Trucks at Work

  • Mar 4, 2015

    CDC troubled by lack of seat belt use in trucking

    In its latest Vital Signs report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted a host of scary statistics when it comes to the death and injury rates due to large truck crashes in the U.S....More
  • Mar 2, 2015

    Maximizing success – and security – with a “digital stew”

    Picture this in your mind: according to a new survey by global consulting firm Accenture, companies that create a “stew” combining different digital technologies – including interactive marketing, analytics, mobility and cloud – may experience more and faster business success than companies implementing such systems one at a time....More
  • Mar 2, 2015

    Lessons from Mr. Spock

    For fans like me, the death of Leonard Nimoy last Friday – a man recognized the world over as half-human, half-Vulcan science office Spock on the Star Trek television series and later in the movies – represents the passing of significant cultural icon....More
  • Feb 27, 2015

    Is the theory of “devolution” dead? 1

    One of the more interesting developments to come out of the annual Washington Briefing event hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) this week regarding national transportation policy centers around the topic of “devolution.”...More
  • Feb 25, 2015

    Back to the bicycle?

    It’s more than little interesting to hear that the trusty bicycle – designs for which by some accounts first emerged back way back in 1493, a year after Christopher Columbus “discovered” America – is coming back in vogue as a means of not only for daily passenger transit but freight carriage as well. The more things change …...More
  • Feb 24, 2015

    Statistics indicate highways getting safer

    So the National Safety Council announced some interesting findings this week in terms of U.S. highway safety: namely that the so-called “death rate” per 100 million miles of travel dropped to its lowest level ever last year....More
  • Feb 23, 2015

    Big cracks in cybersecurity confidence

    There’s been a big push lately by the top political echelon of the U.S. to focus more on cybersecurity – witness President Obama’s recent cybersecurity summit held in Silicon Valley or comments this week by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) noting that cyberattacks cost U.S....More
  • Feb 20, 2015

    What will drivers do when vehicles operate themselves?

    So a lot of interesting poking and probing of car trends is going on up at Carnegie Mellon University these days – especially where autonomous vehicles (AVs) are concerned, as this post will show you....More
  • Feb 18, 2015

    Time running short to solve trucking’s workforce shrinkage issue

    So I’ve been down in Nashville, TN, this week at the 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting listening and looking (of course) at all sorts of equipment and technology solutions available to motor carriers these days....More
  • Feb 13, 2015

    Ram rolls out new luxury level pickup package

    So at the Chicago Auto Show this week, Ram Trucks – a division of newly-renamed Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) – introduced a new “luxury-level” pickup truck trim dubbed the “Laramie Limited” package....More
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