Trucks at Work

  • Nov 26, 2014

    Time to look at trucks

    As winter begins to flex its icy strength across much of the country – the Northeast in particular is going to feel the early onset of its wrath for the second time over the Thanksgiving holiday – truck calendars also begin to pop across the land as well....More
  • Nov 24, 2014

    Navigating Thanksgiving holiday traffic

    Apparently, we’re going to witness some of the highest traffic volumes in seven years for a Thanksgiving holiday this week – something neither truckers nor motorists must relish. [And I bet more than few truck drivers would like the ability to “leap” traffic jams, too, though perhaps not in the manner the Lotus Formula One racing team recently demonstrated.]...More
  • Nov 21, 2014

    Through the regulatory looking glass

    Even as the wrangling begins over President Obama’s executive order altering U.S....More
  • Nov 19, 2014

    Big rigs, big costs

    Everyone in trucking today knows it costs big bucks not only to acquire big rigs but to keep them running as well – something that’s been discussed in this space more than a time or two....More
  • Nov 18, 2014

    Time to get a little crazy!

    So that ultimate automotive whirling dervish, Ken Block, is at it again – crafting a 12 minute film of positively hypnotic horsepower (845 to be exact) that screams across sections of Los Angeles with high-octane intensity. Here, see for yourself:...More
  • Nov 12, 2014

    The bigness of road & bridge construction

    With all the wrangling on Capitol Hill these days regarding how to fund surface transportation infrastructure projects, we tend to forget the sheer size and scope of such undertakings – and thus why they cost so much money. Take the $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, for example: a bridge that replaced a span originally built back in 1936 that required five years or more than 42,000 hours of work....More
  • Nov 12, 2014

    When free shipping meets the capacity crunch

    It’s a collision of forces that may be worthy of a “Godzilla” style monster movie: where demand for more and faster free-shipping to support burgeoning e-commerce sales slams into a freight transportation network with little to no capacity left to spare....More
  • Nov 10, 2014

    Holiday shopping trends and the freight impact

    If consumers are lured to shop particular brands or stores via the appeal of “free shipping,” how might that impact the freight industry? Well, for starters, that might start forcing retailers to “lock in” more freight capacity – as postulated in this story last month – which could ultimately benefit trucking operators....More
  • Nov 6, 2014

    New data defenses may be needed

    Nothing stays static very long in the digital world, especially when it comes to the nefarious activities of hackers and cyber criminals. So even if you think your electronic network defenses are good and strong today, they could very well be compromised tomorrow, simply because efforts to breach them never cease....More
  • Nov 5, 2014

    Will the “goldilocks” environment continue?

    Michael Zimm, a truck transportation analyst with GE Capital, made some interesting observations the other day concerning the current state of the motor carrier industry; specifically that truckers are benefitting from what he’s dubbed a near “goldilocks” supply/demand environment....More
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