractors, motorists and truck drivers alike – an issue chronicled in stories like this one as well by posts in this space, too....More
  • Jul 9, 2014

    Boiling it all down

    There’s an awful lot facing trucking these days on many different fronts....More
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