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  • Sep 22, 2017
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    Working on ways to bring more women into trucking

    As the shortage of truck drivers continues to grow – based on current trends lines of freight demand versus truck driver availability, a potential shortfall of 239,000 drivers may develop by 2022 – motor carriers are trying to figure out how to convince more “new blood” to take up piloting big rigs for a living....More
  • Sep 20, 2017
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    Dissecting the trucking distress surrounding ELDs

    So I had the good fortune to chat with a good number trucking company personnel this week at the McLeod Software 2017 User Conference in Atlanta and none-too-surprisingly, electronic logging devices (ELDs) proved to be the “talk du jour” of the show....More
  • Sep 13, 2017
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    Autonomous vehicles: Now on a more voluntary yet still uncertain glide path

    Can rules be too rigid? The answer the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is providing to that question – at least where the issue of self-driving vehicles is concerned – is a firm “yes.”...More
  • Sep 5, 2017
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    Reimaging the freight transportation network

    Rick Mihelic, president of Mihelic Vehicle Consulting, made an interesting point the other day while discussing the future of electric trucks in a conference call hosted by Stifel Capital Markets: There is no free ride in the freight business, because, at the end of the day, you’ve got to be able to make a profit hauling goods from Point A to Point B. And therein lays the challenge facing not just electric trucks but any new technology trying to enter the trucking market....More
  • Aug 31, 2017
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    It’s not just trucking that lacks skilled workers anymore

    So the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) recently posted the results of an interesting survey of business executives from across the U.S. business landscape. And wouldn’t you know it: a variety of industries are starting experience what’s been a long-term problem for trucking companies. They can’t find enough skilled workers....More
  • Aug 30, 2017
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    Tapping trucking telematics when foul weather strikes

    Over the last several years, there’s been a noted uptick in weather-related telematics offerings within the trucking industry and now that technology is getting a workout in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey....More
  • Aug 25, 2017
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    Could apprenticeship programs bring more youngsters into trucking?

    This particular thought has been bandied about the trucking industry for some time now: allowing 18 to 21 year olds, under close supervision, to drive commercial trucks....More
  • Aug 24, 2017
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    Trucking doesn’t appear on this job list. That’s a problem.

    So a firm by the name of CareerCast recently compiled a detailed analysis of the top paying jobs Americans can obtain without a traditional four-year college degree....More
  • Aug 22, 2017
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    The continuing impact of e-commerce on logistics, trucking, and everything else

    Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president of The Home Depot retail chain, recently made an interesting observation about how e-commerce is changing the purchasing process for consumer goods – and that encompasses ALL consumer goods, by the by, from books and knickknacks to appliances and furniture....More
  • Aug 18, 2017
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    Terrorism-by-vehicle is an unholy trend here to stay

    Yet another jihadist terror attack, again with a vehicle used as the weapon of choice to mow down innocent lives in a major metropolitan city. We saw it happen with a truck in Nice, France, last year, with over 84 dead and hundreds injured as a result....More
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